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ACMS 7th and 8th Grade Bands
Pioneer League Music Festival 2018- April 25
Dear Band Parents and Students,
The Andover Central Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands will participate in the Pioneer League Instrumental Music Festival on Wednesday, April 25. The Festival will take place at Mulvane Middle School in Mulvane. 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 7:00 AM. The band room will be open at 6:45. The 8th Grade Band will perform at 8:40 and the 7th Grade Band will perform at 11:20. Students will need to wear their black band shirts, khaki pants, and dark dress shoes. We have various 7th and 8th grade solos and ensembles throughout the day beginning at 8:20 AM. Please see the schedule on the back for specific times of all events.
All of the 7th grade students and most of the 8th grade students who are not involved in afternoon solos/ensembles will leave Mulvane at 11:45 to return to Andover. They will eat lunch at ACMS. Any remaining 8th grade students will need to eat lunch at Mulvane. (8th grade students will receive a list indicating their return time). They will need to bring $5.00 to purchase lunch items (burgers or pizza) at Mulvane. They may also bring their own lunch if they prefer. All afternoon solo and ensemble participants will depart from Mulvane at 1:45 PM.
It is very important that we have every student on time and participating on April 25th. 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.
Kevin Brightup Kenneth Tysick Alex McMahon
|8:24||Josef Haenggi||French Horn||2|
|8:25||8:40 Performance||Andover Central (8th) - Brightup|
|8:42||7th Gr. Sax. Ensemble||Saxophone||2|
|8:48||7th Gr. Brass Ensemble||Brass||3|
|8:54||7th Gr. Percussion Ensemble||Percussion||3|
|9:00||7th Gr. Flute Ensemble||Flute||3|
|9:24||7th Gr. Clarinet Ensemble||Clarinet||1|
|9:30||7th Gr. Trombone Ensemble||Trombone||1|
|10:42||Avery Brass Quintet||Brass||1|
|10:48||Rerick Clarinet Quartet||Clarinet||1|
|10:54||Byun Brass Quartet||Brass||1|
|11:00||Dower Woodwind Trio||Woodwind||1|
|11:05||11:20 Performance||Andover Central (7th) - McMahon|
|11:06||Terrell Flute Ensemble||Flute||1|
|11:48||Acosta Woowind Quartet||Woodwinds||3|
|11:54||8th Gr. Percussion Ensemble||Percussion||3|
|1:24||Lett Trombone Trio||Trombone||2|
|1:36||Jamie Ownbey||Tenor Sax||2|
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.
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