Gold Youth Arts Organization, Inc. seeks to improve the public’s understanding of and appreciation for music and marching band performance in accordance with the mission and objectives of Drum Corps International. Gold’s primary purpose is to enrich the educational, social, ethical and performing arts lives of young adults through the art of marching music instruction and performance.
Gold Drum and Bugle Corps was founded in Hawthorne, CA in 2005 by Executive Director Donald Flaherty, Ed.D. The group was formed to expose local students and young adults to a positive youth activity. The corps relocated to Oceanside CA in 2010 in order to expand its service to the entire Southern California region. Since then the corps has taken trips out of state to Utah and Colorado and to championships in Indiana.
As a member of Drum Corps International, Gold provides progressive and highly developed instruction and mentoring from passionate, experienced, and professional instructors. We promote teamwork and a commitment to youth development and performance excellence. The students we teach often experience positive life-changing moments and receive skills invaluable in the real world. Our goal is to empower our members and instill confidence, character, passion and drive in them while providing enjoyment to our local community and audiences nationwide.
Gold has performed at numerous cities and venues across North America. Recent performances have been at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN and Invesco Field in Denver, CO. The corps has also performed at countless venues throughout Southern
California including Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios.
Recent awards and honors include:
* Rated one of the top five open class drum corps in the world – 2012
* Drum Corps International World Championship Open Class Finalist – 2012
* Southern California Regional Champions – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
* Winter Guard Association of Southern California Champions – 2008, 2009
* American Drumline Association Champions – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
* Southern California Percussion Alliance Open Class Champions – 2007
Gold Youth Arts Organization, Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the state of California.
Also, check out EAST MEETS WEST
, a documentary directed by Donald Flaherty, featuring students from the Laizhou Martial Arts School of Shandong Province China and Gold Drum & Bugle Corps of Southern CA.
Drum Corps International, Indianapolis, IN: DrumLine Battle!!