2018 Indoor Winds

17 Winter Concert

Schedule at a Glance

Dine to Donate Pt. 2

Dine To Donate

    Contact Us!

    Band Director:
    Christopher A. Barbaro

    Assistant Director:
    Christopher Lash

    6-8 Grade Director:
    Christy Perry

    Junior High Webpage

    Booster President:
    Jeff Rakar

    Booster Vice-P:

    Jean Maxwell

    Booster Treasurer:
    Valerie Houghtland

    Booster Secretary:
    Amy Rakar

    Booster Secretary:
    Nancy Strauser

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

    Current Disney Chaperone Interest as of 4/10

    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.

    Chris Barbaro, Chris Lash 

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

    Male Chaperones
    Christopher Allen

    Spring Concert Banner

    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. 

    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.   

    Mother's Day Flower Sale

    Band Students in grades 5-12 will be receiving this fundraiser flyer after spring break.  If you need an extra copy or your child did not bring one home, below is a copy of the flyer and order form that you can print out.  All proceeds from this sale will be put in the Amherst Band Boosters Uniform Fund.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Rakar at band_boosters@amherstk12.org or 440-670-6493.  Orders are due Wednesday, April 25th and will need to be picked up Friday, May 11th.

    Flower Sale 2018- Flyer.docx.pdf

    Flower Spread Sheet 2018.xls.pdf

    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!


    Always a huge sigh of relief on Saturday of OMEA contest. Both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble were rated SUPERIOR at contest this weekend. I was especially proud of the Symphonic Band as they came a long way in the past week to achieve that score and they deserved it after the way they played it. One judge said he thought it was the best overall sound of a band in the gym the entire weekend.

    Next Performance

    Jazz Festival
    Thursday, May 3rd
    Concert:  7PM - $2
    Steele Cafetorium

    Spring Concert
    Thursday, May 10th
    Concert: 7PM $2.00
    Steele Cafetorium

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