The Camarillo-based Gold Coast Pipe Band 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 service of First Lady Nancy Reagan, The Reverend Billy Graham, famed-author Tom Clancy, 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 County. Please see our photos and also please stop by our favorite venues and see the band perform. See you there! [photos]
Saturday, March 17th
Victoria Pub, Ventura - 2:15, 4:00, 6:10, 8:00
Ric's Restaurant, Camarillo - 7:00 & 9:00
O'Leary's Side Bar, Ventura - 5:30 & 9:50
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.
- Pipe Major
Jon Eccles - Drum Sergeant
John Thomas - Pipe Sergeant
Michael Littlejohn - Secretary
Bill Boetticher - Treasurer
Thomas Marcus - Quartermaster
John Ficken - Band Manager
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 6:30 PM and is followed at 7:30 PM by a full band rehearsal where the public is always welcome. See the Contact Us page for directions.