News Archive 2010-2011

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for earning STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at State MPA! The Buchholz band program was awarded the Otto J. Kraushaar Award for a 13th consecutive year!!!

    LISTEN to two judges' final comments of Wind Symphony's performance:

    Dr. Steven Moser - Audio Comments
    Dr. Robert Spradling - Audio Comments

    LISTEN to two judges' final comments of Symphonic Band's performance:

    Dr. Steven Moser - Audio Comments
    Dr. Robert Spradling - Audio Comments

  • Congratulations to the following sixteen Buchholz Band members for having been selected for the UF Honor Band Festival!
    Melanie Stimac, Flute     Josh Umaguing, Horn
    Nicole Outler, Oboe     Avi Tomar, Horn
    Joshua Brownstein, Bassoon     Myles Davis, Bass Tbn.
    Katie Karis, Clarinet     Zach Sullivan, Bass Tbn.
    Caley Howland, Clarinet     Laura Jamison, Euph.
    Jonathan Ward, Trumpet     Tyler Hechavarria, Tuba
    Hailee Zeichner, Trumpet     Matt Marder, Percussion
    Jarrod Clarizio, Trumpet     Tyler Lever, Percussion
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Buchholz band students who brought home an astounding 138 Superior medals from State Solo & Ensemble MPA plus straight Superior ratings for Jazz Band! See ratings!!!
  • Congratulations to all of our choirs, Aviance Ensembles, and Jazz Band for earning Superiors - see list below!
  • Chamber Winds - SUPERIOR
  • Clarinet Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Woodwind Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (SYM) - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (WS) - SUPERIOR
  • Percussion Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Dance Ensemble (Modern) - SUPERIOR
  • Dance Ensemble (Pom) - SUPERIOR
  • Indoor Guard Ensemble - SUPERIOR
  • Jazz Band: SUP - SUP - SUP = SUPERIOR
In all, Buchholz band students earned 188 Superior medals and 18 Excellent ratings at District Solo & Ensemble MPA!

See ratings for all Buchholz events!

LISTEN to District Jazz Band excerpts:
  • Congratulations to all of the Buchholz Band members that made the 2011 Alachua All-County Band! Complete Results (PDF)

Top Officers with Best Music, Visual, GE caption awards (Nov. 20, 2010)

The Golden Regiment made school history at the 2010 State Marching Band Championship by sweeping the Semifinals major caption awards for the first time ever - those awards included:

Best Music Performance
Best Visual Performance
Best General Effect Performance

Buchholz qualified for the evening Finals performance having won the Championship Semifinals with a score of 89.47. With a completely different judging panel, it was a very close finish at the end of the Championship Finals performances - only .6 separated the top three 4A bands in the state! When all tabulations were completed, Buchholz was named the FMBC State 2nd Runner-up Band with a score of 85.60 behind 1st Runner-up Lake Howell (85.65) and State Champion Cypress Creek (86.25). A well-deserved CONGRATULATIONS to the Golden Regiment for winning all 3 caption awards at State Semifinals and having another OUTSTANDING season!!!

Top Officers after Grand Championship at FMBC Regional
(Nov. 13, 2010)

The Golden Regiment won another Grand Championship with a season-high score of 89.90 at its final Regional prior to the State Championship. Buchholz earned the highest scores of the day in Ensemble Music, General Effect Music, Individual Music, Ensemble Visual, and Individual Visual. In addition, the Golden Regiment won the open-class finals awards for Best Music, Best Visual, and Best Auxiliary with a score of 92!

Top Officers after Grand Championship at Southern Showcase (Oct. 30, 2010)

The Golden Regiment won the Grand Championship at the Southern Showcase of Champions for a second consecutive year! In addition to earning an all-time high score of 89.75, Buchholz garnered multiple caption awards including: Best Music, Best Woodwinds, Best General Effect, and Best Percussion. The Golden Regiment earned Distinguished Superior ratings (the highest possible) in all categories.
  • Watch the Golden Regiment's Oct. 30th Finals Show on our Media page!

Top Officers at Timber Creek Regional (Oct. 16, 2010)

The Golden Regiment made a statement in central Florida on October 16th outscoring all but one band (Lake Howell) at the FMBC Regional in Orlando. Buchholz won 1st Place in Music and took 2nd Place overall with a score of 84.80, just .6 out of 1st Place! With high Superior ratings in all categories, including Distinguished Superior ratings in Music and Percussion, Buchholz qualified for the State Championships to be held in the Tropicana Dome next month! Congratulations Golden Regiment!
  • Congratulations to the following Buchholz Band members for having been selected as 2010-11 All-State musicians:
    Joshua Brownstein, Bassoon     Alex Sinnott, Alto Sax
    Caleb Hsu, Clarinet     Jonathan Ward, Trumpet
    Katie Karis, Clarinet     Hailee Zeichner, Trumpet
    Logan Rutledge, Bass Clarinet     Laura Jamison, Euphonium
  • Congratulations to the following Buchholz Band members for having been selected for the FSU Tri-State Band Festival or the USF Festival of Winds!
    Daniel McTiernan, Oboe     Jonathan Ward, Trumpet
    Morgan Sapp, Oboe     Hailee Zeichner, Trumpet
    Emily Shroads, Bassoon     Laura Jamison, Euphonium
    Logan Rutledge, Bass Clarinet     Zach Sullivan, Euphonium
    Martin Glover, Tenor Sax