|Welcome to 2004
Anne Bragstad, Editor
This year the Renegades will partake in another magical journey filled with fluffy bunnies and happy sunshines NOT! Weve already started steam rolling towards DCA with our most successful first season camp ever! The horn line and drum line are almost filled, color guard is overflowing, and the pit and honor guard have seen the most members to date period. The horn line received, read and performed through the first seven minutes of the show. The drum line joined the horn line to play through the first half of the opener. This is a show like no other in the world, and the full corps is just twitterpatted with excitement! <read more>
New DVD Features Documentary Film
By Filmmaker Jay Lee
The documentary film "Red Skies at Night," chronicles the 2003 Renegades as they travel from California to compete at the DCA World Championships in Scranton Pennsylvania. From the airport to their final performance, "Red Skies at Night" follows the corps as they emerge as the newest powerhouse on the DCA circuit. With plenty of behind the scenes footage, this video shows what it takes, and what it means, to be a Renegade. <read more>
2004 Show Announced
Goodbye Blue Skies: The Triumph of Evil
Renegades announced their field show production for the 2004 season at their November 2nd open house. Lee Rudnicki, Renegades President and 2004 Show Coordinator, introduced the show concept; Goodbye Blue Skies: The Triumph of Evil, to a capacity filled auditorium of over 130 returning corps members and prospective new members at the 2004 Open House. <press release>
Random Thoughts from November Camp
Lee Rudnicki, President/Show Coordinator
Until I walked in on the brass rehearsal, I thought the drum line was the most improved section. That award is apparently going to be a dogfight between all three sections until the end of the season this year. Cool beans. <read more>
2004 Open House (Censored)
Dennis Mancini, Snare
Today is one of the more important days that I have been really excited about. The corps has taken a short break off from a very impressive 2003 season last summer. Now, with momentum reaching a fever pitch, I believe todays turnout for the Renegades 2004 open house should not disappoint. <read more>
November Camp: 2004 Begins
The place where it all begins. Over 60 brass made their way through eight minutes of music, with time off for basics with visual guru Dave Watrous and his staff of evil geniuses. The drum line was treated to two days with percussion superstaffers Scott Johnson, Dave DiLullo, Kent Cater, Paul Marr and Lee Rudnicki. The pit spent time learning from Ed Teleky (with Josh Powell). And the 40-plus potential members of the guard worked with Carol Abohatab, Kathy Pearson, Ron Frost and Julie Liedtke. The intensity level was so high that the remark was made, Has anyone told the Renegades its only November?". <see photos>
One Guard Members Perspective
By Eric Lopez, Color Guard
"On the field, from San Francisco, California, performing their 2004 show, Goodbye Blue Skies: the Triumph of Evil, the San Francisco Renegades!" These are the words that will reverberate across football fields next summer, and what follows is 10 minutes of pure Evil, brought to you by Loud and the Renegades. Im looking forward to this years season, and being part of one of the best drum and bugle corps ever. <read more>
Meet the Staff: Scott Johnson
Before his fifth birthday, Scott joined the Royalairs Drum and Bugle Corps and remained with the unit until he joined The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps at age 18. He was a marching member with The Blue Devils from 1976 through 1979. He became a member of The Blue Devils staff as a Percussion instructor from 1978 through 1989 and later rejoined the organization in 1994 as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger. <read more>
Help the Renegades (and yourself) with an end of the year donation.
Tax Time is approaching - your gift to the Renegades will help pay for much needed percussion equipment, horns and guard uniforms. Don't delay - send a donation today. We will give you a letter certifying your gift to the corps, which you can use to claim a tax deduction for 2003. <read more>
A New Online Store
Renegades kick off the holiday shopping season with a vastly improved online store. Not only do we have new items, like the 2003 Renegades DVD and CD, now you can order multiple items, and pay only one shipping fee!
<try out the new store>
Still Time to Join: Don't let the 2004 season pass you by. Send us an email to tell us you are interested and then join us at Treasure Island on December 13 and 14. Our web site has full info about joining the Renegades.
A History of Drum & Bugle Corps Vol II: The incredible volume two of this treasure is now available from our friends at DrumCorpsWorld with expanded senior corps coverage.
Renegades proudly use Pro-Mark percussion equipment.
This newsletter is proudly published by the San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle corps for our fans and supporters. If you have constructive feedback about our little publication, write us.
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