May Newsletter

AMC Band Boosters

Dumline tryouts

The Drummer Percussion Clinics are for all current and potential/incoming drumline members for the 2023-2024 marching band season.

Current 8th graders/incoming freshmen can make arrangements to get bussed from AJH to Steele if needed.

It is highly encouraged that all drumline members attend all the clinics. This helps place everyone in the best position for the upcoming season.

Wednesday, May 3rd and

Fridays, May 12, 19, & 26

All dates are 3 PM - 5 PM in the Steele band room.

Spring Concert at Steele

Join us Thursday evening May 4th at 7 PM in the Steele Cafetorium for the Spring Concert which includes a short Awards Ceremony for Seniors. The Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Bands will play together for the last time this year.

Students with school-owned tuxes and dresses are asked to bring a change of clothes and leave their tuxes and dresses in the band room, labeled with their name, after the performance.

Payment due 5/12

First Marching Band payment of $100 is due by Friday, May 12th. Payments can be made payable to Amherst Band Boosters, and dropped in B's blue bin, or given to Mr. Cuilla. They can also be made through Venmo at

Memorial Day Parade!

Hard to believe it's almost time for the Memorial Day Parade! The Marching Band leads the parade dressed in their band t-shirt and typically shorts. Add on any fun red, white, and blue extras!

Line up starts at 9 AM, Parade step off is at 10 AM from Steele. Students will meet back at Steele for Senior Awards to be given out.

Standout award!

If you would like to come see Mr. Barbaro and the Drum Majors receive an award from The Plain Dealer & at the Agora on Thursday, June 8th at 6 PM please use this link to reserve your seats:

Stay in touch!

Insta info!

Check us out on Instagram! Follow us to stay up to date with all the fun Band and Booster activities!


Just a reminder that Booster Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month, excluding December. At 6:30 PM in the Steele Band Room. We encourage band students' family members from every grade to join us. Meetings are a great way to stay informed of upcoming events and help plan the fun extras that we provide for the students. The more the merrier!

May Booster Metting will be Tuesday, May 30th at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 23 there will be a 7th & 8th grade band concert at AJH at 7 PM. $3 admission.

Tuesday, May 30th at 6 PM incoming Freshmen will have New Member Orientation.

Booster Meeting following at 7:30 PM

More Booster Info

Join us!!

The Amherst Band Boosters is a volunteer-based non-profit that supports the school district's band program. Everyone's load becomes a little lighter when we all help out. There are currently a ton of committee openings that need to be filled with many different levels of involvement. Please remember that those who donate their time, and volunteer with events typically get their entrance fees to the event waived.

  • Car Wash Committee (only in July)
  • Spiritwear Committee (July-Aug, usually ends by 2nd game)
  • Band Camp Committee (organizes with our caterers, directs volunteers, oversees games)
  • Band Camp After Party (one-time event, planned in July/Aug)
  • Halftime Snacks (only home games)
  • Senior Dinner and Senior Night Committee (Preferably run by non-Senior Parents)
  • Fall Banquet Committee (organizes event in Nov. with assistance)
  • Fall Fundraiser (Night at the Races- Sept. 16)
  • Concert Ticket Committee
  • Uniform Room Committee

All parents/guardians are encouraged to fill out the survey here to find out more about volunteering and help the boosters contact you for the right events:


The Amherst Band Boosters is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. The Boosters' mission is to support the Amherst Exempted Village School District’s band program in providing a positive and enriching experience to band students at all grade levels. This is possible thanks to fundraisers and community donations.

The Booster funds are able to provide for all grade levels of the band program beyond the district’s allocated budget. Some examples include:

Capital Expenditures

Instrument purchases and maintenance

Purchase and maintenance of concert attire

Purchase and maintenance of marching band uniforms

Music licensing fees and books

Competition fees

AMC Drill Choreography

AMC flags


Trailer customizations for secure instrument and supply transportation.

Maintenance and repairs for the trailer

Gas and tolls to transport the instruments and supplies.


Student experiences

Snacks and treats

Student dinners and parties

Band camp spirit week


The Boosters are also able to organize chaperones and volunteers to support the bands with events such as:

Home and away football games at Steele

Year-round competition shows at Steele and AJH

Concerts for all grade levels

Band Camp for AMC

The Band Boosters are a vital part of the Amherst Exempted Village School District’s successful band program. Families of band students in any grade level are encouraged to participate in Band Boosters to help create an enriching and successful experience for their students. To find out more follow us on Facebook or email us at

Tell me those dates again



Tues 25: Band Booster Meeting. 6:30 PM, all are welcome

Thur 27: Color Guard Tryouts 3 PM, Steele Band Room

Jazz Band Performance at Quaker Steak


Wed 3: Percussion Clinic #1, 3 PM - 5 PM

Thur 4: Spring Concert (with Senior Awards) at Steele, 7 PM. $3 admission

Wed 10: 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert at AJH, 7 PM. $3 admission

Fri 12: $100 Band Camp Payment due

Percussion Clinic #2, 3 PM - 5 PM

Thur 18: Drum Major Audition Meeting

Fri 19: Percussion Clinic #3, 3 PM - 5 PM

Sat 20: Jazz Band at Midview

Tues 23: 7th & 8th Grade Spring Concert, No Booster Meeting (the next week)

Thur 25: Drum Major Tryouts

Fri 26: Percussion Clinic #4, 3 PM - 5 PM

Mon 29: Memorial Day Parade, Marching Band Report time 9 AM

Tues 30: Incoming Freshmen! New Member Orientation 6 PM

Tues 30: Band Booster Meeting. 7:30 PM, all are welcome

(time & date changed)

June 8: Awards at Agora

more info and link to reserve tickets above

Looking ahead