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 of 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!
In 2001 the Renegades fulfilled their goal of a full complement of drums, horns, and guard members, and performing on two tours: the first to the Pacific Northwest, and second down to the Los Angeles area. Both tours and the local Northern California shows were a rousing success. In September, the Renegades Minicorps won the DCA Championship in theis first appearance.
In 2002, the Renegades have become the first California Senior Corps to compete at DCA Championships, becoming both Finalist and Member in their first year.
Check out the previous musical organizations that the Renegades have drawn their membership from.
- On April 21, 2005, After berating members of the Renegades on-air two San Francisco disc jockeys, the "Dog House" team DJs "Elvis" and "JV," were removed from their positions at KYLD-FM 94.9. 
- Renegades: Official Website