Dia de los Muertos – January Camp Update


The corps just finished up a successful camp, where were able to play through almost nine minutes of music!!

The full musical ensemble put together our opening production, Funeral for a Friend. Written by Elton John and arranged by Key Poulan, Thom Shearer and Fred Smith, it gives a solemn and intense opening to the show.

Faces, by Earth Wind and Fire, was performed by the Brass, Percussion and Guard (work by Mark Metzger and Vince Velasquez). This up-tempo tune will put a smile on everyone’s face with its combination of virtuoso playing, hot solos and Latin flavoring.

The brass, pit and Guard, fronted by soloist Larrie Dastrup, put together the haunting and beautiful Death March, based on a traditional Mexican Funeral tune. The Brass line also got through Heat of the Day, a fast paced, multi-meter Pat Metheny tune as well as working on In the Stone in preparation for Chinese New Year, coming up in two weeks. All in all, a busy week putting together another great show for our many fans.

There are still a few spots left, but everyone should know that we are closing things down early this year. Everyone should step forward and claim their place in what promises to be a spectacular season for the Renegades.


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