Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps

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LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
DivisionOpen Class
UniformBlack jacket with a silver 7, black pants, black gloves, black shoes and black sunglasses

The San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps is an all-age Drum and Bugle Corps from San Francisco, California, United States. The Renegades, a 501c3 non-profit organization, were founded in 1996 and competes in the Open Class division of the Drum Corps Associates circuit. The corps also has a large number of members that spin rifle, flag, and saber in the color guard. This part of the activity came from the tradition of having an American Flag and weapon to guard the colors


The Renegades were founded in 1996 by a small group of people that got together simply for the love of the drum corps activity. In February 1999, the corps put the Renegade 2000 plan into motion, and added an infrastructure that not only included a world-class instructional staff, but a "Promotions Team" that included 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.

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 were 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!

On October 1, 2012, The San Francisco Renegades received a 1-year suspension from participation in DCA events, for conduct detrimental to the good and welfare of DCA during the 2012 Championship Weekend. The Renegades are eligible to return to DCA competition for the 2014 season.[1]

The number "7" has an almost mythical stature in the corps, beginning with the charter performers (5 percussion and 2 brass....jokingly referred to as "seven people and a ham sandwich") and has been represented by the corps not only in the "7" on their current uniforms, but by the cymbal line forming a "7" at the end of their performances (save for a single instance where they formed a "J" to honor a very small corps named "Jester"), and often the shouting of "SEVEN!" by the corps.

It was reported in January 2016 that the final parade performance of the San Francisco Renegades will be during the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year's Parade in San Francisco, California on February 20th, 2016.[2]

As of February 2016, there are no plans for the Renegades to return to the field.

Show Summary (2000-2012)[edit]

Year Position Score Show
2000 A Renegades' Suite: A Tribute to those Corps "Kicked-Out" of DCI - Concerto de Aranjuez, Pictures of Spain, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Land of Make Believe, Wayne Downey Ending #37
2001 Seven - Seven, Mambo from West Side Story, Grovers Seven Corners, One More Time Chuck Corea
2002 10 86.200 The Loudest Show On Earth - America the Beautiful, Mambo from West Side Story, Undiscovered Lionel Richie, Bohemian Rhapsody, Spanish Dreams
2003 6 91.800 Red Skies At Night: Midnight In The Stadium Of Good And Evil - Toccata and Fugue In D Minor, Halloween, Russian Christmas Music, Spybreak, Niner Two, The Matrix Reloaded
2004 6 91.225 Goodbye Blue Skies: The Triumph of Evil - Prelude from Carmen, The Matrix, Appalachian Morning, Channel One Suite – Mvt 1, Goodbye Blue Skies, Channel One Suite – Mvt 3, Navaras
2005 5 93.738 The Days of Future Past: The Beginning - Ave Maria, The Ascension, Halloween, Open Up Wide, Nights in White Satin, La Villa Strangiato
2006 8 86.236 Stairway to Heaven - Adventures in Time, Stairway to Heaven, Toccata, Reprise
2007 8 89.400 My Immortal: From Dusk Til Dawn - Dusk – The Awakening, The Jazz Police, My Immortal, Stone Ground Seven, Dawn
2008 8 89.675 Dark City - Prologue to Evil, Space Shuttle, At Midnight, Everything Changes - Dust in the Wind - Predatoria
2009 6 90.463 Dia De Los Muertos - Funeral for a Friend - Faces - Death March - Heat of the Day - One More Time Chuck Corea
2010 10 86.525 Renegade Planet: A Space Opera - Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Mars - Predator - Interstellar Traffic Jam - Jupiter
2011 6 90.180 The Seventh Sense - Signs - In the Hall of the Mountain King - Comfortable Numb - Mombasa - Awakening
2012 10 84.530 Twisted - Twisted Nerve (from The Bride Wore Black) - The Death Hunt (from On Dangerous Ground) - Uninvited - Break from Reality - Knights of Cydonia


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