European X (NED) to compete at WGI 2016

It’s official! European X will be the first Dutch indoor percussion ensemble to participate at the WGI World Championships in Dayton/Ohio.
From the establishment of our ensemble in 2009 it was our goal to undertake this trip in the future. WGI forms the biggest inspirational stage in the field of indoor percussion. This season we are ready to make this dream come true. From April 7th until April 18th, a group of around 35 people will be in the United States doing what they love the most: playing drums and making music.

All preparations have been in full swing for quite some time, together with our strategic partner and multiple world champion Rhythm X. It promises to be a unique and awesome educational experience for all our cast and staff members. We aim to have all X-units (Rhythm X percussion, Rhythm X winds and European X) together in the finals week. At the moment we are looking in to possibilities to rehearse together, eat together and sleep together. It would be very special to have the whole international X-family (roughly 200 people) together in finals week. Everyone within the family is looking forward to making this happen.

This educational and inspiring adventure will bring some priceless moments for our cast and staff. But, as you can imagine, for all the participants this means a lot of financial obligations. The upcoming months European X will host various activities to make the trip to the USA as efficient as possible.

Keep track at our website and social media platforms to keep you informed of these initiatives, the WGI trip and all the news about our ensemble and this years’ season!