2017 Chinese New Year Parade

The Renegades would like to invite all of our drum corps brethren to join with us to march in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year's Parade on Saturday, February 11, 2017 followed by a post-parade party in the heart of San Francisco. This is truly a phenomenon you won't want to miss!

Parade Details


Any drum corps member past or present who has marched at least one season (anywhere) and desires to march with one of the best drum corps in California for this once in a lifetime opportunity - center stage in downtown San Francisco on one of the most exciting nights of the year!


The Renegades will usher in the “Year of the Rooster” with:

Uptown Funk

Music by Mark Ronson
Horns by Chris Nalls
Drums by Shekhar Khedekhar
Guard work by Liz Morrell



The parade commences the evening of Saturday, February 11, 2017. A mandatory morning rehearsal will be held prior to the parade between 10AM - 2PM.

Rollingwood Elementary School
2500 Cottonwood Drive
San Bruno, CA 94086



The parade begins in downtown San Francisco, heads through Union Square and finishes in the historic Chinatown district. Only two miles in length, this is an easy parade for those who haven't marched in years. And besides, when was the last time you've had over a million people screaming for you?


As the official drum corps of the city of San Francisco, the Renegades are an ideal match for the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade. With TV coverage, a huge crowd, firecrackers and dragons, this parade is an event not to be missed.

How to March

Step 1 - Sign Up!

 Will provide my own instrument     Will need Instrument


Step 2 - Parade Fee

A parade fee of $35 is due the day of the parade and includes:

  • A 2017 Chinese New Year Parade member patch.
  • The unforgettable experience of performing for millions of people on live TV!
  • Bragging rights when you tell all your friends you were a 'Renegade for a Day'!

Save $5 Pay online now via PayPal it's only $30!

Payment Options
$30 Paypal
$35 Cash, Check Hold until the day of the event
Send questions to info@renegades.org.

Step 3 - Membership Form

IMPORTANT! Yes, you must fill out a hard copy of the membership form even after signing up online.

A Parade Membership Form is required to be completed in full and submitted at, or before the parade rehearsal in order for you to participate in the parade event. Print and complete all pages!

Get Parade Membership Form

Step 4 - Prepare for the Parade

Learn the show! Come to rehearsal ready to rock...

Horns and Drum Uniforms - Red, long-sleeved shirt (solid red - not burgundy or pink), black slacks (ie. Dockers), all black dress shoes or sneakers. Black sunglasses are highly recommended, but not required.

Color Guard Uniforms - Solid color tops in VIBRANT colors, such as vibrant reds, greens, purples, oranges, blues, and yellows. The tops must be one solid color. Black pants, socks, and shoes finish the outfit. Gloves are optional. Temperatures in the Bay area can fluctuate; watch the weather reports, and prepare to layer your clothing!

Step 5 - Party!

California Pizza Kitchen Pre/Post-Parade Party

Before and after the parade it's party time! Join us at California Pizza Kitchen for food, fun and frivolities! Best of all, you can eat, drink to support the Renegades (11:00AM – 11:00PM). A percentage of the money spent will be donated back to corps when you include a fund-raising flyer with your bill!

Get a flyer at the rehearsal or print one here.

California Pizza Kitchen
53 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)