7 Time New York State Champions

Shot of the Week

Next Booster Meeting

May 3, 2018
6:30 PM
High School Library

Scholarship Donations

Consider donating to the "Gibs Flock Character of Excellence" Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating ESM senior, not based on musical ability, not based on spinning or marching ability, but based on character. The scholarship should be awarded to a student who has demonstrated compassion and acceptance of others and who shows extraordinary potential for making positive influences in their school and community in their future. The intention of the scholarship award is to be a reflection of the character and of selfless giving that Gibs Flock shared with this organization in his 29 years of service.

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Accomplishments - See where we placed each year since 1972 as well as who the band director and drum major(s) were.

Home Shows - Info about upcoming competitions being held at ESM High School.

Links to the organizations we compete in:

 New York State Field Band Conference

 New York State Percussion Circuit

 Mid-York Color Guard Circuit

News & Announcements

 Drum Major Auditions!

Any member that has completed 2 seasons with the marching band may audition for drum major. Please submit a 1 page letter stating "why I would make an excellent drum major."
Due date is: MAY 8th @6:30pm. Candidates will also perform commands and conducting during spring rehearsals. Contact Mr. Acenowr with any questions. 


2018 Recruitment Video

About the Band

Forming in 1961, The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band has a long tradition of creating confident young adults through music, dance, discipline and teamwork. The band is a member of the New York State Field Band Conference and currently competes in the Small School 1 Division. The Spartans have 7 New York State Championships, most recently in 2017.

The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band consists of students in grades 7 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 band's level of excellence. To achieve this goal, band 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 the ESM Marching Band to enjoy a rich and proud history.

The band is led by Director Matt Acenowr.