Make sure this gets to the private member only forum so that all the corps members can get the scoop on our ending!!!
Musician’s Atlas asked me to write a piece about my work in the entertainment industry called “My Scene.” This was a little difficult to write, as it is inherently hard to write yourself without it coming across as “I am so Great.”
So, I talked about everything from Renegades, to getting shot at, to the rules I set up for myself when I moved to Los Angeles. I think it came out okay, or at least won’t put too many people to sleep when they read it. lol.
I flew up to San Francisco for Renegades rehearsals this weekend. We got the ballad (My Immortal) on the field. The Vampire medallions are in, and the first of the 7 levitating coffins are in the opener. Speaking of which, the technology our resident engineer name Jed used to invent the levitating coffin illusion should be patented (really), as I’ve never seen anything like it. Once we get these fully incorporated into the show, the result should be Beatlemania.
So far, each piece of the 2007 show has been incredible, and this weekend was no exception. We have two camps before the first show, to add Stone Ground Seven, and then the closing piece of music. We didn’t have the closer figured out until Sunday morning, when Chris and I went into a Starbucks and mapped out a Genius ending to My Immortal (expect the unexpected).We have had some great shows over the years with Renegades, but if I had to pick one, and only one show, to represent all of my years with Renegades, My Immortal would probably be it. This show is on another level, specially from a theatrical standpoint.
The Key to Success for the 2007 Renegades, however, is getting the members to rehearsal. We have a drum line, we have a full maniac guard, and we got a fantastic horn line that is coming into its own as a force to be reckoned with. The downside is that rehearsal attendence, especially among the horns and drums has not been the best. Truth be told, it is hard for me to be critical of others, as my new-found 100 mph law practice has made it difficult for me to get to rehearsal as well. But, if the corps commits to getting to rehearsal, this will be the best Renegades corps to ever take the field at DCA, by a lot.
And you can quote me on that.
The scenic veiw from Treasure Island is always better from the arc.
Jarred shows us…. 2007 is a very special year for the Renegades!! Check out a slew of photos from January’s hugely successful camp!
The 2007 Renegades are filling fast! However, we still have many positions available including color guard, pit-ensemble and especially low brass (baritones and contras). If you’re on the fence, NOW is the time to join.
2007 is the year you don’t want to miss!
See you at February camp,
After this past weekend, I got same feeling of excitement and nervousness as I did when I first stepped onto the field to perform 16 years ago. This time it is a little different. I am a little older, my muscles don’t work the way they used too, and I am not as flexible as I used to be. This year is different and exciting, as I am marching with my good friend Aisha. She is so excited about the season. Mostly returning to the field to perform. Mostly, I was excited to see new and old friends from 2006. I think that this year will be phenominal. I find myself feeling nostalgic and exited for the season to come. I guess as you get older, the pageantry activity never leaves you. This year I know that people will here that we are awesome and they can bring it on. Heres to 2007. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season.