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!

BUCHHOLZ BAND DIRECTORS:
Richard Frye - 1971-1994
Paula Thornton & Vicki Nolan - 1994-2007
Alexander Kaminsky - 2007-2015
Shawn L. Barat - 2015-present
(last updated on 11.15.17)
News Archive
  • ATTENTION BAND FAMILIES! Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the Alachua County School Board's efforts to address and update our school facilities!
  • Congratulations to the BHS Golden Regiment, on receiving STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at the 2017 FBA District 4 Marching Band Assessment. This marks the 24th consecutive year that the marching band has achieved this accomplishment, and incredible legacy of continued musical excellence!
    • Congratulations to the BHS Golden Regiment, who finished with the highest total score overall, and were crowned Grand Champions in the Diamond Division (5A), at the Crown Jewel Competition at Vero Beach HS on Saturday! The band also received the highest scores in finals in music, general effect and visual captions in their division, as well as highest drum and music scores in finals overall.
    • Please join us for our annual, free VETERANS DAY CONCERT on Friday, November 10 on the campus of the University of Florida. Click the image of our new poster to the right for more information!
    • 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!




Google Calendar
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Golden Regiment SUDA Video


Veterans Day Concert Info!


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