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, and Aviance, an elite color guard and 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 19 consecutive years (1999-2017) 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!

Richard Frye - 1971-1994
Paula Thornton & Vicki Nolan - 1994-2007
Alexander Kaminsky - 2007-2015
Shawn L. Barat - 2015-present
(last updated on 04.20.18)
News Archive
  • Preparations are underway for the 2018 Golden Regiment season! All band members must complete and return a COMMITMENT FORM along with the $100 Band Camp/Commitment Fee no later than May 21 to reserve your spot in next year's band. We are looking forward to working with all of our NEW members!
  • CONGRATULATIONS AVIANCE WINTER GUARD on finishing in 1st place in Class B, Imagination Division at the FFCC State Championships with a final score of 86.95! What an amazing end to an amazing season. We are SO proud of you!
  • ATTENTION! 2018 MARCHING BAND CAMP DATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! Please CLICK HERE to download dates and times. Mark your calendars for our New Member Meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM, as well as Golden Regiment Day on Saturday, May 26 at 9 AM!
  • ATTENTION BAND PARENTS! Any parents or guardians who are interested in volunteering or chaperoning with the band program this school year must complete a SBAC Volunteer Application. All applications must be completed online and be approved before working with the band. Click here to be taken to the school board volunteer application. Thank you in advance for your help!
  • 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!

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