Band of Gold Invitational


Saturday, October 5, 2019


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 behind Thomas Ewing Junior High School, off of East Fair Avenue.

Equipment vehicles and buses will also be parking behind Thomas Ewing.

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

Performance Schedule (2018)

Class C

4:00 – Northridge
4:15 – Millersport
4:30 – Waterford
4:45 – Fort Frye
5:00 – Crooksville

5:15 – Judges’ Break

Class B

5:30 – Licking Valley
5:45 – Circleville
6:00 – Maysville
6:15 – Zane Trace

6:30 – Judges’ Break
6:45 – B/C Awards

7:15 – Fairfield Union (Festival Performance)

Class A

8:00 – Chillicothe
8:15 – Tri-Valley
8:30 – Zanesville
8:45 – Marietta
9:00 – Berne Union
9:15 – Athens

Class AA

9:30 – Dublin Scioto

9:45 – Judges’ Break

10:00 – Lancaster (Host Band)

10:15 – A/AA Awards

Concessions and Bake Sale (2018)

2017 Invitational Concessions.jpg


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.

Directors will need to turn in 9 SD cards and will then receive your directors’ packet. Click here for more information regarding SD cards.


Music – TBD
Percussion – TBD
Visual Performance – TBD
Visual Effect – TBD
General Effect – TBD
Auxiliary – TBD
Timing and Penalties – TBD

2018 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 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

Facility Map

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


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.

Instrument Repair

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

First Aid

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

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.

Severe Weather Plan

In the event of severe weather, all bands will be assigned to rooms at Thomas Ewing Junior High School.

Information for Volunteers

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

Adult Volunteers – Click Here

Band Members – Click Here


Ben Factor, Director of Bands

Lori Peters, Invitational Coordinator