SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 20, 2008) – The San Francisco Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, the official drum and bugle corps of the city of San Francisco and a seven-time Drum Corps Associates finalist, are making a change to their look for the 2009 season with a new uniform.
While maintaining the traditions that make the Renegades a world-class performing arts group with a twist, the change is being implemented to enhance this year’s show design and bring about a renewed sense of the corps’ identity.
“Everyone is very excited about the new uniforms. Our design staff has put a large amount of thought and effort into the new product, and we feel it will add to the overall performance experience for the members and the audience,” said Anne Bragstad, Renegades President.
Each new uniform costs $200, and the initial deposit is due in less than one month. Facing such a short timeline, the Renegades have announced a Uniform Capital Campaign to solicit donations from the drum corps and business community.
As a way of giving back to sponsors, the corps has established innovative “thank you” gifts: for each donation of $200 or more made by May 1, the donor can place their own personal message in each new uniform, as well as a logo-boxed original Renegades uniform. Each donor will also be entered into a raffle to win the prototype of the new uniform, to be presented at the Renegades show July 26.
For information about the Uniform Capital Campaign including complete details on how to donate to the corps, visit www.renegades.org/donate/
About the Renegades
The San Francisco Renegades were founded in 1996 by a small group of people that got together simply for the love of the drum corps activity. The mission of the Renegade organization is to bring an unprecedented awareness and appreciation of the drum corps activity to the public through a comprehensive marketing and financial plan. In 2002, the Renegades became the first California all-age corps to compete at the Drum Corps Associates Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in its first year. Since then, the Renegades have been finalists every year at the DCA Championships.