Welcome to ACMS Jaguar Band
We are so excited to have your young musician in our classes!
Contact us if you have any questions.
Andover Central Middle School Band 2019-2020 Schedule of Performances
Saturday, September 28 Greater Andover Days Parade for 7th and 8th grades 9 AM- 12 PM
Saturday, October 26 *League Honor Band for selected 7th and 8th grade 8 AM- 5 PM at ACMS
Tuesday, October 29 ACMS 6-7-8 Band Concert 7 PM at ACHS Auditorium
Saturday, November 2 *KMEA District VI Honor Band for selected 8th grade 8 AM- 6 PM at Goddard Eisenhower
Monday, November 25 Night of Jazz- 7-8 Jazz Band Concert 7PM at ACHS Auditorium
Tuesday, February 4 ACMS 6-7-8 Band and Jazz Band Concert 7 PM at ACHS Auditorium
Saturday, February 8 *Southern Plains Honor Band for selected 5-6-7 grades 8AM- 8PM at Andover Central
Friday, February 14 Friends Jazz Festival Jazz Band All Day
Wednesday, March 4 League Band Festival 7th & 8th All Day @ Goddard Eisenhower
Saturday, May 2 *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival 7th and 8th Grade Bands- All Day
Tuesday, May 12 Spring Fling Concert for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS
Thursday, May 21 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.
Wichita Suburban League Music Festival 2020- March 4
Dear Band Parents and Students,
The Andover Central Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands will participate in the Wichita Suburban League Instrumental Music Festival on Wednesday, March 4th. The Festival will take place at Goddard Eisenhower Middle School in Goddard. Students will be transported by bus to and from the festival during the school day.
All 7th and 8th grade band students will leave from ACMS at 8:30 AM. Students will report to 1st hour and then will be released to the band room. The 7th Grade Band will perform at 10:20 AM. The 8th Grade Band will perform at 11:20 AM. Students will need to wear their black band shirts, khaki pants, and dark shoes. We have various 7th and 8th grade solos and ensembles in the afternoon beginning at 12:30. A schedule of events is printed on the back of this sheet.
All of the 7th and 8th grade students who are not involved in solos/ensembles will leave Goddard at 11:40 AM to return to Andover. They will be back in time to eat lunch at ACMS. All solo/ensemble participants will need to eat lunch at Goddard. They will need to bring a lunch as Goddard is not providing any lunch options. All solo/ensemble participants will depart from Goddard around 2:20 PM.
It is very important that we have every student on time and participating on March 4. We have worked hard on preparing music and it will be important to the whole group for each individual to do their part. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and watch. Please contact us if you have other questions.
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Text the following to the number 81010:
6th Grade Band- text the words: @6acms19-20
7th Grade Band- text the words: @7acms19-20
8th Grade Band- text the words: @8acms19-20
7th Jazz Band- text the words: @7jagjazz
8th Jazz band- text the words: @8jagjazz
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