Kidsgrove Scouts

Kidsgrove United Kingdom

Active International
DCUK
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1982 Swing March * St. Louis Blues March * Chimes * Valiant Years  
1984 Jesus Christ Superstar * Scarborough Fair * Star Wars  
1985 Jesus Christ Superstar - Jesus Christ Superstar  
1986 Jesus Christ Superstar * Somewhere (from West Side Story)  
1988 Classic Rock around the Country - Lay All Your Love On Me * You Keep Me Hangin' On  
1990 Water Music * Pavane  
1993 Jesus Christ Superstar * Interlude in Brass * Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon  
1994 New York Voices Tribute - Sweet Georgia Brown * Eleanor Rigby * Gimme Some Lovin'  
1995 Let’s Face the Music - Let's Face the Music and Dance (from Follow the Fleet) * The Lady is a Tramp (from Babes in Arms) * Caravan  
1996 La Corrida - Procession del Vencedor * Concierto de Aranjuez * Children of Sanchez * La Virgen de la Macarena  
1997 The Russian Revolution - Kalinka * Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy)  
1998 Chicago III Suite * Minuano (Six Eight) * Birdland  
1999 Colours of Jazz - Artistry in Rhythm * Baroque Samba * Caravan  
2000 Final Analysis * Canto del Viento * Caravan  
2001 Mediterranean Travels - Music from The Mummy * Music from the Mask of Zorro  
2002 Pictures of Creation - Selections from Star Wars Episode I * Selections from Lord of The Rings * Barbarian Horde (from Gladiator)  
2003 Retribution - Retribution * Malaguena  
2004 The Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl - Selections from Pirates of the Caribbean  
2005 The Conquest - (Repertoire not available)  
2006 El Arte de la Danza - (Repertoire not available)  
2007 Once Upon a Time out West - (Repertoire not available)  
2008 Cirque d'illusion - Music of Cirque du Soleil  
2009 The Heart - Selections from Moulin Rouge * - * - * -  
2010 6 90.413 Heist of the Century - Reunited (from Heist of the Century) * The Plot (from Heist of the Century) * The Break In (from Heist of the Century) * The Chase (from Heist of the Century) * Victory (from Heist of the Century)  
2011 The Summit - The Ascent * Avalanche (from Vertical Limit) * The Summit  
2012 7 90.750 Valley of the Kings - Original Music  
2013 Mind Games - (Repertoire not available)  
2014 Miss Saigon - Selections from Miss Saigon  
2015 6 91.900 The Stone Circle: The Myths and Magic of Stonehenge - Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance  
2016 Symmetricity - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor * Trilogy * Reflections of Rhythm * The Heat of the Day * Liturgical Dances  
2017 7 91.730 Montagues and Capulets - (Repertoire not available)  
2018 A Les Miserables Story - (Repertoire not available)  
2019 Into the Unknown - Apollo 13 * Selections from The Planets * To Tame the Perilous Skies * Moondance * Rocket Man * Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Kidsgrove Scouts is a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England. The corps began life as a scout band about 1908, performing primarily in parades.

In the early 1960s, a fire destroyed all of the band's instruments. Taking this as an opportunity to start afresh, John Swindells borrowed money from his father, bought new instruments, and re-formed the group into a more structured organization. By 1972, the Scouts had grown into the UK national scout and guide champions. The corps gave up the traditional scout uniforms only in 1992.

In 2001, the corps embarked on a different direction in show concept, from heroic show music to jazz. They finished 2003 in second place at the Drum Corps Europe Open Class competition and fourth in the British Youth Band Division I contest.

John Swindells is still corps director.


[DCW, 10/03, p.6]

Members (5)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Catcliffe, Sam Hornline 2010
Cornelius, Cainan Tuba 2016
Law, Chris Hornline 2010
Wood, Steve Baritone 1997
Wood, Steve Contra 1999

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KidsgroveScouts Stoke-On-Trent UK from the Bill Ives Collection
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Kidsgrove Scouts Shirt from the Bill Ives Collection

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