About Golden Empire Performing Arts
Who we are:
Golden Empire Performing Arts is an account of the Bakersfield College Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It exists to support the activities of the Bakersfield College Drumline and its partner program, the Golden Empire Drum & Bugle Corps from Bakersfield College (a Kern Community College District campus).
Our mission is to leverage the power of performing arts to help youth in our community develop the life skills they will need to thrive in this world by providing unique educational and competitive programs that emphasize commitment, teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence.
- Golden Empire will sponsor a comprehensive marching arts program, featuring the southern San Joaquin Valley's premiere drum and bugle corps, in partnership with Bakersfield College and other local organizations.
- The educational staff will be led by experienced teachers who will develop programs and curricula that inspire and challenge our students as well as engage our audiences.
- Golden Empire will cultivate meaningful relationships, bringing together friends, family, alumni, fans, donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders to strengthen the organization, actively promote performing arts, and enrich the lives of the citizens of our community.
- Our students will be served at the highest level possible by an organization that strives for efficiency and sustainability in its operations.