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The Dream Association is a non-profit organization formed to promote the existence and welfare of SoCal Dream Drum and Bugle Corps through fundraising, social events, music, marching, performances, and professional management.
SoCal Dream is dedicated to bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests with a desire to develop and educate the community in the art of "Field Performance Theater" through discipline, teamwork, and the pursuit of competitive performance excellence.
In the Fall of 2001 a group of people gathered in a small music study room at Cerritos College to discuss the formation of an all age performing unit for those who had aged out of junior corps and wanted to continue their love for the activity.
As a result, the Dream was born.
Originally named The SoCal Dream Machine, then quickly shortened to just SoCal Dream, the senior drum corps was given a foundation to start from with the help of the Impulse Youth Arts Organization.
Purple and black were the colors chosen by the corps, which they debuted in the Summer of 2002 with their trademark bowling shirts and fedoras. SoCal Dream performed as a stand-still exhibition group during their inaugural season performing old drum corps favorites such as Walk Him Up The Stairs and El Gato Triste.
2003 was the corps’ first competitive season as they produced a full field show production with music from the motion picture The Mambo Kings, complete with a new sound and a new look. Baseball caps and black coats replaced the chartering fedoras and bowling jerseys as the corps began to develop their image and pave the way for the years to come.
In the Fall of 2003 SoCal Dream had set out to establish an independent foundation. Gracious of their support from Impulse, the corps once again added another building block to their structure by not only filing for their own non-profit status, but by altering their name to simply Dream, a sign of true independence and rebirth.
In addition to the name change, the Dream Association of California was formed as a business entity to foster support for the drum corps and other subsidiary groups. In 2003, the Dream Association proudly collaborated with Mystikal (a Division III Jr corps based in the San Fernando Valley) and City Sound (a Collegiate/Open Division winter drumline) to give all three organizations more stability and a stronger foundation.
If you would like more information about SoCal Dream Drum & Bugle Corps or the Dream Association of California, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit one of our many rehearsals or performances throughout the season.
- Michael Nash
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