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Schedule at a Glance

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    Contact Us!

    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

    Band Lock-in

    On Thursday, August 17th, students must bring their sleeping materials before rehearsal starts at 1PM. Once rehearsal ends, the lock-in begins and activities are scheduled for the band members. Students are NOT permitted to go home and return to school.  We will end with skits put on by our very own membership. Dinner will be served and is provided by the Boosters. Snacks may be brought in by the members if needed. Freshmen will be excused at 4:30PM to attend Orientation as well as other students who may want to go meet their teachers for open house at 6PM.   We will announce the check-in times for students wishing to attend these events at the Wednesday evening practice.

    The lock-in will be ran by Mr. Barbaro, Staff, and several chaperones. When it comes time to finally go to sleep; Boys will be on one side of the gymnasium and girls will be on the other side of the gymnasium with the staff/chaperones in the middle. The chaperones will take shifts staying up to keep watch. The students will be dismissed at 8AM Friday morning. We ask that all students be picked up at that time. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Barbaro at 988-1487.

    Steak Fry - Sept. 23, 2017

    The annual Amherst Marching Comet Steak Fry will be held on Saturday September 23rd from 5-10pm at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Amherst. This is one of our largest fundraisers so your support is extremely important. We are in need of gift baskets and other raffle donations as well as volunteers to staff the event. Tickets are available now for $25 each. We nearly sold out last year so don't miss your chance to join us. Contact Scott Douglass (phd4411@yahoo.com) or Jeff Rakar (jeffrakar@ gmail.com) to buy tickets, or to make donations.  Thank you for supporting the Amherst Marching Comets. 

    If you would like to volunteer to help at the Steak Fry please click here.     We are in need of people to clean-up, grillers, raffle ticket sellers, kitchen workers and front door helpers. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below.

    New uploads

    All the Beatles Drill Charts and student coordinates have been posted to the Performance PDF page of the site.  There are other things there as well like the QR codes for halftime and pregame as well.

    Student Accounts

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

    Chaperone Application Process

    The school requires all chaperones to fill out a one time application that will be good for the remainder of your child's stay at the High School.  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 DO NOT need a background check unless you are chaperoning an overnight trip with the band.    This application process is for all chaperones traveling on our 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.

    2017 Competition Show Announcement!

    New LINDSAY'S LAW went into effect July 1, 2017

    Lindsay’s Law - SB252

    Senate Bill 252, known as "Lindsay’s Law" place specific requirements for coaches, athletes and parents into law and went into effect in 2017. These legislative requirements can be found in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).   You can also find more information about Lindsey's Law on the Ohio Department of Health Website. 

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Requirement:  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

    Our members will be given a copy of these guidelines at their first practice of the season and are to be signed and returned immediately.  You may also download the guidelines on the Band's website and have the signature page returned by the first practice.  This paperwork will need to be in our hands before the student can take the field for band camp this season.  In the future, this form will become part of the summer handbook.

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    Friday, August 25th
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