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Band Director:
Christopher A. Barbaro

Booster President:
Scott Babinsky

Booster Vice-P:
Nancy Strauser

Booster Treasurer:
Carol Meyers

Booster Secretary:
Diana Sirb

Booster Secretary:
Nancy Stafford

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

Florida 2015 Chaperone Interest

List of current chaperones interested in Florida '15:  Let Mr. B know if we have missed anyone or you are interested and not on the list!  All Chaperones will need to have a Volunteer application on file with the Board of Education along with a valid background check through the state.  Chaperones pay the same rate as the student membership.

Paul Sadowski
Rob Warth
Connie Holly
Crystal Hess
Bethany Matos
Joyce Diewald
Tammy Hammond
Bruce Hammond
Jean Maxwell

Auxiliary Clinics coming soon!

At this moment, the best time for Auxiliary Clinics to become a member of the 2014 Color Guard will be on Monday and Tuesday, April 28th & 29th AND Thursday, May 1st from 3-6PM.  This was rescheduled because of Driving School Conflicts and Track Meets.  No matter what we choose, there may be conflicts.  If you have an issue with one of these dates, please contact Mr. Barbaro to work something out.

2014-15 Marching Band Schedule and Disney Info

All students have been given next year's welcome letter that includes information for the season.  This info includes a draft version of the fall schedule along with competitions and dates for our spring trip in March of 2015.  We are collecting membership fees (Disney deposits) that will reserve your spot on the field and on the trip.  This deposit is due May 2nd.  Please see Mr. Barbaro if there is an issue coming up with the deposit at this time.  If you would like to Chaperone the Florida trip, please email Mr. Barbaro that you would like to attend.    You may click here to download the letter/schedule.

Amherst Jazz Fest Update!

The Amherst Jazz Fest is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd. Tickets are $2 each and will be sold at the door. The concert will begin at 7PM with the Steele Green Jazz Band and followed by the FIRELANDS & MIDVIEW Bands. The Steele Gold Jazz Ensemble will then close the concert. Come to a great night of Jazz!

Amherst Spring Concert

Please attend our next concert on Thursday, May 8th for the Spring Pop Show!  Tickets will be sold at the door and will cost $2 each!  Highlights to include Music from Disney and even the soundtrack/video to the Wizard of Oz!  We will also handing out the annual spring awards to Seniors and dedicated members of the band!

Band Camp dates for 2014

Since many have asked.......

Week 1 - July 27th (Three a days)

Week 2 - August 4th (Two a days)

Week 3 - August 12th, 13th, 14th (One a days)

Other dates are TBD like music clinics and percussion camp.

Student Account Balances

An updated student account balance sheet will be posted at the conclusion of the pretzel sale.


Thank you.


Volunteer Application Forms

Starting this week, 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.




New phone system at Steele means new Phone number for the band room after 20 years!


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