Meet the DCE certified judges, in both Europe and Asia. They are committed to judging performances, and helping participants in competitions with advice and tips for the further development of the participants.

Jim Lauver - Europe
Visual Effect
Overall Impression
Color Guard
Mathieu Meulenaere - Europe
Ensemble Visual
Twan Trienekens - Europe
Music Effect
Field Music
Ensemble Music
Adi Junimon Noer - Asia
Bambang Nurdianto Nordin - Asia
Benny Pradetyo - Asia
Diana Sari - Asia
Ginanjar Kamil - Asia
Hanizah Musib - Asia
Junt Minalai - Asia
Sehat Kurniawan Saiman - Asia
Shahanum Mohamad Shah - Asia
Shamsul Amri Bin Abdul Manap - Asia
Sopuan - Asia
Thecla Susatyo - Asia


DCE's European judging panel, consisting of over 30 judges, not only judges at the DCE European Championships, but also at the contests of all national partner organisations (DCE Certified Partners). Those contests, together with the DCE European Championships, form the European Music Games. All partner organisations work with the European judging system as set out in the DCE Competition Manual.

As well as in Europe, there is now also a large number of certified judges trained to the same standard and using the same judging system. The DCE certified judges in Asia judge at contests of international partner organisations (Licensed Partners).

The judging panel of Drum Corps Europe is composed exclusively of high qualified judges who were only allowed to refer to themselves as 'DCE certified' after an intensive training course and an exam. Certified judges keep their certificate for three years, after which they have to take another exam. Every year, a large 'Judges College' is held, where all European judges meet to maintain their skills and knowledge, to discuss the judging system and to prepare for the new competition season.

The philosophy of the DCE judging panel is not only to judge performances, but also to give groups advice and tips to help them further develop and improve themselves and the musical and show product.


Are you interested in becoming a DCE certified judge? If you take a course at Drum Corps Europe, you can expect the following:

- Extensive course materials (home study)
- Good personal support during the training course
- Excellent opportunities to trial judging
- A personal evaluation of your work

In order to become a judge at Drum Corps Europe, we expect the following from you:

- Extensive experience as a member of a music or show group
- Extensive experience as an instructor of a music or show group
- Good expressive skills
- Good written and oral command of English
- Willingness to invest time in your training
- Availability at the weekends during the competition season

Please contact us for more information!