DCUK Who's Who?
The first contact would be best directed
to the DCUK Office which has
24 hour telephone answering and e-mail facilities. We will be only too happy to deal with your enquiry
whether about membership matters, products and services from DCUK
or just a general enquiry.
The DCUK Office
3 Eridge Road
tel: 0844 334 2869
Should you need to contact DCUK please send an
e-mail or leave a message on the office answering machine. Your call/e-mail will be responded to as soon as possible but
normally within 24 hours of receipt.
DCUK is governed by a Management Board all
of whom are elected by the membership. The Board members for
As an organisation we are
committed to ensuring that those interested in the drum corps activity
get every opportunity to voice their views on how it is doing. Any
member of the Board of DCUK will be delighted
to talk to you but do remember that they hold their offices
in a voluntary capacity and try to lead normal lives also.
The DCUK Board can contacted at
DCUK Vice Presidents
DCUK is proud to have four very distinguished
past and present servants of the drum corps activity as its Vice Presidents.
Mr John W Garton
Mr Trevor Haworth
Mr John Boyington CBE
Mr Joe Fitzpatrick
In recognition of outstanding contribution to
the drum corps activity in the UK DCUK has awards Fellowships to
a few special people from the activity. This is the equivalent of
a Hall of Fame and only a few people are awarded this honour each
Current members of the DCUK Fellowship are:
Chris Gibbs for his services to the Winterguard activity
in the UK
Russell Malley for services to Judging and to the
Roger Steele for services to the activity as Vice
Chairman of the Board for 5 years
Ivan Balchin for his contribution to Judging
Bob Hewlett for his services to drum corps in the
south west and as editor of the British Drum Corps News and the
1995 & 1996 Yearbooks
Mark Gutteridge for his continuous contribution to DCUK
activities, the DCUK Board and his leadership of Individuals/Ensembles
competitions over the past years.
Mick Moss for his contribution to the drum corps activity
over the past 45 years.
Glyn Boyington for his services and contribution to
DCUK as Treasurer over the past 7 years
Veronica Hope in recognition of the outstanding service
given to the drum corps movement in the UK.
Keith Mann in recognition to his contribution and commitment
to the drum corps activity in the United Kingdom
Mike Newman for his tireless contribution to and support
of both the drum corps activity as a whole and DCUK in particular.
Diane Suett for her contribution to judging within DCUK
over the past 22 years
Ian Lyall for his contribution and commitment to the
drum corps activity through Chairman of the Judges Association and
Alan Thompson in recognition of his continuous contribution
to both the drum corps and winterguard activity, more latterly with
the development of Winter Guard United Kingdom
for his outstanding contribution to the marching band activity -
40 years as bandmaster/corps director of Kidsgrove Scouts, 10 years
as DCUK Trustee and many years helping staff both winterguard and
Douglas Caldwell for his outstanding contribution to the marching band
activity - contributing to various corps, to judging, and being a willing participant behind the scenes with training events and
helping at contests
Nigel Brown in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Drum Corps activity in the UK as an Administrator, Trustee and Judge, in particular for his service as Treasurer of MPAUK and DCUK.
Rob Swindells for his outstanding contribution to the British Drum Corps activity for over 20 years as Instructor, writer, Director and judge, he has also served on the Board of Trustees, and helped with both drum corps and winter guard contests, he has also been instrumental in spreading the British activity to Europe and the United States.
Anyone can nominate to the DCUK Fellowship if
they believe that an individual contribution has been outstanding.
To find out further details about how to nominate an individual
telephone DCUK on 0845 688 8906 or e-mail