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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. 

Wichita Suburban League Music Festival 2020- March 4

Dear Band Parents and Students,

The Andover Central Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands will participate in the Wichita Suburban League Instrumental Music Festival on Wednesday, March 4th.  The Festival will take place at Goddard Eisenhower Middle School in Goddard.   Students will be transported by bus to and from the festival during the school day.  

All 7th and 8th grade band students will leave from ACMS at 8:30 AM.  Students will report to 1st hour and then will be released to the band room.   The 7th Grade Band will perform at 10:20 AM.  The 8th Grade Band will perform at 11:20 AM.  Students will need to wear their black band shirts, khaki pants, and dark shoes.  We have various 7th and 8th grade solos and ensembles in the afternoon beginning at 12:30.  A schedule of events is printed on the back of this sheet. 

All of the 7th and 8th grade students who are not involved in solos/ensembles will leave Goddard at 11:40 AM to return to Andover.  They will be back in time to eat lunch at ACMS.  All solo/ensemble participants will need to eat lunch at Goddard.  They will need to bring a lunch as Goddard is not providing any lunch options.  All solo/ensemble participants will depart from Goddard around 2:20 PM.  

It is very important that we have every student on time and participating on March 4.  We have worked hard on preparing music and it will be important to the whole group for each individual to do their part.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and watch.  Please contact us if you have other questions.


Kevin Brightup                                                   Bryan Kirk                                                Alex McMahon                           

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



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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