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    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro

    Booster President:
    Bethany Matos

    Booster Vice-P:
    Paula Heise

    Booster Treasurer:
    Valerie Houghtland

    Booster Secretary:
    Amy Rakar

    Booster Secretary:
    Nancy Strauser

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

    Orlando! Here we come.....

    We are knee deep into the final planning stages of the Florida Tour. The Band Boosters just cut over $66,000.00 in checks to begin the pay off process. These checks included $26,000 to Disney, $21,000.00 to Universal and two checks for our bus company and hotel which does not even cover the balance. The second to last payment of $145 for Disney is DUE on Tuesday 1/17 with the final payment of $100 due by February 15th. All balances to vendors must be completed 4-6 weeks from departure. Next on the agenda, the Handbook and Itinerary!

    January Disney Deposit

    The Next Disney Deposit of $145 is due on January 15th.  This is the 2nd last payment to turn in.   The full cost of the trip will be paid 30 days in advance of Departure as no Money exchanges hands with vendors once we leave for the trip.  It is important to get all monies in on time for this very reason.  Thank you.

    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, March 6th at 7PM in the High School Gym.  Hope you had a good break!

    BGSU Honors Band & Kent State Honors Band

    Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into the Bowling Green State University Honors Band.  On January 19-21, the following students will attend BGSU for three days of rehearsing and performing with some of the top student musicians of the State of Ohio. 

    Karyn Bellush, Bridget Wadge, & Mackenzie Dolacki - Flute
    Ardith Amon, Bassoon
    Cassandra Pennington, Alto Sax
    Chad Cecil, Baritone Sax

    Nathan Frankart & Nick Scali - Trumpet
    Richie Olin - Tuba

    Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into the Kent State University Honors Band.  On January 27-28, the following students will attend KSU for two days of rehearsing and performing with some of the top student musicians of the State of Ohio. 

    Eric Johnson, Bassoon
    Brianna Rakar, Trumpet

    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 here for student account balances as of October 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. Ticker

    Next Performance

    Festival of Bands Concert
    Monday, March 6th 7PM
    MLS Main Gymnasium

    7th Grade Band
    8th Grade Band
    Symphonic Band
    Wind Ensemble

    Schedule at a Glance

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