Band of Gold carries on rich championship tradition

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s 2014-2015 Band of Gold has started the school year with high-energy halftime shows, with plans for crowd-pleasing musical offerings at basketball games as well as participation in many other local and college-affiliated events. Its nearly 200 members, including the flag corps, participate in marching and concert bands as well as several ensembles, including a jazz band, brass and woodwind ensembles and a drum corps.

Host of the annual Gold Medal Classic that attracts high school bands from all over Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana each fall, the band has a rich tradition of community service on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a commitment to providing instructional excellence in music education for MGCCC students.

Dell Trotter, director of bands, and assistant band directors Heather McDonald and Sean Keady lead the band.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.