Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s 2014-2015 Band of Gold has started the school year with high-energy halftime shows, with plans for crowd-pleasing musical offerings at basketball games as well as participation in many other local and college-affiliated events. Its nearly 200 members, including the flag corps, participate in marching and concert bands as well as several ensembles, including a jazz band, brass and woodwind ensembles and a drum corps.

Host of the annual Gold Medal Classic that attracts high school bands from all over Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana each fall, the band has a rich tradition of community service on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a commitment to providing instructional excellence in music education for MGCCC students.

Dell Trotter, director of bands, and assistant band directors Heather McDonald and Sean Keady lead the band.

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