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Marching Bucs Conclude First Event Of The Season

Amber Scruton and Bill McSweeney, Drum Major and Assistant Drum Major of the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers proudly display the plaque from the National Class at the Jordan-Elbridge New York State Band Field Conference competition.
Amber Scruton and Bill McSweeney, Drum Major and Assistant Drum Major of the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers proudly display the plaque from the National Class at the Jordan-Elbridge New York State Band Field Conference competition.

The Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers earned a season opening score of 74.25 at Jordan-Elbridge in the first New York State Field Band Conference show of the year.

Oswego was the lone National Class representative in this year’s Jordan-Elbridge competition.

Band Director Steve Defren said, “We were very proud of the students for their first performance of the season. The weather was beautiful and the Oswego faithful were out in full force. We are looking forward to a very productive week of practice in preparation for our performance at Cicero North Syracuse High School.”

The upcoming weekend will be busy for the Bucs at they will perform at the first home football game of the season on Friday night.

This Saturday the Marching Bucs travel to Cicero-North Syracuse for its pageant on the turf at CNS High School. Oswego will take the field for competition around 8 p.m. The other National Class bands in attendance will be Central Square, Victor, Webster, West Genesee and Liverpool while host CNS will perform in exhibition to round out the evening..

Also entering the show will be Small School 2 Class bands LeRoy, Phoenix and Johnstown as well as Small School 1 bands New Hartford and East Syracuse-Minoa.

The CNS show begins at 6 p.m.

Oswego will host its annual “Pageant of Champions” on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at Joe Wilber Field. Entering the Oswego show are Auburn, East Irondequoit, Norwich, East Syracuse-Minoa, Jordan-Elbridge, Cicero-North Syracuse, West Genesee, Central Square, Victor, Webster and Liverpool.