Bakersfield, CA United States
|2014||A Journey Begins - A Journey Begins * The Balloon Ride * Thinking of Home * Uncharted Waters|
|2015||The Color of Crime - The Area is Secure * Pinch of a Finger * Perfect Day for a Murder * Feeling Good * Dreamsville * The Damburger Incident * Dragalong Dreyfus * Chasing Yuri * Pink Panther|
|2016||Music Matters - Paradisi Gloria (from Stabat Mater) * Retribution * NO one To kNOW one * Original|
|2017||Discovering Gems Within - Church Windows, Movement II * Red (from Bright Colored Dances IV by Tarantella) * One Day I'll Fly Away * Palladio|
|2018||35||65.100||Hear Our Voice - Intro (Everyday): The Inside Out * Movement 1 (Overworked): Foundry * Movement 2 (Exhaustion): We’re Not Gonna Take It * Movement 3 (Revolt): Revolt * Movement 4 (Reform): Cinderella Man|
|2019||31||68.475||Icarus - Icarus and Daedalus Fantasy * The Firebird * Fly To Paradise * The Fall * Lux Aeterna (from Verdi's Requiem) * Dies Irae (from Verdi’s Requiem)|
|2020||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.|
Golden Empire is an Open Class junior field competition corps based in Bakersfield, California.
The corps was founded in the Fall of 2013 at Bakersfield College to augment the existing Bakersfield College Drumline.
After recruiting and staffing was added, a musical programwas developed and auditions were held. Members of the new corps rehearsed throughout the Winter and Spring, then the corps held a training camp in the mountains at Lebec, California.
On May 21, 2014 DCI announced that Golden Empire was one of seven new or renewed corps approved to enter competition tat summer.
On June 20, Golden Empire made its competitive debut at Clovis, California. The 93-member corps (with 43 brass, 21 battery percussion, 10 front ensemble, 16 auxiliary/color guard, and 3 drum majors) placed 3rd in Open Class, behind Vanguard Cadets and Blue Devils B, both then three-time world champions in the class.
For its first season, Golden Empire scheduled only eight contests on four weekends in June and July, and the corps made appearances in Southern, Central, and Northern California. The corps has since limited itself to only about a dozen shows each season.
In 2018, the corps will travel to the Drum Corps International World Championships for the first time, maintaining its limited schedule, with a two week break between a series of regional shows and traveling to shows in Iowa and Illinois en route to DCI.
[Golden Empire Performing Arts; Drum Corps International; Drum Corps World. July 2014]
Highest Score 58.300
Final show in DCX Archives July 13, 2014 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Cerritos CA placed 4 with a score of 58.300
Highest Score 58.300
Final show in DCX Archives July 12, 2015 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Cerritos CA placed 4 with a score of 57.400
Highest Score 56.400
Final show in DCX Archives July 17, 2016 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Bellflower CA placed 4 with a score of 56.400
Highest Score 59.700
Final show in DCX Archives July 16, 2017 So Cal Classic Open Class Championship Bellflower CA placed 4 with a score of 59.700
Highest Score 68.800
Final show in DCX Archives August 9, 2018 DCI World Championship Prelims Indianapolis IN United States placed 35 with a score of 65.100
Highest Score 71.225
Final show in DCX Archives August 8, 2019 DCI World Championship Prelims Indianapolis IN United States placed 31 with a score of 68.475