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The Band
The Camarillo-based Gold Coast Pipe Band was formed in 1999 and combined with the award winning Pacific Coast Highlanders in 2022. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and compete in numerous WUSPBA Highland Games. The band performs in the Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas, and for 10 years were regular on-stage performers with the Chieftain's. The band also played at the wedding of Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in Santa Barbara, a surprise for Ewan McGregor on the set of the 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 also surprised "Cheers" star John Ratzenberger on his birthday. It's members have played for the funeral services of First Lady Nancy Reagan, The Reverend Billy Graham, ZZ Top Bass Player Dusty Hill, famed-author Tom Clancy, the funeral of a fallen Green Baret at Arlington National Cemetery, 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 favorites such as 'Amazing Grace' and 'Scotland the Brave' as well as new tunes that create lasting memories. 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]


2024 St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 15th

Crown & Anchor, Thousand Oaks -
O'Leary's Side Bar, Ventura -

Saturday, March 16th
Crown & Anchor, Thousand Oaks -
O'Leary's Side Bar, Ventura -
Tarantula Hill, Thousand Oaks -
Assension Lutheren Church, Thousand Oaks - 6:00

Sunday, March 17th
Victoria Pub, Ventura -
Crown & Anchor, Thousand Oaks - 12:30, 4:30, 7:00, 8:45
Ric's Restaurant, Camarillo - 2:30, 5:30
Clubhouse, Camarillo - 6:00
Tipsy Goat, Thousand Oaks - 3:30, 7:30
Clubhouse, Camarillo - 6:00
O'Leary's Side Bar, Ventura -
Shores Restaurant, Oxnard -
Lookout Bar & Grill, Channel Islands -


Band Uniforms
The Gold Coast Pipe Band performs in a variety of authentic Scottish uniforms. Our red Wallace kilt can be worn with a white shirt, formal black jacket or black shirt, vest and tie depending on your request. [Uniforms]

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
Mike Reynolds - Pipe Major
Doug Freed - Instructor/Drum Sergeant
Andrew Reynolds - Instructor/Pipe Sergeant
Luke Bannan - Secretary/Webmaster
Bill Boetticher - Treasurer
Scott Adams - Quartermaster
John Ficken - Band Manager

Practice Location
The Gold Coast Pipe Band meets every Monday night at the Chapel City 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 page for directions.

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