C-NS Marching Band chosen to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
CICERO, N.Y. —
The Cicero-North Syracuse High School marching band has been chosen to march in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
C-NS High School was one of only ten bands in the country to be selected to perform in the New York City parade.
"Each band that applies uploads a video, they show a resume and bio, they do photos and we look at all of those criteria. We look at all of it those criteria, we select only the very best of course we want a variety of all shapes and sizes and this band knows how to entertain," Wesley Shatley from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade explained.
C-NS sophomore and baritone player Tyler Swanson says performing in the parade will be a once in a life time opportunity.
"I'm really excited it's going to be the end of my senior year so it's a great end to my marching band career," Swanson said.
The C-NS marching band performed in the Gator Bowl last year, but the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a global event with more than two million people in the crowd and fifty million watching on TV across the world.
"I guess I didn't realize how many people watch it. I know my family we sit down and watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade but I didn't realize how big a deal it is like how many people watch it," Katelyn Calkins, a member of the CNS marking band said.
Many members of the band say this is a moment and a parade they will always remember.