it can be a lot to take in as a newbie…

Welcome to the CNS marching band family

Marching band season is short, but intense.

Practices are Tuesday & Thursday nights from 5:50-9:00pm during Sept-Oct.  Summer practices begin the 2nd week of July with 2 weeks of band camp in August, held Tuesday-Thursday 12-9pm.

We perform at friday night home games, and perform locally at shows every Saturdays during Sept-October.

There is a fee for Marching band ($175 Equipment Fee in 2023)  This covers costs needed to run the show (music permissions, props, insurance, uniforms, equipment, etc) This fee is Non-refundable as it is paid to a non profit and we are legally not allowed to give refunds.

Other costs (if needed) include Shoes (approx $35), Guard flag bag (Approx $30), Guard Gloves (approx $10) May be other things as required (socks, certain undergarments,etc)

Mailbox – Pit Garage
– All paperwork and payments should be placed in the mailbox in an envelope marked with the student’s name and what it’s for

Checks are made out to “Northstars Band Parents”

Sign Up on Family ID here. 

How to use Charms

This is key to keeping up to date on calendar, volunteering, student finances, and printing all our forms & documents.

There is one account for your child, that you as a parent will access. parents & students will be using the same account login.

We will hope to add the option to make purchases, and payments via charms as we get used to using it.

Charms Set up

2022-2023 Band Parent Board

President –Patience Frysinger -4th year
Corynn, Saxophone -Class of 2024

Vice President –Jennifer Czarniewicz -2nd year
Hannah, Guard -Class of 2025

Treasurer –Stacy Thayer–1st year
Nathan, Percussion -Class of 2028

Secretary –Elizabeth Dupra –1st year
Josh, Percussion -Class of 2027

Parent Liaison –Christina Maloney -1st year
Deb Malley, Clarinet -Class of 2024


Are we on Facebook??

We have a marching band private Facebook group to charm photos & videos from shows & games.  To join, search for “Field Band Photos

  • Required to be private due to copyrights on music
     Used to share pictures and videos only
  • All other posts could be deleted

What is Starburst?

Starburst is the Northstars Home Show.  This is also the main fundraiser for the year.  Funds generated from the home show support the bands General Fund

Saturday, September 17th, 2022 with 10 Bands + CNS will be performing

This is an all-hands-on deck event. We need everyone to participate.

We Need approximately 125 volunteers during the event. Lots of different areas and opportunities to volunteer. Anyone interested in chairing the various subcommittees, let us know!


Marching Band Field Trip

Bands of America Northwest Regional, Glass Bowl of U of ToledoFriday, 10/6 @ approx. 7:00am -Mon 10/9 @ approx. 4:00pm

The trip is Not Optional & Non-refundable. Joining Marching band means you commit to go.

Not to exceed: $775
Can be paid in installments ($250 Due 8/3; $250 Due 8/24; Bal 9/14)FUNDRAISE!!!!!!!!!!

Trip fees includes food, hotel, bus, show fees, Cedar Point tickets. Excludes souvenirs, extra snacks or food, misc. spending money.

As well as attending the show, we will be going to Cedar Point on Sunday!

Parents are welcome to attend but must plan their own trips. This is a field trip and students will stay with the band & their assigned groups

Ms. Seamans determines chaperones for overnight trips. Please volunteer during the season to join the band! 

More to come…
Bus & roommate (4) sign ups -August/September
Pre-Trip mandatory meeting –September 30th
Required Forms: Medicine, permission slip
Suggested packing list coming soon


What is dome day??

Dome Days refer to the 2 day Celebration & Competition at the end of October.

Bands from all over New York State compete on Sunday at the dome, or the JMA Wireless Dome. This year the competition is held Sun Oct 30th, from 8:00am-10pm

Tickets for the show must be purchased online.

There are 9 bands in the national class, and they perform at the end of the day.  CNS is scheduled to perform at 8:11pm, with the retreat at 9:55pm

Our Dome Day Celebration is held the Day before, Saturday the 29th. There will be a practice, band only party & trunk or treat. Parents are invited to have a dry tailgate while students are practicing and getting ready for their celebration.

Trunk or treat is open to band parents & alumni. If you wish to participate, plan for candy for the 100 band members.  You are welcome to decorate your trunk as well.