SoCal Dream

Los Angeles, CA United States

Inactive Senior
2002 Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) * Strawberry Soup * El Gato Triste  
2003 "Los Suenos Calientes" - Mambo Caliente * Grove in 4x4x4 (drum solo) * Malaga * Beautiful Maria of My Soul (from The Mambo Kings)  
2004 205 73.300 "Boogie Nights: Dreamin'-Old Skool Style (Unplugged)" - In the Stone * Boogie Wonderland * Jupiter * September * I'll Write A Song For You * Fantasy  
2005 "Kill Bill" - Twisted Nerve * Run Fay Run * Green Hornet * The Lonely Shepherd * Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood  
2006 203 76.113 "KB2" - L'Arena * Malaguena Salerosa * She's Not There * Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood * Esmeralda Suite  
2007 203 82.513 "Dreamscapes" - Generations * The Collective * First Contact * The Battle  
2008 204 77.438 The Show Must Go On * Death On Two Legs * Somebody To Love * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Who Wants To Live Forever * Don't Stop Me Now  
2009 “A Supernatural Dream: the Music of Carlos Santana” - (Da Le) Yaleo * She's Not There * Europa: Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile * Everybody's Everything  
2010 207 74.425 “Necrology: A Celebration of Life and Times - Excitement * Sadness * Anger * Fear * Celebration  
2011 Dream Riffs: Something Borrowed, Something Blues - Baroque Samba * Autumn Leaves * In Her Family * Nutville  
2012 To Boldly Go - Enterprising Young Men (from Star Trek) * Star Trek: First Contact * Theme from The Inner Light * Battle in the Mutara Nebula (from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)  
2013 Q - The Show Must Go On * Death On Two Legs * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Who Wants To Live Forever * Don't Stop Me Now  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
In the fall of 2001 a group of people gathered in a small music study room at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, to plan the formation of a performing unit for musicians who were no longer eligible to march any of Southern California's existing junior drum corps. Dream was born out of these discussions.

Originally named The SoCal Dream Machine, then quickly shortened to just SoCal Dream, the senior drum corps received initial support from the Impulse Youth Arts Organization.

The corps chose purple and black as their colors, a look that they debuted in the summer of 2002, dressed in their trademark bowling shirts and fedoras. SoCal Dream performed as a stand-still exhibition group during that inaugural season, playing old drum corps favorites such as "Walk Him Up The Stairs" and "El Gato Triste."

2003 was the SoCal Dream’s first competitive season, during which they produced a full field show based on music from the motion picture "The Mambo Kings." Baseball caps and black coats replaced the fedoras and bowling jerseys as the corps began to develop a distinctive image and set an independent course for the future.

In the fall of 2003, SoCal began to build a foundation as an independent organization. Grateful for the support from the Impulse Youth Arts Association, the corps filed for non-profit status and altered their name to simply Dream as a sign of their rebirth and independence. 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 subsidiary groups.

In their first DCA Prelims appearance in 2004, Dream finished 18th with a show entitled 'Boogie Nights: Dreamin'-Old Skool Style (Unplugged).'

[David Emmond]

Members (22)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Allen, Tyler Soprano 2007
Ball, Darla Colorguard 2002
Briggs, Robert Soprano 2004 to 2005
Briggs, Robert Drum Major 2006
Briggs, Robert Sopraon/Mellophone/Pit/Drum Majpr 2004 to 2011
Burns, Don Low Brass 2003 to 2007
Carter, Edith Soprano/Mellophone 2003 to 2005
Emmond, David Soprano 2002
Emmond, David Visual Instructor 2003
Emmond, David Director 2004
Jones, Natalie Drumline (snare) 2006
Mendez, Raul Baritone 2002
Morris, Ian Soprano 2005 to 2006
Mullin, Jim Soprano 2002
Nash, Mike Corps Reprensentive 2001
Rogers, Dave Brass Guy 2004
Sawyer, Frederick (Tony) Mellophone 2002
White, David Baritone 2002 to 2003
White, David Baritone 2002
Wiener, Catherine Pit 2007
Wolford, Dan sop/bari 2002 to 2006
Wolford, Mary Soprano 2002

CORPS 1 items

SoCal Dream

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