Program History (Awards/Accolades)

131st ROSE PARADE

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The Marching Bees proudly accepted an invitation to perform in the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California! The parade took place on January 1, 2020. The Bees were selected after an extensive application process from hundreds of other applicants. The Bees joined over twenty bands from around the globe when they performed in Pasadena, including groups from Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica, and more! This was the Baldwinsville Marching Band's first ever trip to California, and was the first New York State band to perform in the parade in over thirty years. The Bees are proud of their accomplishments to represent New York in this incredible parade!

Rose Parade Performance
BandFest Performance
Bees Pasadena Recap

88th MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

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The Marching Bees accepted an invitation to perform in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! The parade took place on November 27, 2014. The Bees were selected from hundreds of other applicants. The Bees marched through New York City with twelve other bands from around the United States. The Bees represented New York in the parade and performed a medley of songs by Daft Punk.

Macy's Performance

THIRD MAN RECORDS VINYL RECORDING SESSION

In October 2018, the "Plan Bee" Pep Band visited Jack White’s recording studio at Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee. This once in a lifetime experience included a tour by TMR staff, a private Q&A session, and the opportunity to record a four track EP. The Bees recorded directly to acetate, and released their own vinyl record which included four songs. The record includes live performances of Seven Nation Army, Fast as You, Jeremy, and You Wreck Me, all from the Blue Room at Third Man Records.

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Seven Nation Army

2020-Participated in New York State Field Band Conference Virtual Band

 

2020-CNY High School Film Festival Runner-Up for "Eilish vs. R.E.M." Music Video

2020-Released 4 "Virtual Band" Recordings with Subcat Music Studios

 

2020-Guest House Band for Colgate Basketball

2020-Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Academic or Musical Organization

2020-Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame Induction for Casey Vanderstouw as "Music Educator of the Year"

 

2020-131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, CA

2019-Annual Tournament of Roses BandFest Performance, Pasadena, CA

2019-Winterguard Mid-York Championship-SA2

2019-Plan Bee Benefit @ Palace Theatre

2018-Vinyl Record Release Party @ Palace Theatre

2018-Recorded Vinyl Record @ Third Man Records

 

2014-88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, NYC

2012-Pep Band Performance as Syracuse University Men’s Basketball House Band-Coach Jim Boeheim’s #900 win night

2012-NY State Field Band Championship-LS2

2012-Class Champions AA, 51st Annual Gorham Pageant of Bands

2012-Gator Bowl Field Band competition.  First Place Sweepstakes $10,000 Award Winner 92.0, Best Overall Percussion, Overall Guard, Overall Marching, Overall General Effect, Overall Music and Best Drum Major.

2012-Gator Bowl Parade Band competition @ Downtown Jacksonville, Fl.  First Place 98.0, Best Overall Percussion, Overall Guard, Overall Marching, Overall General Effect, and Overall Music.

2011-Marching Band Performance @ NASA Cape Kennedy

2011-Pep Band Performance @ NASA Cape Kennedy 

2011-House Band for #1 ranked Syracuse Basketball @ Carrier Dome: December 20, 2011

2011-Class Champions AA, 50th Annual Gorham Pageant of Bands

2011- The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Best Communities for Music Education” Award

2010-Maryland/Delaware State Field Band Champions Class V

2010-49th Annual Gorham Pageant of Bands Class AA Champions

2010- The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “Best Communities for Music Education” Award

2010-Grammy Signature Award Finalist

2009-New York State Field Band Championship-LS2

2009-‘Pearl Harbor’ Performance- onboard USS Intrepid, NYC

2009-Winterguard Mid-York Championship-SRA

2008-USSBA competition Maryland, Delaware

2007-USSBA Yamaha Cup-Giants Stadium NYC

2007-Toyota Gator Bowl-Jacksonville, FL.  Grand Champions and winner of all caption awards (Best Drum Major, Best Auxiliary, Best Marching, Best General Effect, Best Music, Best Percussion)

2006-New York State Fair performance

2005-Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl.  2nd Place Parade, 3rd Place Field.

2004-Bands of America Finalist-Detroit, Michigan

2004-New York State Field Band Champions-LS2

2004-Official “Balloon Crew”-Republican National Convention-Madison Square Garden, NYC

2004-Winterguard Mid-York Championship-SA2

2004-Indoor Drumline New York State Champions

2003-Grammy Signature School Award

2002-Winterguard Mid-York Championship-SA2

2001-New York State Field Band Champions-LS3

2000-New York State Field Band Champions-LS3

2000-USSBA Connecticut Regional-1st Place (Best Auxiliary, Best Marching, Best Percussion)

2000-Norwich Free Academy Classic World Band Festival-1st Place

1999-Grammy Signature School Designee

1999-James Madison University Parade of Champions-1st Place

1998-USSBA New Jersey Regional (Best Music, Best Guard, Best Percussion, Best Overall Effect)

1997-WGI Northeast Regional-Brockport.  Scholastic Percussion-1st Place

1996-US Scholastic Marching Band Champions

1995- Scholastic Indoor Percussion World Champions-Dayton, Ohio

1994-New York State Field Band Champions-AA

1994-Scholastic Indoor Percussion World Champions-Dayton, Ohio

1993-WGI Mid-Atlantic Regional-Prop Champion

1991-Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl.  1st Place Parade, 2nd Place Field (Best Drum Major, Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Marching/Maneuvering)

1991-Jacksonville Light Parade-1st Place

1990-Northampton Area HS 28th Annual Tournament of Bands-Finalist

1990-North American Music Festivals-Virginia Beach Regional-Guard 2nd Place

1986-New York State Field Band Champions-AA

1974-Joined New York State Field Band Conference