The CNS Northstars Marching Band is a nationally acclaimed, award winning, varsity level, co-curricular high school music program  in the North Syracuse Central School District. The marching band consists of musicians and guard members from 7th to 12th grades that compete in the New York State Field Band Conference.


The Northstars have competed and participated in numerous local and national events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Citrus Bowl and various USBands and Bands of America (BOA) competitions.


For more information, please feel free to explore our website to learn more about the Northstars Marching Band.

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Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Northstars Marching Band Senior Class!

Thank you for your dedication and all that you’ve done for the Northstars Marching Band!  We’ll miss you!
Good luck to all of you!!

Emma Bouchard – University at Buffalo, Communications
Lily Canino – Binghamton University, Biology on a pre-med track
Sabrina Clubine – SUNY Potsdam, Music Education
Harley Denis – Johnson & Wales, Baking & Pastry and Food & Beverage Industry Management
Ashley Fay – Onondaga Community College, Early Childhood Education
Kaitlyn Laughlin – Gap Year then Culinary Arts
Hailey Lawless – Syracuse University, Public Relations
Gabe Lightaul – Onondaga Community College, Nuclear Engineering
Alexis Maag – Sienna College, Social Work
Joe Morgan – TBD
Vanessa Morrison – Entering the Workforce
Paul Nodzo – Onondaga Community College, Nursing
Morgan Petranchuk – Rochester Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering
Tyler Reitz – Onondaga Community College, Health Studies Upstate Nursing
Samuel Ridgeway – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aerospace Engineering
Victoria Scalisi – Onondaga Community College, Special Education or Early Childhood Education
Emily Shaw – Binghamton University, Chemistry
Tyler Stoetzel – St. John Fisher, Chemistry
Jack Tschopp – Syracuse University
Edan Tyson – United States Navy
Valerie Vona – Utica College, Criminal Justice & Forensic Science


“Once a Northstar, Always a Northstar”






Cicero North Syracuse Marching Band Wins National Title – Post Standard 

Cicero-North Syracuse Wins Big at NYS Marching Band Competition – LocalSyr 

NYS marching band championships 2017 results: And the winners are… – Post Standard 

NY High School Bands Competing at the Carrier Dome – CNY Central 

CNS-Baldwinsville Halftime Show – Post Standard

C-NS Marching Band chosen to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (video) – CNYCentral

C-NS Northstars Marching Band to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (video) – LocalSyr

CNS Marching Band Will Perform in 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Spectrum News

CNS marching band to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Post-Standard

Watch C-NS band react to getting to play in 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (video) – Post-Standard



Taxslayer Bowl Halftime Uncut (Video) – News4Jax

Fans enjoy pep rallies at Jacksonville Landing ahead of TaxSlayer Bowl (Video) – News4Jax

CNS marching band wins big at Contest of Champions in Florida – Post Standard

Section 3 Football – CNS Rocked the Dome (Video) – Post Standard

Northstars Win 1st Championship in 29 Years (Video) – CNYCentral

NYS Championship Results (Video) – LocalSyr

Cicero Police Escort State Champions – Post Standard

NYS Championships at the Carrier Dome Results – Post Standard

Taxslayer Bowl Announcement – CNYCentral

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (YouTube video) – NYCParadeLife

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – LocalSyr

NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Post Standard



NYS Championships at the Carrier Dome – Post Standard



Marching Band at the Carrier Dome – Post Standard



Marching Band Nationals in Annapolis, Md. – Post Standard

Marching Band Boot Camp Show – Post Standard