SF RENEGADES AND RIVER CITY REGIMENT HOST NEW SHOW
"West Coast Showdown"
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Renegades and River City
Regiment are proud to present their first dual hosted Drum and Bugle
Corps show, "West Coast Showdown," on July 20 at Del Oro High School
in North Sacramento at 7 p.m.
The audience will be treated to the power and pageantry of some of the
finest drum and bugle corps in the west as the Renegades, River City
Regiment and SoCal Dream from Buena Park, CA, compete for the
California State Championship. They will perform along with Pacific
Crest from Diamond Bar, CA, 2000 DCI Division II Champion Santa Clara
Vanguard Cadets, Blue Devils "B" and "C" Corps, and the newest corps
in California; Modesto Fever.
This show will mark the "California Senior Corps Championship" where
River City Regiment and SoCal Dream of Buena Park will be gunning for
the title of CA Champion and ownership of the Western Cup, currently
held by the San Francisco Renegades. Will the Renegades be able to
hold onto the Western Cup and the title for another year? Or will we
see a new California Senior Corps Champion? Be there to find out!!
This will also be the last chance for audiences to see drum corps in
California this year. Pacific Crest will travel to the Orange Bowl in
Orlando, Florida for their first Drum Corps International "Summer
Music Games World Championship" appearance. Their show, "Invocacion a
Poderosos" with music from Panambi, by Alberto Ginastera and Allegria
by Rene DuPere, conveys the musical images of night on the plains of
Latin America; where lightning flashes, angry gods demand appeasement,
and the powerful magic of spirits lurk under the protective cloak of
Pacific Crest will also present a clinic before the show - free for
all ticket holders. Starting at 3pm, Pacific Crest's instructional
staff and members will offer an inside view of how a world class drum
and bugle corps rehearses. Students, parents and educators are
encouraged to attend.
The River City Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps will perform their 2003
production, entitled The Elements, which includes "Water" from Come
Home To The Sea by Chip Davis, "Fire" from Danza ritual del fuego by
Manuel de Falla, "Earth" from The Vanished Gardens of Córdoba by Ray
Lynch, and "Storm" from The Sea Reivers by Sir Granville Bantock.
"Being able to compete with other senior corps on the West Coast is a
great way for the River City Regiment to raise our performance quality
to DCA finalist levels. Local senior corps competitions like the West
Coast Showdown provides our membership with ongoing inspiration to
become a finalist at the DCA Championships in the next 2 years," says
Mike Phillips, River City Regiment President.
The Renegades' 2003 production, "Red Skies at Night: Midnight in the
Stadium of Good and Evil," is a visual and aural exploration of the
coexistence of good and evil. The Renegades will perform "Toccata" by
Johann Sebastian Bach, "Halloween Theme," by John Carpenter, "Russian
Christmas Music," by Alfred Reed, "Ave Maria," by Franz Biebl, as
performed by Chanticleer, "Music from the Matrix," by Don Davis,
"Niner-Two," by Don Ellis, "Tears in Heaven," by Eric Clapton and
"Bells," by Ian McDougall.
"It is exciting to see how far the Western Senior Corps activity has
progressed since the Renegades took the field in 1999. The fact that
three senior corps will be vying for a Championship at the West Coast
Showdown is a testimony to the momentum of the senior corps movement
in California," said Chris Nalls, Director of the Renegades.
SoCal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps will be traveling from Buena Park,
California to perform as the newest senior corps on the field,having
debuted in 2002 with a standstill performance. This year they compete
in the senior corps circuit with a full-fledged field production, "Los
Sueños Calientes," featuring music from The Mambo Kings, including
"Mambo Caliente," percussion feature "Groove in 4X4X4," "Malaga,"
"Beautiful Maria of My Soul," and closing with a reprise of "Mambo
Tickets are $12 General, $8 for senior citizens and students and $5
for Children 12 and under. Advance tickets sales, group sale
information and all other show information are located at
www.renegades.org/showdown and www.rivercityregiment.org/showdown. Del
Oro High School is located at 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650. For
further information on the SF Renegades or River City Regiment, please
visit their respective websites: www.renegades.org and
Reposted by Harvey@worldofpageantry 6-11-03
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