Band of Gold Invitational

Saturday, October 22, 2022


The 2022 invitational is an OMEA sanctioned event. It will begin at 5 PM. Awards will be at approximately 9:45 PM.

Tickets will be sold online for this event. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.


Tickets are $8 each. All tickets are pre-sale only. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Tickets must be presented upon arrival on a smart device. To make entry efficient, please have your tickets ready on your phone upon arrival.

Children 5 and under are free.


Additional donations to support the Lancaster band program are greatly appreciated.

Donations to our band program are welcome by clicking here.


There is no cost to park. Parking is available at Lancaster High School. Spectators will then walk across the bridge to the north end of the stadium.

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

Buses will be parked along Arbor Valley Drive.

Equipment vehicles will be parking off of Fair Avenue, near the south entrance of Fulton Field. See map (link below) for parking locations and directions.


Our program this year will be completely digital and free! Click here for this year’s program.


5:00 PM – Belpre (Class C)
5:15 PM – Fairbanks (Class C)
5:30 PM – Millersport (Class C)
5:45 PM – Break
6:00 PM – Minford (Class B)
6:15 PM – Bloom Carroll (Class B)
6:30 PM – Northwest (Class B)
6:45 PM – Southeastern (Class B)
7:00 PM – Eastern Brown (Class B)
7:15 PM – Highland (Class B)
7:30 PM – Rock Hill (Class B)
7:45 PM – Break
8:00 PM – Berne Union (Class A)
8:15 PM – Chesapeake (Class A)
8:30 PM – Dawson-Bryant (Class A)
8:45 PM – Franklin Heights (Class A)
9:00 PM – Hamilton Township (Class A)
9:15 PM – Break
9:30 PM – Lancaster (Ratings Only)
9:45 PM – Awards


Click here to order t-shirts or hoodies.

Food and Drinks

See program for the concessions menu.

Director Information

Full Schedule with Warm Up Times

Bus Parking
Buses should take Fair Avenue and turn on Arbor Valley Drive. Volunteers will direct your buses to park alongside Arbor Valley Drive on the right hand side of the road.

Band members will then walk a short distance across a foot bridge to your equipment vehicles.

Equipment Parking
Equipment parking will be in the parking lot at 901 E. Fair Avenue.

Directors can check-in at the foot bridge near bus parking. We will have your packet for you upon arrival.

Band Guides
Each band will have two band guides to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Instrument Repair
A repair technician from CA House Music will be on-site for any of your instrument repair needs. He will be located near the warm up area.

Warm Up Areas
Due to some construction, we will only be able to provide two warm up areas this year. An additional 15-minute visual warm up can be made available upon request.

OMEA Guide for Parents (Pit Crew)

Supplied Power
We are an approved site for electricity. There will be an extension cord on the 50 yard line for you to plug into.

Motorized vehicles unloading equipment for performance will need to exit the track and turn around in the grass by the scoreboard. Please do not turn around on the track.

Field Entrance and Exit
Band members and equipment will exit and enter through the double gate to the performer’s right.

Video Recording
Videos of your performance will be made for you OR you may have a designee video your performance from the second level of the press box.

SD Cards
SD cards are no longer needed at shows. Please review the email from JD Latorre regarding Competition Suite.

Facility Map

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

First Aid

There will be medical personnel available near the stadium throughout the day. Look for the first aid sign near the stadium restrooms.


To volunteer, click here.


Ben Factor
Director of Bands

Steve and Liz Sullivan
Invitational Co-Chairs