We encourage you to look through our website for more information. Feel free to contact the Marching Band Director if you have any further questions. If you still believe you have what it takes to be a Northstar, we’d love to have you!
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Northstar?
If you enjoy playing music, competing on the state and national level in some of the finest facilities in the country and making memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, then we would love to have you! Whether you are going into 7th grade (by recommendation) or preparing for your senior year, it’s never too late to join!
“Once a Northstar, always a Northstar”
Through their hard work, common goals, and shared experiences, members of the marching band build strong bonds. Friendships forged in marching band last throughout school and beyond. 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 Macy’s Thanksgiving 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, homework and other commitments, 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.