By Nick Gasparro
Chula Vista, CA – On Sunday, July 30, 2023, the Trojan Marching Band from the University of Southern California (USC) will be hosting an exciting event at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC) known as Cardinal & Gold Sunday. This exceptional afternoon blends Olympic spirit, inspirational music, and community partnerships, offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect with fellow Trojans and experience the magic of the USC spirit. The event aims to showcase the partnership between the Olympics, the City of Chula Vista, and USC, with all proceeds directly supporting the band’s ability to travel and represent the university at prestigious events and competitions nationwide.
Date and Time:
Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT.
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC), a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site that covers 155 acres of state-of-the-art sport venues.
VIP Tours (1:00 PM): The event kicks off with exclusive VIP tours of the CVEATC, providing guests with a firsthand look at the state-of-the-art amenities where elite athletes train.
Program and Performance (3:00 PM): The main program commences with esteemed speakers, including Mayor John McCann from the City of Chula Vista, Brian Melekian, the President and COO of CVEATC (USC 99’), and Dr. Jacob Vogel, Director of The Spirit of Troy. They will shed light on the partnership between the Olympics, Chula Vista, and USC.
Trojan Marching Band Performance: The highlight of the event features a captivating performance by the Trojan Marching Band, USC Song, and USC Spirit Leaders. Attendees can expect to be swept away by the enthusiasm and energy of the band, as they deliver a memorable musical experience.
Special Guest Appearance: Traveler, the beloved USC mascot, will make a special guest appearance, adding an extra touch of excitement to the day.
Meet and Greet (4:00 PM): Following the program and performance, guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet the speakers and performers.
Adult USC VIP Experience ($75): This ticket includes food, beverages, and a guided tour of the CVEATC. It provides an exclusive opportunity to experience the event in style.
Child (12 and under) USC VIP Experience ($25): Similar to the adult experience, this ticket is specially priced for children and includes food, beverages, and a guided tour of the CVEATC.
General Admission Ticket ($25): This ticket grants admission to the event, and attendees will have the option to purchase food and beverages at the venue.
Free Admission for Children (12 and under): Children in this age group can attend the event for free, and, like general admission, they can purchase food and beverages at the venue.
Supporting USC Marching Band
Participation in Cardinal & Gold Sunday directly contributes to supporting the USC Marching Band and their ability to travel and represent the university at prestigious events and competitions nationwide. As a vital part of USC’s rich tradition and Trojan spirit, the band plays a crucial role in fostering a sense of community and pride among students, alumni, and fans alike.
Cardinal & Gold Sunday promises an extraordinary afternoon of Olympic spirit, inspirational music, and community partnerships. Hosted by the USC Marching Band at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, this event offers a unique chance to connect with fellow Trojans, experience the world-class facilities of CVEATC, and be enthralled by the performances of USC’s talented musicians and spirit leaders. By attending this event, you not only become a part of the USC spirit but also directly contribute to the band’s endeavors in representing the university at various national events and competitions. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to celebrate the best of sports, music, and community collaboration!
For more information on the event and to register, follow the link below: