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 2018-2019 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!!

Adam Ball – Nazareth College, Music Composition
Cameron Bay – Clarkson University, Computer Science
Aidan Blaylock – Syracuse University, Music Education
Katelyn Calkins – Utica College, Psychology/Child Life
Samantha Clark – Misericordia University, Radiation Therapy
Danielle Doyle – Clarkson University, Mechanical Engineering
Kaitlyn Fiorentino – SUNY Potsdam, Forensic Photography
Ryan Flaherty – Clarkson University, Civil Engineering
Rachel Hauth – University at Buffalo, Occupational Therapy
Bruce Hepel – University at Buffalo, Business
Meagan Montague – Houghton College, Biology with an Environmental Emphasis
Colby Perrigo – Buffalo State, Television and Film Arts
Miah Rafferty – SUNY Fredonia, Crime Scene Investigation
Jack Rose – Binghamton University, English
Brianna Rosen – Alfred State College, Nursing
Dan Shaw – SUNY Potsdam – Crane School of Music, Music Education and Performance
Tyler Swanson – Binghamton University, Biochemistry on a Pre-Med track
Jacob Temple – Onondaga Community College, Music
Stephanie Tomasulo – University at Buffalo, Architecture
Rachel Vaverchak – SUNY Oswego, Theater/Dance


“Once a Northstar, Always a Northstar”

Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars Marching Band caps an incredible year with a performance in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!! 


CNS Performance in Central Park

CNS in Times Square







Director:   Karen Seamans


Assistant Director:   Drew Rebecchi


Assistant Director:   Rachael Howard


Brass Coordinator:   John Raschella


Woodwind Coordinator:   Kerry Dromgoole


Percussion Coordinator:   Patrick Blakley


Music Instruction:   Christian Jaquay


Music Instruction:   Liz Jaquay


Music Instruction:   Kris Norton


Music Instruction:   Ashleigh Pitcher


Marching Instruction:   Jon Calhoun


Marching Instruction:   Jake Patterson


Marching Instruction:   Larry Schmidt


Marching Instruction:   Brianna Swanson


Colorguard Instruction:   Stephanie Bell


Colorguard Instruction:   Taylor Laris


Colorguard Instruction:   Alysia Wisniewski


Colorguard Instruction:   CiCi Tolerico


Drill/Visual Design:   Karen Seamans


Music Arrangement:   Nick M. Baratta



2019 Syracuse Area Music Award winners – LocalSyr



The Cicero-North Syracuse marching band marches in the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Post Standard

C-NS kids in the Macy’s Day Parade (Video) – LocalSyr

Watch C-NS marching band play ‘On Broadway’ at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video) – Post Standard

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade 2018 takes off with Charlie Brown, Paw Patrol and more despite cold – Post Standard

C-NS Marching Band shines in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – CNYCentral

C-NS marching band preparing for Macy’s Day parade (Video) – LocalSyr

How the C-NS marching band plans to stay warm during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – Post Standard

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Bands To Look Out For – FloMarching

North Syracuse Central School District News (Video)  – Youtube

Cicero-North Syracuse students set to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video)  – LocalSyr 

Marching to Glory:  CNS Band to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Video)  – CNYCentral 

C-NS Marching Band Ready to Take the National Stage – Spectrum News 

NYS Championships at the Carrier Dome Results – Post Standard 

Wing-A-Lings Adds Flavor & Fundraises for C-NS Marching Band (Video)  – LocalSyr 



Cool Schools: CNY State Champions (Video)  – LocalSyr 

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