San Francisco Renegades

San Francisco, CA United States

Inactive Senior
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Repertoire for 2000
Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, etc.
Pictures of Spain by Evgeny Svetlanov Svetlanov: Daybreak in the Field, etc / USSR Symphony
Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione Chuck Mangione - Compact Jazz
Evil Drum Solo Number Seven by Lee Rudnicki
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Rick Wakeman Rick Wakeman - Classic Tracks
Wayne Downey Ending #37 by Wayne Downey
The Renegades were founded in 1996 by a small group of people that got together simply for the love of drum corps. No horns, no uniforms, no instructors, and 3,000 miles from the nearest competitive senior circuit: this corps had it all.

In February of 1999, the corps put the Renegade 2000 plan into action and added an infrastructure that not only included a world-class instructional staff (notably brass arranger Larry Girard and percussion arranger/instructor Lee Rudnicki), but also a promotions team that took advantage of world class marketing, financial and legal consultants.

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.

Initially known as the Bay Area Renegades, the group's early uniform was green and white baseball shirts and jeans. Later on, members were instructed to wear anything they liked on the field as long as it was black. In 2002, black leather and Madonna tube tops were uniformized in an evil Matrix look, but were still black.

The Renegades made their DCI debut in July 1999, at the Moonlight Classic contest in Stockton, California, and are one of two charter members of the newly formed DCI-Pacific Senior Division. In 2000, the Renegades fielded an expanded corps, which was received with standing ovations at every show. The year culminated with a proclamation by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown honoring the Renegades as The Official Drum & Bugle Corps of the City of San Francisco.

In 2001 the Renegades fulfilled their goal of a full complement of drums, horns, and guard members, and performing on two tours: the first to the Pacific Northwest, the second down to the Los Angeles area. Both tours and the local Northern California shows were rousing successes. In 2001 the Renegades also founded a new non-drum-corps musical group, Renegades Taiko!

In 2002, the corps became the first senior California corps to compete in DCA Championship competition, in which they finished tenth.

The Renegades sponsor an annual show entitled "LOUD Music Symposium." The black-clad corps' 2003 show, 'Red Skies at Night,' was subtitled 'Midnight in the Stadium of Good and Evil,' a show that won them sixth-place honors in DCA World Championships competition.

The 2004 season got under way early when the men in black marched in San Francisco's Chinese New Year parade in February. Their 2004 show was entitled 'Goodbye, Blue Skies: The Triumph of Evil.' The show was dramatically fronted by the Ed Teleky-designed "anti-pit", an unusual collection of front percussion instruments such as suspended Duplo blocks, PVC pipe beaten with brushes, a rake, and bicycle-powered cymbols, mastered by a black-clad dominatrix. The Renegades finished sixth in DCA Championships.

[; Drum Corps World, June 24, 2002, p.5; June 28, 2002, p.6; Dave Strickler; DCW, 2/04, p.4; DCW, 7/9/04, p.6]

Members (51)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Allen, Tyler Soprano 2003 to 2004
Andrews, Mike Soprano 2002 to 2006
Bough, Roland Front Ensemble 2004
Brodie, Derek Soprano 1998
Carr, Calvin Pit 2003; 2005
Carr, Calvin Drum Major 2004
Celsky, Keith contra 2006
Celsky, Keith Baritone 2007
Chizek, Jr, Joseph Honor Guard 2007
Collins, Bill 1st Bari 2001 to 2002
Colombini, Francesca soprano 2001
Cunningham, Sean percussion 2004
Dangerfield, Jojo Colorguard 2002 to 2006
DeMello, Jeff Baritone, Board of Directors 2000; 2002 to 2004
DeMello, Jeff Director, Baritone, Board of Directors 2001
DeMello, Jeff Board of Directors 2005
Dryden, Lisa Colorguard 2005 to 2006
Duong, Hao Contra 2011 to 2012
Emmond, David Soprano 2002 to 2003
Emmons, Troy SOPRANO 2003
Gilman, Greg Baritone 2001
Haslanger, Brian Soprano 2001
Haslanger, Brian Mellophone 2002
Julian, CJ Mellophone 2006 to 2007; 2010
Kent, Kari Color Guard 2008
Martinez, Ben (Benji) 3rd baritone 2009 to 2012
Martins, Brian Contra 2002 to 2003
Mathis, Chris Contra 2002; 2004
Matos, Julio Mellophone 2002
Mavroudis, Christina Cymbals 1997 to 2000
Mavroudis, Christina Anti-Pit 2003 to 2004
McWilliams, Mike Soprano 2002
Miller, Johanna Pit 2002 to 2004
Mineer, Anthony 2nd Baritone 2002 to 2005
Nash, Mike French Horn 1996 to 2001
Nash, Sarah Mellophone 2005
Nash, Sarah Pit 2006
Orlandella, Ralph Brass - Contra bass 2000 to 2002
Panganiban, Marvin snare 2000 to 2004
Peterson, Doug Soprano 2001 to 2002
Reynolds, Jon Mellophone 2002 to 2005
Reynolds, Jon Soprano 2006
Sanchez, Ray Soprano 2009 to 2012
Serpe, Ralph Baritone 2001
Terrill, Trevor Bassline 2003 to 2004
Welke, "Tapper" Baritone 2004
Welke, Chris Baritone 2005
YEH, AL Color Guard 2002 to 2007
YEH, AL Cymbals 2008
Young, Randy Baritone 2003 to 2004
fitzgerald, jim baritone 2003; 2005

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