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 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bands will have their Fall concert on Tuesday, October 30 at Central High School.   The 6th Grade students will perform at 7:00 on stage and should arrive at 6:30 for seating and warm ups.  The 7th and 8th 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.   (For those who ordered a new shirt, they should be here in plenty of time for the concert)


*Other Notes:

Night of Jazz- 7th and 8th Grade Jazz Bands- Nov. 19- 7PM

ACMS Band and Jazz Bands- Feb. 7- 7PM

Please note this change- League Band Festival for all 7th and 8th grade bands is on Wednesday, Feb 27, (7AM to 3PM) not March 6 as previously listed.

Spring Fling- All bands- May 14

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,

Bryan Kirk


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***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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