DRAM Guidelines and Information
QUIET TIME: There is now a MIDNIGHT noise cut-off Friday and Saturday.
Camping is for participants only.
Registration begins at 9:00 AM on Friday. The camping area must be cleaned and cleared by NOON on Sunday. (Thursday night camping is for DRAM Committee/Staff ONLY.)
Wrist bands will be issued at the camping sign-in gate (or at the Field House). Individuals under 18 years old must be signed in by a parent or chaperone who will be present and responsible for the minor for the weekend. You must have a camping wrist band to go in and out of the camping area. If you are not camping but may be visiting the camping area, you must get a wrist band. We use wrist bands to identify those who belong (as opposed to some who don't belong and have been known to steal from us).
Parking is not allowed in the camping area for safety reasons. There is parking available at the end of the road next to the camping area. Temporary parking is allowed in the camping area for unloading and loading purposes only. Vehicles parked in or obstructing the “Fire Lanes” at any time will be towed at the owner's expense. Please do not block access for port-a-potty service vehicles.
Black Gun Powder: the storage area must be marked with a streamer (provided at camping registration gate or field house). This requirement is set by the Fire Marshall for safety reasons; please comply.
Do not dig pits/holes for any purpose. Open fires are NOT permitted. Charcoal grills may be used but coals are not to be emptied on the ground.
Trash bags are issued at the camping registration gate or Field house. Please clean your area and dispose of all trash in the dumpster prior to leaving.
Canopies located in the camping area are limited to 10'x20'. 1 canopy per Corps.
Please safeguard your belongings during the parade and after dark. Please inform a member of the DRAM Committee or member of Deep River Drum Corps if you notice anyone not affiliated with any drum corps in the camping area.
Canopies: Do not set canopies up before 9:00 AM on Friday; canopies set up earlier than the designated time are subject to removal until after the DRAM.
Corps' canopies are allowed to be set up on the 1st base side of the field ONLY.
1 canopy per corps, with a maximum overall size of 15'x15'; larger sizes require special pre-approval by DRAM Field Manager, Bill Sady. Contact him at (203) 430-0969 with your request.
Please abut canopy to the next canopy. Guide ropes cannot extend into the walkways. We all need to be conscious of safety and space is precious!
Rental canopies must be pre-approved with the DRAM Field Manager, Bill Sady. Contact him at (203) 430-0969. A cognizant member of your corps must be present when the rental company erects the canopy.
Dogs are NOT allowed on the Muster field. Dogs are allowed in the camping area but only under the following conditions:
Must be kept leashed and controlled at all times.
Dog owners are liable should any injury or damage occur.
You must clean up your dog's pooh!
GLASS IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE MUSTER FIELD OR IN THE CAMPING AREA!
Please plan accordingly. If your beverages are bottled in glass, please transfer them to a mug and dispose of the glass safely. Broken glass is a big safety concern because children play on this field when we're not camping here.
The general public is not allowed to bring their own alcohol onto the Muster Field. The Connecticut State Police have reserved the right to search coolers and backpacks of non-drum corps people.
Drum corps members (the camping wrist band is the identifier) ARE allowed to have alcohol on the field but we ask that you use discretion (cups with lids are recommended).
Delivery Vehicles (Commercial vehicles or Corps members making deliveries) cannot enter or exit the Muster Field after 5 PM on Friday or after 9 AM on Saturday. The gate will be closed to vehicles at all other times. Please make arrangements accordingly.
Sutler/Flea Market Vendor Information:
Corps and individuals selling merchandise on the field are subject to a Vendor Fee.
Flea Market/Sutler vehicles cannot enter the Muster Field after 5 PM on Friday or after 9 AM on Saturday. The vehicle must remain in place on the Muster Field until after 6 AM on Sunday. This is for safety reasons and will be strictly enforced. Failure to cooperate/comply will result in denial of entry onto the Muster Field next year. We take safety very seriously and are taking this strong stand due to an accident that occurred in recent years.
The DRAM Committee is required by law, to have a copy of the seller's Tax Certificate in their possession at all times. Please bring a copy that we can keep.
Parking on the “upper lot” is for BUSES ONLY.
Parking is not allowed in the camping area for safety reasons. There is parking available at the end of the road next to the camping area. The Deep River Historical Society offers a discounted parking fee to drum corps members. Temporary parking is allowed in the camping area for unloading and loading purposes only.
Vehicles parked in or obstructing the “Fire Lanes” at any time will be towed at the owner's expense.
Please do not block fire lanes or access to port-a-potty service vehicles.
BY CLICKING THE "ACCEPT" BUTTON, I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ & UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE GUIDELINES, AND WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING AND ENFORCING THEM WITH ALL ATTENDING CORPS MEMBERS.