Renegades Announce 2011 Awards

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In keeping with its reputation of doing things outside the box, the San Francisco Renegades opted out of the usual dress-up affair for their annual corps awards banquet, opting instead for a barbecue at the home of Greg Gilman, former corps director and current baritone section leader and Vice President of the Board of Directors.

While everyone was enjoying each other’s company, partaking in some fantastic food and playing in the bouncy house – yes, really – the corps awarded some of its members for their outstanding achievements.

The 2011 Renegades award winners are:

Brass – MVPJim Jackson
Brass – Most ImprovedAmanda Noland
Brass – Rookie of the YearJenn Browne

Percussion – MVPDave Schmidt
Percussion – MVP (pit)Misty Reese
Percussion – Most ImprovedTenor Section: Stone Anderson, Charles Cachero, Eric Berg, Julian Banez
Percussion – Most Improved (pit)“The Ginger Rack”: Lola Huras, Lee Sowers
Percussion – Rookie of the YearMalia Ryan

Colorguard – MVPWes Adams
Colorguard – Rookie of the YearJoe Huras

Visual – MVPGreg Gilman
Visual – Most ImprovedBetsy Johnson

Most Valuable StaffChris Nalls

Renegade of the YearDave “Big Daddy” Leon

Renegades HeroMunson Chan

Seven AwardRuss Skare

Corps Director Lolita Tabujara-Bryan also announced that the 2012 Renegades Open House will be held January 7 and 8 at Milpitas High School.

Congratulations to all the award winners and we hope to see you at the 2012 Renegades Open House!

This banquet comes after a very successful Drum Corps season, culminating in a 6th place finish at the 2011 Drum Corps Associates (DCA) World Championship, held this last Labor Day weekend in Rochester, NY. The Renegades are planning on attending the 2012 DCA Championships in Annapolis, MD, where they will again compete with not only the Drum & Bugle Corps, but return to compete in the Mini-Corps competition, where they are two-time national champions. The Renegades are also members of Drum Corps International’s DCI Pacific Division.

The Renegades Association of California is a tax-exempt Non-Profit Corporation in accordance with the Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Since their inception in 1997 they have sponsored many musical groups, including the Renegades Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Renegades Mini-Corps. To find out more, please visit

Posted by on Friday, October 21st, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.