Photo by C. Fu

2015 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, March 7, 2015 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 Ram” with:

Don't Stop Believin'

Music by Journey
Horns by Joey Pero, Neil Bliss
Drums by Josh Byan
Guard work by Misty Reese




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?


The parade commences the evening of Saturday, March 7, 2015. A mandatory morning rehearsal will be held prior to the parade. 10AM - 2PM, Site X (Treasure Island)

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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:

Let us know you'll be marching by filling out the Parade Signup Form.

Step 2:

A parade fee of $35, and a completed 'parade packet' are due the day of the parade. (Save $5---register and pay now. Use our online payment process and pay only $30)

You'll receive:

A 2015 Chinese New Year Parade member patch
A personalized membership appreciation certificate
The unforgettable experience of performing for millions of people, and on live TV
Bragging rights when you tell all your friends you were a 'Renegade for a Day'!

Payment Options
Cash, Check Hold until the day of the event
Questions Contact

Step 3:

A Parade Packet (Membership Form and Liability Waiver) will need to be completely filled out and submitted at, or before the parade rehearsal in order for you to participate in the parade event.

Print and complete BOTH Forms

Membership Form
Liability Waiver Form

Yes, you must fill out the hard copy even after registering online.

Step 4:

Download the sheet music. Download the guard work.

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:

Chevy's Pre/Post-Parade Party

Before and after the parade it's party time! Join us at Chevys for food, fun and frivolities! Best of all, you can eat, drink to support the Renegades (2:00pm - 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.

Chevys Fresh Mex
201 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3154
(415) 543-8060