History by Season

Click on the years below to explore the short, but successful history of
The Bushwackers…

  • 1980
    • First Organizational Meetings
      Held in Keyport, NJ
  • 1981
    • Birth Year – Parade Corps
  • 1982
    • Clash of The Titans, Fishlegs, Mickey Mouse, That Cat is High, Snowbird Fantasy, Chariots of Fire
      Prelims: 8th – 74.05
      Finals: 8th – 70.55
  • 1983
    • Cleopatras Asp, Emerald Eyes, Egyptian Danza, Quien Sabe,
      Las Suertas de Los Tontos,
      Chariots of Fire
      Prelims: 5th – 82.75
      Finals: tied 5th – 82.65
  • 1984
    • Santos, Quensabe, Las Suertas de Los Tontos, Egyptian Danza,
      I’ll Be There, Thriller.
      Prelims: 3rd – 88.55
      Finals: 3rd – 89.00
  • 1985
    • The Epic, First Circle,
      Supertonic Suite
      Prelims 4th – 84.35
      Finals 4th – 86.55
  • 1986
    • Santos, Quensabe,
      Las Suertas de Los Tontos,
      Egyptian Danza, Aries Eyes
      Prelims: 3rd – 88.70
      Finals: 1st – 92.45
      (High Brass, High Percussion)
  • 1987
    • Pellet Suite, Marguerite,
      Corner Pocket, Aries Eyes
      Prelims: 3rd – 92.96
      Finals: canceled due to rain.
      (High Percussion)
  • 1988
    • Pellet Suite, Inner Crisis,
      Mira Mira, Out of Africa
      Prelims: 2nd – 93.44
      Finals: tie 1st – 96.36
      (High Percussion, High Guard)
  • 1989
    • Time Check, In Her Family,
      No Pasaran, Mira Mira
      Prelims: 1st – 95.9
      Finals: 1st – 95.1
      (High Percussion, High Guard)
  • 1990
    • Prototype – Steve Melillo
      Prelims: 1st – 96.3
      Finals: 1st – 96.9
      (High Percussion)
  • 1991
    • Son of Storm – Steve Melillo
      Prelims: 3rd – 90.7
      Finals: 3rd – 94.00
      (High Percussion)
  • 1992
    • Sweeney Todd:
      The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,
      My Friends, Worst Pies In London, History of the World, Epiphany, Nothing’s Gonna Harm You
      Prelims: 1st – 96.9
      Finals: 1st – 96.7
  • 1993
    • Sunday in the Park with George:
      Putting it Together, Color & Light, Sunday in the Park, Sunday
      Prelims: 1st – 95.4
      Finals: 1st – 96.6
      (Undefeated)
  • 1994
    • Nightmare Before Christmas:
      What’s This?, This is Halloween, Making Christmas,
      Kidnap the Sandy Claws, Sally’s Song, What’s This? Reprise
      Prelims: 3rd – 92.9
      Finals: 3rd – 94.2
  • 1995
    • Symphony for Drum Corps:
      Mathis der Mahler, Age of Anxiety
      Prelims: 4th – 93.1
      Finals: 4th – 93.6
  • 1996
    • Sunset Boulevard:
      As if We Never Said Goodbye, Let’s Have Lunch, Car Chase,
      With One Look
      Prelims: 4th – 88.5
      Finals: 4th – 91.5
  • 1997
    • Latin Jazz:
      El Congo Valiente, Festival de Ritmo, Verde Luz, A Mis Abuelos
      Prelims: 4th – 91.5
      Finals: 5th – 89.6
  • 1998
    • Jekyll & Hyde:
      This is the Moment, Fa├žade, Murder Murder, Transformation, Alive, Take Me As I Am
      Prelims: 8th – 83.8
      Finals: 8th – 85.2
  • 1999
    • Sondheim Snapshots:
      Overture (Merrily We Roll Along), Next (Pacific Overtures),
      Pretty Women (Sweeney Todd), Putting it Together
      (Sunday in the Park with George)
      Prelims: 7th – 85.8
      Finals: 7th – 87.8
  • 2000
    • Music from the Darkside:
      The Duel of the Fates (TPM),
      The Battle (ANH),
      Battle in the Snow (ESB),
      The Crash (ROTJ), The War –
      Ewok Battle (ROTJ), The End (TPM)
      Prelims: 10th – 82.7
      Finals: 10th – 82.1
  • 2001
    • The Raging River:
      Into the Raging River,
      On the Waterfront
      Prelims: 5th – 91.05
      Finals: 5th – 92.40
  • 2002
    • The Myths of Fire:
      Inferno, Vesuvius, Firebird Suite
      Prelims: 6th – 89.6
      Finals: 7th – 91.1
  • 2003
    • Journey to the Moon:
      I. The Launch – Twelve Seconds to the Moon, II. Orbit – First Contact, III. The Landing & IV. Reentry – Excerpts from To Tame the Perilous Skies
      Prelims: 6th – 92.863
      Finals: 7th – 91.038
  • 2004
    • Early American Landscapes:
      New World Symphony, America, William Tell Overture
      Prelims: 8th – 89.688
      Finals: 8th – 88.638
  • 2005
    • Russian Winter Portraits:
      Russlan and Ludmilla, Dance of the Snow Maidens, Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, 1812 Overture
      Prelims: 2nd – 95.0
      Finals: 3rd – 94.738
      (1 point penalty)
  • 2006
    • Stages:
      Fanfare for the New, The Perfect Year, Rocky Point Holiday
      Prelims: 3rd – 95.363
      (high brass, high colorguard)
      Finals: 3rd – 95.638
      (high brass, high colorguard)
  • 2007
    • Around the Town:
      Lonely Town, Galop,
      Ain’t Got No Tears Left,
      Great Lover, Times Square
      Prelims – 4th – 94.188
      Finals – 4th – 94.575 (high colorguard)
  • 2008
    • Gypsodic:
      Que Dolor, Sandala, Business as Usual, Kafal Sviri
      Prelims: 6th – 93.788
      Finals: 6th – 93.425
      (best showmanship: colorguard)
  • 2009
    • Scenes from a Psychotic Circus – Key Poulan
      Circus Normalus,
      Death Defying Feats, Freak Show,
      Three Ring Psychotic Circus
      Prelims: 8th – 88.025
      Finals: 9th – 88.963
  • 2010
    • VOODOO – Key Poulan
      Origins, Rituals,
      Gris-gris, Black Magic
      Prelims: 10th – 86.513
      Finals: 9th – 86.763
  • 2011
    • A New Beginning – Key Poulan
      Prelims:79.800
      Finals: Exhibition
  • 2012
    • American Roots
      Chester Overture, Shenandoah, Star-Spangled Overture,
      American Faces
      Prelims:80.20
      Finals: N/A
  • 2013
    • WE ARE:
      I. Champions – I’ll Be There, Sweeney Todd, Las Suertas de Los Tontos, Sunday
      II. Resilient – I Am The Doctor
      III. Defiant – Some Nights (Intro)
      IV. Innovators – Can’t Run But
      V. Believers – Tonight, Tonight
      Prelims: 8th – 87.75
      Finals: 8th – 87.43
  • 2014
    • The Resistants
      Supremacy (Muse), Blowin’ in the Wind (Dylan), Daft Punk, Paul Hindemith
      Prelims: –.–
      Finals: –.–



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Thanks to contributors John Gough, Jeannette Chambers-Blackman, Chris Kilian, & Sean McReady

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