Comet Car Wash

Sundays @ Tuffy on 58
11AM to 3PM

July 1 - Bari, Percussion, Tuba
July 8 - Guard, Sax, Trombone
July 15 - 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!

Competition Show

2018 Competiton Show

    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:

    Sandy Pack
    ddoddles68@yahoo.com
    440-522-3557


    Booster Treasurer:
    Bethany Matos
    bethany@matos.cc
    440-986-0356


    Booster Secretary:
    Amy Rakar
    band_boosters@amherstk12.org
    440-670-6493

    Booster Secretary:
    Lisa MacLean
    lgm91673@yahoo.com
    440-986-1816

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

    Congrats 2018 Marching Comets Percussion

    Snare 1 - Dylan Strauser
    Snare 2 - Isaac Austin
    Snare 3 - Alex Torres
    Snare 4 - Aaron Boothe
    Snare 5 - Tyler Strauser
    Snare 6 - Dominic Lachman
    Snare 7 - Gavin Breckenridge
    Snare 8 - Christopher Thorsen

    Tenor 1 - Karly McFarland
    Tenor 2 - Faisal Nooh
    Tenor 3 - Brad Koba-Nelson
    Tenor 4 - Kylie Lawson
    Tenor 5 - Adam Griffith

    Bass Drum 1 - Emily Fernandez
    Bass Drum 2 - Molly McGlothlin
    Bass Drum 3 - Cian Liaskos
    Bass Drum 4 - Rachel Kurucz
    Bass Drum 5 - Spencer Hazelett
    Cymbal 1 - Aaron Kukucka
    Cymbal 2 - Kara Finney
    Cymbal 3 - Aderika Champe
    Cymbal 4 - Gwen Crain
    Cymbal 5 - Alex Justice
    Cymbal 6 - Open

    Front Perc - Cassidy Kettleman
    Front Perc - Gabe Sykes
    Front Perc - Nathan Fabian
    Front Perc - Steven Kukucka
    Front Perc - Tristan Klieman

    Keyboards - Ardith Amon
    Keyboards - Aubri Amon
    Keyboards - Hannah Clotz
    Keyboards - Jocelyn Taylor
    Keyboards - John Pando
    Synthesizer - Adrienne Clark
    Guitar - Gage Wilson

    Tuesday, June 26th


    Leadership Seminar:  1:00PM (new info this year from a new source)
    New Member Uniform Fittings
    : 4:00pm
    New Member Orientation: 6:00pm

    Our new members and parents are asked to attend our member orientation. At this meeting, we will discuss procedures of the band, tips on how to survive band camp, and the general rules and expectations of holding membership in the band. If for some reason you or your child cannot make the event, we ask that you contact Mr. Barbaro. Band Booster meeting to follow at which time we will open sign ups for band camp volunteers. Areas mostly needed at band camp are parent volunteers to help serve lunch and dinner.

    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!

    Next Performance

    Away Football Game
    Clearview High School
    Friday, August 24th
    Report: 5:15pm
    Depart: 5:30pm

    Schedule at a Glance

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