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  1. The Bridgemen's defense was as follows: The overage member never marched a contest as a 22-year old. He would turn 22 while on tour and the Bridgemen had a spare with them on tour to take over the spot when the ageout turned 22. The problem was that DCI, at a rules congress had changed the eligibility rule. The rule in effect in 1977 said no 21-year old could march in any contest if he/she turned 22 at any time before the day of finals. The Bridgemen claimed not to aware of this rule change.
  2. The answer to the Bergman trivia question: Bergman's film "Smiles of a Summer Night" was adapted by Sondheim into the musical "A Little Night Music". That musical contains the song "Send in the Clowns".
  3. The IOC is always concerned about the total number of athletes participating in a particular Olympic Games. All athletes have to be taken care in the Olympic village with dorm rooms and meals for the two-week duration of the Games. Currently, the team sport with the largest number of athletes per team allowed is ice hockey (20 members). Drum corps upper limit is 150 x the number of countries. Ain't gonna happen.
  4. It was probably the DCI Executive Board who voted to implement this. The DCI Board of Directors will have their annual meeting in January, at which time they may vote to overturn or modify it.
  5. My guess is that both corps were in violation of the rule that existed back then that a certain minimum percentage of each senior corps had to consist of military veterans.
  6. 2020 DCA is August 29 and 30. That is the weekend before Labor day weekend.
  7. The Saturday contest in Alabama was a DCI contest with DCI judges. Those judges gave recorded feedback to the DCA corps who appeared in exhibition. The Sunday contest in Georgia was a DCA/DCI contest with DCA judges for the DCA corps and DCI judges for the DCI corps.
  8. The worst aspect of Annapolis was the stadium management (per Maryland law) taking control of the prelims contest away from DCA during the rain/lightning storm. DCA should not hold a contest in a state that gives the stadium management that power.
  9. Pioneer announced several months ago that the trip to DCA in 2019 was to allow their members to compete in the Individual and Ensemble competition (as Pioneer Alumni, presumably). No evaluation is needed for I & E.
  10. DCA's rule is that a junior corps cannot switch to DCA the following year and continue to use the junior corps name. If the junior corps changes its name, then it is considered a new corps and can approach DCA to be evaluated as all new corps are evaluated.
  11. It is my understanding that the timing of a non-prelim show at that time was 11:30 minimum and 14:30 maximum. I watched the Rockets' prelim video again, this time to write down when the gunshots occurred. This first gunshot occurred at the beginning of the show. The next gunshot occurred at 10:30. The final gunshot (end of show) occurred at 11:11. If the prelim maximum was 12:00 and the full show timed at 11:45, then a corps would be able to present their full show at prelims. Does anybody know what the various timing requirements were back then? Was Tom Argy judging DCA back then? If so, he may remember these details.
  12. One of the reasons that DCI was formed was to be able to allow full-show prelims. So, starting in DCI's first year, 1972, DCI had full-show prelims. The question asked in this thread had to do with DCA. A number of years ago someone posted that the first year of DCA full-show prelims was 1977. If someone has proof that this is not correct, please present your evidence.
  13. 1977 was the first year of full-show prelims.
  14. The Fleetwood recording includes an exhibition by the Milford Shoreliners