761 mi – about 12 hours 32 mins,
Well, Its that time of the year again. The infamous Renegades tour, down to Southern California.
Heres some details for ya.
We are staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Torrance.
Saturdays rehearsal is at Long Beach City College, which also happens to be the show site for the evening.
Map Rehearsal from 10-3pm, on the field at 6:30pm
btw…this is a great stadium…love it.
Sunday we will be rehearsing at Cora Hargitt Middle School Academy in Norwalk, from 10-1pm.
And finally, the show on sunday night will be at West Covina HS. We step off at 4:20pm.
Hope to see you all there, and put on a good show for ya.
So I’m not sure who really reads this front page, but I figure I’ll post something new on it for those who thrive on everything Renegades.
Dark city…how do I explain it?
Well as the name says, and Renegades are known for, its definitely a dark show. But you definitely cannot mistake it for any other show we have put on the field. We follow the normal renegades formula of slamming opener, followed by a Jazz piece, a phenomenal ballad that might have you in tears at the end, and a closer thats guaranteed to make you stand. But all of that is done with some amazing twists and turns that you wont expect, and a level that the corps may have not reached design wise before.
Being in the corps for a few years now as a bass drummer, I have to say that this is easily the hardest show I have marched with the corps. For the drumline this year we have some really cool beats written by Thom and Chris, and there are parts visually that are sending us all over the field.
The new drums are so sweet. Check em out,
Pretty sweet eh?
For me, I got a smaller drum, which felt good on the back during the Pride Parade this past weekend.
So far the bassline is doing pretty good. This is actually the first year the Renegades have had an all Vet bassline, and we’re definitely gonna show you what we can do. The staff has created some nice moments for us to show off, and once it all cleans up its will be great.
The drumline as a whole has definitely stepped it up a few levels. We’re pushing hard this year. We’re marching 8 Snares, 4 Tenors, 5 Bass, and 5 Cymbals. We have some amazing talent this year, with a great mix of old and new faces. We acquired quite a few friends from our brothers up north of RCR, who went inactive this season. We’re glad they’re here, and we could give them a place to march. They are definitely fitting right in with no problems!
And the pit…wooo weee. They definitely cannot go without being mentioned. The pit is SOLID this year. By far the best pit I have seen in front (or in this case…the middle) of this corps. Some really strong mallet players are leading the charge, and every rehearsal the corps is more impressed by them. Like with the rest of the drumline, the pit has been given some great moments to shine in the show, and they are not disappointing.
Well… Thats it for me tonight. Just trying to give everyone a different view of our corps this year, from and insiders perspective. I’ll try and take pictures and camps, and post little things here and there.
Thanks all… peace out.
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,
Covering the first five years in the life of everyone’s favorite Evil Drum Corps, this video features pictures from the earliest days up to just before the corps’ first trip to DCA in 2002.