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July 2 - Bari, Percussion, Tuba
July 9 - Guard, Sax, Trombone
July 16 - Trumpet, Mello

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    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro

    Assistant Director:
    Christopher Lash

    Booster President:
    Jeff Rakar

    Booster Vice-P:
    Jean Maxwell

    Booster Treasurer:
    Valerie Houghtland

    Booster Secretary:
    Amy Rakar

    Booster Secretary:
    Nancy Strauser

    6-8 Grade Director:
    Christy Perry

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

    Members Only Area Updates!

    Get On Your Feet - uploaded 5/25 @1PM
    Celebration - uploaded 5/24 @2PM
    ALL RECORDINGS and MP3's - uploaded 5/23 @8PM

    2017 Recordings in Members Only Area

    All of the Song Titles and the RECORDINGS have been uploaded and re-charted in the "members only" area on our website.   HOWEVER, the sheet music is not.  If you remember the user name and password, you may begin to download the musical recordings.  User name and Password reminders will go out on Tuesday when you get your Marching Comet Summer packet in class.  Check back often for when the sheet music gets posted.

    Graduation at Cleveland State Wolstein Center

    The Steele Brass Choir made up of members of both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform at Graduation on Saturday, May 27th at 3:00PM.  We will depart Steele by bus at 1:30PM and should return home around 6:15PM. Since your uniforms are turned in for the season, please dress in attire that is as close to black and white as you can get. Boys should wear a white dress shirt and tie. Girls should wear black bottoms and white blouse. All members should wear dress shoes. The schedule is as follows:

    1:15 PM Report to Steele & Load
    1:30 PM Depart for Cleveland State
    2:15 PM Arrive at Center
    2:30 PM Unload & Warm-up
    2:55 PM Perform Pomp & Circumstance
    3:00 PM Graduation Begins - Perform middle tune
    4:30 PM Perform Exit March
    5:00 PM Load Equipment & Busses
    5:30 PM Depart Cleveland State
    6:15 PM Arrive at Steele **

    Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th

    This is just a reminder that the Amherst Marching Comets are required to march in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th. Please note that this date is set on all calendars and contracts for the 2016-17 season. Final award points toward varsity letters, pins, and plaques are contingent upon attending this function. Any unexcused absence will result in the forfeit of the season’s points toward that goal.  

    Report time on Monday will be at 9AM. Around 9:20AM, we would like to warm-up and run through the parade material. We will step off for the Parade around 9:55AM and walk up toward Hot Dog Heaven. The band will stop on the lawn of City Hall at the five points and the city will have a short ceremony. We would like to dress in our Green Florida T-Shirts, Shorts, and tennis shoes for the event.

    2017 Competition Show Announcement!

    Congrats to the 2017 AMC Drum Majors

    Jacqui Patterson
    Sarah Bloom
    Jordan Harcula

    Congrats to the 2017-18 Color Guard

    Alena Aguayo, Jenna Blaus, Carly Diaz, Delaney Diedrick,
    Sadie Elsten, Lillie Gajdos, Corrin Hickman, Susan Pack,
    Allison Quickle, Amy Schon, Kaitlyn Schroyer, Maddy Szudarek
    Mackenna Warth, Sarah Watkins.

    Congrats to the 2017 Marching Percussion

    Snare Drum

    Tenor Drum  Keyboards

    Dylan Strauser

    Evan Deer

    Ardith Amon

    Isaac Austin

    Karly McFarland

    Ethan Roy

    Alex Torres

    Faisal Nooh

    Hannah Clotz

    Aaron Boothe

    Jeremy Freeble

    Tyler Strauser


    Jeremy Freeble

    Molly McGlothlin

    Aaron Kukucka

    John Pando

    Kara Finney

    Bass Drum

    Gabe Sykes

    B1 - Aderika Champe

    Blade Hunter

    B2 - Kylie Lawson

    Sadie Walther

    B3 - Fletcher Goozdich

    B4 - Brad Koba-Nelson

    B5 - Spencer Hazelett

    Marching Comets 2017 Band Camp Dates

      Times will come out in April

       Wednesday, July 19th
    - Music Reading Clinic
       Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th - Percussion Camp
       Wednesday, July 26th - Music Reading Clinic
       Week of July 30th Sunday-Friday - Band Camp 3-A-Days
       Week of August 7th - Band Camp 2-A-Days
       August 15th, 16th, & 17th - Band Camp 1-A-Day
       Thursday , August 17th - Band Lockin (Tentative)
       Wednesday, August 23rd - First Day of School

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

    Student Accounts

    Student Account Balances -
    Click StudentAccounts_020117.pdf for student account balances as of February 11, 2017. 

    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

    Saturday, May 27th 3PM

    Memorial Parade
    Monday, May 29th 9PM

    Schedule at a Glance

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