Renegades Begins Corps Director Search

Renegades Begins Corps Director Search

The SF Renegades are in search of a qualified person to continue the traditions of high talent and exciting performance levels. We are searching for a Field Corps Director who is motivated in returning the Renegades competitive drum and bugle corps back to DCA finals in the future.


The Renegades is a non-profit performing arts organization that operates primarily during the summer.  It provides developmental opportunities for youth and adults including participation in competitive drum and bugle corps. The role of the Director is to manage the day-to-day operations of the drum corps. This highly organized and self-motivated person must be an effective communicator and listener, and they will work between the Board of Directors and the corps staff, volunteers, and members to ensure that the organization is operating in accordance with organizational philosophies as a world-class organization by maximizing effective use of time and resources..


• Oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the drum corps.
• Work with office staff to organize and implement policies and procedures.
• Work with office staff to effectively communicate to the organization as needed.
• Take a leadership role in recruiting and maintaining the membership of the group.
• Act as the Primary public relations contact with all constituencies. This includes public address responsibilities, fundraising, and creating opportunities for promotion of the corps. The Director is the Primary spokesperson with media while on tour.
• Work with Staff Coordinator to organize and implement schedules and facilities usage for rehearsals.
• Oversee Fundraising opportunities and events.  Assist with recruiting volunteers for fundraising activities.
• Responsible for routing and directions to housing sites, and performance venues, in and out of town, in coordination with lead drivers. Responsible for accurate travel time estimates to and from housing and show sites. Ensures lead driver has planned highway routing to next destination, including well-planned and efficient rest stops.
• Coordinate with the transportation manager to ensure correct staffing and coordination of schedules in advance of tour in lining up drivers. While on tour, assist with managing time and schedules for efficiency and safety.
• Work with Transportation Manager to maintain all vehicles while on the road.
• Work with staff coordinator to coordinate facilities, policies, procedures, etc.
• Contribute to organizational press releases, newsletters, and other publications.
• Attend all staff, show sponsor, and DCI/DCA management meetings on the road, or ensure that there is appropriate representation of the corps at these meetings.
• Manage corps expenditures while on the road. Ensure accurate accounting of expenditures and mileage reports for vehicles.

Required Qualifications:

• Two years experience in other management positions, education, or related fields
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Driver’s license clear of any major infractions
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Computer fluency, including experience with database, spreadsheets and word documents
• Self-motivated and able to handle multiple projects with little or no supervision
• Performing arts experience, preferably with a World Class / Class A group
• A personality that can maintain for calm in a storm

Preferred Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree
• Two years experience with a drum corps, marching band, or winter program staff, ideally in management
• Experience working with and coordinating a large staff of volunteer and paid members
• Demonstrates high integrity in financial and managerial matters

The ideal candidate must be available to travel on the road with the drum corps and attend all camps, contests and events of the season. Attendance at most camps is necessary to ensure a coordinated effort with the rest of the corps and to be visible to the corps members.

Salary: TBD

To apply, please respond with a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position;, a detailed resume;, and three references (two professional and one personal) to:

The review process will begin immediately, and the deadline date for submitting applications is Dec 31, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in the SF Renegades.

Board of Directors
San Francisco Renegades

Save the Date – Chinese New Year Parade is March 7, 2015


Save the Date – Saturday March 7, 2015

The Renegades will once again be performing at the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.

And YOU are invited to join us.

Stay tuned for details on the music, practice, uniforms, equipment and registration.



The San Francisco Renegades present: Opus 7

Led by conductor Chris Nalls, Opus 7 will be performing their 2014 show, “Legends,” featuring ‘Open Up Wide’ by Bill Chase and ‘Give it One’ by Maynard Ferguson.

Music arranged by Ed Teleky and Joey Pero.

Featured players – Roland Garceau, Mark Kelly, Scott Stansfield.

The Renegades would like to give special thanks to Joe Wilt and Prime Time Brass, without whom this performance would not be possible.

The show is dedicated to all Renegades fans past and present – you’re the ones that make it all worth it!

AUGUST 30,2014 – 6PM

March Update

Great camp last month, let’s build on from where we left off. This weekend’s camp is at The King’s Academy again. We’ll be in rooms E12 and E14 (the E wing, furthest away from the Theater); so, bring a stand if you have one. Saturday’s rehearsal is 10am until whenever we get done with what we have to do. Sunday is horns and drums from 9am – 4pm.

All the music we have has been uploaded to the members only section of the Renegades website (login and click on Sheet Music), including the new technique book, chord progressions, chorales, and show music. Plus, there’s a sneak peek at part 2 of Legendary: the Music of Maynard Ferguson! So, please login and check that out. If your login credentials don’t work, email and we’ll get it fixed.

Colorguard folks we haven’t forgot about you. Guard rehearsals with begin at the April 12-13th and April 26-27th camps with tryouts on the May 3-4th camp; so, plan on making it to those rehearsals. But, feel free to stop by, hangout and check out the music.

Upcoming Rehearsals

March 15-16
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

April 12-13
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

April 26-27
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

May 3-4
The King’s Academy, 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Visit for the offical 2014 calendar.

Join us for Open House!!!

After a year away, the Renegades are poised to once again take DCA by storm! Be part of the action as we take to the field with our show, Legendary featuring the music of Maynard Ferguson. DCA will never be the same again!

Renegades Open House
February 8th 11am – 7pm
February 9th 9am – 4pm

Del Mar High School
1224 Del Mar Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Join today!!!

Renegades board of directors name Keith Potter as corps director

The board of directors of the San Francisco Renegades is excited to announce that Keith Potter has been chosen Corps Director for Renegades 2014.

“Since 2003, Keith has been an exemplary member, on and off the field,” said Raymond Sanchez, acting board president.

The Renegades board of directors, who voted unanimously, were not the only people in the organization enthusiastic about the news.

“I think the board made the right decision. He is not only a longtime member, but more importantly he knows and loves the corps,” said Rich Duarte, Brass Caption Head. “His positive, unrelenting attitude is exactly what the group needs. His motivation and dedication really is representative of the group we both love. People come to the Renegades for a reason, and Keith understands those reasons.”

When the board announced it’s decision to the candidates, Potter seemed poised and ready to take up the mantle of director. “I’m very excited about being selected as the new corps director,” Potter said, “and can’t wait to help usher in a new era of the San Francisco Renegades.”

Renegades Summit Report

 Sunday, October 20, 1:00 – 5:00pm



Greg Gilman’s House


What Happened:  

We had a great meeting with close to 30 people in attendance, all concerned with the future of the organization.


Decisions made:

  1. The Renegades are not going to fold. It didn’t even come up.
  2. One of the top priorities for the group is to continue raising money to pay off old debts.
  3. The Renegades are going to continue hosting great events – Chinese New Year parade, Renepalooza, the Fremont 4th of July parade, the LOUDest Show on Earth, Vegas and more.
  4. The Renegades are very interested in putting out at least one SoundSport group (if not two or three). It is very possible that a show created for this arena could be expanded to a field show, largely depending on how many bodies we have!  If YOU would like us to be on the field, we need YOU to be a marching member!
  5. The Renegades will be working more closely with the Santa Clara Vanguard in the person of Al Yeh, Renegades Alumni and newly hired Operations guy for SCV.
  6. The Renegades will be supporting the Jim Ott Brass Ensemble by giving them all of our two valve G horns and loaning them other various equipment. We are also supporting two local drum lines through the loan of equipment.
  7. Chris Nalls will act as liaison to DCI and DCA.

In addition, we called for volunteers for next year’s board, which will assemble at the end of October. Several of these fine folks will also serve as a committee to plan for the future of the corps, including returning to the field and to DCA in the future. Interim corps director Chris Nalls and the current board (Lee Sowers, Tiffany Carrico, Madge and Ray Sanchez, and Neil Bliss) were thanked for their efforts in keeping the corps together through this past year.


Anyone interested in being part of the Corps or the Board for the coming season should send an email to Please help keep our corps alive through a donation of time, materials or money.
2014 Renegades Board candidates: Keith Potter, Rich Duarte, Joe Lewis, Josh Bryan, Mike Repucci, Roland Bough, Omero Rodriguez, Jedediah Roach, Tiffany Carrico, Neil Bliss, Jeff DeMello, Al Yeh, Lee Sowers, Madge and Ray Sanchez.