What is Marching & Performing Arts?
Marching & Performing Arts United Kingdom (MPA:UK) is a
charitable organisation setup to advance the musical and
performing arts education of young people throughout the United
Kingdom in all aspects of the performing arts, primarily but not
exclusively in playing musical instruments, colour guard and
dance, by means of concerts and exhibitions at which such
individuals may perform to advance the aesthetic education of
The charity was formed in 1979 and prior to 2007 was known as Drum
Kingdom (DCUK) and on 22nd October 2006 the membership voted for
a more inclusive organisation and so MPA:UK was "born"
click here to read the announcement (PDF
MPA:UK currently has two active competitive circuits - Drum
Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) which runs events for Drum Corps
(Marching Bands) normally, but not exclusively, between the
months of June to October and
WinterGuard United Kingdom (WGUK) that runs events for
Colour Guards and indoor marching musical groups normally, but
again not exclusively, between the months of January and April.
MPA:UK Who's Who?
The first contact would be best directed to the MPA:UK Office which has 24 hour telephone
answering and e-mail facilities. We will be only too happy to deal with your enquiry.
The MPA:UK Office
3 Eridge Road
tel: 0844 334 2859
Should you need to
contact MPA:UK 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.
MPA:UK Board of Trustees
MPA:UK is governed by a Board of
Trustees. The current Board members are:
Alan Thompson - Chairman (email@example.com)
Mark Gutteridge - Deputy Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nigel Brown - Treasurer (email@example.com)