AMC Band Booster News!
Amherst Marching Comets Band Boosters
It's 2022-23 Marching Band Season!
Welcome Band Families!
Amherst Band Boosters is a volunteer-based organization composed of parents, guardians, and families that support the Amherst Marching Comets. The Boosters are a vital part of the Marching Band's success. Members organize fundraisers that financially support the majority of the band's needs and chaperone their activities.
The Marching Band's ability to function and succeed depends on the Band Boosters and the Boosters depend on you! Opportunities to get involved are listed below, along with contact information. The more help we have the lighter everyone's load is. Thank you for all you do!
New Member Orientation
For all new members & their parents
Where: Steele Band Room
All new members and their parents/guardians are asked to attend our new member orientation.
The meeting covers important information on general band rules, expectations, and tips to survive band camp.
If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Barbaro prior to the event. firstname.lastname@example.org
June's Booster Meeting follows orientation at 7:30 PM
All parents/guardians are welcome to stay.
Summer Car Wash!
Fundraiser at Tuffy
If a student can not attend their assigned car wash, please have them attend another one. Attendance will be taken and members who are unable to attend at least one car wash will be assigned meal clean-up duties during band camp week.
July 10 Saxophones & Percussion
July 17 Trombones, Tubas & Guard
July 24 Trumpets, Mellophones & Baritones
Drum Majors should attend each.
11 AM - 4 PM each day with a pizza break
If you have any questions please contact Deanna Sauer at email@example.com
Full Band July 31st before 1PM practice.
Members were given an instruction sheet with their welcome packet. It is also available in pdf form through the Booster group on the band app. Link below if you haven't joined yet.
The app includes a calendar of events, pdf copies of paperwork students are given, the option to chat with other parents, and share photos.
First Music Clinic is on Wednesday, July 13th, 5 pm - 9 pm
June 28: New Member orientation 6 PM, Booster Meeting 7:30 PM
July 10, 17, 24: Car Washes, 11 AM - 4 PM
July 13, 20, 27: Music Reading Clinics, 5 PM - 9 PM
July 25-29: Percussion Camp, 8 AM - 3 PM
July 31: Have your Final Forms completed
Sunday, July 31: First week of full band camp starts at 1 PM
Aug 8: Band Camp 2 a days
Aug 16, 17: Evening Practices
Aug 18: Afternoon practice followed by Pizza & First Game!
Band Camp Snacks
12-24 servings provides enough for everyone when everyone participates.
Fresh fruit, sweets, your choice, but please make sure it's an easy "grab n go" item that's ready to serve. Bananas, cuties/oranges, baggies of grapes, yogurt-covered pretzels, or cookies and cupcakes are all great options. We do not have the means to cut up and serve things like whole cakes or watermelons. Desserts can be dropped off in the band lobby the morning they are needed. Please contact Ann Overlow with any questions regarding band camp food services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday: Boosters Provided
H2O makes the comets go!
Each football game and competition show the Boosters like to be able to provide all of the band members with bottles of water. This is only possible if we each donate a case of water.
Cases of water can be dropped off any day of band camp in the band room. You are also welcome to bring them to the New Member Orientation if that's easier for you. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Thank you in advance!
Percussion Camp starts on monday, July 25th, 8 AM - 3 PM
Booster Positions Are Available!
Open Executive Board Positions: Vice President
The Vice President collaborates with the President, Kerri Kobylka, to ensure the needs of the Band Boosters are met. This person works in tandem with the President and must be able to assist and collaborate well with them.
Open Committee Head Positions: Please remember these can be co-chaired if you’d prefer.
- Band Camp Parties/Lock-in
- Fall Fundraiser
- Spring Raffle
- Concert Ticket Sales
- Car Washes
If you are interested in just helping with a particular event, please contact us! We would love your help! The more hands, the lighter the load.
Contact Deanna Sauer or Kerri Kobylka with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate with Amazon Smile
1. Open the app and click on the menu icon
(3 lines on the bottom right-hand corner).
2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom, and click "Settings".
You'll see the AmazonSmile option.
3. Click there to set or change your charity.
4. Search & select "Amherst Band Boosters Inc." to help us earn more!
The more money we earn, the easier it is to help keep participation costs down and provide more fun activities for the band to do!