News Archive 2008-2009


CONGRATULATIONS BHS - Kraushaar Award x 3!!!
The Buchholz band program just made state history. All 3 of our concert bands earned straight Superior ratings at State. Never in the history of FBA has one school had 3 bands achieve this. In fact, Buchholz was the only school in the state with a 3rd band performing at State MPA!

  WS: SUP-SUP-SUP = SUPERIOR at STATE!
SYM: SUP-SUP-SUP = SUPERIOR at STATE!
CON: SUP-SUP-SUP = SUPERIOR at STATE!
  • The School Board of Alachua County web site features an article highlighting the Wind Symphony's performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Click here!
  • FANTASTIC New York Trip! Carnegie Hall was AWESOME!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Buchholz Wind Symphony for earning the GOLD AWARD at the New York Wind Band Festival with a score of 98 out of a possible 100!!! Listen to the BHS Wind Symphony playing Grainger!

Complete Judges' Comments


See Photos from our NYC Trip
  • 50 Directors Who Make A Difference - After clicking on the link, scroll down to page 5 to see who School Band & Orchestra Magazine chose for Florida!
  • CONGRATULATIONS! Buchholz band students bring home an impressive 102 Superior medals from State Solo & Ensemble MPA plus straight Superior ratings for Jazz Band!
    See Ratings!!!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to CONCERT BAND, SYMPHONIC BAND, and WIND SYMPHONY for earning Straight A's and Straight SUPERIOR ratings at District MPA! Congratulations also to Ryan Sullivan and Ross Cawthon for earning Superior ratings as student conductors!

    Judges' sheets:
    Concert Band - Symphonic Band - Wind Symphony

    mp3 excerpts from District MPA on 3.7.09:
    District 4 MPA Complete Results
  • Buchholz band students excel at District Solo & Ensemble MPA individually earning an impressive 182 Superior medals plus straight Superiors for Jazz Band!
    Complete Results
    State Qualifiers
  • Check out these  Jazz Band Excerpts from our Feb. 10th Ensembles/Jazz Concert

BHS Golden Regiment is recognized by the Alachua County School Board! More...



Listen to a selection from our Winter Concert.
  • Congratulations to all of the Buchholz Band members that made the 2009 Alachua All-County Band! Complete Results (PDF)
  • BHS has 10 students make All-State for a 3rd consecutive year!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following Buchholz Band members for having been selected as 2008-09 All-State musicians:
    Emily Shroads, Bassoon     Scott Graham, Trumpet
    Caleb Hsu, Clarinet     Tammy Vaughn, Trumpet
    Youjin Jang, Clarinet     Sydney Hawkins, Horn
    Jeremy Liu, Clarinet     Laura Jamison, Euphonium
    Logan Rutledge, Bass Clarinet     Ryan Sullivan, Tuba
  • Congratulations to Charlotte Bolch, Clarinet and Sydney Hawkins, Horn for having been selected for the 2008-09  USF Festival of Winds!
  • Congratulations to the following eight Buchholz Band members for having been selected for the 2008-09  FSU Tri-State Band Festival!
    Clarisse Benson, Bassoon     Scott Graham, Trumpet
    Eytan Oren, Bassoon     Tammy Vaughn, Trumpet
    Youjin Jang, Clarinet     Margie Parham, Horn
    David Rinehart, Alto Sax     Ryan Sullivan, Tuba


  • 2008 Marching Season Wrap-up

  • Congratulations Scott Graham - winner of the FMBC Class 5A Music Scholarship!


  • The Veterans Day Concert was outstanding! We broke an attendance record for this concert according to the Phillips CPA - they had to open a section in the balcony for overflow from the orchestra level which holds 900! Next year, we will aim to fill all 1,700 seats!!! Here are just a few unsolicited comments about the concert.
  • Listen to a selection from our Veterans Day Concert.

  • Congratulations Golden Regiment for outstanding performances at the Southern Showcase of Champions. All Prelims Class 1st Place Awards went to Buchholz. Open Class Finals Awards were as follows:
    1st PLACE - Percussion
    1st PLACE - Woodwinds
    1st PLACE - Individual Music
    1st PLACE 5A Band
    1st RUNNER-UP Band Overall

  • Golden Regiment wins Grand Championship at FMBC Super-Regional - click here for details!

  • Health Newsletter (Fall 2008)
  • Fundraising Newsletter - Winter Edition