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 2019-2020 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!!

Conor Crouse – Le Moyne College, Biology and Physician’s Assistant
Kaitlyn Dembowski – SUNY University at Albany, Studio Art and Photography
Elijah Dillabough – Cayuga Community College, Cyber Security and Network Administration
Samantha Duvall – Cazenovia College, Interior Design
Ethan Eichanlaub – SUNY University at Albany, Cyber Security
Taylor Fryer – Syracuse University, Sound Engineering
Emily Hogan – Rochester Institute of Technology, Industrial Design
Robert Iqbal – Le Moyne College, Nursing
Amelia Khbais – St. John Fisher College, Legal Studies
Alyssa McDonald – Elmira College, Childhood Education
Jimmy Mehlek – Elmira College, Nursing
Toria Odjick – Onondaga Community College and SUNY Upstate, Nursing
Kyle Patterson – SUNY Morrisville, Automotive Technician
Dana Rookey – Cayuga Community College, Nursing
Joshua Sambrook – SUNY Canton, Applied Psychology
Jillian Strong – University of Pittsburgh, Psychology and Neuroscience
Beyonce Tamayo – Cazenovia College, Special Education
Maddie VanRyn – Gap Year, Cosmetology
Josh Wilk – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Biochemistry

“Once a Northstar, Always a Northstar”

Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars Marching Band on a 4th Place Finish in National Class at the NYSFBC Championships!! 

The Northstars completed their 2019 competitive season by placing 4th in National Class at the 2019 NYSFBC Championships held at the Carrier Dome!!!   Congratulations to all the students and staff on an incredible season!







Director:   Karen Seamans

Assistant Director:   Drew Rebecchi

Assistant Director:   Rachael Howard

Brass Coordinator:   John Raschella

Woodwind Coord:   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 Instr:   Alysia Wisniewski

Colorguard Instruction:   CiCi Tolerico

Drill/Visual Design:   Karen Seamans

Music Arrangement:   Nick M. Baratta



  2019 Music and Arts Educator of the Year Award:  Karen Seamans – Music and Arts

 NYS Championships at the Carrier Dome Results – Post Standard

Liverpool Football Stuns Cicero-North Syracuse – Post Standard

2019 Syracuse Area Music Award winners (Video)  – 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



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

Taxslayer Bowl Announcement – LocalSyr

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 (video) – 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