Competition Show

2018 Competiton Show

Schedule at a Glance

Dine to Donate Pt. 2

Dine To Donate

    Contact Us!

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

    Assistant Director:
    Christopher Lash
    chris.lash92@gmail.com
    440-988-1487


    6-8 Grade Director:
    Christy Perry
    christy_perry@amherstk12.org
    440-988-1690

    Junior High Webpage

    Booster President:
    Jeff Rakar
    jeffrakar@gmail.com
    440-752-2458


    Booster Vice-P:

    Jean Maxwell
    jeanmaxwell19@gmail.com
    440-960-1101


    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.
    Website
    450 Washington Ave.
    Amherst, Ohio 44001
    440-988-4433

    Graduation Band Information

    The Steele Brass Choir made up of members of both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform at Graduation on Saturday, May 26th at 3:00PM.   We will depart Steele by bus at 1:30PM and should return home around 6:15PM. Since your uniforms will be turned in for the season, please dress in attire that is as close to black and white as you can get. Boys should wear a white dress shirt and tie. Girls should wear black bottoms and white blouse. All members should wear dress shoes. The schedule is as follows:

    1:15 PM Report to Steele & Load
    1:30 PM Depart for Cleveland State
    2:15 PM Arrive at Center
    2:30 PM Unload & Warm-up
    2:55 PM Perform Pomp & Circumstance
    3:00 PM Graduation Begins - Perform middle tune
    4:30 PM Perform Exit March
    5:00 PM Load Equipment & Busses
    5:30 PM Depart Cleveland State
    6:15 PM Arrive at Steele **

    Students who have older siblings at graduation may drive with their parents. However, parking and the area around the convocation center should push students to take the bus.

    Dia De Los Muertos

    Amherst Marching Comets 2018

    The performance begins with a field full of undecorated and bare tombstones, then progresses to a somber appreciative ballad for those that have passed as students work the stages into vibrant memorials for their deceased loved ones by assembling multitiered Ofrendas. The show then culminates with a joyous celebration for those that have passed through an eruption of colored flags and fabric.

    Inspiration
    https://youtu.be/-v4-1wFEzM0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcOZmtbLRP0

    2019 Disney/Florida Trip Pages UPDATED!

    Many people are reaching out and asking questions regarding information for the Florida Trip. You can find information on Florida under the Florida 2019 Tag on the Band's Webpage. There, you will find information about our venues and places we will visit as well as a quick Itinerary of what to expect during the week. As we get closer to departure, look for announcements on Facebook, our Main page, and on the Florida announcement page in the tab above. We will also add documents, such as the Florida Handbook, and any final handouts on the PDF page. If you are planning on keeping your child for a longer stay after we leave for home, paperwork for permission to do that will be in the handbook. Here is a link to the Florida info page. 

    Current Disney Chaperone Interest as of 5/11

    List of current chaperones interested in Florida 2019:  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.

    We will be in need of about 9 Female and 7 Male chaperones at the most.


    Staff 
    Chris Barbaro, Chris Lash 

    Female Chaperones 
    Allison Kocheff, Beth Strawn, Kim Diaz, Jennifer Amon, Alexis Szudarek, Bethany Matos, Tommecca Fryson, Amber Fennell

    Male Chaperones
    Christopher Allen, Kevin Breen, Mike Uszak

    2018 Marching Season is underway!

    Planning for the 2018 marching season is underway!   All potential students have been given their welcome letter that spells out the schedule, cost, and expectations of the organization.  The $100 membership deposit that reserves your spot on the field and for the Disney Trip is due by Tuesday, May 1st.   Any parent that is interested in attending the trip as a chaperone MUST email Mr. Barbaro with your interest.  Chaperones pay the same amount and on the same schedule as the students.  If there is too much interest, chaperones will be picked based upon need and prior experience with the band.   

    Marching Comets 2018 Band Camp Dates

      More details will come out in March

       Tuesday, June 26th - Leadership Seminar/Orientation
       Wednesday, July 18th
    - Music Reading Clinic
       Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th - Percussion Camp
       Wednesday, July 25th - Music Reading Clinic
       Week of July 29th Sunday-Friday - Band Camp 3-A-Days
       Week of August 6th - Band Camp 2-A-Days
       Friday , August 10th - Band Lockin
       August 14th, 15th, & 16th
    - Band Camp 1-A-Day
       Monday, August 20th - First Day of School

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

    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 28th. Please note that this date is set on all calendars and contracts for the 2017-18 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 band will stop on the lawn of City Hall at the five points and the city will have a short ceremony. We would like to dress in our Green 2018 T-Shirts, Shorts, and tennis shoes for the event.

    Thanks...and see you on Monday.

    Next Performance

    Graduation
    Saturday, May 26th
    Report: 1:15pm
    Graduation:  3:00pm

    Memorial Day Parade
    Monday, May 28th
    Report: 8am
    Dress:  Band Shirt/Jeans

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