December Newsletter

AMC Band Boosters

First Up!

Parade with Santa

The Holiday Parade through downtown Amherst is such a fun tradition! The Marching Band students have so much fun dressing up, adding lights and decorations to their instruments, and playing cheerful songs.

The more lights and fun outfits the better!

Report time is 5 PM at Steele.

The parade starts at 6 PM at Marion L. Steele High School and will travel down Washington Ave., cross over to Forest, then turn onto Park Ave. to S. Main Street. We hope to see you all there!


Find more info about the parade here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2486694418131563/?ref=newsfeed

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Then It's Concert Band Time!

upcoming concerts include:

Tues 6: 6th grade band Concert at AJH, 7 PM $3 admission

Thurs 15: Winter Band concert at Steele, 7 PM $3 admission

Mon 19: 7th & 8th Grade winter concert at AJH, 7PM $3 admission

Wed Jan 23: 5th Grade Begining Band Demonstration (no charge)

Concert Ticket Sales

Heading into concert season, the Boosters are looking for 2-3 volunteers for at-the-door ticket sales. This includes concerts performed by all the grade levels involved in the band program. It is about 45-90 minutes each evening. Most of the concerts start at 7 PM, and you're welcome to enjoy a complimentary entrance to the performance or head out.


Volunteer sign-ups will be posted for each event individually in the band app, under the sign-up tab. https://band.us/band/87597135/attachment

a fun December fundraiser!

50/50 at Ziggy's

On Sun. Dec. 18th the Band Boosters are participating in the 50/50 raffle that's held by the Browns Backers at Ziggy’s in Amherst. A portion of the net proceeds benefits local charities in and around our community. We earn funds by running 50/50 ticket sales during the first half of the game. Winners are drawn during halftime.

We need 2 adult volunteers to sell the tickets. Supplies will be provided and we estimate about 1-1/2 hours per game. They will also announce that profits benefit the Amherst Marching Comets during the game to boost ticket sales.


Volunteer sign-ups are posted here: https://band.us/band/87597135/post/141


If you aren't able to help sell tickets we invite you to stop in to support the local business and buy some raffle tickets for your chance to win!!

Booster Meetings

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 any band student's family members 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!

Tell me those days again!

December

Fri 2: Parade with Santa!!

Tues 6: 6th grade band Concert at AJH, 7 PM. $3 admission

Thurs 15: Winter Band concert at Steele, 7 PM. $3 admission

Sun 18: 50/50 Browns backer at ziggy’s

Mon 19: 7th & 8th Grade winter concert at AJH, 7PM. $3 admission

Tue 20: 2 hr early release, Winter Break Starts

No Booster Meeting in December

January

Tues 3: Students return to school

Mon 23: 5th Grade Beginning Band Demonstration at Nord 7 PM (no charge)

Tues 24: Band Booster Meeting. 6:30 PM, all are welcome

February

Tues 28: Band Booster Meeting. 6:30 PM, all are welcome

March

Mon 6: Festivle of Bands - AJH & Steele at Steele 7PM

Tues 28: Band Booster Meeting. 6:30 PM, all are welcome

April

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

Thur 27: Jazz Band Performance

May

Thur 4: Steele Spring Concert at Steele, 7 PM. $3 admission

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

Tues 23: Band Booster Meeting. 6:30 PM, all are welcome

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