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    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro

    Booster President:
    Kevin Breen

    Booster Vice-P:
    Nancy Strauser

    Booster Treasurer:
    Debbie Sadowski

    Booster Secretary:
    Kathy Pasterak

    Booster Secretary:
    Nancy Stafford

    Amherst Steele H.S.
    450 Washington Ave.
    Amherst, Ohio 44001

    Senior Night

    Report time for Friday is 5:30PM.  Seniors are asked to come between 5PM and 5:15PM to get dressed ahead of the underclassmen.  Picture taking for Seniors and parents will begin at 5:30PM.  After that time, parents will line up in alphabetical order and be escorted out to the field for pregame ceremonies.   There will be a traditional party third quarter for the Senior members of the band and is not intended for friends and extended family.   Thank you. 

    Halloween Parade

    Halloween Parade is set for Sunday, October 26th at 3PM.   Please report at 3PM in your finest school appropriate costume and we will have picture taking and warm-up.  We will then march up to the Library and the Costume Parade will begin at 4PM down Main Street.  We normally get done around 5PM.

    OMEA State Competition

    We are currently set to perform at 6:30PM in Columbus on November 1st for State.  Follow this link for more information.  http://buband.org/SMBF/SMBF.html  You can also check our schedule by clicking here.

    Brunswick Competition

    The schedule for the Brunswick Competition has been posted and can be visited by clicking this link. We perform at 8PM! 16 Band Competition! With guest appearance with the Kent State University Marching Band.

    "Man on the Run" donation collection -

    He did it!  "The Amherst Band Boosters wants to thank everyone who supported the booster president's marathon for the band.  If you were generous and pledged, and you've not already done so, please send your payments in -- $1/mile pledges should be for $26.20.

    Make your check payable to "Amherst Band Boosters" and either give to Mr. Barbaro or send to:

    Amherst Band Boosters
    P.O. Box 944
    Amherst, Ohio 44001


    Next Disney Payment is Due on November 15th -
    Disney Payment Receipts have gone out to the students including the Chaperone reports. The next payment of $150 is due on November 15th. Please make sure to plan ahead and get your Disney payment in on time. 


    Click here to view student account balances.  

     Updated October 2, 2014


    Disney Itinerary & Performance Change

    As of today, 8/7...there has been a change in the performance date for the Amherst Marching Comets for the Magic Kingdom Parade.  Due to scheduling conflicts with Disney, we have moved our performance to Tuesday, March 31st.  The band will be performing during the evening Spectro-Magic Parade as we have in the past just before the nighttime fireworks show.  While we understand that a few parents may have already finalized their travel plans to catch our performance on Sunday, we felt this was a better fit for the band rather than march at 10AM on Sunday morning.  Hope those of you with travel plans can adjust accordingly.  We were told that is one of the busiest weeks next spring for performances and were lucky to get another night venue.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Band Room Phone


    Schedule at a Glance

    A note for all parents wanting to Chaperone for the Amherst Program

    At this time, we need to have all Chaperones that are traveling with the band to have a Volunteer Application on file with the Band Office.  At this time, you WILL NOT need a background check unless it is an overnight stay.  However, please do fill out the section where it says the school can look into your background and that all info you have put down is accurate.  This is for all chaperones traveling on the buses for games and competitions.  You can download the form on our site, fill it out, and bring it with you on your first assignment.  You will also need to photocopy your ID and attach it.  (You may do that in the band room copier) 

    You may download the form here.