News & Events


Mayflower Sails through Summer!

Some might think that the end of the competitive season means the Mayflower machine goes into dry dock! Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact the summer season is incredibly productive and builds solid foundations for the coming winter.

May saw our members’ achievements recognised through the awards night. Importance is firmly placed on individual achievement and growth as apposed to simply ‘being the best’. The Mayflower Mantra of ‘being the best you can be’ regardless of results and other groups performance is what keeps members healthy both mentally and physically. So many great awards made to so many of our wonderful young people.

You may have seen photos of our 2017 Soap Box entry. This was certainly a new venture for the organisation, but one that brought together a fresh group, demonstrating undiscovered skills – and just happen to produce a lot of laughter whilst raising our profile in the local town. Congratulations to all involved for promoting our cause whilst supporting other charities in the process.

Summer school was up and running through the summer term. We welcomed back old members, saw existing members develop skills and were delighted to see new faces join us from around the world! It never ceases to amaze staff the determination of members to improve their repertoire. This time also allows planning for the winter season to accurately match the members’ abilities whilst meeting criteria for a judged performance.

We wish all our members currently participating in the drum corps season, the very best of shows, and look forward to regrouping for Winterguard 2018. Rehearsals start 2nd September 2017. Please select this link for information on membership.


Mayflower AGM Meeting 2017

Mayflower’s Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday May 6 2017 at the De La Salle School Basildon. The meeting voted on a constitutional change to increase the number of committee members from 5 to 9. We welcome to the committee Yacine Zekri, Debbie Curtis, Tracey Suett, Julie Hammond, and Sharon Smith.

Click here to read our Annual General Meeting –  chairmans report 2017 agm

  • Contests for 2018

Sunday 14th of January 2018 – WGUK Stoke

Sunday 4th of February 2018 – WGUK Halifax

Sunday 11th of February 2018 – WGUK Colchester

Sunday 25th February 2018 – WGUK Midlands (Cadets and Juniors)

Sunday 25th February 2018 – CGN Holland Regional

Saturday 10th of March 2018 – WGUK Crawley

Saturday 31st of March 2018 – WGUK Finals