[Revlist] Re: Too Young To Drum
I was willing to keep an adult (indeed, a geriatric adult) out of my
musket line on Sunday because he had only a 6 ounce water bottle. I
was also willing, I admit, to hand him one of my spare bottles of
water, but that's because I'm a nice guy and I realized that I wasn't
going to go short. The basic rule, never mind age, skill, or
functional equipment, MUST be that if you don't have the bare
necessities of going on the field safely (I would argue a minimum of
16 oz of water, for example), you don't field. Period.
>I really don't know what his age was. He could have even been 13.
>But he had a drum that didn't work, obviously couldn't play a cadence
>or any signal, didn't have water in his canteen, and never showed up
>with the music during the whole weekend except 5 minutes before the
>Sunday battle. I'm sure you or Kim would have taken care of the
>problem, we just have to find away to address when you guys are not
>there as the other adults who are not DM's or FM's don't feel it's
>within their authroity.
>>I am sorry to hear this happened yet again.As music of the
>>Contintental Line, you may (we do)return the youngster to his
>>parents next time and tell them that he is not old enough to fall in
>>for battle until he is 13. We welcome and encourage all ages for
>>practise and jams at night, but the music will not be responsible
>>for anyone under 13 on the field.Period. Sorry you did not know this
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