Alumni of Largo's Band of Gold will gather this weekend

The Largo High School Band of Gold performs in world competition in the Netherlands in July 1974. The band won a gold medal.

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The Largo High School Band of Gold performs in world competition in the Netherlands in July 1974. The band won a gold medal.

LARGO — The Largo Band of Gold Alumni Association will hold a reunion of the high school band members this weekend.

Reservations must be made by today by visiting this website: lbogaa.org/2013-reunion.

Events kick off with dinner, cash bar and music from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park. Cost is $75, and payment cannot be accepted at the door.

A reunion picnic will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Largo's Taylor Park, 1100 Eighth Ave. SW. The group will gather at Shelter 4 at the rear of the park. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.

Both events will raise money for the Robert R. Cotter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Robert Cotter was the revered director of the Largo High Band of Gold from 1968 to 1980. By the early 1970s, the band was winning national championships. In 1974, the band won gold medals at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Holland. In 1978, the band returned to Holland, winning three gold medals and the title of World Champion. (Cotter died in 2001.)

Information on the Band of Gold and the reunion can be found at largobandofgold.com.

Alumni of Largo's Band of Gold will gather this weekend 06/18/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:07pm]

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