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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.

Bryan Kirk
Band Director

Kevin Brightup
Band Director

Alex McMahon
Band Director



Andover Central Middle School Band 2019-2020 ​Schedule of Performances  

Saturday,  September 28                Greater Andover Days Parade for 7​th​ and 8​th​ grades  9 AM- 12 PM 
 Saturday,  October 26                    *​League Honor Band​ for selected 7​th​ and 8​th​ 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  8​th​ 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   ​7​th​ & 8​th    ​ ​All Day  @ Goddard Eisenhower  
Saturday,  May 2                             *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival 7​th​ and 8​th​ Grade Bands- All Day 
 Tuesday,  May 12                            Spring Fling​ ​Concert​ for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS 
Thursday,  May 21                           8​th​ Grade Celebration       ​8​th​ Grade​ ​Jazz Band plays 

Performances are ​required​ and are an important part of the student’s grade. * Denotes optional participation or select groups. 

ACMS Fall Band Concert

October 21, 2019

Dear Band Parents and Students,

The Andover Central Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bands will have their Fall concert on Tuesday,  October  29th in the Andover Central High School Auditorium.   Due to the available seating, 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.  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.   Shirts have been delivered and will be distributed to the students this week.  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, Brian Kirk

Please note:  The ACMS jazz bands will perform on November 25th  at the ACHS “Night of Jazz” at 7PM.  

Remind 101- Please sign up under the appropriate band(s) for current updates.

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



Download the 19-20 ACMS Band Handbook


Download a Practice Card


***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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