History

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  • Band of Gold Story - 1979-80 1979 was the most difficult year in the entire history of the band. However, there were still good things happening too. The band appeared on the nationally televised Dinah Shore ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:17 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1978 The year 1978 proved to be an emotional roller coaster for the Largo music program. First, anticipation as the Band of Gold prepared for the long awaited return to Holland ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:04 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1968-69 During the winter of 1967-1968, Florida public school teachers were becoming increasing disgruntled over pay and benefits. Governor Claude Kirk and the Florida state legislature refused to consider the ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2018, 4:49 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1970 The Band of Gold was busy right at the start of 1970. They performed the pregame and halftime shows at the 3rd Annual Lion’s American Bowl at Tampa Stadium ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:11 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1971 The year 1971 started out much the same as it did during 1970 with an appearance for the Band of Gold on syndicated television at the Lion’s American Bowl ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:12 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1972 The year 1972 began much the same as in the past with a trip in early January to Tampa Stadium to perform pregame and halftime shows at the Lion’s ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:36 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1973 The hectic pace of activities that ended 1972 continued into 1973 for the Band of Gold. This started with the usual performances at the American Bowl in January, and the ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:50 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1974 The Band of Gold opened 1974 by playing halftime at the American Bowl football game at Tampa Stadium, followed by the American Invitational horse jumping show. Those chosen for the ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 4:38 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1975 In January 1975, the band returned to play at yet another American Bowl game, followed by the American Invitational horse jumping show at Tampa Stadium.   In between, they traveled to ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2018, 1:19 PM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1976 America’s Bicentennial was tailor made for the Band of Gold.  At first, Cotter imagined a tour through the East and Midwest, with stops in many cities. Highlights would be ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2018, 9:36 AM by LBOG AA
  • Band of Gold Story - 1977 1977 started the same as it had for the last several years with Band of Gold performances at the American Bowl on January 2 and the American Invitational horse jumping ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2018, 9:52 AM by LBOG AA
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