Christopher A. Barbaro

Christopher A. Barbaro

Amherst Director of Bands


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Teaching Schedule

8:00-8:45AM - 5th Grade Lessons

8:45-9:30AM - 5th Grade Lessons

9:30-10:15AM - 5th Grade Lessons

10:15-10:45AM - Travel

10:45-11:30AM - Green / Gold Jazz Bands

11:30-12:15PM - Symphonic Band

12:15-1:00PM - Wind Ensemble

1:00-1:45PM - Lunch

1:45-2:30PM - Planning on M/W/F

1:45-2:30PM - 5th Full Band on T/TH

Mr Christopher A. Barbaro

...began his teaching career in 1991 at Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center, Ohio. In 1993, he transferred to Amherst to be the school's 5-8th Grade Band Director. Becoming the high school director in the fall of 2001, Mr. Barbaro directs ”THE” Amherst Marching Comets, the Green and Gold Jazz ensembles, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. Mr. Barbaro also teaches the 5th grade Beginning Band at Nord Middle School. During his tenure as director, Mr. Barbaro created the Amherst Indoor Color Guard, Drumline, and Indoor Winds program that still compete in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association and travel to Dayton each spring to perform at the World Championships.

He has experience marching with the World Class Champions Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and has also worked for the live show department at Cedar Point. To further his education, he earned his Masters in Educational Technology from Cleveland State University and taught part time for them in the same program which he graduated. Mr. Barbaro is also a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and is an accredited Marching Band and Concert Band/Solo and Ensemble Judge for the Association

While under Mr Barbaro’s direction, the Amherst Bands have received numerous SUPERIOR ratings at the State and District regions in all levels of the program. The Marching Comets have qualified for the State Marching Band Finals every year since the fall of 2004.