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Vanderbilt Marching Invitational Ticket Information

Posted: September 21, 2016
Tickets for the event are general admission, and are $15 each. Children 6 and under admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets are good for both Prelims and Finals.

The stadium will officially open at 9:30am on Saturday, October 8. Patrons arriving earlier will be unable to enter. Recording devices, as well as outside food and drink are not allowed in Vanderbilt Stadium.

Spectator parking will be in the 25th Avenue garage on Vanderbilt’s campus. There will be a limited amount of handicap parking at the event as well. A parking map is also available below for download and printing.

For relatives/fans unable to attend the event in person, the contest will be live streamed on the Vanderbilt website. Additionally, professional recordings of the contest will be available for pre-order at the event.

The Vanderbilt Marching Invitational is a student-run competition hosted by the Vanderbilt "Spirit of Gold" Marching Band, and all of the revenue from the contest goes toward providing student scholarships to every member of the band.

Contact Susan with any questions at scarlin@twcny.rr.com or call/text 350-1610.

Vanderbilt Marching Invitational Spectator Map


Additions to Calendar

Posted: September 1, 2016
Many additions and updates have been made to our website calendar.  Included are Football Game Schedules, Saturday Rehearsal & Contest Schedule, what bands will participate in shows, directions to show sites and more.  Click on the "Calendar" button above, take a look today and let us know what you think.

ESM is the Small School 1 New York State Champs!

Posted: November 2, 2015
The Spartan Marching Band is the 2015 Small School 1 State Champions!  Congratulations to the students and staff on a great year!  The boosters and parents are so proud of your accomplishment!  Go Spartans!

Next Booster Meeting:

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
ESM High School Library

2016 Show Schedule

See Calendar for details. Click any location for Google directions.

Date Location (Directions)
Sep 10 ESM
Sep 17 CNS
Sep 24 Oswego
Oct 1 Hornell
Oct 6-9 Nashville, TN
Oct 15 New Hartford
Oct 22 Central Square
Oct 30 Carrier Dome

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About Us

The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band, High School and Middle School Winter Guards and Winter Percussion Ensemble consists of students in grades 6 through 12. The program's existence enables members to become better performers and experience the benefits of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It is the responsibility of each member to work diligently toward raising the ensembles level of excellence. To achieve this goal, ensemble members are expected to participate in activities to the fullest degree and make the most of every rehearsal moment. Participation in the activities that help foster and support the organization is also a rewarding experience. Achieving these goals has allowed all of the ESM Marching Ensembles to enjoy a rich and proud history.