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    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

    Public Order for the 2017 Marching Band T-Shirt


    We are once again opening up our 2017 Amherst Marching Band T-Shirt to the public. If you are interested in ordering a AMC Shirt, all you have to do is order it online through Customink's Group Sales page. You can order and pay online (AT COST) for the same design of shirts the members are going to be wearing. Group Sales close on July 29th so you can get them in time for the 1st Football Game in August!

    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.

    2017 Leadership Seminar

    What a great way to start the next season.
    We hope you left thinking about your role as a leader of the Marching Comets.
    Click here for a PDF copy of the Powerpoint Presentation
    35 of our new Squad and Section leaders came in on Tuesday for a 3 hour seminar on what it is to be a leader and how to be a better leader. We also had great attendance at our New Member Orientation later that evening where the new members listened to tips and instructions to set them up for success. They also got to meet their Big Brother or Big Sister. Also a new program for the Amherst Marching Comets

    Members Only Area Updates!

    All MUSIC IS AVAILABLE AS OF JULY 15th - uploaded 7/15 @ 9AM

    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. 

    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!

    2017 Marching Season

    You may think that the season starts on Wednesday 7/19 at 5pm.  But the season already started when...

    1) When you paid your membership deposit on May 15th.
    2) When you tried out for the color guard.
    3) When you tried out for the marching percussion.
    4) When we began and completed writing your drill spots
    5) When the guard began practicing 3 days a week at 7AM.
    6) When the drumline began sectionals.
    7) When we had a leadership seminar for our leaders.
    8) When we met with over 35 new members for orientation.
    9) When we purchased your 2017 membershirt.
    10) When you all got together for the car washes

    You see, the season has already begun!  Your job now is to show up to the music reading clinic ready to put all the pieces together.  There should only be one absence Wednesday and one person coming late according to my notes. Let's make sure those two are the only ones.  Once again this band will only be what you make of it.

    Let's do this!

    Next Performance

    Home Game
    Friday, August 25th
    Clearview High School

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