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    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro

    Band Director:
    Christy M. Perry

    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

    Looking Ahead

    Now that we have returned from break, we will be turning our attention to our contests.  Both Lorain County Solo and Ensemble and Large Group contest registrations will be due and our next concert will be our "Festival of Bands" with the AJH 7th and 8th Grade Bands joining us.  The performance will be on Monday, February 29th at 7PM in the High School Gym.  Hope you had a good break!

    Amherst Festival of Bands, February 29th at 7PM

    Returning to our concert series, the Amherst Bands will once again present the "Amherst Festival of Bands". The Festival is scheduled for Monday, February 29th at 7PM in the MLS Main Gym and is FREE and OPEN to the public.  Still somewhat a short program, the 7th Grade Band and Symphonic Band will share the floor and each present a few tunes to the audience.  The 8th Grade Band and Wind Ensemble will then take their places and present their half of the program.   This concert is a great way to showcase our 7-12 program while also giving our 7th and 8th graders a glimpse into what is in store for them at the high school level other than just marching band.  This concert is also a dress rehearsal for the high school ensembles as they will be competing in the OMEA Large Group Contest the following Friday.

    Night at the Races Fundraiser

    The 2016 Night at the Races Committee will need several volunteers the night of the event, February 6th. This is a fun way to contribute to the Amherst band program!   Help is needed in the following area: set up, taking tickets at the door, raffles, betting booths, and clean up. There will be a quick training session that evening for those signing up for betting booths, so no previous experience needed! Students are encouraged to sign up to help with set up. We would like to have two shifts for the betting booths and raffles, so volunteers buying event tickets can also eat and enjoy the event. Click here to volunteer for A Night at the Races or simply reply to this email!

    Marching Comets 2016 Band Camp Dates

      Times will come out in February

       Wednesday, July 13th
    - Music Reading Clinic
       Monday, July 18th - Friday, July 22nd - Percussion Camp
       Wednesday, July 20th - Music Reading Clinic
       Week of July 24th Sunday-Friday - Band Camp 3-A-Days
       Week of August 1st - Band Camp 2-A-Days
       Friday, August 5th - Band Lockin
       August 9th, 10th, & 11th - Band Camp 1-A-Day
       Wednesday, August 17th - First Day of School

      Not a complete fall schedule but these are the important parts!


    Student Account Balances -
    Click here for student account balances as of January 24, 2016. 

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

    There is a new online application process for Chaperoning for the Amherst Schools.  We will require all 2015 chaperones to fill out an application online even if you have had one from the past.  Having it done online will make it accessible to all administration, will be easier to track expiration dates, and will eliminate the need for hand to hand passing along with photocopying extras.    At this time, you WILL NOT need a background check unless it is an overnight stay.    This is for all chaperones traveling on the buses for games and competitions.  You can find the page by clicking on the link below.  If you are a full time volunteer coach of the band, you may also click below to find your online application

    You may find the application here.

    Next Performance

    Festival of Bands
    AJH 7th & 8th Grade Band
    MLS Symphonic & Wind Ensemble
    Monday, February 29th
    High School Gymnasium
    7:00 PM - FREE

    OMEA Contest  - WE & SYM
    Friday, March 4th Times TBA

    Band Room Phone


    Schedule at a Glance