Other Names:Hawthorne Gold

San Diego, CA United States

Active Junior
Open Class
2006 The Black Widow - The Black Widow  
2007 309 74.175 Spanish Gold - (Repertoire not available)  
2009 Entomology - Original Music  
2010 Primary Colors - Yellow * Blue * Red  
2011 Reel to Real - Selections from movie soundtracks  
2012 26 66.350 Different - Dunkle und Rau * Different * Celebration!  
2013 26 69.960 East Meets West - Pingpang * Mínyáo * Zuìzhong  
2014 28 71.250 The Journey - Every Journey Begins with a Single Step * New Places, New People, New Things * One Journey Ends and Another Begins  
2015 34 60.525 Pop Star - Pop Star * Toxic  
2016 30 67.638 El Dia De Los Muertos - Processional * The Offering * Celebration * Limbo  
2017 29 70.100 Grow - The Seed * The Spout * The Sapling * Maturity  
2018 23 75.425 Through Our Eyes - Through Our Eyes  
2019 22 77.100 The Pursuit of Happiness - Rat Race * Love, Love, Love, Love, Love Money * Happiness * Found  
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  
2021 "Speakeasy": - Proud Mary * Dedicated To The One I Love * Big Noise From Winnetka  
2022 20 79.025 The Gift - The Sound of Silence  
2023 20 79.913 The Hands That Pull The Strings - 1st Symphony * Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart) * Russians * It’s a Sin * Un Nouveau Méchant (A New Villian)  
2024 In Memory Of - Un Nouveau Méchant (A New Villian) * Everybody Wants to Rule the World * Faust Symphony S.108 -- Part 1-- Faust * Darkness of Light * Faust Symphony S.108 -- Part III-- Mephistopheles  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

The Gold Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Oceanside. California.

The Hawthorne Gold Drum and Bugle Corps was founded in 2005 in Hawthorne, California by the corps' current executive director Donald Flaherty & Juan Leguizamon.

Initially, the corps competed only within the state of California, making its first out-state tour in 2011 to shows in Utah and Colorado. In 2010, the corps movted to Oceanside to be accessible to more of the youth of Southern California. At that time, the corps' name was changed to the Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.

Gold first attended the DCI World Championships in 2007, when the Championships were held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; they placed 9th of 15 corps in Division III. Since 2012, Gold has traveled each year to the Midwest and the DCI World Championships in Michigan City and Indianapolis, Indiana. The corps has been an Open Class finaiist every year through 2019.

In their 2013 show, "East Meets West", Gold was joined by students from the Laizhou Martial Arts Institute of Laizhou, China--- the school had been featured performers in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

Until 2015, Gold was noted for the gold finish on the horn line's Yamaha instruments, but they then switched to Jupiter Horns with a silver finish.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The corps returned to the field for the non-competitive 2021 season.

[Gold Youth Arts Organization, Inc.; Drum Corps World. 16 August 2013' Drum Corps Internationa]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Conlee, Michael pit 2012
Larson, Anand Tuba 2020 to 2022
Ponce, Ivan Baritone 2022 to 2023
Potts, Sam Baritone 2012
Pruett, William Mellophone 2017
Weisinger, Karlin Drum Major 2022

CORPS 3 items


Gold,SanDiego,CA,LP1,SilverOnBlack(DST-1.0)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Donn Stroh

Gold,SanDiego,CA,Patch1-2012-Different(RE-4.0x4.0)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Richard Elmquist

Gold,SanDiego,CA,Patch2-2013-EastMeetsWest(RE-3.0)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Richard Elmquist