DRAM Guidelines & Information
Quiet Time: There is a MIDNIGHT noise cut-off Friday and Saturday
1. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The camping area must be cleaned and cleared by
NOON on Sunday. (Thursday night camping is for DRAM Committee/Staff ONLY.)
2. Camping 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 that 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 would like to visit the camping area,
you must get a wrist band. We use wrist bands to identity those who belong (as opposed to
some who don’t belong and have been known to steal from us!)
3. Parking is not allowed in the camping area for safety reasons. For those who are camping, there is weekend parking available behind the Deep River Historical Society for donation of $20.
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 purposed 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-potties service vehicles.
4. 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;
5. 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.
6. Trash bags are issued at the camping registration gate of Field House. Please clean your area
and dispose of all trash in the dumpster prior to leaving.
7. Canopies located in the camping area are limited to 10’ x 20’. One canopy per Corps.
Please safeguard your belongings during the parade and after dark. Please inform a member of the DRAM Committee or member of the 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 a.m. on Friday; canopies set up earlier than the
designated time are subject to removal until after the DRAM.
1. Corps’ canopies are allowed to be set up on the 1st base side of the field ONLY! (This may change
due to Covid requirements)
2. One canopy per Corps, with a maximum overall size of 15’ x 15’, larger sizes require special approval by Field Manager , by emailing email@example.com (This may change due to Covid requirements)
3. Please abut your canopy to the next canopy. Guide ropes cannot extend into the walkways. We
all need to be conscious of safety and space is precious!
4. Rental canopies must be pre-approved with the DRAM Field Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A cognizant member of your Corps must be present when the rental company erects the
5. Dogs are NOT allowed on the Muster field. Dogs are allowed in the camping area but only under
the following conditions: dogs must be kept leashed and controlled at all times, dog owners are
liable should any injury or damage occur, and you must clean up your dog’s pooh.
1. 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.
2. 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
3. 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday or after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. The gate will be closed to
vehicles at all other times, please make arrangements accordingly.
Sutler/Flea Market Vendor Information:
1. Corps and individual selling merchandise on the field are subject to a Vendor Fee.
2. Flea Market/Suttler vehicles cannot enter the Muster Field after 5:00 p.m. on Friday or after
9:00 a.m. on Saturday. The vehicle must remain in place on the Muster Field until after 6:00 a.m. 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.
3. 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.
1. Parking on the “upper lot” is for BUSES ONLY on Saturday morning starting at 6:00 a.m.
2. Parking is not allowed in the camping area for safety reasons. You will have 10 minutes to
remove your vehicle. 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.
3. Vehicles parked in or obstructing the “Fire Lanes” at any time will be towed at the owner’s
expense. Fire lanes are marked by white lines.
4. Please do not block fire lanes or access for port-a-potties service vehicles.