PHOTOS: They’re b-b-b-band to the bone!


Gears are a big part of this year’s band show, which bears a steampunk theme. Watch for some very complicated footwork as kids assemble a working clock on the field.


Water — you can’t underplay its value when drilling for hours on end on the field. Band members are urged to drink about three gallons each day during practices, most of which gets sweated out.


Hope Corcoran and Samantha Heise


Mat Reyes


Nathan Frankart


Mikaila Jennings


Ben Folkwein


Isaac Austin, James Moss, Jon London, Tyler Neuhoff, Makayla Davis, Dylan Strauser


Hannah Moore


Evan Deer, Kara Finney, and Karly McFarland


Ben Kirschner and Ryan Stepka


Makayla Davis


Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times

The heat may be brutal but the Amherst Marching Comets aren’t letting it beat them. We caught up to director Chris Barbaro and his 135-member band throughout the week on the practice field between Nord Middle and Steele High schools. Enjoy these photos of teen musicians perfecting their choreography.

Gears are a big part of this year’s band show, which bears a steampunk theme. Watch for some very complicated footwork as kids assemble a working clock on the field.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3065-1.jpgGears are a big part of this year’s band show, which bears a steampunk theme. Watch for some very complicated footwork as kids assemble a working clock on the field.

Water — you can’t underplay its value when drilling for hours on end on the field. Band members are urged to drink about three gallons each day during practices, most of which gets sweated out.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3067-1.jpgWater — you can’t underplay its value when drilling for hours on end on the field. Band members are urged to drink about three gallons each day during practices, most of which gets sweated out.

Hope Corcoran and Samantha Heise
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3173-1.jpgHope Corcoran and Samantha Heise

Mat Reyes
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3176-1.jpgMat Reyes

Nathan Frankart
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3182-1.jpgNathan Frankart

Mikaila Jennings
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3186-1.jpgMikaila Jennings

Ben Folkwein
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3190-1.jpgBen Folkwein

Isaac Austin, James Moss, Jon London, Tyler Neuhoff, Makayla Davis, Dylan Strauser
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3197-1.jpgIsaac Austin, James Moss, Jon London, Tyler Neuhoff, Makayla Davis, Dylan Strauser

Hannah Moore
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3199-1.jpgHannah Moore

Evan Deer, Kara Finney, and Karly McFarland
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3203-1.jpgEvan Deer, Kara Finney, and Karly McFarland

Ben Kirschner and Ryan Stepka
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3208-1.jpgBen Kirschner and Ryan Stepka

Makayla Davis
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_DSC_3211-1.jpgMakayla Davis