News Archive 2011-2012

  • CONGRATULATIONS to both 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 14th consecutive year!!! See complete ratings.

    Wind Symphony judges' sheets
    John Ross - Alfred Watkins - John Whitwell

    Symphonic Band judges' sheets
    John Ross - Alfred Watkins - John Whitwell

    Hear judges' comments on Media page!
  • CONGRATULATIONS MR. K for being one of only two high school band directors in the nation to be elected into the American Bandmasters Association! See article!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Buchholz band students who earned 97 Superior medals at State Solo & Ensemble MPA plus straight Superior ratings for Jazz Band!
    See complete Jazz Band ratings.
    See ratings for all Buchholz S & E events.
  • National Concert Band Festival PROMO VIDEO (features Wind Symphony performing!)
  • Listen to the three National Concert Band Festival adjudicators comment on the Buchholz Wind Symphony performance!
  • National Concert Band Festival VIDEO ON DEMAND!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for earning Straight SUPERIOR ratings at District MPA! See complete ratings.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to all of our choirs, Aviance Dance Ensemble, and Jazz Band for earning Superiors - see list below!
  • Flute Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Clarinet Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Saxophone Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Woodwind Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (SYM) - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (WS) - SUPERIOR
  • Percussion Choir (SYM) - SUPERIOR
  • Percussion Choir (WS) - SUPERIOR
  • Dance Ensemble - SUPERIOR
  • Jazz Band: SUP - SUP - SUP = SUPERIOR
In all, Buchholz band students earned 208 Superior medals and 34 Excellent ratings at District Solo & Ensemble MPA!

See ratings for all Buchholz events!

Top Officers at North Marion FMBC Regional (Nov. 12, 2011)

The Golden Regiment swept the Class 4A awards again receiving the highest rating of Distinguished Superior in EVERY category and earning a season-high score of 91.93! In addition, Buchholz won the open-class finals awards for BEST MUSIC, BEST GENERAL EFFECT, and BEST PERCUSSION with a score of 93.0! Congratulations Golden Regiment - you just keep getting stronger!

Top Officers at Southern Showcase (Oct. 29, 2011)

The Golden Regiment swept the Class 4A awards and outscored all but one band (Class 5A Timber Creek) at the Southern Showcase of Champions. Buchholz received the highest rating of Superior with Distinction in EVERY category and earned a block score of 88.80!
This means that Buchholz is now one of the top seeded bands that has qualified for the State Championships! Congratulations Golden Regiment!
  • Congratulations to the following Buchholz Band members for having been selected for the FSU Tri-State Band Festival or the USF Festival of Winds!
    Katelyn Carty, Flute     Jonathan Ward, Trumpet
    Morgan Sapp, Oboe     Hailee Zeichner, Trumpet
    Joshua Brownstein, Bassoon     Andrew Burk, Trombone
    Josh Umaguing, Horn     Laura Jamison, Euphonium
    Jarrod Clarizio, Trumpet     Zach Sullivan, Euphonium
  • CONGRATULATIONS to the Buchholz Wind Symphony for being selected to perform at the 2012 National Concert Band Festival!

Great work ethic at Band Camp - the Opener drill is learned, even with the rain!