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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.
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
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