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January 2021

As we commence a new decade we thought it would be good to share some of our best moments from the last ten years with you. To all the members past and present, staff, parents and supporters we would like to say thank you. Without you none of this would have been possible.  

Sept 2019

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The Pacemakers Drum & Bugle Corps compete at the 2019 Drum Corps UK Finals  and are crowned "A" Class Champions with their highest ever score in 40 years.

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June 2019

Another nice montage where we have been included in the July edition of Drum Corps World 

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The Pacemakers compete at the Brigades' British Marching Band Championships with their brand new 2019 production "The Greatest Show" and are crowned British Champions for the eighth successive year. “The Greatest Show”. was inspired by the recent movie The Greatest Showman. It tells the incredible story of P.T. Barnum and of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.


January 2019

Our 2019 production "The Greatest Show" is well underway and we are pleased to announce further details. It was tough deciding which pieces to play as they are all so good! Some of this years production includes: "The Greatest Show/Million Dreams" - "Come Alive" - "This is Me" - "From Now On".


Musical arrangement for 2019 is courtesy of: Joe Rodwell Music.


We look forward to another year on the Drum Corps United Kingdom circuit and our first full competitive performance at The Brigades' Showcase British Marching Band Championships on Saturday 1st June


October 2018

The Pacemakers Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to announce our 2019 Production  "The Greatest Show". Performing on the Drum Corps United Kingdom circuit in 2019 and looking forward to the DCUK's 40th Anniversary Championships, 40 years since our first appearance.

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July 2018

September 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 13th Bromley has now landed on Facebook. Whilst we have been running other sites for some time now, it was felt the 13th needed its own Facebook presence. As one of the most well-known companies in the UK it is hoped we will get a following. We aim to advertise the current work of the Company as well as deliver archive media to entertain all those ex-members. Please log on, like, comment and support us and keep in touch with our continued work in the Boys Brigade.                                           
June 2018

The Pacemakers take delivery of their new custom built speaker stands. Constructed by Architype Metalwork Ltd and made from 50 mm box steel  and are virtually indestructible. Thanks to the precise design and manufacture by Architype Metalwork Ltd. Director Nathan Stapley pictured with Corps Director Stuart Barker who commented: "We have struggled in previous years with some of the surfaces we have to encounter and recognised the need for something substantial. The options in the USA are vast but the shipping and import costs were not viable." Powder coating was courtesy of G&G Powder Coatings Ltd.   









Any one interested in owning a set of your own, please speak to us at any show or contact the manufacturer directly:

                  Pacemakers order a new set of DRILLMASTER Corps Shoes for their 2018 season.



                     Purpose built percussion Gong Stand arrives from UK manufacturer.

First pictures of the new set of marching percussion wraps for 2018

courtesy of ON2 Percussion

New look Marching Percussion for 2018

courtesy of; ON2 Percussion in Philadelphia, USA.

Executive Director Ray Westbrook commented "Great working with this Company, ordered, manufactured and shipped all within 48 hours".  Look out for the pictures following installation. 

Love is in the air on this Valentine's Day as the Corps are pleased to announce their 2018 production “Circle of Love”. The program follows a classic love story. Boy meets Girl; Boy and Girl grow up together, they fall in love, get married, have children of their own who then find love and so the Circle of Love continues. Featuring music from Guns and Roses, Queen and Bruno Mars. The occasion has also coincided with the Corps featuring in a 3 Italia mobile network valentines TV commercial which has just been released. Look out for some familiar faces, more pictures and the video below.

The Corps is also pleased to welcome Joe Rodwell Music to the team of musical arrangers, along with our long standing Tim Briscoe. Visual design will again be supported by Box5 Software by Envision as we look forward to another exciting season performing around the UK.
 30th October 2017
The Pacemakers Drum & Bugle Corps
(2016 - 2017 Session Review)
Click on the 2017 Programme for the full results 
      The Pacemakers Announce Their New 2017 Production:  "CONTINUUM"    
The Pacemakers Drum and Bugle Corps have entered into a partnership with Box 5 Software to use their EnVision Drill Writing Software, to design their visual productions. Here's a taste of what we've been able to achieve, thanks to EnVision for our 2017 production CONTINUUM.
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Following the success of the 2016 program “Back to School” it would seem a group of adventurous students have built a Time Machine! Does it work? Who will be first to try it? Where will it take them? Join us as we travel through the "Continuum".

As always, music will be original and arranged in house. Corps Director, Stuart Barker, commented “It was always going to be difficult to follow our 2016 production. We had lots of positive feedback and we certainly enjoyed performing it. A huge amount of work has gone into the design of the new concept and we are equally excited to see what 2017 brings!
Our competitive season starts at the Brigades' Showcase Marching Bands Championships in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday on Saturday 3rd June 2017

1st Dec 2016

      The Pacemakers D&BC release their new Merchandise for 2017

1st Nov 2016

The Pacemakers D&BC unvail their new Logo's for 2017

                                                                                30th Oct 2016

The Pacemakers Senior Percussion Group "Project 13" appear at Wembley Stadium for the American NFL International series between the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals

23rd Oct 2016

 The Pacemakers Senior Percussion Group "Project 13" appear at Twickenham Stadium for the American NFL International series between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants

17th Sept 2016 DCUK Finals @ Wigan

            The Pacemakers achieve 8th position in Championship Class & Finalist in the Drumline Battle 

4th Sept 2016 DCUK Championships @ Hednesford

The Pacemakers achieve their highest ever score in a DCUK Championship: 55.70

3rd June 2016 Brigades British Showcase Championships @ Stoke-on-Trent

The Pacemakers retain the British Championship for the 5th year in succession

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