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The Black Gold drum corps was founded in 1985 by Tim Petro as Oklahoma’s only active drum corps. The corps took the field in competition for the first time in 1987, placing 49th overall. Black Gold continued its rise in 1988 with a fourth-place finish in the Class A and A-60 Championships, winning High visual, high percussion, and best color guard honors.
In 1989, the corps narrowly missed placing in DCI's elite top 25 with a 26th place finish, but the next year it became a quarterfinalist, achieving DCI membership status with its 25th place finish. The corps continued its standing among the elite ranks, reaching 24th place in 1991 and 23rd in 1992. After a 29th place finish in 1993, however, financial demands forced Black Gold to leave the competitive arena. From 1989 to 1993 Alan Muggenborg was the Corps Director, 1993 Wayne Bovenschen was Tour Director.
In 1994, alumni from the drumline under the direction of Chris Harris, played the corps drum majors onto the field at the Drums of Summer competition at the University of Tulsa stadium. A few alumni and bunch of new comers played the National Anthem for the opening ceremonies. Under the direction of Chris Kyzer.
The Black Gold Indoor Percussion line was around for a few years, headed up by a former Black Gold and SCV alumni Jon Weber.
The Black Gold Winter Guard still carries on the competitive spirit, placing 11th out of the 65 units in their division. Black Gold's Winter Percussion Ensemble also competed in 1996, placing eighth.
Their has been talks about possibly forming an alumni corps, it would be kinda neat if 2013 to have an alumni corps reunion. Just based on getting together and playing. As a tribute to the life changing experiences that the corps had on some many talented individuals, that would not be who they are today if drum corps had not influenced their lifes. Thanks Tim for founding the corps, and Alan for all the great memories.
1993 - Lord of the Rings - Johann De Meij 1992 - Lord of the Rings - Johann De Meij 1991 - Music for a Festival - 1990 - Rodeo - Aaron Copeland 1989 - 1988 - 1987 -