FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Jan. 15, 2008) – The San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, the official drum & bugle corps of the city of San Francisco and a 6-time Drum Corps Associates finalist, announced the appointment of Anne Bragstad to the position of President of the corps. She will oversee the Board of Directors as well as the various committees within the Renegades organization.
“I am excited about taking over the position of President,” Bragstad said. “I have been with the organization for the past 6 years, and served many different roles on the Board of Directors. The presidency was just the right position at the right time for me, and I look forward to helping everyone make great things happen for this corps this year.”
Bragstad steps in for Steve Proud, a member of the Renegades since 2000 who stepped down from the position due to work commitments. Speaking of her predecessor, Bragstad said, “Unfortunately, as it sometimes does in drum corps, life gets in the way. This is what happened with Steve.” The Renegades remain hopeful that Proud will be back with the corps at some point in the future.
About the Renegades
The San Francisco Renegades were founded in 1996 by a small group of people that got together simply for the love of the drum corps activity. The mission of the Renegade organization is to bring an unprecedented awareness and appreciation of the drum corps activity to the public through a comprehensive marketing and financial plan. In 2002, the Renegades have became the first California all-age corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in their first year. Since then, the Renegades have been a finalist every year at the DCA Championships.