Drum Corps International
Instructors recommend four rule proposals to board of directors

Instructors recommend four rule proposals to board of directors

by Drum Corps International

On Saturday night at the Drum Corps International Annual Meeting & Conference Weekend, individual brass, percussion and visual instructor caucuses met to offer their recommendations to the session of instructors' representatives. One representative for each eligible corps voted on which proposals would be recommended to the DCI Board of Directors for a final Sunday morning vote. Those eligible to vote on the proposals to be passed on for the Sunday vote included all of the 2007 Division I corps and the 2007 Division II & III finalists. Double adjudication effect panel for use at the World Championships All three captions voted yes. The voting caucus of corps representatives approved the proposal to be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. An eligible corps member must operate the soundboard All three captions voted no. The proposal will not be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Amplification limited to front ensemble percussion All three captions voted no. The proposal will not be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Amplification equipment of any kind may not be used All three captions voted no. The proposal will not be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Change age requirement to allow for 22-year olds The percussion caption was evenly split. The brass caption voted no. The visual caption voted yes. In the voting caucus of corps representatives, the proposal was defeated and will not be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Allow for use of water on the field The brass caption voted no. The percussion and visual captions voted yes. The voting caucus of corps representatives approved the proposal to be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Adding a minute to the allowed time of performance The brass caption voted yes. The percussion and visual captions voted no. In the voting caucus of corps representatives, the proposal was defeated and will not be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Amplification of brass instruments The brass and visual captions voted yes. The percussion caption voted yes and asked that the proposal be modified to allow only for soloists or small ensembles up to 12 members. The voting caucus of corps representatives approved the modified proposal to be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. Use of electronic instruments All three captions voted yes. The voting caucus of corps representatives approved the proposal to be sent on to the DCI Board of Directors. View all 2008 proposals in their entirety.