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Marching Bucs Start Year on Fine Note

OSWEGO, NY – The New York State Field Band Conference commenced the march to the Carrier Dome on Saturday night as high school bands were active throughout Central New York.

The Marching Buccaneers headed west to East Irondequoit to compete against two other National Division bands.

Oswego Marching Buc Drum Major Cassandra Hondro displays the second place plaque that the Bucs received at the season opening East Irondequoit show.
Oswego Marching Buc Drum Major Cassandra Hondro displays the second place plaque that the Bucs received at the season opening East Irondequoit show.

Oswego came home with a second place finish with a score of 71.65.

Victor captured the National Division with a 78.55. Third place was awarded to Webster.

Band director Scott Ciesla said, “The Marching Bucs will continue to build on our early season success. I am very proud of the students. All of the members and parents did an amazing job to make this show a success. This was a total team effort. It’s nice to be rewarded for our hard work and talent.”

Continuing he noted, ”We’ve been building our program over the past couple of years so I really feel that we are headed in the right direction and the sky is the limit for us this year. We have a ton of potential and this is very exciting time to be a Marching Buccaneer. We’ll get back to work this week to make the show even better for our competition in Baldwinsville.”

The Marching Bucs will take to the field for competition at 8:30 p.m. this Saturday at Baldwinsville High School.

The following Saturday, Sept. 22, the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers will host the annual Pageant of Champions at Joe Wilber Field.

Auburn will be the first of 11 bands to march on Wilber Field as the show will begin at 6 p.m.