News Archive 2012-2013

2011-12 Audio Yearbook Double-CD set!
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  • CONGRATULATIONS to Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for earning Straight SUPERIOR ratings at District MPA! See complete ratings.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to all of our choirs, Chamber Winds, Aviance Dance and Indoor Guard Ensembles, and Jazz Band for earning Superiors - see list below!
  • Flute Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Clarinet Choir - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (SYM) - SUPERIOR
  • Brass Choir (WS) - SUPERIOR
  • Percussion Choir (SYM) - SUPERIOR
  • Percussion Choir (WS) - SUPERIOR
  • Chamber Winds - SUPERIOR
  • Dance Ensemble - SUPERIOR
  • Indoor Guard - SUPERIOR
  • Jazz Band: SUP - SUP - SUP = SUPERIOR
In all, Buchholz band students earned 193 Superior medals and 6 Excellent ratings at District Solo & Ensemble MPA!

See ratings for all Buchholz events!
  • Listen to selections from our Winter Concert!
  • Congratulations to all 48 of the Buchholz Band members that made the 2013 Alachua All-County Band! See results!

2012 FMBC Finals (Nov. 17, 2012)

Buchholz won BEST MUSIC and 1st PLACE OVERALL BAND in the State Championship Class 4A Semifinals! Having qualified for the evening Finals performance, the Golden Regiment put forth its best performance of the season. When all tabulations were completed, Buchholz was named the FMBC State Championship 4th Place Band. The competition between the outstanding Finalist bands was so tight that the difference between 3rd and 4th Place was just .25! A WELL-DESERVED CONGRATULATIONS to the Golden Regiment for an OUTSTANDING season!!!

Listen to Finals commentary excerpts from the Ensemble, General Effect and Individual Music judges:
  • WUFT-TV News does story on FMBC State Championship - click here!
  • Listen to the Buchholz Wind Symphony perform Esprit de Corps (recorded LIVE at the UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 8, 2012)

2012 North Marion FMBC Regional - Score: 92.3! (Nov. 10, 2012)

After winning BEST VISUAL, BEST GE, BEST DRUM MAJORS and 1st PLACE BAND in the Class 4A Preliminary Competition, the Golden Regiment won BEST OVERALL MUSIC in the Open Class Finals with top scores in ENSEMBLE MUSIC, GE MUSIC, and INDIVIDUAL MUSIC. Buchholz also came in 1st PLACE in INDIVIDUAL VISUAL and achieved its highest score of the season with a 92.3!

The Golden Regiment holds the highest score of all 4A bands in the state. This score is also the second highest of ALL bands in the state, regardless of school/band size, just .5 behind a former State 5A Champion Band. Way to rock the house heading into the State Championship, Golden Regiment!!!

2012 Southern Showcase Grand Champions (Oct. 13, 2012)

At its first competition of the season, the Golden Regiment won the Grand Championship at the 2012 Southern Showcase of Champions! Buchholz has now won this FMBC Regional three of the last four years. The Golden Regiment garnered multiple caption awards including:

BEST Music
BEST Visual
BEST Brass

The Golden Regiment earned Distinguished Superior ratings (the highest possible) in General Effect Music, Individual Visual, Percussion, and Drum Majors, with all other categories earning very high Superior ratings.

The FMBC (Florida Marching Band Coalition) gives special credit to bands that achieve a block score from week to week based on the sliding achievement scale. The Golden Regiment achieved a block score. With its high score, Buchholz qualified for the State Championship to be held in the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg next month! Congratulations Golden Regiment!

Thanks to the 150 middle school students who were our guests for the Buchholz 2012 Middle School Bands Night! Click on Prospective Students for videos, photos and info about joining the BHS Band!

2010-11 Audio Yearbook Double-CD set!
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Fantastic Band Camp Golden Regiment!
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