Cicero-North Syracuse High School Northstars Marching Band
Cicero North Syracuse High School
Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex
The CNS Northstars Marching Band calls the Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex home. Host to numerous local, sectional and state athletic competions, Michael J. Bragman Stadium is one of the finest high school athletic facilities in New York State.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Marching Band?
All musicians entering grades 7 (with recommendation) through 12 and guard members entering grades 8-12 are eligible for the Northstars Marching Band. Musical experience in band, orchestra or chorus is a plus, but not required.
When does the Marching Band practice?
Marching band practices at CNS high school in the evenings beginning with reading nights in mid-June. These are optional practices where students can learn about the activity as well as find out about the show theme for the upcoming season. Formal practice begins in mid-July and generally runs two nights a week from 6-9 p.m. Camp week(s) are in mid-August and are our most intensive sessions where most of the show is taught. Once school begins, the band practices two nights a week and Saturdays prior to competitions in the months of September and October.
When does the Marching Band perform?
The band performs at two or three home football games in the CNS stadium on Friday nights. Band competitions are held around the state on Saturdays in September and October, culminating with state championships at the Carrier Dome at the end of October on Sunday. A special competition or performance trip may occur during or after the regular season.
What does it cost to be in Marching Band?
Marching band members need to cover the cost of some supplies such as shoes, shorts, and instrumental needs. Most of the money required for marching band covers the trip for the season. There are ample opportunities to fund raise including bottle drives, merchandise sales, and working at the Carrier Dome concession stand. Many members and their families raise all the money needed through fundraising.
Northstar Drum Majors