The Renegades are ramping up for next year, and we’re making changes for the future!

Chris Nalls has ably served as our Corps Director this past year, and now is ready to take on new challenges.  With Chris’ departure, the corps is seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates to lead the corps’ creative On-Field efforts.
If you’re interested, or have a great suggestion for someone we should approach, drop an email to!

Fremont 4th of July Parade

July 4 Fremont Parade
Join us to march in the Fremont Parade! 
We will be performing In The Stone at the July 4th parade. Any and all Renegades should plan to join us for this parade. We are always a hit with the crowds at what one of us has called the Shortest Parade on Earth.



Thursday, July 4: 9:30am-noon
State Street & Capitol Avenue parking lot
Meet for warmup at the back of the vacant lot, near Fremont Street.

The parade route starts at State Street and Capitol Avenue, then right onto Paseo Padre Parkway then right onto Walnut Avenue and next right onto Liberty Street and ends on Beacon Avenue at the corner of State Street.


Brass and percussion will be wearing black Renegades shirts and khaki shorts or pants. Guard and Honor Guard should wear white shirts and blue jeans with red accents.


There is plenty of parking around the route perimeter. Parking inside of the route is not recommended, as the streets are closed off from 7amuntil about an hour after the parade ends.


Renegades Camp July 6-7

July 6-7 Camp 
Our next camp is going to be a blast! 



Saturday, July 6: 10am-6pm

The Kings Academy 562 N Britton Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Subject to their availability, our staff will be some of the amazing teachers that have been working with us so far this year:


Brass: Rich Duarte, Roland Garceau, Joey Pero, Chris Nalls

Percussion: Kevin Murray, Josh Bryan, Kent Cater, Stuart Miyasoto, Thu Powell Dave Glyde

Visual: Dave Watrous, James Jackson, Binh Tsao, Danielle Russell-Kline


All guard members interested in performing and helping to keep the Renegades on the field should send an email to


Download your music from

Hang Out with the Corps

Saturday after Rehearsal

Jakes 174 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Renegades Reunion 

Sunday, July 7: 1-3pm

We will be playing our show music at the Renegades Reunion!

Potluck Picnic and Playing
Chilpancingo Park
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Reconnect with friends before attending or volunteering at LSOE later in the day. Bring some food to share, a blanket to sit on, plates & utensils, and a cooler with drinks and something to round out your meal for this laid-back potluck.
bring your instrument – we will get loud!


Sunday, July 7: 3:30-11pm

Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

A group of us will perform the Star Spangled Banner to open the show.

More details below!

Renegade Camp/Renepalooza 2013


Saturday, May 18: 10am-6pm 
Portola Middle School

Hang Out with the Corps

Saturday after Rehearsal

Elevation 66 Brewing Company

10082 San Pablo Ave

El Cerrito, CA 94530



Rehearsal & Performance

Sunday May 19: 11am-2pm, 2-6pm

Rehearsal at the park at 11am

Performance during Renepalooza 2pm-6pm


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Renegades Updated Summer Schedule

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

~ Michael Jordan ~

It’s no secret that times are tough for just about everyone. We’re all working to make the best life we can with what we have, and that often doesn’t leave much for extra-curricular activities. Whether its time, money, or both, sometimes we lose track of the things we love.

The Renegades are experiencing these hard times, as are other corps around the country, and the amount of people able to attend rehearsals has not been what we need to put out a corps at the level that our fans expect from the Renegades.

Basically, without a full corps (or close to it), we do not have the money coming in to pay for facilities, staff and show. But no one wants the corps to fold or to stop performing. If we cut the 4 DCI shows, it is possible to put on performances with less rehearsals and a volunteer staff (or close to it). Dues are being reduced, the cost for the 2013 season will be announced at next camp.

As a result, the Renegades’ Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to not put a corps on the competition field for the summer of 2013. This, however, does not mean that the corps is folding.


What we ARE doing is planning a summer of standstill and parade performances; Renepalooza on May 19th; the Fourth of July parade in Fremont (where we are always Rock Stars); and the Renegades Reunion at Loudest Show on Earth on July 7th. (Yes, 7/7 !) Throughout this Spring and Summer, we will also be pursuing and participating in corporate and sports venue-related performances, such as playing for IBM and for the San Francisco Bulls pro hockey team.And as the grand finale, our WORLD TOUR in Las Vegas the first weekend of August!

Musically, we will keep the Opener, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, In the Stone and Open Up Wide. We may add or subtract as time goes on.

Camp schedule will be as follows: April 20, May 18/19 , July 6/7, July 27/28. The drum staff may run a camp in late April or early May due to WGI conflicts. We will let you know ASAP.

Look at it this way – you will own the most exclusive member patch since 1999!

Our focus will be on getting as many people as possible to join us in building the Renegades for the future. Recruit performers, volunteers, and alumni – anyone you think can help!

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping-stones is how you use them.”

We will also be developing a multi-year plan that will allow us to build a solid financial base and recruit for the future. We encourage everyone reading this message to step up and be part of the team working to strengthen one of the most entertaining and unique performing groups so that they can continue entertaining the world for many years to come.

Thank you for your support for the corps, and please do what you can to help us through these changing times.


Chris Nalls and the Board of Directors,
San Francisco Renegades

SEVEN – The Renegades Newsletter – February 2013


SEVEN – The Renegades Newsletter – February 2013

Lots of great stuff in this month’s issue of SEVEN including a director’s report from Chris Nalls (with info about our incredible new guard instructor), a MUST READ note from Kevin Murray about the 2013 drum line, and final details about next weekend’s camp and the following weekend’s big Chinese New Year parade.




Chinese New Year 2013