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Andover Central Middle School Band 2019-2020 Schedule of Performances
Saturday, September 28 Greater Andover Days Parade for 7th and 8th grades 9 AM- 12 PM
Saturday, October 26 *League Honor Band for selected 7th and 8th 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 8th 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 7th & 8th All Day @ Goddard Eisenhower
Saturday, May 2 *Frontier City- Heartland Music Festival 7th and 8th Grade Bands- All Day
Tuesday, May 12 Spring Fling Concert for grades 5-6-7-8 at ACHS
Thursday, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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