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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

    Memorial Day Parade

    This is just a reminder that the Amherst Marching Comets are required to march in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th.  Dress for the performance is "This Just In" T shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.  Please note that this date is set on all calendars and contracts for the 2015-16 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 procedure should be the same as last year.  The band will stop on the lawn of City Hall (with all the baseball teams stopped behind) at the five points and the city will have a short ceremony. 

    Disney Chaperones

    Congratulations on the following Disney Chaperones. We are currently looking for one more Male Chaperone to fill out the crew. If you have not done so already, please turn in your $100 deposit to begin the planning process for room, activities and other important aspects of the planning process.

    Jennifer Amon - Lynette Gilles - Crystal Hess - Lisa MacLean - Amy Rakar - Jean Maxwell - Bethany Matos - Female Staff member TBD - Tammy Hammond - Bruce Hammond - Angelia Bolyos - Chris Bolyos - Joe Houghtland - OPEN SPOT - Kevin Breen - Male Staff Member TBD - Chris Barbaro

    Marching Comets 2016 Band Camp Dates

      Times will come out in February

       Wednesday, July 13th
    - Music Reading Clinic
       Monday, July 18th - Friday, July 22nd - Percussion Camp
       Wednesday, July 20th - Music Reading Clinic
       Week of July 24th Sunday-Friday - Band Camp 3-A-Days
       Week of August 1st - Band Camp 2-A-Days
       Friday, August 5th - Band Lockin
       August 9th, 10th, & 11th - Band Camp 1-A-Day
       Wednesday, August 17th - First Day of School

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


    Student Account Balances -
    Click here for student account balances as of March 20, 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.

    Next Performance

    Saturday, May 28th
    Wolstein Center

    Memorial Day Parade
    Monday, May 30th
    Report time 9AM

    Band Room Phone


    Schedule at a Glance