In the early 70's under the Direction of John Tumminia
, the bands continued to have uncharted success winning all kinds of Awards and Trophies.
During the early 70's, the band was the group to be in and because of the band's success, signs were created and posted all over Deptford Township that read "Home of the Deptford Spartan Marching Band".
In 1972-73 a group of Band Directors came up with a concept of making a circuit in which bands can compete.
At Deptford High School
, this group of Directors formed Tournament of Bands (TOB).
In the beginning of TOB there were a list of 10 rules that all the competing bands had to follow.
and the Spartan Marching Band
were one of the founding members of TOB and in 1973 at the first Atlantic Coast Championship, the Spartan Band placed 4th with a Score of 71.90.
The Band continued to win Awards and have a great deal of Success.
At the end of the school year ,John Tumminia left Deptford and became the Band Director at Highland Regional High School, in Blackwood, NJ.
A Band Director from the Gateway School District
took over for the recently departed Mr. Tumminia
. Robert Pannacciulli became the Third Director of the Deptford Spartan Marching Band.