Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Northstar?
The friends made in marching band are often some of the best friends they’ll have in school. Students transitioning from the junior high to high school will already have a network of friends before the first day of school.
Every member of the marching band is important. There is no bench. Marching band requires members of different ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together and perform as one team. To be successful, every member must know their part and have trust in their teammates.
Marching band offers once in a lifetime experiences students can’t get anywhere else. The Northstars have performed and competed on the state and national level in events and facilities such as Metlife Stadium, Navy Marine Corp Stadium, Everbank Field, Taxslayer Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Tournament of Roses parade, and the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade.
From July to November, countless hours will be spent at practices and competitions, memorizing music and learning drill. Students will learn time management to balance marching band, school, and homework, a skill that will benefit them the rest of their lives.
Members of the marching band become a family, sharing in their success and supporting each other in adversity. Members look out for one another and often provide a support group like none other in school.
As a member of the Northstars Marching Band, students are part of one of the founding members of the NYS Field Band Conference (Cicero HS Golden Eagles and North Syracuse HS Northmen). Students will learn the traditions established by thousands of former members and have an opportunity to leave their own legacy.
“Once a Northstar, always a Northstar”
“I can’t think of a better group of people that I could entrust my only child with! Thank you for all of the work & love you all put into this trip! And into the program in general!”