Middle School Band

Welcome to ACMS Jaguar Band


We are so excited to have your young musician in our classes! 
Contact us if you have any questions.

Kenneth Tysick
Band Director

Kevin Brightup
Band Director

Alex McMahon
Band Director



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

                                                            @ Mulvane

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      
    Weidler, Savannah      
    Schaefer, Grace      
    Crusinberry, Carson      
Trumpet   Trombone   Vibes  
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  
Cope, Sienna          
Piano   Guitar   Bass  
Haenggi, Josef   TBA   McDaniel, Ryan  



2017-18 8th Grade Jazz Band    
Alto Sax Trumpet  
 Megan Terrell Joseph Nichols
 Dakota Zimmerman Jun Byun  
    Shane  Chandler
Tenor Sax Brandon Bumgarner
 Jamie Ownbey      
Bari Sax Jacob Laflin  
TBA   Beck Haenggi
    Abby Sholl  
Jun Byun      
Guitar   Drew Friesen
Timmy  McLemore      
Vibes   Malachi Albright
Neal  Dennett Jack Straub


17-18 ACMS Band Handbook


Remind101 ACMS Band Announcements





***Practice Cards***

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



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