Renegades Open House is Coming!

Renegades Open House is Coming!

December 1

10:00am – 5:00pm
Del Mar High School (rehearsal)
1224 Del Mar Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128

7:00pm – 1:00am
Greg Gilman’s House (party)
1012 Shamrock Dr.
Campbell, CA 95008

December 2

10:00am – 5:00pm
Del Mar High School (rehearsal)
1224 Del Mar Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128

See you at Open House,

- Greg

Mars, Here We Come

“For those that understand, no explanation is needed. For those that don’t understand, no explanation is possible.”

Scenes from Camp

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The Skyliners invented LOUD, but the Renegades made it cool to wear on a t-shirt!!!

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Renegades Baritone section coming to you on LOUD mouthpieces soon….

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Happy Camper SopGirl Heather!

Weather Report for Camp

So, I guess the weather for this camp will be mild. Not too hot, not too cold. If your reading this and not marching, you should definitely stop by TI and JOIN. There are contra, mello, sop, and guard spots open (on the forum there is a concise number). If you want to march season 1.0, this weekend is the time put that thought into action. Actions speak louder than words. Come join the chaos of coffins.

Saturday: Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 50s.
Sunday: A few clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

Drum Corps is Evil

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.


Reason #717 to March Renegades

The scenic veiw from Treasure Island is always better from the arc.


It appears as though the sun gods will be shining down on us on Saturday and Sunday. The extended forecast through Sunday is:

Tonight: Cloudy intervals. Low 48F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies. High near 55F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy during the evening. A few showers developing late. Low around 50F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Friday: Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.
Sunday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

Let’s bring our game faces on as we return to TI to start the 2007 season. Here’s to a great camp.