C-NS Marching Band shines in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

C-NS Marching Band preps for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Cicero North Syracuse Marching Band had their moment in the sun Thursday, as the band performed in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The C-NS Northstars were the only high school band from New York selected to march in this year's parade. And the band was just 1 out 7 bands selected from more than 100 applicants.

It was a moment nearly two years in the making for the members of the band. The band's director sent in an application in 2016, and it wasn't until April of 2017 the band learned they would march in the historic parade.

The C-NS Marching band braved record cold temperatures to march in the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The band's journey began early Tuesday morning, when they headed to New York City to prepare for the once in a life time performance.

On Wednesday, the band attended a practice performance in Central Park, leading up to Thursday's big event.

Alumni of the C-NS Marching Band, joined current members for the practice. Nearly a dozen former members were there to play with the 129 current band members, as they rehearsed for their performance on the Macy's Star.

The more than 100 hours of practice proved to be well worth it, when the students had their time to shine in the sun. Millions watched the students at they performed their show titled "On Broadway".

An estimated 3.4 million people attended the parade in person, while millions of others watched from home.

While band's performance was only a minute long, band members said it's an experience they are going to carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Their time in New York City is far from over. The band has a jammed packed schedule before heading back to Central New York, with a Thanksgiving Dinner planned for Thursday night, and visits to the Statue of Liberty and the Rockettes on Friday.

CNYCentral will be following the C-NS Marching Band's journey in the big apple during their time there throughout there. Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!

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