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.

Kenneth Tysick
Band Director

Kevin Brightup
Band Director

Alex McMahon
Band Director



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) 

*Other Notes:

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.


Kevin Brightup,

Alex McMahon,

Kenneth Tysick



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

                                                            @ Mulvane

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. 


17-18 ACMS Band Handbook


Remind101 ACMS Band Announcements





***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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