Band of Gold Invitational


Saturday, October 10, 2020 – NEW DATE!


Fulton Field, Lancaster, Ohio

Admission Cost

Ticket prices are: $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, children 5 and under are free.

Souvenir programs will be available for $5.


There is no cost to park.

Parking is available at Lancaster High School.

Adjudicator and handicapped parking can be found by the Maintenance Building off of East Fair Avenue.

Equipment vehicles and buses will also be parking off of Fair Avenue, near the south entrance of Fulton Field.

See map (link above) for parking locations and directions.

Performance Schedule (2019)

Lancaster Invitational Schedule 2019

Class C

4:00 – River Valley
4:15 – Millersport
4:30 – Eastern Brown

Class B

4:45 – Bloom Carroll
5:00 – Wellston
5:15 – Circleville
5:30 – Gallia Academy

5:45 – Break
6:00 – B/C Awards

6:15-6:45 – Break (B/C Critique)

Class A

7:00 – Hamilton Township
7:15 – Point Pleasant
7:30 – Chillicothe
7:45 – Athens
8:00 – Franklin Heights

Class AA

8:15 – Delaware Hayes
8:30 – Dublin Scioto

8:45 – Judges’ Break

9:00 – Lancaster (Host Band)

9:15 – Awards

9:30-10:00 – A/AA Critique

Concessions Info (2019)

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T-shirts can be ordered on site.

Information for Participating Directors

Arrival and Check-In

Parent and student volunteers will meet you once your buses pull into Thomas Ewing Junior High School. Hands will be stamped at this time – this include students, staff, chaperones, and equipment helpers.

Assistance with Equipment

If you are in need of assistance with your equipment, please let us know at check in. We will have a trailer to assist you if needed.

Warm Up

Three warm up areas will be utilized in front of Fair Avenue. Water will be provided here and at the gate before performing.

When warming up, please face towards the road.

Instrument Repair

A representative from C.A. House Music will be on site in front of the warm up area for instrument repair.


Lancaster is an approved site for power. The electrical outlet is located on the 50 yard line underneath the home stands. There will be an extension cord readily available for your convenience.

Facility Map

A map of Fulton Field can be found below. This includes parking, directions on and off the field, and equipment traffic flow.

After the performance, bands will exit to their left and will walk behind the visitor bleachers.

Band Videos

Due to the high risk of potential copyright infringement, the Band of Gold Invitational will be unable to provide a director’s video at our contest. We will, however, provide a location in front of the press box for each bands’ designated videographer. Directors will receive one press box pass in their packet upon arrival.

2019 Adjudicators

Music – James Chickrell and Brian Monroe
Percussion – Tim Pence
Visual Performance – Heather Marsh
Visual Effect – Casey Wagner
General Effect – Kathy McIntosh and Bill Thomas
Auxiliary – Matthew Stevens and Brandon Wright
Timing and Penalties – Meg Beavers

2019 Awards

The following awards will be given:

Class C – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Class C – Outstanding Auxiliary
Class C – Outstanding Percussion

Class B – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Class B – Outstanding Auxiliary
Class B – Outstanding Percussion

Grand Champion B/C
Outstanding Music – Classes B/C
Outstanding Visual – Classes B/C
Outstanding General Effect – Classes B/C

Class A – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Class A – Outstanding Auxiliary
Class A – Outstanding Percussion

Class AA – 1st and 2nd Place
Class AA – Outstanding Auxiliary
Class AA – Outstanding Percussion

Grand Champion A/AA
Outstanding Music – Classes A/AA
Outstanding Visual – Classes A/AA
Outstanding General Effect – Classes A/AA

First Aid

There will be medical personnel available near the stadium throughout the day.

Severe Weather Plan

In the event of severe weather, all bands will be assigned to rooms in an athletic building.

Information for Volunteers

If you are able to volunteer at this event, please sign up here:

(Sign Up to Be Posted at a Later Date)


Ben Factor, Director of Bands

Lori Peters, Invitational Coordinator