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World Class Harborfest 2015 Jul 25, 2015

World-renowned Fireworks by Grucci helped spotlight the fantastic cultural and recreational opportunities to be found in the City of Oswego and its waterfront, the County of Oswego, the Oswego River and the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario with a World-Class Fireworks performance on July 25, 2015 a centerpiece of 28th annual Oswego Harborfest.  Oswego Harborfest promotes an increased public awareness of, and civic pride in, the unique history and geography Oswego and its surrounds. The 22-minute World-Class fireworks was presented by Entergy Nuclear and performed over Oswego Harbor.  



Midway into the performance the Gruccis displayed a cutting- edge 1,000' wide by 500' high “USA” image in red, white, and blue colors across the sky over the Oswego break wall. This tremendous scene appeared twice at the conclusion of the song  “I am a Patriot”. This scene was created using patented Grucci Pixelburst-tm technology. Each PixelBurst- is outfitted with a small microchip that when initiated allows precise millisecond timing to control the height of a burst.


As a prelude to the renowned Grucci Grand Finale. the Gruccis paid tribute to all of the volunteers who tirelessly make Harborfest a yearly success with a signature scene of the exclusive Grucci Gold Flitter Split Comets.  The Gold Flitter Split Comet is an Aerial Shell, originally conceived and developed by the late James Grucci, displays 600’ in the sky and extends a series of glittering gold comets that create a descending pattern and, after 6 seconds of flight, split into a milky way of gold glitter. This incredibly elegant effect is a crescendo to the bold, dynamic color and bombardment of a Grucci Grand Finale. This scene is set to the song: Hall Of Fame by Will I Am.  Custom Entergy Logo Pattern Shells in red and white set to the song “Bang, Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minage displayed as the first scene of the Grand Finale.


The PixelBurst-tm, Brite White Magnesium Comets, Entergy Pattern Shells and Grucci Gold Flitter Split Comets as well as others in this State-of-theArt performance have all been designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA in Grucci’s upstate New York factory and Virginia manufacturing plant.


Show Design and Choreography: 

Phil Grucci



Christopher Carlino


Chief Pyrotechnician: 

William Crucilla



Samuel Austin, Donald Blake, Steve Coluccio, Jr., Ryan Deuel, 

Lawrence Goetz, Daniel Havens, Robert Koch, Richard Lanzer, 

Fred Muller, John Sweeney, Patricia Thompson




For those who could see the show from the surrounding areas but could not hear the music score, Fireworks by Grucci provided a new, free mobile app for IPhones and Android devices that allowed spectators to experience real-time synchronized music with the live fireworks. The app is just another example of how Grucci continues to explore, implement and introduce new technologies to the industry.







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