The Golden Empire Drum & Bugle Corps from Bakersfield College is the premiere drum corps in the southern San Joaquin Valley. The corps is comprised of youth who are furthering their education in brass, percussion, and visual performance.
Students rehearse monthly in the spring and daily once school is out for the summer. They receive high quality instruction from a diverse staff led by experienced teachers as they prepare for local public performances and a regional tour.
The corps is an extension of the Bakersfield College Drumline program and is supported by the Bakersfield College Foundation. Founded in 2014, Golden Empire is an Open Class member of Drum Corps International, Marching Music's Major League.