* Gulf Coast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps
Gulf Coast Sound (GCS) is an All-Age Drum & Bugle Corps based out of Houston, Tx. GCS is the only competitive all-age drum and bugle corps in South Texas. They have been serving the people of Houston and the surrounding areas for over eight years and during that time have competed regionally and nationally on the Drum Corps Associates Circuit, the Texas Color Guard Circuit, the Drum Corps Midwest Circuit, the Drum Corps International Circuit, and the Drum Corps Associates South Circuit. The Corps earned first place honors in the Texas Color Guard Circuit in 2002 and second place in its division in 2003. From 2004-2007, the Corps competed against rivals from all over the world at the DCA Championships in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 2008 to the present, The Corps competed in the DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY.
In addition to summer performance activities, Gulf Coast Sound has appeared at numerous local events and is the only drum corps chosen to participate in the Galveston Island celebration of Mardi Gras and the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston each year.