Drum Corps International Rule Changes


New Orleans, February 4, 2001: Drum Corps International Board of Directors voted on 5 rule changes at their annual meeting. The five proposals were:
  • Corps Competition and setup times - PASSED
    This rule was to clarify and make consistent the setup times for every corps.

  • Retrieving of Equipment - PASSED
    This rule was allow for equipment to be placed down over the front staging area line.

  • Increase of Maximum Membership Size to 135 - PASSED

  • 6 Judge Adjudication System - FAILED

  • Amplification - FAILED
    To allow amplification of percussion instruments in the Front Pit

There was a proposal to have the visual judge evaluate the corps off the field. That proposal was sent to the task force for experimenting. The use of Electronics was taken off the table because of the defeat of the Amplification proposal.

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