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,  March 6                                       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

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 29.  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 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 brightuk@usd385.org 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 29, we will notify you of the parade status with a text message or email 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 message @acms-band1.  You will receive a reply that you are entered.  


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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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