Letter from the Editor
Anne Bragstad, Editor
February was a busy month for the corps. The Chinese New Years Day Parade was a great success this year!! The corps grew to 162 members for the parade and being placed first in the lineup, we made a remarkable parade showing with a long air-time on local TV. The best part about the parade is just seeing the millions of people who come out to see the parade in person. <read more>
Random notes: February Camp #2
Lee Rudnicki, Show Coordinator/President
Goodbye Blue Skies begins dark and evil and literally continues the battle between Good and Evil in 2003 Red Skies at Night. After the nuclear intro, Goodbye Blue Skies goes into fast mixed meter and drill forms that will take a few camps to clean, but will be awesome when it locks. A few pathway tweaks are needed, but everything works well conceptually. Very exciting to see this much drill on the field with 60+ horns. <read more>
Farewell, Treasure Island
Renegades Web Team
The corps camps at Treasure Island for the last time, but has the greatest camp yet. Three minutes plus of drill, more music time, a session with Performance Coach Shirley Dorritie and the guard welcomed top designer Chad Duggan for the weekend. And Randy, born on February 29th, 1964, celebrated his tenth Birthday. <see photos and hear mp3s>
"Here to Play"
Christina Mav-Dempsey, Anti-Pit
With Ed Teleky in town, us poor slobs in the Anti-Pit knew it was going to be a challenging two days, but we were up to the task. Ed, a brilliant composer and a hard taskmaster, will catch you on a good performance as well as poor. It is his music. He knows how it is supposed to sound. I've learned so much from this man: No excuses. Retain direction. But more than anything, his words to me last year have been engrained: "You are here to play."<read more>
Lani Matsen, French Horn
Saturday dawned a cool and clear morning, a good day for marching. After breaking into a fellow horn player's apartment to bring his horn to him in San Francisco, and picking up one up another fellow member we were on our way.<read more>
One Guard Members Perspective
Lisa Johnson, Color Guard
Road Rage instantly diminishes as I walk in on the most peaceful warm up known to man, it involves good music, some comfortable yoga and really tuning into our bodies. I join in and begin to feel my muscles relax. Veronica’s got her crazy socks on and suddenly all is well in the world. <read more>
Behind the Shades: Johanna Miller
Dave Leon, Visual Staff
In this edition of Behind the Shades, we introduce Johanna Miller, Pit Section leader and Corps Treasurer to the world. In the following interview, she talks about growing up in Pennsylvania, drum corps, and the many extra-curricular activities that she is involved.<read more>
Did I mention it's only February?
Dave Leon, Visual Staff
The marching guys meet at 9 a.m. Saturday to go over the 21 pages of drill Jay Murphy sent us for the weekend. There are rewrites to be taught, so we're pretty much starting from scratch...I pay particular attention to the baritones, since that's where I'll be spending most of my time. <read more>
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