sooo everyone knows about the glory side of drum corps and to a lesser extent the other side-fundraising. it’s something that is said over and over to us by staff and board of directors. let’s face it, fundraising is a key ingredient to a successful drum corps. the work can be tough, greasy, messy and long but it’s worth it. being a Renegade we have to do 5 fundraisers throughout the year as part of our membership. i look at these 5 fundraisers as opportunities. a chance for me to make money for the corps, fulfuill my part of the membership bargain and hang out with some really cool people outside of rehersal and shows.
i just got done working two Giants games this weekend. i can’t say how proud i am of all the people who worked the games. being memorial day weekend, it was hard to get people to work, so we were a little short handed. chaos always follows us, even during fundraisers! everything seemed to flow between us and we worked our butts off. special shout out to Lisa D for giving up her sunday plans to help with the game. i have memories that i can share with these guys for the rest of the season. the six of us who worked today got to be part of baseball history when barry bonds passed babe ruth on the all time homer list-cool memory. i’m tired and i don’t want to see another hot dog for a verryy long time, but i’m happy cause i had a great weekend working with some great folks and raised some money for the corps.
the next time you have a chance to fundraise do it. you never know, you might witness a piece of history!