Renegades (MA)

Quincy, MA United States

Inactive Junior
1976 225 40.200 (Repertoire not available)  
1979 Land of Make Believe * The Wedding Song  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps of Quincy was started in November 1972. It was started as a result of trying to get a practice place for the Senior Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps. They were told to start a Jr Corps in order to practice in Quincy.

Jim O’Brien contacted Ed Gebauer and he accepted the Manager’s job along with himself. The Corps was active from 1972 to 1980.

The Corps competed in the CYO, Greater New England and Mayflower Circuits. The Corps also developed a great parents organization In 1974 the Corps won the CYO
championship as a class “C”.

In 1975 the Corps started a feeder Corps called “The Drifters”. There was almost 200 members between the 2 Corps. In 1975 the Renegades competed as class “B” and placed in every show except one. They had 114 members and went to Canada in 1974 and 1975.

In 1975 they won 5 first place trophies in Canada. That’s a trip no one will forget because they ended in the hospital in Vermont, at 2:00 A M in the morning. Doctors said it was some kind of food poisoning and the excitement of the trip. Everyone that was sick got a shot to calm them on the road home.

The Corps also got help getting started from the Senior Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps Manager Ed Gaff. Most of the instructors came from the Senior Corps.

In 1976 the Renegade Jr. Corps went to Philadelphia to compete in the DCI championships. It was a great trip and they stayed at a motel in New Jersey. For 6 days it only cost each member $50.00 for the trip and many a friendship was made.

In 1977, their uniform were changed and also had 3 tympani drums stolen out of the equipment bus. They lost their Manager Ed Gebauer, who passed away in October of 1977.
In 1978 they tried class “A” but, lost a lot of members going to The Boston Crusaders.

In 1979 they went back to class “B” and merged the Renegade Jrs and Drifters but, so many left and problems arose that it was unable to continue. In 1980 the Corps went inactive.

There has been 1 reunion and some have expressed interest in
another. In the first reunion there were about 300 people. In the nine years or so, there has been about 800 people to pass through this corps.

submitted by
Jim O’Brien

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
DeGraaf, James B. Horn Line (Baritone/ContraBass) 1974 to 1978
madden, maureen soprano 1970 to 1976
madden, maureen soprano 1971
Miller, Mary colorguard 6 months thenHornline 1973 to 1979
Taylor (Griffin), Janice Color Guard/Horn Line 1974 to 1978

CORPS 1 items

Renegades (MA)

Renegades,Quincy,MA,Pin1-R&B&YTriangle(RCR)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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