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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


    "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 

    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. 

    Update for upcoming Competitions -
    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. 

    Report Times for Friday Home game Against North Olmsted -
    Report time for Friday is 5:30PM.  We will dress, warmup, and depart to the field at 6:30PM.  It is Alumni night for the Amherst Marching Comets.  Any Alumni is welcome to join us.  Alumni will rehearse from 7-8PM on Thursday evening in the Steele Band Room.  If you can't make it, it is NOT a requirement to march on Friday.  Please join us for Pregame and be featured in halftime for a standstill performance of E-Town! 

    Next Disney Payment is Due on October 15th -
    Disney Payment Receipts have gone out to the students including the Chaperone reports. The next payment of $150 is due on October 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


    Halftime Treat Dates for Student Class

    Friday, October 17th  -  Freshman Class
    Friday, October 31st  -  Band Boosters

    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.

    Changes in Student Accounts

    It has been brought to our attention that there may have been/always been changes to the laws governing non-profit organizations.  It seems that keeping student accounts and having students monetarily benefiting individually from Booster fundraisers may not be allowed anymore and if continued, will run the risk of the booster organization loosing its 501.c3 TAX EXEMPT NON PROFIT STATUS.    Therefor, until such notice, the band boosters will no longer be running student "for profit" fundraisers for personal band accounts.  All the current money that is in the student accounts will and can be used by the individual student that earned it until it is depleted.  Once all the money is gone, the individual accounts will cease to exist.  It is important that we align with the laws and regulations that are required of us.  If anyone has any knowledge of non-profit laws, please contact Kevin Breen (Band Booster President) or any other executive committee member and let them know.  Until then, we will comply with said rules.  Thank you.

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    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.