Your Last Chance to Receive an Original Renegades Uniform is May 1!

Your Last Chance to Receive an Original Renegades Uniform is May 1!

The Renegades Association of California Uniform Capital Campaign (UCC) has been a huge success. “We have seen a
tremendous outpouring of support for this campaign,” said Lesa Barker, UCC Chair, “Weʼre thankful that so may fans, friends, family and alumni have given so generously!”

Tomorrow is May 1—to receive an original Renegades uniform and be entered into the raffle to win the new uniform prototype, you must have your $200+ donation postmarked by May 1.

The Renegades will, however, continue to accept donations from $7 to $777 throughout the season to offset the cost of the new uniforms.

To make your donation with PayPal:
www.renegades.org/donate/


San Francisco Renegades Establish Uniform Capital Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 20, 2008) – The San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, the official drum and bugle corps of the city of San Francisco and a seven-time Drum Corps Associates finalist, are making a change to their look for the 2009 season with a new uniform.

While maintaining the traditions that make the Renegades a world-class performing arts group with a twist, the change is being implemented to enhance this year’s show design and bring about a renewed sense of the corps’ identity.

“Everyone is very excited about the new uniforms. Our design staff has put a large amount of thought and effort into the new product, and we feel it will add to the overall performance experience for the members and the audience,” said Anne Bragstad, Renegades President.

Each new uniform costs $200, and the initial deposit is due in less than one month. Facing such a short timeline, the Renegades have announced a Uniform Capital Campaign to solicit donations from the drum corps and business community.

As a way of giving back to sponsors, the corps has established innovative “thank you” gifts: for each donation of $200 or more made by May 1, the donor can place their own personal message in each new uniform, as well as a logo-boxed original Renegades uniform. Each donor will also be entered into a raffle to win the prototype of the new uniform, to be presented at the Renegades show July 26.

For information about the Uniform Capital Campaign including complete details on how to donate to the corps, visit www.renegades.org/donate/

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 became the first California all-age corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in its first year. Since then, the Renegades have been finalists every year at the DCA Championships.


San Francisco Renegades Kick Off 2009 Season

Spots open in all sections

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Dec. 8, 2008) – The San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, the official drum and bugle corps of the city of San Francisco and a seven-time Drum Corps Associates finalist, held their 2009 Open House December 6 and 7. At the initial corps meeting, Music Director Chris Nalls announced the selections for the corps’ 2009 production, entitled “Día de los Muertos.”

In addition to the previously announced selections – Elton John’s moving “Funeral for a Friend,” “The Heat of the Day” by Pat Metheny, and the Latin drum corps favorite “One More Time, Chuck Corea” – Nalls announced two additional pieces: the festive “Faces” by Earth, Wind & Fire, and “Amazing Grace,” a classic piece given a new twist by Renegades brass arranger Key Poulan.

The show will reflect and represent the moods of the Spanish holiday, primarily celebrated in Mexico, that gathers families and friends together to remember those who have passed on and honor their memory.

Each section spent the weekend learning show-related music and work. At the end of the Sunday rehearsal, the full corps gathered for a “show and tell,” with each section performing for the others. The drums played selected warm-ups and show music, the brass line performed “Funeral” and “Amazing Grace,” and the color guard performed nearly two full minutes of work from “Faces.”

While the turnout for the Open House was impressive, Renegades director Greg Gilman said that recruiting new members is still a priority for the corps. “With our lofty goals for the upcoming season, all sections are focused on larger membership,” he said. Gilman said that all sections still have openings, but the sections in more immediate need are snares, sopranos and “a few more guard spots.”

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 became the first California all-age corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in its first year. Since then, the Renegades have been finalists every year at the DCA Championships.


San Francisco Renegades Celebrate Mexican Day of the Dead with their 2009 Production, “Dia de los Muertos”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Oct. 22, 2008) – The San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, the official drum & bugle corps of the city of San Francisco and a seven-time Drum Corps Associates finalist, announced their 2009 production at their awards banquet held October 20. The show, entitled “Dia de los Muertos,” is a step in a new and exciting direction for the corps, while at the same time remaining true to the group’s unique identity.

The show will reflect and represent the moods of the Spanish holiday, primarily celebrated in Mexico, that gathers families and friends together to remember those who have passed on and honor their memory.

The Renegades design team openly solicited show ideas from the corps members. The hundreds of submissions assisted them in selecting a show that best mixed the corps’ creative drive with that of its long-standing identity.

“The 2009 Renegades design team has done an amazing job sifting through many pages of wonderful show suggestions from our members and fans. Our final choice not only reflects California’s close ties with Mexico, it also gives all sections – especially our color guard – an opportunity to bring the intense excitement and pageantry of this vivid holiday to the field. It’s a perfect show to showcase what’s sure to be one of Renegades’ best seasons,” said Greg Gilman, corps director.

Songs selected for the program include Elton John’s moving “Funeral for a Friend,” “The Heat of the Day” by Pat Metheny, and the Latin drum corps favorite “One More Time, Chuck Corea.” Other selections will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to the show selections, it was also announced that almost the entire 2008 staff is returning for the 2009 season. The brass staff will be headed by Rich Duarte, in addition to Chris Nalls, David Landers, Greg Gilman, and returning after a yearlong absence, Larrie Dastrup. Key Poulan, noted brass arranger for groups such as the Santa Clara Vanguard, will once again write the Renegades horn book. The color guard staff will remain completely intact, with award-winning designers Mark Metzger and Vince Velasquez both returning from the 2008 staff. The visual staff, lead by caption head Dave Watrous, also remains completely intact from 2008. Assisting Watrous will be Dave Leon, Anne Bragstad, Jim Jackson and Jed Roach. Jay Murphy, visual designer for numerous bands and drum corps throughout the country, including the 12-time DCI Champion Concord Blue Devils, will return as the Renegades’ drill designer. The percussion staff includes caption head Thom Shearer, Kelly Garcia and Dan Hudson. Mike McCool, renowned program designer and consultant, will assist the corps as its Design Guru. Lee Rudnicki, a veteran of the corps staff, will return as the 2009 Renegades Executive Producer.

“Given the Renegades amazingly fun and successful 2008 season, I’m thrilled to see the return of almost every staff member for the 2009 season,” Gilman said. “The year-to-year consistency is sure to make the upcoming summer even better.”

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 became the first California all-age corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in its first year. Since then, the Renegades have been finalists every year at the DCA Championships.


2009 Renegades Present …


Día de los Muertos

Featuring hot Spanish jazz and other great music, including:

One More Time Chuck Corea
Heat of the Day (Metheny)

More selections to be announced at December Camp.

http://www.renegades.org


Our New Drums are Here!

As of 11:30 this morning, Renegades brand new set of Pearl drums have arrived!

This is very exciting, and will be a big boost to the 2008 Renegades drumline (one of our best, ever). Watch for the premier of the new drums at this Sunday’s San Francisco Pride Parade!

See you on Market Street,

- Greg


Stockton, CA Score = 75.00

Congratulations to all of our corps members on a great opening weekend!


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