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On 10/31/2019 at 4:21 PM, brassboy62 said:

2021 Proposed Rule Change.

TITLE OF PROPOSED CHANGE: Uniform Uniformity

DESCRIPTION:

All competitive drum corps will use the same uniform during competition. Each corps will have their own uniforms, but they will be of the same design. The same style and construction, color and fabric. This includes hats, shako’s or any type of head cover. The same style shoes and socks. The only style and construction differential would be for different sections of the drum corps. Color guard, Percussion and Brass may need special accommodations. These accommodations will only be acceptable, if they are dictated by the needs of the section. These accommodations will be the adopted by all competing corps. No individual drum corps will be allowed to have a special accommodation. Members with disabilities, will be able to appeal the to governing body, to make accommodations. Such accommodations will not be granted if they appear to be requested only to provide a competitive advantage.

Drum Corps is a competitive activity. Corps compete with the goal of becoming the best drum corps in the world. Competitive activities require rules. Rules set parameters, rooting out opportunities to cheat or to gain an unfair advantage. With the advancements made in uniform design, corps have sought to use these technical advancements to edge out their competition. Many of these competitors would find themselves with much lower scores, without these technically sophisticated uniforms. It also should be noted that some of these uniforms contain technology that has not been tested, or in some cases, not licensed in the United States. The Color Karma Corp., based in Moscow and funded by the Russian Federation, has worked with companies supplying uniforms to top rated drum corps. The Color Karma Corp. is known for designing uniforms that strategically blend color. Using color blending technics, created by the Russian Army, these color blends are designed to subconsciously alter the perception of those who look upon these fabrics. Spectators emotions can be changed with a simple costuming change, causing one to feel happy, sad, enthusiastic or even confused. In recent years, some corps have sought to create exclusive contracts with such uniform companies, to exclude other corps from this technology.

PURPOSE:

Drum corps will be judged by the quality of their performance and not by the fabric of their uniform.

EDUCATIONAL IMPACT:

The focus of the uniform design will not distract from the content of the show design. Show designers will be forced to focus on the content of the shows and not the uniforms strategic design. Corp members will need to focus on their performance and advance their competitive skills in the activity.

CREATIVE IMPACT:

Show designers will be forced to focus their writing on shows that capture the imagination of the spectators. They will be forced to write shows that challenge the competing members, focusing on outwriting and performing the competition. No longer will they be able to fall back on the uniform design to deliver scores.

FISCAL IMPACT:

With all corps wearing the exact uniform, they could be purchased in bulk, bringing the cost down. Standard fabrics would be used, which are considerably cheaper than unregulated technical performance enhancing fabric.

AUDIENCE IMPACT:

Audiences will be able to enjoy a pure drum corps performance. They will not be subjected to unregulated, untested and potentially harmful Soviet Block Fabrics. (*TM)

SHOW PROMOTER IMPACT:

There would be no impact to show promoters

LOGISTICTS IMPACT

None

JUDGING IMPACT

Judges will not be exposed to unsafe color blends.

Submitted by : Fans Against Untested Fabrics

 

 

 

I hope the OP doesn't mind, but I'm using this as a template, as well as a couple key phrases, for a possible real rules change proposal. It has nothing to do with uniforms though!

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Well reading that is two minutes of my life I will never get back. 

2021 Proposed Rule Change. TITLE OF PROPOSED CHANGE: Uniform Uniformity DESCRIPTION: All competitive drum corps will use the same uniform during competition. Each corps will have their

Only if you leave in “Soviet bloc”.  😂🤣

15 minutes ago, BrassTeacher said:

I hope the OP doesn't mind, but I'm using this as a template, as well as a couple key phrases, for a possible real rules change proposal. It has nothing to do with uniforms though!

Only if you leave in “Soviet bloc”.  😂🤣

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9 minutes ago, Terri Schehr said:

Only if you leave in “Soviet bloc”.  😂🤣

Keep seeing “Color Karma Corps” and now have that #### song “Karma Chameleon “ in my head....🥵

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If the corps have a generic uniform, that all corps use, than there will be no uniform advantage.  I think the same concept could be used for instruments, as well. If all the corps are using the same brand of instruments, this will also level out the playing field. Imagine how much money could be saved, if the corps could buy all their instruments together in bulk. The same could be done with uniforms. It would also be possible that multiple corps could use the same uniforms, exchanging them between shows.

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2 hours ago, brassboy62 said:

If the corps have a generic uniform, that all corps use, than there will be no uniform advantage.  I think the same concept could be used for instruments, as well. If all the corps are using the same brand of instruments, this will also level out the playing field. Imagine how much money could be saved, if the corps could buy all their instruments together in bulk. The same could be done with uniforms. It would also be possible that multiple corps could use the same uniforms, exchanging them between shows.

So your not into a free market.  Can you imagine major college bands or all the HS bands who compete all wearing the same uniform .  Don't give EW or BS any ideas.  Might as well move to a socialist country.

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3 hours ago, brassboy62 said:

If the corps have a generic uniform, that all corps use, than there will be no uniform advantage.  I think the same concept could be used for instruments, as well. If all the corps are using the same brand of instruments, this will also level out the playing field. Imagine how much money could be saved, if the corps could buy all their instruments together in bulk. The same could be done with uniforms. It would also be possible that multiple corps could use the same uniforms, exchanging them between shows.

Have a distant relative who showed me school pics of him and his brothers bitd. I said it looked like they had the same type of short. Nope, it was the same shirt. Bro #1 had it on first for his pic then handed it to Bro #2 and so on to Bro #3. He’s well off now but likes to say that story in front of his kids to watch them cringe.

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3 hours ago, brassboy62 said:

If the corps have a generic uniform, that all corps use, than there will be no uniform advantage.  I think the same concept could be used for instruments, as well. If all the corps are using the same brand of instruments, this will also level out the playing field. Imagine how much money could be saved, if the corps could buy all their instruments together in bulk. The same could be done with uniforms. It would also be possible that multiple corps could use the same uniforms, exchanging them between shows.

Now that would be quite boring .talk about killing an activity.Why not play the same music too, same theme,..Corps who win know how to win period, there is never a  level playing field..not a thing would change. Why do some think reaching down is the answer verses reaching up.

BUT, might be interesting to see what would happen to ticket sales..lol

 

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2 hours ago, Ghost said:

So your not into a free market.  Can you imagine major college bands or all the HS bands who compete all wearing the same uniform .  Don't give EW or BS any ideas.  Might as well move to a socialist country.

  NO POLITICS....😀lol but don't a lot of people in the activity think we all should have what the elite have? Hasn't there always been that feeling among those not achieving what they think they should? Or even cuts of the pie? HMMMM

Not giving opinion just stating IMO the obvious

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5 minutes ago, GUARDLING said:

  NO POLITICS....😀lol

Thank you, comrade. :laughing:

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On 11/3/2019 at 11:13 PM, Jeff Ream said:

sports teams look at multiple uniform options as potential merchandise sales

I'm a sucker for the Salute to Service NFL jerseys.

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