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ACMS Bands Winter Concert 2018
Dear Band Parents and Students,
The Andover Central Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Bands and Jazz Bands will have their winter concert on Thursday, February 15 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. (Jazz members please wear your white jazz shirts)
The 8th Grade Jazz Band will perform at the Friends University Jazz Festival on Friday, February 16. We will leave at 8:15 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. 7th grade jazz members are welcome (optional) to go and observe, but will not perform.
*The Spring Fling band concert date is Wednesday, May 16.
* Also, this is a reminder to parents of 7th and 8th grade students that we will be participating in the Pioneer League Band Festival all day on Wednesday, April 25. It will be important that we have all the band members present to participate so please keep that in mind as you are scheduling Spring appointments.
Thank-you for all of your support of the music programs in Andover. We hope to see you at the upcoming concerts.
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