Join Renegades For 2016 Chinese New Year Parade

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renegades_100x100The San Francisco Renegades 2016 season explodes onto the scene February 20 as they take to the streets of San Francisco in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade.

Celebrating their 15th year participating in this historic cultural event, the Renegades once again extend an invitation to drum corps members worldwide to join in the festivities, become a Renegade for a day and march the parade with the “ones in black.”

Signing up could not be easier – visit the Web registration site at for sheet music, parade sign-up, rehearsal, uniform information and pre & post-parade party flyers. After the parade, all parade participants and audience members are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Renegades at California Pizza, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Renegades for each check that has a Renegades’ flyer attached.

This year the Renegades will usher in the “Year of the Monkey” with Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. Performers will join the Renegades from many other drum corps across the United States, including the Kingsmen Alumni Corps from Anaheim, CA; Jersey Surf from NJ; Reading Buccaneers from Reading, PA; Mandarins from Sacramento, CA; White Sabers from NY; Concord Blue Devils; Santa Clara Vanguard; and marching bands from Florida.

SF Renegades - Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade (Jonathan Bergmann)

Named one of the world’s top 10 parades, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade is the largest event of its kind outside of Asia. A San Francisco tradition since just after the 1849 Gold Rush, the parade continues to delight and entertain many hundreds of thousands of people that come to watch it on the street or watch the live television broadcast on KTVU Fox 2 or KTSF Channel 26 (Chinese broadcast.)

For more information on the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade or performance updates for the Renegades’ season visit

Posted by on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.