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Fall Band Concert November 1, 2017
Dear Band Parents and Students,
The Andover Central Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bands will have their Fall concert on Thursday, November 9th. Please note that the concert will be in the Middle School gym and not at the High School. Due to the available seating in the gym, the 6th grade portion of the concert will be separate from the 7th and 8th grades. The 6th grade students should arrive at 6:30 for seating and warm up. The 6th grade concert will begin at 7:00 PM. The 6th grade students will then be released to their parents and are welcome to leave or to stay for the remainder of the concert.
The 7th and 8th grade students should arrive in the band room at 7:10 to prepare for their concert. Parents of 7th and 8th grade students may wish to wait in the commons until the conclusion of the 6th grade concert due to limited seating in the gymnasium. The 7th and 8th grade concert will begin at 7:30 PM. The 7th and 8th grade students will be expected to stay for the remainder of the concert.
Appropriate dress will be the ACMS band polo shirt and khaki pants. All students who ordered shirts should have received them by now. We are proud of the hard work that the students are doing and we anticipate a great concert. Thank-you for all of your support of the music programs in Andover. We hope to see you at the upcoming concerts.
Kevin Brightup, Alex McMahon, Kenneth Tysick
Please note: The ACMS jazz bands will perform on November 20th at the ACHS “Night of Jazz” at 7PM.
Andover Central Middle School Band
2017-2018 Schedule of Performances
Saturday, September 30 Greater Andover Days Parade for 7th and 8th grades
9 AM- 12 PM
Saturday, November 4 *KMEA District VI Honor Band for selected 8th grade
8 AM- 6 PM at Andover Central High School
Thursday, November 9 ACMS 6-7-8 Band Concert
7 PM at ACMS Gymnasium
Saturday, November 11 *Pioneer League Honor Band for selected 7th and 8th grade 8AM to 5 PM at Clearwater
Monday, November 20 Night of Jazz- 7-8 Jazz Band Concert
7PM at ACHS Auditorium
Saturday, February 10 *Southern Plains Honor Band at Andover for selected
5-6-7 grades 8AM- 8PM at Andover Central
Thursday, February 15 ACMS 6-7-8 Band and Jazz Band Concert
7 PM at ACHS Auditorium
Friday, February 16 Friends Jazz Festival Jazz Band All Day
Wednesday, April 25 Pioneer League Band Festival 7th & 8th All Day
Saturday, May 5 *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival
7th and 8th Grade Bands- All Day
Wednesday, May 16 Spring Fling Concert for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS
Tuesday, May 22 8th Grade Celebration 8th Grade Jazz Band plays
Performances are required and are an important part of the student’s grade.
* Denotes optional participation or select groups.
7th Grade Jazz Band 2017-2018
Note: Tenor Saxes- One of you will go to Alto and one to Bari
|Alto Sax||Tenor Sax||Bari Sax|
|Lang, Owen||Wazenegger, Paige|
|Garvey, Emmie||Orlowski, Claudia|
|Krueger, Noah||Blankenship, Beau||Maderafont, Vivian|
|Wallace, Zane||Berry, Baxter|
|Stefanek, Nancy||Davis, Aiden|
|Harper, Alison||Rodriguez, Daniel||Drums|
|Housley, Reagan||Hsu, Stanley|
|Kane, Garrett||Payne, Brock|
|Haenggi, Josef||TBA||McDaniel, Ryan|
|2017-18 8th Grade Jazz Band|
Students are expected to practice at least 60 minutes per week (10 minutes six times per week works great!). Please make sure your child is practicing the necessary amount of time, and completing their practice cards accurately. Practice cards are due every week and must be signed by a parent/guardian, even if it is for zero minutes.
Grading of Practice cards:
60+ minutes: A
40-59 minutes: B
20-30 minutes: C
0 minutes but signed: D
0 minutes, no signature: F