More than 400 west coast drum corps fanatics got an early taste for the 2003 season at the Loud Music Symposium 4 on Sunday, April 27, at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Fever performs at the Loud Music Symposium 4
Produced by the San Francisco Renegades, the Loud Music
Symposium featured a combination of drum corps mixed with other eclectic musical ensembles, including a local steel drum band, the Stewart Tartan Pipes and Drums, Gamelan Anak Swarasanti, (a Balinese musical ensemble) and Eddie the Rat, an alternative music band. The main attraction for the evening however were the 2003 debuts of five drum corps, Sacramento's River City Regiment and SoCal Dream senior corps along with Fever (a new Division II corps from Modesto, Calif.), Blue Devils "C" and the host Renegades, also a senior corps. The evening also included performances by the Raiders Dance Company and the Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni Winter Color Guard.