|1989||To Amerika * Rumba * Fantasy|
|2003||La Animal de Espiritu * Malaguena * Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) * Millennia * Rio Nights * Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from The Lion King) * Para Los Rumberos * Watermelon Man * Highland Cathedral * Rhythm Is Gonna Get You * You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)|
|2006||A Chorus Line - Overture from A Chorus Line * I Can Do That (from A Chorus Line) * At The Ballet (from A Chorus Line) * The Music and the Mirror (from A Chorus Line) * Who Am I Anyway? (from A Chorus Line) * One (from A Chorus Line)|
|2007||Mamma Mia - Arrival (from Mamma Mia) * Prolog (from Mamma Mia) * Mamma Mia (from Mamma Mia) * Waterloo (from Mamma Mia) * Our Last Summer (from Mamma Mia) * Ballade (from Mamma Mia) * Closer (from Momma Mia)|
|2014||Music of Queen - Music of Queen|
The first instruments were bought with the members' donations. Then in 1985 upon the Hachefest (a local festival) the first public performance took place.
In the same year the membership grew to 24 players, and already then several performances in the closer environs were had. Then in 1986 the uniforms parts were purchased to complete the their provisory uniforms.
They joined the Spielmannszugvereinigung Niedersachsen (SZVN, a union of bands), and the Drum Corps Deutschland (DCD).
In 1987 the Nienhagener Wappengarde was renamed to Blue Diamonds Drum & Bugle Corps, because their style had meanwhile consolidated, and in Germany and abroad, as well, there was competition with comparable formations. In the same year the Color Guard was founded who were to accentuate the performances with their banners.
In 1988 the club already consists of 36 active members who now prove their skill in major events, too, such as a live performance in the radio broadcast "Abend für junge Hörer" (evening for young listeners) which was a great success for the musicians. In the years to come the corps strived for contests of the DCD wherein year by year greater successes were achieved.
The instrumentation of the brass section was changed from Bb to G, a field show was created. With this show a 3rd rank was achieved on the German Drum Corps Championships.
Upon the contests of individuals, and ensembles the Blue Diamonds won 7 German Championships, and further good rankings, as well, within the past few years.
Besides of many performances here and abroad, the corps became champion of the section Percussion Ensemble, on the German Championships of Frankfort, 1993.
At present the corps has more than 40 active musicians in the main corps and supplying members, anyway. Blue Diamonds are proud about their youth organization, the "Diamond Cadets" that has meanwhile grown up to 30 little musicians in the age of 6 till 14.
The Blue Diamonds have a complete set of instruments, an own truck, and a transporter at their disposal. Most recently the Blue Diamonds were also provided with an own rehearsal und store room by the parish of Nienhagen. Through this additional space the association enjoys a great relief considering their other offers of room, or usufruct.
The musicians are trained two times a week – other than in the United States they do it 12 months a year – and there is no aged-out rule in Germany; so it is more similar to DCA than to DCI. Every year training camps under the lead of international instructors take place in order to work together concentratedly for a few days, and to strengthen their comradeship. The active Corps is composed of mainly young members, and therefore depends on donations for the payment, and retrieval of instruments, and equipment.
They do their performances on the occasion of donation collections for, such as for First Aid Trainings, clearing away trash out of the regional woods, handicrafts afternoons, organized holiday events, or entertaining events of their own, as well.
In the last 5 years they had a lot of festivals and contests in Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, France and Poland.
In spring 2005 Blue Diamonds traveled again to Figueras, Spain, the hometown of the famous Salvatore Dali, with their new show: "A Chorus Line" by Marvin Hamlish; new arranged by René Ranzijn (brass), René van Dyke (percussion), Paul Doop (pit) – all from Netherlands.
There was a great festival with other bands from Mexico, France, Poland, Lituania and Swiss. In fall 2005 they had a tour to Firminy, France, hometown of Le Corbusier.
The Blue Diamonds members are passionate musicians who do a lot for their personal development by their assiduity, and their disciplined performances.
They’d like to meet, however, more tolerance on their open-air rehearsals, more public recognition, and, above all, more understanding for making their music.
Learn more about Blue Diamonds DBC: www.blue-diamonds.de or www.blue-diamonds.org (its in German)
All American Drum Corps-Nuts who live in Germany as a soldier or a businessman are invited to visit or join Blue Diamonds!
[Submitted by the corps; Nov 2005]
Highest Score 18.150
Final show in DCX Archives September 16, 1989 DCD Finals Mannheim DE placed 5 with a score of 18.150
Highest Score 37.300
Final show in DCX Archives September 22, 1990 DCD Finals Hameln DE placed 3 with a score of 37.300
Highest Score 59.700
Final show in DCX Archives September 24, 2016 Drum Corps Europe Championships Prelims Kerkrade The Netherlands placed 14 with a score of 59.700
Highest Score 54.250
Final show in DCX Archives June 24, 2017 DMG Contest Huizen Huizen NH Netherlands placed 5 with a score of 54.250