OSWEGO, NY – This Saturday evening the â€œPride of Oswego,â€ the 2010 editionÂ of the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers, will open the New York State Field Band Conference season at East Syracuse-Minoa.
Director Stephen Defren noted, â€œThis year our show is entitled â€˜The Proper Ornaments of Lifeâ€™ and it explores what is truly important in life and what really makes us happy.â€
This yearâ€™s program will be very interesting and unique.
There will also be a new look when the Marching Bucs, led by drum Major Jacqueline Hondro, take the field for competition.
In competition at ES-M will be four other National Division bands along with six other high school groups.
Oswego will be joined by Central Square, Cicero-North Syracuse, West Genesee and Liverpool in the National Division while completing the show will be East Ramapo, Baldwinsville, New Hartford, Horseheads, Jordan-Elbridge and host East Syracuse-Minoa.
It is expected Oswego will be the second National Division band to take the field for competition and the Marching Bucs are expected to perform at 7:45 p.m.
Next Saturday evening the Bucs will compete at Cicero-North Syracuse before hosting the 32nd Pageant of Champions at Joe Wilber Field in Oswego on Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Vying in this yearâ€™s show are National Division bands West Genesee, Webster, Cicero-North Syracuse, Liverpool, Victor and Central Square with the Marching Bucs in exhibition.
Also performing in competition will be Auburn, Phoenix, East Irondequoit, Norwich, Jordan-Elbridge and East Syracuse-Minoa.