Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
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|Uniform||Black "armor" tunic w/red trim
Black shako w/gold chain & badge
& black plume
The Gold Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Oceanside, California, Gold performs in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.
The Hawthorne Gold Drum and Bugle Corps was founded in 2005 in Hawthorne, California by Donald Flaherty, who remains as the corps' executive director.
For its first five seasons, the corps competed only within the state of California. In 2010, the corps relocated to Oceanside, in order to be accessible to more of the youth of Southern California and changed its name to the Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.
Gold had first attended the DCI World Championships in 2007, when DCI traveled west to Pasadena, and had placed 9th of 15 corps in Division III. In 2012 and again in 2013, Gold traveled to the Midwest, to attend the DCI World Championships in Michigan City and Indianapolis,, Indiana and is scheduled to make the trip once more in 2014.
In 2013, Gold was joined by students from the Laizhou Martial Arts Institute of Laizhou, China as performers in the corps' show, "East Meets West." The school had been featured performers in the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The Gold Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by Gold Youth Arts Organization, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) musical organization that has a Board of Directors, corps director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The Executive Director is Donald Flaherty, Ed.D.
|2006||The Black Widow||The Black Widow (Original music by corps staff)|
|2007||Spanish Gold||Spanish Gold (Original music by corps staff)||74.175||9th Div.III|
|2009||Entomology||Entomology by Travis Larson|
|2010||Primary Colors||Yellow, Blue & Red by Travis Larson|
|2011||Reel to Real||Selections from movie soundtracks
|2012||Different||Dunkle und Rau, Different & Celebration! by Scott Director||84.300
|7th Open Cl.
26th World Cl.
|2013||East Meets West||Pingpang, Mínyáo & Zuìzhong by Scott Director||86.750
|6th Open Cl.
26th World Cl.
|2014||The Journey||The Journey by Scott Director||74.125
|6th Open Class
28th World Class
|2015||POP STAR||Pop Star by Scott Director, Rich Hinshaw, and Joe Millea||TBD||TBD|
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