March DCI until 25???

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Re: 25

Post by Malibu » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:10 pm

Blurae1 wrote:I understand why people want to do this till 25. It won't work. Do senior corps, although I've seen some 16 year olds in those too. Remember corps is like any other addiction, the main difference is usually you are not arrested for driving under the influence of drum corps, and as a rule they don't give you cancer or cause birth defects.....................Bill


I agree, if you love drum corps and you want to continue past the age-out limit, then join "all age corps." :wink:
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Post by agdrummer_maine » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:08 am

you all have very good points whereis the closest senior corps to maine?

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Post by Malibu » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:38 am

agdrummer_maine wrote:you all have very good points whereis the closest senior corps to maine?


Looks like you'll have to do what I did.....get in your car or take a plane. :wink:
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Post by jazzfan » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:42 am

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Post by GWFrog » Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:08 am

Howdy!

jazzfan wrote:GWFrog
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Could it be... :hum:
That they often make little sense... :?
And are open to widely divergent interpretations? ? ? :wink:


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Post by agdrummer_maine » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:22 pm

Can someone explain the age out/22 rule to me alil clearer DCI.org confused me.....thanxs
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Post by Malibu » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:11 pm

If I not mistaken, when you march your age-out year, you can turn 22 during the marching season.
Before that, if you turned 22 ANY TIME during the season, you weren't allowed to march at all.
Hope this makes sense.
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Post by agdrummer_maine » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:48 pm

OK well im 18 now and i turn 19 in march of 2006...so i have 3 seasons left? i can march once i am 21? ill turn 21 in march is that ok?
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Post by LancerFi » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:39 pm

Oh crap, I just typed a 6 paragraph dissertation and submited it, and it's not here???

Oh boy, does this mean I have to remember what I said....crap!
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Post by LancerFi » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:55 pm

OK here I go again.

I don't believe that anyone mentioned that back in the day many people marched from 6 to 21. They went from Class C to B to A or Division I. There were so many more corps and sponsors and you could barely keep up with the shows every week all summer.


Some people don't even try out until 17 or 18, and they may not make it the first time or there are too many people trying out. Back then by 16 people were burnt out in some cases.

For selfish reasons if I could go back, I would have marched 1981, gone with Zingali 82 & aged out in 83 at 24. Too old I think! Although in my case I wouldn't have missed much, I had been working full time since 16 and work knew the corps was the most important thing to me.

So, after all that, I think it's a bad idea although we had 11 to 21 year olds some years and 13 to 21 others. Some people that were 16 were dating 20 year olds and are now married, however I was quite naive as to what was going on even at 21. We didn't have male/females buses, only sections on the way to maybe prelims and finals....

Yep, nowadays, a bad idea, even back then, nope!

I get a long rant after not being on here that much... :oops: :nenr: :crazy:
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age out at 25???

Post by uncle z » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:50 am

You mean I could have taken 3rd place AND played "Canzona"???? :drool:

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Post by EmeraldDirector » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:58 pm





I would have love to march until I was 25 but I dont think it would be fair to our youngester a opportunity if corps would let there members march until 25 yrs old.




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Post by Rich » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:44 pm

My feeling is it would make things much more competitive for one. The other issue would be working out what corps have the more senior members etc. Just like in Babe Ruth Baseball you can only have a certain number of 13,14 and 15 Y/O players. So this same restriction would certainly have to apply to Drum Corps as well. I'm opposed to the idea, maybe more out of fear of change.. I like it the way it is now. It just seems that 16 Y/O kids with 25 y/o adults is pushing it.

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