7 Time New York State Champions

Shot of the Week

Week of March 19, 2018

Next Booster Meeting

April 5, 2018
6:30 PM
ESM High School Library


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

 ESM is the Small School 1 State Champions!!!!

Congrats to the band on a wonderful season! Everyone is so proud of your accomplishment! GO SPARTANS!!!

Winter Guard Schedule

Date Location Group(s)
Jan. 20   Phoenix Varsity & PGWG
Jan. 27   Homer Varsity & PGWG
Feb. 3   Shenendehowa Varsity
Feb. 10   CNS Varsity & PGWG
Feb 24   ESM (Home Show) Varsity & PGWG
Mar. 3   Liverpool Varsity & PGWG
Mar. 10   Central Square Varsity & PGWG
Mar. 16-18   WGI Regional - Bethlehem, PA Varsity
Mar. 24 CNS Varsity & PGWG
April 7 MYCGC Championships (ESM) Varsity & PGWG

Winter Percussion Schedule

Date Location
Feb. 3   Jordan Elbridge
Feb. 10   East Irondequoit
Feb. 16-18   WGI Regional - Dayton, OH
Feb 24   CNS
Mar. 3   Hilton
Mar. 10   CNS
Mar. 17   Central Square
Mar. 24 ESM (Home Show)
Mar. 31 Victor
April 8 NYSPC Championships (OCC)

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 band has been led by Director Gibs Flock since 1989. The East Syracuse Minoa Spartan Marching Band, High School and Middle School Winter Guards and Winter Percussion Ensemble 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 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.