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    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro
    chris_barbaro@amherstk12.org
    440-988-1487

    Booster President:
    Bethany Matos
    bethany@matos.cc
    440-986-0356

    Booster Vice-P:
    Paula Heise
    paulalheise@gmail.com
    440-785-1784


    Booster Treasurer:
    Valerie Houghtland
    valhoughtland@oh.rr.com
    440-935-3719

    Booster Secretary:
    Amy Rakar
    band_boosters@amherstk12.org
    440-670-6493

    Booster Secretary:
    Nancy Strauser
    nanc911@gmail.com
    440-984-2445

    Amherst Steele H.S.
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    450 Washington Ave.
    Amherst, Ohio 44001
    440-988-4433

    2017 Marching Percussion Clinics begin in MAY!

    Marching Percussion Clinics
    Where: at the High School
    When:  Fridays - May 5th, 12th, & 19th
    Time:  3-5PM
    Who:  Current 8-11th Grade Drummers

    Color Guard Auditions begin this week!

    2017 Color Guard Clinics
    April 25, 26, & 27 from 3:30PM-6:00PM

    2017 Color Guard Auditions
    April 28th starting at 5PM

    Midview Jazz-n-Java April 27th Schedule

    As discussed throughout the year, the following schedule is for the April 27th Jazz-n-Java performance at Midview High School with the Amherst Gold Jazz Band. Dress for the performance will be ALL BLACK. So, make it all black tops and bottoms in whatever way you can. This could be black dockers with a solid black T-Shirt. or it can be Black Dress pants/skirt with a SOLID black dress shirt or polo. We will wear the same outfit for our Jazz Festival the following week on May 4th.

    2:15PM Depart Amherst
    2:45PM Arrive at Midview
    3:00PM Clinic with Big City Swing Band
    5:00PM Pizza Party with Midview Jazz Band
    6:00PM Midview Performs
    6:50PM Amherst Performs
    7:30PM Big City Swing Band Performs
    8:30PM Combined number
    8:45PM Concert ends
    9:00PM Depart Midview
    9:30PM Return and unload

    NEW! The 4/25 Band Booster Meeting date is now 4/18

    This is just a reminder that the April Band Booster meeting has also been moved up to Tuesday, April 18th.  There is a Junior High Concert on the 25th with too many parental conflicts to do both.

    Spring Concert Series just around the Corner!

    The Amherst Jazz Fest is on Thursday, May 4th at 7PM in the high school cafetorium.  This concert features the Green and Gold Jazz Bands. We will play a wide range of musical styles from Swing, to Blues, to Funk.  The following week on Thursday, May 11th also at 7PM, we present our annual Amherst Bands Spring Concert.  The theme for the evening is "Broadway" and will feature songs from "Suessical The Musical",  "Into The Woods", "Annie", A Golden Age of Broadway Medley, "Somewhere, from West Side Story", and Highlights from "Wicked".  Tickets are $2 each and will be sold at the door for both concerts.

    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

    Jazz-n-Java
    Gold Jazz Band
    Thursday, April 27th

    Jazz Festival

    Thursday, May 4th 7PM

    Spring Concert

    Thursday, May 11th 7PM

    Hat Drive!

    Schedule at a Glance

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