New York State Field Band Conference

New York State Field Band Conference

The New York State Field Band Conference or NYSFBC is a local circuit for marching band competitions, based in New York. Championships are held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York each year in the last week of October or first week of November. The conference was created in February 1972 to standardize rules and provide constructive feedback at competitions.

An unofficial forum has been created for the band members, parents and staff of participating bands. The NYSFBC Board has over 550 members and has become the "go-to" website for the conference. Scores are posted as they are announced, show themes and music are revealed/shared. Parents, staff, alumni, and many others share their constructive feedback on performances and discuss different ideas behind marching band, guard, percussion, etc. Many students/parents/staff enjoy reading through these free critiques to see what they can improve on. Check it out for yourself, click here!

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Mission

Purpose

The New York State Field Band Conference, Inc. was formed on Feb. 6, 1972 for the purpose of regulating and scheduling field band events in New York State, and for the enhancement of school field band competitions. It is the aim of the New York State Field Band Conference to encourage participation in such events.[1]

Philosophy

It shall be the philosophy of the New York State Field Band Conference to encourage and provide the most positive experience possible for all participants. The Conference will address this need through procedures it implements regarding competition.[1]

History

Eleven bands participated in the first championship in 1972 which was held in Cicero, NY. The conference has grown to over 50 bands in recent years and has seen participation from outside the state of New York with bands from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

The championship competition moved from various Syracuse area schools to the Carrier dome in 1980 and has been held in that venue ever since.

Classifications

The NYSFBC has gone through two major methods of classification for the bands that participate in sponsored competitions. The current system of classes was created in 1999, with the exception of the National Class, which was created in 1989. This system consists of 2 major classifications (Large School and Small School) with smaller classes within each of the two major classes.

Past Winners [2]

Old Classification System (1972-1998)

Novice Class

  • 1978: LeRoy High School, LeRoy, New York
  • 1979: Cassadaga Valley High School
  • 1980: Academy High School, Pennsylvania
  • 1981: Mohawk High School
  • 1982: Keystone High School
  • 1983: Horseheads High School
  • 1984: Aquinas High School
  • 1985: Phoenix High School, Phoenix, New York
  • 1986: Falconer High School
  • 1987: Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, New York

B Class

  • 1972: Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York
  • 1973: Oswego High School, Oswego, New York
  • 1974: Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New York
  • 1975: Holley High School, Holley, New York
  • 1976: Haverling High School, Haverling, New York
  • 1977: Jordan Elbridge High School
  • 1978: Haverling High School, Haverling, New York
  • 1979: Marcus Whitman High School
  • 1980-1981: Jordan Elbridge High School

A2 Class

  • 1992: Mahopac High School

A Class

  • 1972-1975: West Genesee High School, Camillus, New York
  • 1976: Holley High School, Holley, New York
  • 1977: Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New York
  • 1978-1979: East Syracuse-Minoa High School, East Syracuse, New York
  • 1980-1981: Marcus Whitman High School
  • 1982: Medina High School, Medina, New York
  • 1983: Montrose High School
  • 1984: Gloversville High School
  • 1985: Eastridge High School, Irondequoit, New York
  • 1986: Mohawk High School
  • 1987: Bishop Kearney High School, Irondequoit, New York
  • 1988: Southwestern High School
  • 1989-1990: Victor High School, Victor, New York
  • 1991: East Syracuse-Minoa High School, East Syracuse, New York
  • 1992 (tie): Jordan Elbridge High School and East Syracuse-Minoa High School, East Syracuse, New York
  • 1993: Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, New York
  • 1994: Phoenix High School, Phoenix, New York
  • 1995: Southwestern High School
  • 1996: Johnstown High School
  • 1997:
  • 1998:

AA Class

  • 1976-1977: West Genesee High School, Camillus, New York
  • 1978: Cicero High School, Cicero, New York
  • 1979-1981: West Genesee High School, Camillus, New York
  • 1982: New Hartford High School, New Hartford, New York
  • 1983: Jordan Elbridge High School
  • 1984: Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New York
  • 1985: Bishop Kearney High School, Irondequoit, New York
  • 1986: Baldwinsville High School, Baldwinsville, New York
  • 1987: Central Square High School, Central Square, New York
  • 1988: Union Endicott High School
  • 1989: Medina High School, Medina, New York
  • 1990-1991: New Hartford High School, New Hartford, New York
  • 1992: Eastridge High School, Irondequoit, New York
  • 1993: East Syracuse-Minoa High School, East Syracuse, New York
  • 1994: Baldwinsville High School, Baldwinsville, New York
  • 1995: Jordan Elbridge High School
  • 1996: Copaigue High School
  • 1997:
  • 1998:

AAA Class

  • 1989-1990: Webster Schroeder High School, Webster, New York
  • 1991: Jamestown High School, Jamestown, New York
  • 1992: Horseheads High School
  • 1993-1994: Eastridge High School, Irondequoit, New York
  • 1995: Medina High School, Medina, New York
  • 1996: Jordan Elbridge High School
  • 1997:
  • 1998:

AAAA Class

  • 1996: New Hartford High School, New Hartford, New York
  • 1997:
  • 1998:

Open Class

  • 1982-1984: West Genesee High School, Camillus, New York

A Open Class

  • 1985-1988: Jordan Elbridge High School

AA Open Class

  • 1985: Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York
  • 1986: West Genesee High School, Camillus, New York
  • 1987: Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Cicero, New York
  • 1988: Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York

Current Classification System (1999-Present)

Small School Class III

Small School Class II

Small School Class I

Large School Class III

Large School Class II

National Class

References

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