A0060 – Gold Coast Community Band Collection

A0060 – Gold Coast Community Band Collection


Title: Gold Coast Band Collection
 Date span: 1999-2017   
 Physical description: 2 boxes
 Creator(s): Gold Coast Band
 Language note: English



Restriction on Access: The collection is available for supervised use by appointment during normal Boynton Beach City Library hours. Users are required to comply with the library’s regulations governing use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Janet Hakala (2016.021)

Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library



Historical Note:

Founded in 1976 by James E. Buffan (1914-1992) with the sponsorship of the City of Boynton Beach Parks & Recreation Department. Open to community members of junior high school age and older, volunteer members perform regularly in the community and has grown from about 15 members to over 100, and has included a jazz band.

The band’s first concert was at the Boynton Beach Arts Festival, March 5-6, 1977. Thereafter, the band performed at least ten concerts a year, often at the Civic Center. Buffan remained the director until April 1992, when he collapsed during a rehearsal at Congress Middle School. After 1992, the band has been frequently referred to as the James E. Buffan Gold Coast Community Band.

Other directors are DeVere Fader (1992-2000), James Fader (2000-2015), Ken Wilbanks (2016-2017), and Barbara Rubenstein (2017-present time of 2022). The Gold Coast Band celebrated its 40 anniversary in 2016 and the City of Boynton Beach proclaimed May 2016 as James E. Buffan Gold Coast Community Band Month.

Scope and Content Note: 

Small collection includes chiefly material gathered during the 40th anniversary, including a scrapbook containing clippings (2015-2016), print-outs from the web, and color photocopies of photographs. Also a small collection of programs spanning a larger time span (1999-2017).

Arrangement Note: Arranged chronologically within series.
Series 1: Scrapbook
Series 2: Programs

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2017/ sms
Date of Finding Aid: May 2019 / gc



Box 1
Scrapbook of clippings, printed copies of photos, flyers, chiefly from 2016 season

Box 2
Programs 1999-2017