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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 2019-2020 ​Schedule of Performances  

Saturday,  September 28                Greater Andover Days Parade for 7​th​ and 8​th​ grades  9 AM- 12 PM 
 Saturday,  October 26                    *​League Honor Band​ for selected 7​th​ and 8​th​ 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  8​th​ 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   ​7​th​ & 8​th    ​ ​All Day  @ Goddard Eisenhower  
Saturday,  May 2                             *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival 7​th​ and 8​th​ Grade Bands- All Day 
 Tuesday,  May 12                            Spring Fling​ ​Concert​ for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS 
Thursday,  May 21                           8​th​ Grade Celebration       ​8​th​ Grade​ ​Jazz Band plays 

Performances are ​required​ and are an important part of the student’s grade. * Denotes optional participation or select groups. 

Andover Central Middle School Band

Greater Andover Days Parade


Dear 7th and 8th Grade Band Students and Parents,


          Here are some details to help our part of the Greater Andover Days Parade go smoothly.  The parade is on Saturday morning, September 28.  The 7th and 8th grade ACMS students will march together.  We will meet at the Andover United Methodist Church parking lot in front of Meadowlark Elementary.  Students should be dropped off by 9:15 AM as the streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:30.  The parade begins at 10:00.  Students should wear their black band shirt, Khaki pants, and comfortable tennis shoes.  Please be aware of the weather on Saturday morning and wear warm clothes underneath the band shirt if necessary.  Also, if rain becomes a factor, you will need to be signed up with Remind 101 in order to receive Mr. Brightup’s communications.  See the information below for details.

  Students must take home all instruments (except Tuba and Percussion) on Friday since the band room will not be open on Saturday morning. If any parents would like to walk with us along the parade route, the help is always welcome and needed.  It is important to have parents along if a student becomes ill or needs to stop for any reason.  Please email Mr. Brightup at if you are able to do this. Parents should pick up students at the end of the parade route at Andover Central High School.  We are looking forward to this opportunity for the Andover Central Band to perform for the community.  Thank you for your support of the Andover Bands.



                                                                   Kevin Brightup    

                                                                   Alex McMahon

                                                                   Bryan Kirk 


Please note:  If there is rainy weather on September 28, we will notify you of the parade status with a text message through Remind101.  If you have signed up you will receive the message.  To sign up, simply send a text to 81010 or (727) 939-6135 and enter the following message according to you grade:  

            6th Grade Band enter:  @6acms19-20

            7th Grade Band enter:  @7acms19-20

            8th Grade Band enter:  @8acms19-20



Download the 19-20 ACMS Band Handbook


Download a Practice Card


***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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