News Archive 2007-2008

posted July 2008
URGENT: Save Elementary Music/Art for 2008-09! A $125 donation from 6,800 people will return our elementary art and music programs to full-time status this fall, otherwise, the programs will be cut in half. As of July 11th, there was $81,294 in the fund and $262,000 in matching funds has been pledged - the goal is $850,000! Mail checks payable to:

Gainesville Community Foundation, EAP
5214-A SW 91st Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608

Gainesville Sun front page article on funding (July 8th)

posted April 2008
CONGRATULATIONS to the Buchholz band program for coming back from the 2008 State MPA having earned the prestigious Otto J. Kraushaar Award! This is the 10th consecutive year that Buchholz High School has earned this award. Congratulations also to Misti Hawley and David Santiago for earning Superior ratings at the state level as Student Conductors of SYM & WS, respectively.

posted March 2008
CONGRATULATIONS to all State S & E MPA participants. All but one of our ensembles earned Superior ratings and the majority of our soloists also earned Superior ratings. Buchholz students received nothing lower than Excellent ratings. Well done, especially for performing during our Spring Break!

posted March 2008
CONGRATULATIONS to Aviance for award-winning performances at the M.A. Regional Competition held in Orlando on March 8th.

posted March 2008
Congratulations also to Misti Hawley and David Santiago for earning Superior ratings as Student Conductors of SYM & WS, respectively.
All District 4 MPA Concert Ratings

posted March 2008
Congratulations to Aviance for award-winning performances at the F.D.T.D.A. State Competition held in Boca Raton on Feb. 16 - 17 Awards (PDF)

posted February 2008
Congratulations...BHS earns 152 Superior medals at District Solo & Ensemble! Results (PDF)

posted December 2007
Congratulations to the Buchholz Band members that made the 2008 Alachua All-County Band! (PDF)

posted December 2007
The BHS Jazz Band participated in North Florida Regional Medical Center's Pond Lighting on Friday, December 7.

posted November 2007
2007 Wind Symphony Receives Honor
On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, the Alachua County School Board made a special presentation acknowledging Buchholz's Wind Symphony receiving National Wind Band Honors last year. The meeting opened with a performance by a jazz combo from our Jazz Band. Photo: Richard Lynch

posted November 2007
Congratulations to the following Buchholz Band members for having been selected as 2007-08 All-State musicians!
Emily Shroads, BassoonLogan Rutledge, Bass Clarinet
Caleb Hsu, ClarinetDavid Santiago, Alto Sax
Youjin Jang, ClarinetTodd Harris, Horn
Katie Lynch, ClarinetScott Graham, Trumpet
Nao Satoh, ClarinetPatrick Oberlin, Trumpet

posted October 2007
Congratulations! On Saturday, Oct. 27th, the Golden Regiment made its first appearance at the Southern Showcase of Champions, a Florida Marching Band Coalition Regional Competition. The Golden Regiment came in 1st Place in Class 5A sweeping the 5A Class Awards and winning two major captions in the evening Finals performance with its strongest performance of the season!