Company and Concord retain their crowns in 2016
wise Widnes has been very kind to us over the past few years and
this year was no exception - the sun shone and even though it was
not overly warm the conditions were near perfect as DCUK returned for the
4th successive year to the fantastic facilities of the Select Security Stadium in
Widnes, Cheshire for the 37th British Drum Corps Championships.
Despite the previous few days rain the “i-pitch” astro turf pitch
once again provided a perfect
marching surface for the competing units and so the scene was
set for the 2016 Drum Corps United
Kingdom season to come to an exciting climax.
The day started at 1pm with all 9 Open Class Corps competing in
the Preliminary contest would decide the order for the evening floodlit Open Class Finals...
Prelims Results (in performance order)
Liberty - 51.30
Phantom Knights - 53.25
The Pacemakers - 53.05
East Coast Elite - 63.80
Beeches - 62.25
Revolution - 62.95
Cadence - 66.10
Kidsgrove Scouts - 82.85
The Company - 82.80 (0.9)
And so for the Championships events...
We only had the one Corps in Junior Class this season (Concord
AllStars) but they did not let this deter them from putting on a
great performance which really got the audience fired up and as the
floodlights came on they got the Finals off to a flying start.
Junior Class Results
1st – Concord AllStars - 59.00
And so we moved straight to the Open Class Finals. A slight increase
in audience numbers from last year was great to see and there really
is nothing like watching Drum Corps under the lights to get the
crowd on their feet supporting all the Corps - and this year was no
different with the support shown throughout the
event being magnificent.
There were some epic battles taking place thorough out the class and
in the end The Company were triumphant winning their third DCUK British Championships
title plus taking all the Caption Awards this year.
Kidsgrove Scouts came in 2nd Place for the Silver Medal with Cadence coming in 3rd for the
The full results were as follows...
Open Class Results
9th - Liberty - 49.60
8th - The Pacemakers - 53.80
7th - Phantom Knights - 54.75
6th - Beeches - 62.75
5th - Revolution - 62.90
4th - East Coast Elite - 66.30
3rd - Cadence - 66.90
2nd - Kidsgrove Scouts - 83.20
1st - The Company - 85.40
The 2016 DCUK Championships Results Ceremony
Full recaps for the whole day can be found via our Results
20th September 2016