Rules for corps members
|1. Everyone should stay together as a group
at all times when at an event|
2. All corps members will form
up immediately in their respective places in line when asked by the
major. When the corps is formed up, members should be at a rest
position, and be listening for further instructions.
3. Uniforms will only be worn
just before performances or parades. After each performance or parade
corps members are to change back into their street clothes.
4. When in uniform, drummers
will have their drums and sticks in their possession at all times.
When not in uniform, drums will be put in cases and returned to an
5. Sticks are to be kept in
slings or in drummer's right hand at their sides except when asked to
6. Fifes should be kept in
their cases except when asked to perform. If a fifer does not have a
fife case, the fife should be in their right hand at their side.
7. Drums and fifes are not to
be played except during performances, rehearsals, parades, or when
permission is granted by one of the Directors or instructors.
8. Everyone will be in full
uniform at all performances. There will be no rolled up sleeves or
missing uniform parts. Members who arrive with less than a full uniform
may be asked not to participate in the performance. Your uniform
includes your instrument.
9. When in parade formation
there will be no wiggling, turning around, or talking. Eyes are to be
kept forward and all corps members and recruits are to be at attention.
10. When in parade formation
only three corps members are allowed to speak. They are the fife
sergeant, the drum sergeant, and the major.
11. All corps members and
recruits should arrive for rehearsals on time for roll call
12. William Diamond members
are responsible for learning all the music in the repertoire in a
timely fashion. Instructors will determine the length of time members
have to learn new music when the music is introduced at rehearsal.
We recommend practicing one half hour each day to achieve this goal.
13. All senior corps members
will help set an example for junior members and recruits by being
responsible, mature, and respectful.
14. Senior corps members will
help teach younger members when asked to do so by the Directors.
15. Corps members must attend
all major corps events.