Be a Renegade for the Day

Join us at the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year's Parade on Saturday, March 7, 2015 followed by a post-parade party in the heart of San Francisco.

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Chinese New Year Music Now Online

The Renegades will usher in the “Year of the Ram” with:

Don’t Stop Believin’

Music by Journey

Horns by Joey Pero, Neil Bliss

Drums by Josh Byan

Download your parts, HERE!

For more information re: Performing at the 2015 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade.


A Loss in the Family

This week, we said goodbye to a beloved friend and member of the Renegades family, Mike McCool. Mike was a member of the design team for many years, working to craft the unique shows that defined the Renegades. Irreverent and hilarious, Mike could always be counted on for spot-on show ideas and just the right smart remark to break the tension of the creative process. Farewell, Mick. We’ll never forget you.

Renegades Begins Corps Director Search

The SF Renegades are in search of a qualified person to continue the traditions of high talent and exciting performance levels. We are searching for a Field Corps Director who is motivated in returning the Renegades competitive drum and bugle corps back to DCA finals in the future.


The Renegades is a non-profit performing arts organization that operates primarily during the summer.  It provides developmental opportunities for youth and adults including participation in competitive drum and bugle corps. The role of the Director is to manage the day-to-day operations of the drum corps. This highly organized and self-motivated person must be an effective communicator and listener, and they will work between the Board of Directors and the corps staff, volunteers, and members to ensure that the organization is operating in accordance with organizational philosophies as a world-class organization by maximizing effective use of time and resources..


• Oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the drum corps.
• Work with office staff to organize and implement policies and procedures.
• Work with office staff to effectively communicate to the organization as needed.
• Take a leadership role in recruiting and maintaining the membership of the group.
• Act as the Primary public relations contact with all constituencies. This includes public address responsibilities, fundraising, and creating opportunities for promotion of the corps. The Director is the Primary spokesperson with media while on tour.
• Work with Staff Coordinator to organize and implement schedules and facilities usage for rehearsals.
• Oversee Fundraising opportunities and events.  Assist with recruiting volunteers for fundraising activities.
• Responsible for routing and directions to housing sites, and performance venues, in and out of town, in coordination with lead drivers. Responsible for accurate travel time estimates to and from housing and show sites. Ensures lead driver has planned highway routing to next destination, including well-planned and efficient rest stops.
• Coordinate with the transportation manager to ensure correct staffing and coordination of schedules in advance of tour in lining up drivers. While on tour, assist with managing time and schedules for efficiency and safety.
• Work with Transportation Manager to maintain all vehicles while on the road.
• Work with staff coordinator to coordinate facilities, policies, procedures, etc.
• Contribute to organizational press releases, newsletters, and other publications.
• Attend all staff, show sponsor, and DCI/DCA management meetings on the road, or ensure that there is appropriate representation of the corps at these meetings.
• Manage corps expenditures while on the road. Ensure accurate accounting of expenditures and mileage reports for vehicles.

Required Qualifications:

• Two years experience in other management positions, education, or related fields
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Driver’s license clear of any major infractions
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Computer fluency, including experience with database, spreadsheets and word documents
• Self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects with little or no supervision
• Performing arts experience, preferably with a World Class / Class A group
• A personality that can maintain for calm in a storm

Preferred Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree
• Two years experience with a drum corps, marching band, or winter program staff, ideally in management
• Experience working with and coordinating a large staff of volunteer and paid members
• Demonstrates high integrity in financial and managerial matters

The ideal candidate must be available to travel on the road with the drum corps and attend all camps, contests and events of the season. Attendance at most camps is necessary to ensure a coordinated effort with the rest of the corps and to be visible to the corps members.

Salary: TBD

To apply, please respond with a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position;, a detailed resume;, and three references (two professional and one personal) to:

The review process will begin immediately, and the deadline date for submitting applications is Dec 31, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in the SF Renegades.

Board of Directors
San Francisco Renegades

Save the Date – Chinese New Year Parade is March 7, 2015


Save the Date – Saturday March 7, 2015

The Renegades will once again be performing at the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.

And YOU are invited to join us.

Stay tuned for details on the music, practice, uniforms, equipment and registration.



The San Francisco Renegades present: Opus 7

Led by conductor Chris Nalls, Opus 7 will be performing their 2014 show, “Legends,” featuring ‘Open Up Wide’ by Bill Chase and ‘Give it One’ by Maynard Ferguson.

Music arranged by Ed Teleky and Joey Pero.

Featured players – Roland Garceau, Mark Kelly, Scott Stansfield.

The Renegades would like to give special thanks to Joe Wilt and Prime Time Brass, without whom this performance would not be possible.

The show is dedicated to all Renegades fans past and present – you’re the ones that make it all worth it!

AUGUST 30,2014 – 6PM

March Update

Great camp last month, let’s build on from where we left off. This weekend’s camp is at The King’s Academy again. We’ll be in rooms E12 and E14 (the E wing, furthest away from the Theater); so, bring a stand if you have one. Saturday’s rehearsal is 10am until whenever we get done with what we have to do. Sunday is horns and drums from 9am – 4pm.

All the music we have has been uploaded to the members only section of the Renegades website (login and click on Sheet Music), including the new technique book, chord progressions, chorales, and show music. Plus, there’s a sneak peek at part 2 of Legendary: the Music of Maynard Ferguson! So, please login and check that out. If your login credentials don’t work, email and we’ll get it fixed.

Colorguard folks we haven’t forgot about you. Guard rehearsals with begin at the April 12-13th and April 26-27th camps with tryouts on the May 3-4th camp; so, plan on making it to those rehearsals. But, feel free to stop by, hangout and check out the music.

Upcoming Rehearsals

March 15-16
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

April 12-13
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

April 26-27
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

May 3-4
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Visit for the offical 2014 calendar.

Join us for Open House!!!

After a year away, the Renegades are poised to once again take DCA by storm! Be part of the action as we take to the field with our show, Legendary featuring the music of Maynard Ferguson. DCA will never be the same again!

Renegades Open House
February 8th 11am – 7pm
February 9th 9am – 4pm

Del Mar High School
1224 Del Mar Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Join today!!!