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

2018-2019 Schedule of Performances

Saturday,  September 29                                 Greater Andover Days Parade for 7th and 8th grades  9 AM- 12 PM

Saturday,  October 27                                      *League Honor Band for selected 7th and 8th grade  8 AM- 5                                                                                                      PM at Eisenhower Middle School

Tuesday, October 30                                         ACMS 6-7-8 Band Concert  7 PM at ACHS Auditorium


Saturday,  November 3                                   *KMEA District VI Honor Band for selected  8th grade 8 AM- 6 PM at TBA

Monday, November 19                                     Night of Jazz-  7-8 Jazz Band Concert 7PM at ACHS Auditorium

Thursday,  February 7                                      ACMS 6-7-8 Band and Jazz Band Concert  7 PM at ACHS Auditorium

Saturday,  February 9                                      *Southern Plains Honor Band at Andover for selected  5-6-7 grades   

                                                                            8AM- 8PM at Andover Central

Friday,  February 15 Friends                           Jazz Festival   Jazz Band    All Day

Wednesday ,February 27                                 League Band Festival   7th & 8th     All Day  @ Derby

Saturday,  May 4                                               *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival  7th and 8th Grade Bands- All Day

Tuesday,  May 14                                              Spring Fling Concert for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS

Tuesday,  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.


18-19 ACMS Band Handbook

Andover Central Middle School Band


Dear Band Parents and Students,

The Andover Central Middle School 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th  grade Bands and Jazz Bands will have their winter concert on  Thursday, February 7  at Central High School.   The 6 th Grade students will perform at 7:00 on stage and should arrive at 6:30 for seating and warm ups.  The 7 th  and 8 th  Grade Concert Band performances will begin at 7:30.  They should meet in the band or choir room at 7:00.   Appropriate dress will be the ACMS black band polo shirt and khaki pants.   (Jazz members please wear your white jazz shirts)

 * Other Notes: The 8 th  Grade Jazz Band will perform at the Friends University Jazz Fesval on Friday, February 15 .  We will leave at 7:45 AM from ACMS and return around 2:00 PM.  Students will need $5 for the pizza lunch or bring their own lunch.  Please wear White Jazz polo shirts and khaki pants.  7 th  grade jazz members are welcome to go and observe, but will not perform.

 * This is a reminder to parents of 7 th  and 8 th  grade students that we will be parcipang in the Wichita Suburban League Band Fesval all day on  Wednesday, February 27.   It will be important that we have all the band members present to parcipate so please keep that in mind as you are scheduling appointments.  Thank-you for all of your support of the music programs in Andover.  We hope to see you at the upcoming concerts. 

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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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