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Marching band gearing up for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Marching Band is honored to be performing in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This will mark the band's first-ever Macy's Parade performance. The Northstars will join the Parade to the call of Let’s Have a Parade, the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.

Each year, the Macy’s Parade Band Committee looks for bands that have the stage presence, musical and marching abilities to captivate more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Northstars Marching Band was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 92nd edition of the annual holiday spectacle.

Band members were given the news about the honor in April of 2017 and have been planning and preparing since. The band will join the revelry along with other iconic Macy’s staples: floats, giant character balloons, clowns and superstar performers galore on Thanksgiving Day 2018, helping to create an unforgettable experience for millions.

“The Macy’s Band Selection Committee seeks out bands like Cicero-North Syracuse High School who embrace storytelling through music, design and pageantry on the marching field,” said Wesley Whatley, creative director for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “We are proud and excited to welcome the Northstars Marching Band for their debut performance in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!”

North Syracuse Central School District Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach congratulated the band saying, “It is truly an honor for our students to have this wonderful opportunity!”

For more than ninety years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has given thanks to what Macy’s values most –- its loyal fans.  More than 5,000 Macy’s employees and dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to create a spectacular event that entertains the cheerful crowds and provides joy to millions at home watching on Thanksgiving Day.  Stretching down a more than two-mile-long route in New York City, the spectacle is alive with gleaming color, music and smiles.

Click here to visit the Band's webpage or click here to visit this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade website for lineup information. 

Click below to watch local news stories: 

November 19, 2018 CNY Central - Marching to glory: C-NS Band to perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 8, 2018 Spectrum News - C-NS Marching Band Ready to Take the National Stage

April 28, 2017 - Watch C-NS band react to getting to play in 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (video)

April 28, 2017 Spectrum News - C-NS Marching Band to Perform in 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade