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The Band
The Camarillo-based Gold Coast Pipe Band is a competitive band that was formed in 1999 by a group of award winning pipers for the purpose of becoming a premier performance band in the Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas. The band has appeared at many events - most notably as regular on-stage performers with the Chieftain's during the west coast leg of their US tours, the wedding of Sandra Bullock and Jesse James in Santa Barbara, on the set of the most recent Ewan McGregor movie 'Beginners' - commencements, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, birthday and anniversary parties, golf tournaments, military, fire and police department functions as well as funerals, parades, fundraisers, car shows and civic affairs. The band recently surprised "Cheers" star John Ratzenberger on his 60th birthday. It's members have played for the funeral of a fallen Green Baret at Arlington National Cemetery, played for the wedding of TV star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, appeared on TV, radio and movie soundtracks. The Gold Coast Pipe Band proudly wears the Wallace tartan to all of its events! Music selections the band has played over the years incorporate many old-time favorites such as 'Amazing Grace' and 'Scotland the Brave' as well as new tunes that create memorable performances. We can customize the band for any event from a single piper and drummer to a six piece miniband or the entire pipe band! We can even provide award winning Irish dancers for that very special occasion. Contact us today to book your event.

St. Patrick's Day
The Gold Coast Pipe Band performs on St. Patrick's Day at various locations throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Please see our photos and also please stop by our favorite venues and see the band perform. See you there! [photos]


2014 St. Patrick's Day Schedule

Saturday, March 15th

Casa Escobar, Westlake - 5:00 & 7:00
Private Event, Westlake - 6:00
Ric's Restaurant, Camarillo - 7:20
Anacapa Brew Pub, Ventura - 8:30

Monday, March 17th
Anacapa Brew Pub, Ventura - 4:15
Victoria Pub, Ventura - 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00
Junkyard Cafe, Simi Valley - 5:00 & 7:10
Ric's Restaurant, Camarillo - 6:10 & 8:20
O'Leary's Side Bar, Ventura - 6:00 & 9:40



Band Uniforms
The Gold Coast Pipe Band performs in a variety of authentic Scottish uniforms. Our red Wallace kilt can be worn with a formal black jacket and tie or the very elegant full-dress military uniform, depending on your request. We can also make recommendations. [photos]

Band Logo Artwork
We commissioned famed tenor drummer, accomplished commercial artist, illustrator and all-around nice guy George Burton to design our logo. Click here to see what great work George did for us.

Band Officers
Jack Daly - Pipe Major
Norm Riley - Drum Sergeant
John Thomas - Pipe Sergeant
Steve Busch - Secretary
Bill Boetticher - Treasurer
Thomas Marcus - Quartermaster
Bill Boetticher - Band Manager

Practice Location
The Gold Coast Pipe Band meets every Monday night at the Camarillo Evangelical Free Church, 2315 E. Ventura Blvd., located at the corner of Arneil Rd. and Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. Separate pipe and drum practice begins at 7 PM and is followed at 8 PM by a full band rehearsal. The public is welcome. See the Contact Us page for directions.

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