Right out of high school I was involved with a junior corps that was starting up out of Woodland, CA called Shockwave. The two years I was in Shockwave playing snare drum and we only performed at the Stockton Show. I was there in 1999 and saw the Renegades and that was the first time I had ever heard of senior corps.
2001 and 2002 I marched Mandarins (www.mandarins.org) on snare and marched all through college with the Sacramento State Marching Band and Winter Ensemble (http://www.csus.edu/music/mband/index.htm) 1999-2006 trading off snare and tenors. Since the Fall of 2008 I have been the Marching Peruccssion Director for the Sacramento State Marching Band and Winter Ensemble. While I was marching the Sacramento State Winter Ensemble we teamed up with brass players and started the formation of a senior corps called Captial Regiment… The name would later be changed to River City Regiment. After I graduated from Sacramento State in 2005 I was invited to check out River City Regiment and I ended up marching 2006 and 2007 on tenors and competed against Renegades.
How I joined Renegades…
River City Regiment folded in 2007 and I still wanted to march and go to DCA Championships. So a few of my friends that I had made at River City Regiment and I decided we would march Renegades in 2008. I marched snare 2008, tenors in 2009 and for 2010 I am the battery section leader playing snare again. Also for this 2010 season I am the first recipient of the First Annual KMSC Scholarship (http://www.kmstrategicconsulting.com/community)
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