On the last day of the year, the editorial team of the DCE website has created a list of the most popular news items of 2016. What news item were the most popular in 2016? The News Top 50 is a great way to look back at 2016 and reminiscence about the most memorable things that have happened over the past year.

50. Relive the performances of the DCE Championships! (1567 views)
29 September 2016

Last Saturday, 30 performances of European corps could be seen live in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium. Now you can watch the shows on the DCE Video Vault, almost all videos have been posted online. Read more. -->

49. Spirit of 52 to participate in DCUK (1602 views)
2 March 2016

This year, Spirit of 52 from Rastede will be taking part in contests in no less than three countries. As well as Germany and the Netherlands, the DCE Premier Class finalist will also make an appearance in the UK, where they will be participating in the DCUK Leicester show. Read more. -->

48. The logo for the DCE Championships 2016! (1602 views)
13 September 2016

Like in previous years, the DCE Championships will have its own logo. Peter Franken has produced a new and fresh design, without leaving the style that distinguishes the championships' logos since 2008. Read more. -->

47. Line up for IMG Forest of Dean show announced (1657 views)
16 April 2016

Cinderford Academy are pleased to announce the line up for the first IMG Forest of Dean show to be held in the Indoor Arena, Forest Oak Farm, Lydney, Gloucestershire on Saturday April 30. The groups appearing are Thurrock Marching Brass, Parkend Silver Band, 614 Lydney ATC Drum Corps, Cinderford Academy and Cinderford Town Band. Read more. -->

46. WGI temporarily suspends Video Zone (1663 views)
8 April 2016

Due to ongoing copyright compliance concerns, Winter Guard International has suspended the Zone until all the necessary requirements to stream performances have been obtained. Read more. -->

45. Dutchman starts crowdfunding to march with Kidsgrove Scouts (1691 views)
21 January 2016

Luuk Zonnevijlle from Zwijndrecht - The Netherlands has a dream: to march with the Kidsgrove Scouts and to go to the US with the corps in 2017. But that costs a lot of money, so he started a crowdfunding campaign, in the hopes of making his dream a reality. Read more. -->

44. The groups of Glasgow’s Indoor Music Games and SoundSport (1738 views)
18 May 2016

On Saturday 21st May at the Bellahouston Sports Centre the sights and sounds of bands, will be a trip down memory lane for those that attended the Scottish Marching Band Championships there in the very early 1980’s. Here is a list of the performers. Read more. -->

43. IPE European Championships 2016 cancelled (1742 views)
6 January 2016

Indoor Percussion Europe has announce that the 2016 edition of IPE Championships has been cancelled. "Due to a lack of entries there really is no other option", IPE's Erwin van Gemert said. Read more. -->

42. Extra education audio files provided at DCE (1757 views)
21 September 2016

At this year's DCE Prelims two extra commentaries will be given to the corps. Marie Czapinski and Dave Cooksey have agreed to provide educational tapes (not judging tapes) to the participating units. Read more. -->

41. DCE Championships Super Seats are nearly sold out (1758 views)
15 May 2016

Last year, it took a month before the Super Seats were sold out for the DCE Championships. This time, nearly all of the luxury seats in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium have been reserved in no-time. Read more. -->

40. Bluecoats steal the show with ‘Down Side Up’ (1770 views)
24 June 2016

Six World Class corps escaped the Indianapolis summer heat under the roof of Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday night, as the DCI Tour Premiere presented by French Lick Resort kicked off the 2016 Drum Corps International Tour. Read more. -->

39. IMBA confirms four events for 2016 (1775 views)
8 January 2016

The Irish Marching Bands Association has scheduled four shows this year. One of these is an event as part of the Indoor Music Games/SoundSport. Read more. -->

38. Watch the Video Vault for free until the DCE Championships 2016 (1783 views)
19 September 2016

Anyone who subscribes to the DCE Video Vault now, can watch for free over the coming weeks. This is the result of a promotion in the lead up to the 5000th like on Facebook. Read more. -->

37. Ticket sale for the DCE Championships starts Sunday night! (1794 views)
30 April 2016

The ticket sale for the DCE European Championships will start tonight at 8 pm GMT / 9 pm CET. We know from experience that the tickets will sell incredibly fast in the first few hours, so be on time if you want to secure a seat in the middle of the stand. Read more. -->

36. Millennium’s new show is about Casanova (1802 views)
9 May 2016

Millennium Drum & Bugle Corps, which will be participating in the DCE European Championships this summer after four years of absence, will have an Italian show theme. The corps has based its show on Giacomo Casanova. Read more. -->

35. Troopers present new, lighter uniform (1869 views)
27 March 2016

The Troopers will have new uniforms this year. The new look will be lighter, with rolled up sleeves. Read more. -->

34. Report of a trainee judge: “My Judges’ College experience” (1896 views)
5 January 2016

In May 2015, I set off to Great Britain to attend the DCE Judges’ College. What should I expect? What will others expect from me? Read more. -->

33. Drum Corps World team at DCE Championships (1947 views)
21 September 2016

Drum Corps World publisher Steve will be attending the DCE European Championship this Saturday in Kerkrade - The Netherlands. He will be writing reports on the event and two the American staff photographers, Richard Wersinger and Chris Maher, will be there to shoot along the sidelines. Read more. -->

32. DCE uses Facebook to communicate with corps (1970 views)
7 June 2016

Drum Corps Europe has chosen Facebook as the new communication tool with corps. Until now, they used a platform called Yammer, but that is becoming increasingly unsuitable, leading to a need for change. Read more. -->

31. European Music Games to continue in Ireland this Sunday (1991 views)
17 August 2016

The second half of the Irish season will begin on Sunday in Downs GAA club in Mullingar. It promises to be a very close contest considering that less than three points separated all four corps after the Arklow contest in July. Read more. -->

30. Brianza steps into indoor winds, percussion and guard (2056 views)
29 July 2016

Brianza Parade Band from Veduggio con Colzano has plans to enter the arena of indoor winds, indoor percussion and winter guard of Color Guard Netherlands as part of a big process of growth. Therefore Brianza is looking for a professional tech and choreographer for the color guard section. Read more. -->

29. The Company tops first DCUK contest of 2016 (2113 views)
21 June 2016

The Company has started the 2016 Drum Corps United Kingdom season with a win. On Sunday, the corps received a score of 69.30 at the first DCUK show of the year in Barnsley. Read more. -->

28. DrumLine Battle returns to DCUK Championships (2123 views)
25 August 2016

Following the success of the DrumLine Battle held at the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships, Drum Corps United Kingdom have announced that for the 2016 Championships the event will be expanded to enable double the number of performing teams to take part. Read more. -->

27. 37th Kingswood ceases operation (2155 views)
21 March 2016

37th Kingswood Drum Corps have made the difficult decision to cease to operate as a competitive corps and a performance ensemble with immediate effect. The corps made the announcement on their Facebook page. Read more. -->

26. International instructors at Kadoudal’s Summer Camp (2156 views)
30 August 2016

Kadoudal has just finished their Summer Camp which was held in their home town Quiberon between 22nd and 25th August. The camp was run by international instructors. Read more. -->

25. Vikings win Irish Championships (2200 views)
12 September 2016

Vikings Drum Corps are the Irish champions again after their win in Dalymount Park, Dublin on Saturday. Read more. -->

24. Jubal and Jong Jubal win gold at DCN Championships (2268 views)
15 September 2016

Jubal and Jong Jubal were crowned Dutch champions in Dordrecht on Saturday. It was the fourth time in a row that Jubal took home the title. In addition, the corps won awards in all but two captions. Read more. -->

23. IMG/SoundSport Lydney: ‘New and different’ (2348 views)
5 May 2016

The first IMG SoundSport event to be held in the Royal Forest of Dean proved a big success with participants and fans alike, when this new series of shows rolled into Lydney, Gloucestershire. The Forest, which is a rural area on England's border with Wales, has long been the home of many successful Brass Band contests. But this was something new and different. Read more. -->

22. Spirit of 52 receives support from Vic Firth (2386 views)
13 June 2016

Spirit of 52 has found a partner in Vic Firth. Starting this season, the complete percussion of the corps will be playing with drumsticks from the manufacturer. Read more. -->

21. Starriders win DCE show at Rasteder Musiktage (2502 views)
3 July 2016

The Starriders have won the DCE contest during the Rasteder Musiktage on Saturday. The corps from Bad Münder stayed ahead of Spirit of 52 by 1.2 points with their show 'About Time'. Read more. -->

20. New board of Beatrix wants to put the corps back on the map (2539 views)
21 May 2016

Beatrix Drum & Bugle Corps from Hilversum has a new board. The newly appointed management has stated that it wants to expand the corps and put it back on the map. Read more. -->

19. Double victory for ‘Dordrecht’ at the first DCN contest (2577 views)
30 May 2016

Double success for Jubal at the first DCN show in Roosendaal. Both Jubal and Jong Jubal managed to top the Premier Class and the Junior Class respectively on Saturday. Read more. -->

18. Dates for the 2017 IMG SoundSport series announced (2591 views)
22 September 2016

Drum Corps Europe are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 IMG SoundSport shows. Following a successful inaugural season last year, the series will again be held across four European countries and will feature two shows in England for the first time. Read more. -->

17. The Company and Concord are the 2016 DCUK Champions (2671 views)
18 September 2016

The Company are the 2016 Drum Corps United Kingdom Open Class Champions. The performance ensemble scored 85.40 points in Widnes on Saturday and also won all caption awards. The Concord Allstars are DCUK Junior Class Champions. Read more. -->

16. Justin Heimbecker succeeds David Gibbs as Blue Devils CEO (2691 views)
19 January 2016

David Gibbs is announcing his decision to transition into a new role. On 29th February, the Blue Devils will welcome Justin Heimbecker as the new CEO of BD Performing Arts. Read more. -->

15. A word from DCI Director Dan Acheson to Europe (2708 views)
23 February 2016

With only a few days to go before the 2016 Indoor Music Games/SoundSport kick off, DCI Executive Director Daniel Acheson sent a note to the participants and organizers. Read more. -->

14. The start of European Music Games live on Facebook (2811 views)
27 May 2016

The start of the European Music Games, this Saturday in Roosendaal, will be broadcast live on Facebook. Anyone who likes the official Facebook page of Drum Corps Europe can watch parts of the event while they happen. Read more. -->

13. Starriders, Blue Bandits and Jong Beatrix win in Hameln (2820 views)
7 September 2016

The drum corps month of the year started with a big bang on Saturday. In front of a full stand in Hamelin, the Starriders, Blue Bandits and Jong Beatrix won the German Open. Read more. -->

12. Live webcast of DCUK Finals (2931 views)
16 September 2016

This year, for the first time in its history, there will be a live webcast of the DCUK Finals, free of charge. The webcast will be available through the UK Fan Network website. Read more. -->

11. Report: Indoor Music Games/SoundSport Glasgow (2965 views)
23 May 2016

After an absence of 21 years, the IMG SoundSport Glasgow show brought the competitive Marching Arts back to Scotland with a bang. The Bellahouston Sports Centre provided an excellent venue, which ironically had also hosted the first Scottish Drum Corps Show in 1982. Read more. -->

10. Brianza wins first IMSB contest of 2016 season (3147 views)
26 June 2016

The first contest of the 2016 IMSB season took place on Saturday 18th of June in Caronno Pertusella (Italy). In front of almost 800 people, four groups performed their shows in a beautiful and festive atmosphere. The contest was also the occasion to celebrate the 120th birthday of the Academy Parade Band that hosted the event. Read more. -->

9. Unity takes Italian title at IMSB Championships (3147 views)
12 July 2016

Unity from Mosson/Besana have won the title in the Premier Class at the Italian championships in Lecco last Saturday. The newly crowned champion scored 89.5 points. Read more. -->

8. The Company in the lead in the UK, Jubal remains in the lead in Europe (3216 views)
6 July 2016

The Company has topped the second DCUK show of the season in Woking on Sunday. Jubal maintains its lead in the European Premier Class ranking. Read more. -->

7. Mosson Secutores as ‘Unity’ at DCE Championships (3260 views)
11 June 2016

The two Italian groups of the Mosson Secutores project will appear under the new name 'Unity' at the DCE European Championships this year. The Drum Corps Europe board has approved the name change in the list of participants. Read more. -->

6. Blue Devils staff join Kidsgrove Scouts (3449 views)
6 September 2016

Some days ago the Kidsgrove Scouts have made an important announcement: three members of the Blue Devils A (Concord, CA) will fly from the USA to Kidsgrove in order to help the Scouts during the Finals week, on the road to the DCE European Championship (Kerkrade, September 24th). Read more. -->

5. The Company and Jong Jubal crowned DCE champions 2016 (3851 views)
25 September 2016

The Company and Jong Jubal are the wDCE European champions of 2016. Over 2,000 visitors were treated to 21 fantastic corps with a total of 33 show performances. Read more. -->

4. DCE publishes Championships schedule (3977 views)
19 September 2016

The order of performances for the Premier Class Prelims and Junior Class Finals this Saturday has been published, based on this season's results at the European Music Games. The list is as follows. Read more. -->

3. Celtic Crusaders win at home in Mullingar (4444 views)
22 August 2016

Celtic Crusaders were the stand-out performance of the day. Their 2016 production “On a String” had much advanced since the Arklow contest and scored 53.70. Read more. -->

2. 2017 DCE Championships participants announced (6708 views)
14 December 2016

21 corps representing five countries appear on the list published by DCE today. Read more. -->

1. Live webcast of the DCE European Championships (20006 views)
23 September 2016

DCE will broadcast this year's Championships live on the internet. The webcast can be watched free of charge, however DCE hopes that fans will support the webcast by becoming a patron. Read more. -->