Competition Show

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Comet Car Wash

Sundays @ Tuffy on 58
11AM to 3PM

July 2 - Bari, Percussion, Tuba
July 9 - Guard, Sax, Trombone
July 16 - Trumpet, Mello

If you can't make your day
go to another one. You are
required to do one Car wash.

Proceeds go toward the Lockin!

Next Performance

Home Game
Friday, August 25th
Clearview High School

    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

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

    Booster Vice-P:
    Jean Maxwell
    jeanmaxwell19@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

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

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

    New Member Orientation

    New Member Orientation is Tuesday, June 27th at 6PM.  This program is designed to orientate you to the program, will give you tips on how to succeed, and can answer any questions you may have moving forward.  It is important that you attend this meeting.  Parents are permitted and encouraged to attend as the information is pertinent for the best triad of success.  Staff/Students/Parents!

    2017 Leadership Seminar

    We are going to have a leadership seminar on Tuesday, June 27th beginning at 1PM.  We have purchased a couple online videos from Duane Huff, a leading expert in molding young leaders in the marching arts.  His Facebook page can be found by typing in his name and Band Leadership Seminar.  We will discuss goals of the 2017 Season, start a program where every leader is paired with a new member, and go over some things you wish to see happen next fall.  Please keep an eye on your school email as you will get an invitation to this meeting through that. 

    Here is a nice read:

    https://bandleadership.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/i-almost-quit-band-heres-why/

    Members Only Area Updates!

    Beatles Part 4 (Wind Parts ONLY) - uploaded 5/31 @11PM
    Beatles Part 3 (Wind Parts ONLY)
    - uploaded 5/31 @10PM
    Beatles Part 2 (Wind Parts ONLY)
    - uploaded 5/31 @9PM
    Beatles Part 1 (Wind Parts ONLY)
    - uploaded 5/31 @8PM
    Wayward Son
    - uploaded 5/31@12PM
    Handclap
    - uploaded 5/30 @9PM
    Just Do It!
    - uploaded 5/30 @8PM
    Ultimate Warm up Bass Drum 5
    - uploaded 5/30 @7PM
    Ex's and Oh's
    - uploaded 5/30 @6PM
    Crunch Time!
    - uploaded 5/30 @4PM
    El Bandido
    - uploaded 5/30 @3PM
    Get On Your Feet
    - uploaded 5/25 @1PM
    Celebration - uploaded 5/24 @2PM
    ALL RECORDINGS and MP3's - uploaded 5/23 @8PM

    Part AssignmentsClick on this link to get your part assignment.  Part assignments are NOT FINAL!  Unless we have a purposeful audition play test, we can never just guess correctly where everyone should sit in regards to parts.  Particularly in Trumpets and Trombones, there may be changes once we get into rehearsals to "Fine Tune" the preliminary assignments.   Please also look at how many parts are unison regardless of a 1st or 2nd part.  And lastly, understand that strong players are needed in the lower parts to help lead those sections.  As a team, we shall succeed!

    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.

    2017 Competition Show Announcement!


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