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Dutch percussion and guard season breaking records

Dutch percussion and guard season breaking records

by Drum Corps International

The Color Guard Nederland (CGN) season has already broken records before it has even started. The Dutch local color guard and indoor percussion circuit will see a massive growth in units. Last year the new record was set at 37, now with registration still running, the circuit is at 51 units . "It is incredible", said Peter Jan de Werk, marketing manager for the circuit. "We expected the growth of the past four seasons to continue, but not this way." De Werk adds that pageantry and marching arts are becoming more popular in Europe. "We see growth in the number of groups competing in the summer as well as the winter. I think both activities more or less set a new atmosphere in Europe". Growth comes from all areas and all classes. Indoor percussion has more than doubled its size and also in all Color Guard classes there's a vast increase. Units come from France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and also from Germany and Belgium. Detailed information can now be found on the organization's Web site.

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