Excerpt: The Triumph of Evil
A one-point penalty that resulted in a drop of two places at the DCA World Championships would decimate most drum corps. But for the Renegades, it was a blessing in disguise, and it became a defining moment of the corps. Instead of the members engaging in a witch-hunt to find the culprit … a miracle.
One by one, members of the corps posted an admission of guilt on the Renegades’ Internet forum. Within a day, pretty much every corps member had taken credit for the penalty, including a few alumni who had not even gone to DCA. A catch phrase started to appear in the Renegade’s signatures on the Internet, “It was me in 2003!”
The penalty did not divide the Renegades, it only made the corps stronger. The reaction to the penalty became one of the proudest moments of my entire drum corps career. The Renegades were more than a drum corps—they were a family.
Attention Group. The San Francisco Renegades are proud to announce the hiring of two new representatives for the next DCA Rules Congress. The rules proposals to be discussed by the Renegades new representatives shall be limited to the discussion of 1970s haircuts, the abolition of beadless maracas in DCA competition, and the use of the word “F***” on Drum corps Planet.
That is all.
Let the Chaos begin.
Congratulations to Renegade Lisa-Lisa Momeesa, who has been temporarily “band” from Drum Corps Planet for one week, for typing the letter “F.”
Not a curse word, not a personal attack … but the letter “F” , followed by a few of these “*”.
This is GENIUS, especially since she did not even buy a vowel.
Thank you to all DCP Moderators for putting a smile on my face today. Keep up the good work. LOL.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France
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See you at our next practice,
January 2007 Camp
The hornline and drumline got serious about the music.
The colorguard got serious about flags and rifles.
The staff got serious about teaching.
The whole corps got serious about the 50/50 raffle.
… and of course we got serious about having fun!!!
Here are a few of the pics I took the few moments I was not being serious this weekend.