On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Vista Murrieta High School Golden Alliance Marching Band and Color Guard will host an annual competition with 13 regional marching bands. The competition will be judged by officials of the Western Band Association (WBA). The Tournament of Gold will give marching bands from throughout Southern California an opportunity to compete for trophies in their own class divisions based on band size as well as a sweepstakes trophy for best overall unit. The marching bands are judged on several criteria, including; music, marching and general effect.
The event will be held in Bronco Stadium, adjacent to Vista Murrieta High School located at 28251 Clinton Keith Rd in Murrieta, California. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. The competition will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the ticket booth on the Home Side of the stadium. Adults-$10, Senior Citizens/Students/ Military with ID $7, Children 5 and under Free. Spectator parking is available in the stadium parking lot at no cost. Entrance is from Clinton Keith Road.
Concessions will be available for attendees to enjoy a variety of foods and desserts. 50/50 raffles and a fairway of vendors are sure to add to the excitement of the event.
The Tournament of Gold, which is sponsored by the Golden Alliance Band Boosters, is not only an opportunity for student musicians to showcase their talents and hard work, but also a fundraising event to keep vital music programs in the school alive. The Band Boosters is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization dedicated to their mission of providing financial support to the Vista Murrieta Band program.