Welcome to the Buchholz High School band program in Gainesville, Florida. The Buchholz Band Program is nationally-recognized as one of the finest and most comprehensive high school band programs in the nation. Performing ensembles include the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Chamber Winds, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensembles, Steel Drum Ensembles, and Aviance, an elite dance team. In the fall, all of these groups combine to form the Golden Regiment Marching Band.

The band program at Buchholz High School provides a comprehensive musical experience for its students with special emphasis placed in the areas of Concert and Solo & Ensemble performance - see our philosophy.

Buchholz bands consistently earn Superior ratings at the district and state levels having received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, Florida's highest honor, for the last 18 consecutive years for a perfect record of straight Superior ratings at all Florida marching and concert assessments throughout an entire year.
The Golden Regiment has won multiple FMBC Regional Championships and is consistently a State Championship Finalist. Most recently, the Golden Regiment has been named the FMBC Class 4A State Champion for two consecutive years (2013 and 2014).

The Buchholz Wind Symphony, our premier ensemble, has performed at several prestigious state and national conferences, and is one of very few bands in the nation to have been selected to perform at The Midwest Clinic three times!

Exchange concerts, guest conductors and soloists are a vital part of the instrumental music experience at Buchholz. Recent visiting ensembles include:

Dallas Brass
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Liberty University Wind Ensemble
St. Olaf College Band
UF Clarinet Ensemble
UNF Jazz Faculty Combo
USM Woodwind Quintet
U.S. Air Force Reserve Band
U.S. Army Field Band WW & Brass Quintets
U.S. Army Infantry Center Band

Recent guest conductors and soloists include:

Bobby Adams - Stetson University
John Almeida - University of Central Florida
Bruce Ammann - Augustana College
John Bell - University of Southern Illinois
Stephen Bolstad - James Madison University
Peter Boonshaft - Hofstra University
CW William Brazier - U.S. Army Infantry Center Band
Gordon Brock - University of North Florida
Mark Camphouse - George Mason University
John Carmichael - University of South Florida
Richard Clary - Florida State University
Col. Michael Colburn - "Presidents Own" U.S. Marine Band
Ray Cramer - Indiana University (retired)
Jack Crew - Lincoln High School (retired)
Marc Dickman - University of North Florida
David Gorham - Owasso HS, Oklahoma
Gary Green - University of Miami
Maj. Scott Guidry - U.S. Air Force Band
Jason Ham - "West Point" U.S. Military Academy
Jay Jackson - Appalachian State University
William Johnson - California Polytechnic State University
Jo Jossim - Florida Southern College
Joseph Kreines - Composer/Arranger/Clinician
Col. Larry Lang - U.S. Air Force Band
Gary Langford - University of Florida
John LaCognata - University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Timothy Mahr - St. Olaf College
Terry Moo - Gainesville, FL
Steven Moore - University of Miami
Glenn Price - University of Calgary
Thomas Rohrer - Utah State University
Maj. Donald Schofield - U.S. Air Force Reserve Band
Paula Thornton - Buchholz High School (retired)
Frank Ticheli - University of Southern California
Jay Watkins - University of Florida
David Waybright - University of Florida
Lindsey Williams - University of Missouri
Scott Wilson - University of Florida
(last updated on 05.04.16)
News Archive
  • 2016-2017 ALL STATE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS are now available on our All State page. Please click the tab to the left to find the requirement pages.
    • A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the BHS Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band on receiving straight superior ratings at the 2016 FBA State Concert Band Music Performance Assessment in Flagler-Palm Coast last month! Both bands received Otto J. Kraushaar Awards for year-long superior ratings at all FBA evaluations...the 18th year in a row for Wind Symphony and 6th in a row for Symphonic Band!
      • Our second annual A TASTE FOR MUSIC dinner dance & silent auction fundraiser was a huge success, bringing in over $5000 to support our band program! None of it would have been possible without our incredible parent committee! And a huge thanks goes out to these incredible sponsors: (GOLD) Wyndham Garden Gainesville Hotel, Healthy Steps Pediatrics, Tyrone Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, (BRONZE) Town and Country Cleaners and Smith Painting and Repair.
        • CONGRATULATIONS to the BHS WIND SYMPHONY and SYMPHONIC BAND on receiving straight SUPERIOR ratings at the District 4 Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) on March 4 & 5. That is (at least) the 21st consecutive district superior for both bands, dating back to 1995. Both ensembles will perform at State Concert Band MPA in mid-April. We are very proud of their performances and continued tradition of musical excellence!
          • CONGRATULATIONS to the BHS JAZZ BAND, and their director Mr. Barat, on receiving straight SUPERIOR ratings at the District 4 Jazz Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) on Thursday, February 18. That is the 20th consecutive district superior for jazz band, dating back to the inception of jazz band at BHS (by Paula Thornton) in 1996. We are very proud of their performance and continued tradition of jazz excellence!
            • CONGRATULATIONS to the Golden Regiment for making it to FMBC Class 4A Finals at the Tropicana Dome for the 4th year in a row! The day featured an amazing music performance during prelims which had the band in 3rd place out of 12 bands in 4A. All are to be commended on a wonderful 2015 marching band season.
              • CONGRATULATIONS to the Golden Regiment for receiving straight Superior ratings at the 2015 District 4 Marching Band Music Performance Assessment for the 22nd year in a row!
                • ATTENTION BAND FAMILIES! Please login to www.charmsoffice.com and update and correct ALL of your contact information. Double check to make sure your email address is correct. Thank you!

Google Calendar
Use this link for our official band calendar.

A Taste for Music Dinner/Dance Fundraiser Poster

2015 Veterans Day Concert web page

Golden Regiment SUDA Video