Accomplishments

The Marching Buccaneers have a long string of accomplishments unmatched by any organization in the history of Oswego. These accomplishments were made possible through the cooperative efforts of hundreds of students and parents throughout the past two decades. Each and every one of us must be willing to accept the challenges ahead so that we remain the "Pride of Oswego." Total Commitment from everyone will once again make Oswego proud of its largest and most successful team.

1973 - Orlando, Florida, Disneyworld Parade, "Main Street U.S.A."

1978-Mexico City,Mexico 7th Invitational Mexico International Band Festival

1979 - Orlando, Florida Great American Marching Band Contest(1st runner-up)

1980 - Miami, Florida Orange Bowl Parade, Honor Band for Orange Bowl Queen, 1 of 10 bands to appear on national TV (NBC).

1982 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21st annual "Contest of Champions" Middle Tenn. State Univ.; Superior rating, finalist (of 35 bands).

1982-Syracuse,New York NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 3rd Place - Open Class, 93.3 highest mark ever in competition

1985 - Orlando, Florida Orange Blossom Festival, winner of virtually every major award; Grand Champions of Festival.

1985 - Morgantown, West Virginia Marching Bands of America, Finalist.

1986 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee Anniversary "Contest of Champions" Middle Tenn. State Univ.; Superior rating, finalist 25th (of 35 bands)

Syracuse, New York - NYS Field Band Conference Championships,4th place - Open Class. 94.6

1987 - Morgantown, West Virginia - Marching Bands of America Eastern Regional, 2nd place in Prelims; (out of 45 bands); 3rd place in Finals

1988 - Orlando, Florida - Orange Blossom Festival; 1st in Concert (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic & Concert Bands); 1st in Parade; 1st in Jazz; Best DrumLine; Best Color Guard.

1989 - Syracuse, New York - NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 4th Place - Open Class. 94.6 new record-high score for Championships

1989 - Phoenix, Arizona - Fiesta Bowl Parade & National Pageant of Bands; 1st in class in Parade, 2nd overall in Parade; 1st in Music; 2nd in Field Band Competition; 2nd in G.E.

1990 - Syracuse, New York - NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 3rd place - Open Class. Oswego broke the barrier of the "big 3" for the first time in nearly 10 years!

1991 - Syracuse, New York - NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 3rd place - Open Class.

1992 - Sayreville, New Jersey - CMBC Competition champions; best color guard, drum line and music.

1993 - Orlando, Florida - MusicFEST Orlando, Second Place parade; Grand Champions Trophy for concert and parade.

1994 - New London, Connecticut - US Coast Guard Academy "Windjammer Invitational Grand Champions, Outstanding Music Award.

1995 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - 34th annual "Contest of Champions" Middle Tenn. State Univ.; Superior rating, top 15 of 35 bands.

1996 - Franklin HS and Union HS, New Jersey - CMBC Competition GRAND CHAMPIONS; best color guard, best drumline, best music, best general effect, best drum major.

1997 - Bands of America Regional, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City , TN - 2nd place in class AA, Finalist - 6th overall plus Outstanding General Effect

1998 - Parade of Champions, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 4th place in class AAA, Superior Rating.

1999 - Phoenix, Arizona and our return to the Fiesta Bowl Parade & National Pageant of Bands !!! 4th place overall in the Parade, 1st in music, 4th place in the National Band Pageant, Best Drum Major Award.

2000 - Bands of America Regional, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - 2nd Place in Class AA, Top Ten Finalist, 8th Place overall.

2000 - Syracuse, NY, Carrier Dome, NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 2nd Place in Large School National Class, 96.82

2001 - Oswego, NY - Marching Buccaneers selected as Grand Marshall for the Annual Independence Day Parade.

2001 - Syracuse, NY, Carrier Dome, NYS Field Band Conference Championships, 3rd Place in National Class, 97.48 2002 Virginia, Marching Buccaneers won the James Madison University Band Competition and awards for Best General Effect, Best Visual, Best Music, and Best Color guard, and highest score in the class AAAA category!

2002 Syracuse, NY Second place in National Class at the NYSFBC State Championship at the Carrier Dome with a score of 98.32 highest rating in school history.

2003 Syracuse, NY 3rd in the NYS Field Band Conference Championships National Class The Marching Bucs received a score of 97.33.

2003 Allentown. Pa The Oswego HS Marching Buccaneers placed second at the USSBA band competition, in Class VI. Best Music award.

2004/ Hofstra University, NYC – BOA Eastern Regional, barely missed being a finalist!
Syracuse, New York - NYS Field Band Conference Championships – 5th place –National Class.

2005/ Harrisonburg, Virginia – Parade of Champions, James Madison University, Grand Champion Class AAA, Superior Rating.Best Music, Best Drum Major, Best General Effect

2006/ Towson, Maryland- BOA Eastern Regional Competition

2007/8 Orlando Florida Citrus Bowl Parade, Orlando, Florida, Disneyworld Spectro MagicParade, "Main Street U.S.A."

2008/9 Bands of America Regional competition in Ypsilanti Michigan and NYSFBC championships at the Carrier Dome

2009/10 - Harrisonburg, Virginia  Parade of Champions at James Madison University, Grand Champion Class A, Superior rating.

2010/11 Towson, Maryland- BOA Eastern Regional Competition

2012 Ohio State Invitational, 2nd place in Class A,first place in their class for percussion and auxiliary (colorguard), a Superior music rating,

2013 Competed in US Bands Show in Met Life Stadium, New York City