Artist Bio:

Gold Drum & Bugle Corps was founded in Hawthorne, CA in 2005 by Executive Director Donald Flaherty Ed.D. The group was formed to expose local kids and young adults to a positive youth activity. The organization relocated to Oceanside CA in 2010 in order to expand its’ service area to include the entire Southern CA region. Gold formally incorporated as Gold Youth Arts Organization Inc. in 2013 as an IRS recognized not-profit youth organization.

Gold is dedicated to giving students the performance, work and life skills necessary to succeed in our modern world. Dedication, loyalty, and honesty are the virtues that the Corps promotes. Achievement through perseverance and teamwork are the qualities that define the Corps. 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.