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For the week of April 10th  

Register for the Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K on Saturday, April 30!  (Flyer)

MON

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:30

LHS

 

Color Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 8:30

LHS

 

Lafayette Drum Line

7:00 – 9:00

LHS

 

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00

Cafeteria

TUE

Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

 

Jazz Ensemble – Brass

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

WED

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:30

LHS

THU

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

FRI

Concert Band Camp – all Bands
(for current 9th – 12th grade students)

3:45 – 6:00

LHS

SAT

Concert Band Camp – all Bands
(for current 9th – 12th grade students)

9:00am – 12 noon

LHS

 

Calendar Notes

 

Freshmen, Color Guard and Percussion Camp: July 18 – 22, 2016
First week of Band Camp:  July 25 – 29, 2016
Second week of Band Camp:  August 1 – 5, 2016

Graduation
FCPS has set the May graduation dates. The Lafayette Band calendar has been updated to reflect those decisions.

May 18-Graduation Rehearsal has been canceled
May 24-Graduation Rehearsal from 3:45 to 5pm
May 25-Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5pm
May 27-Lafayette Graduation at 1pm at Rupp Arena. Transportation to Rupp Arena will not be provided. An itinerary will be provided for that day.

 

LBA Parent Meeting on Monday,  April 11

 

Please join us for the April LBA Parent Meeting at 7:00pm in the Lafayette Cafeteria.  It is the easiest way to be involved in your child’s band experience. Meet parents of your student’s peers and find out what’s going on now and what lies ahead for the Lafayette Band. LBA Parent meetings are open to current band families and families with incoming freshmen this fall.  Discover how you can use your time and talents to get involved. Please contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

The election for the 2016-2017 LBA Board of Directors will be at the Monday LBA Parent Meeting.  The nominees (click here to download) for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were presented at the March 14 LBA Parent Meeting. 

 

Order Memory Books and Band DVDs

Download Form

Pre-order your 2015-16 “Vive la France!” Memory Book and DVD now by downloading this form.  The Memory Book is designed by band parent and photographer Michelle Dunlap and includes 60 color pages for $20.  The DVD is produced by Box 5 and is $40.  Order forms and payment must be received by Karen Akel no later than April 30.  Watch e-News for distribution dates and times.  For more information, contact Karen Akel at Karen.Akel@fayette.kyschools.us.

 

Spring Raffle for $10,000 Cash Prize

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The Lafayette Band Spring Raffle began this week.  The raffle chances were distributed to band students on Thursday and Friday and will be distributed to Color Guard students on Monday evening. 

WHAT

2015-2016 Spring Raffle for a $10,000 Cash Grand Prize!   There will also be a drawing for lower arena tickets to a UK men’s basketball game.

WHO

All Lafayette Band families are asked to sell 25 tickets to make this successful and profitable!  Band payments cover only a portion of the expenses of this championship program.  Fundraising profits pay for uniforms, instruments, band camp instructors, travel/food/lodging at competitions, and much more!

WHEN

The first collection date will be on Friday, April 15 at the end of Concert Camp.  Final turn-in date is May 14. All tickets (SOLD and UNSOLD) must be returned.

WHERE

The drawing for the $10,000 Grand Prize will take place at the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

 

F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D

KROGER

$10,000 RAFFLE

BINGO

REGISTER YOUR KROGER CARD AND A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASES WILL BE DONATED TO THE LBA.

The Lafayette Band received a donation of $1098.11 from Kroger for 95 registered households who shopped at Kroger.

THE 2016 SPRING RAFFLE FOR A $10,000 CASH PRIZE BEGINS THIS WEEK! 

Raffle chances were distributed to students this week.  All Lafayette Band Families are asked to sell 25 tickets to make this a successful fundraiser. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BINGO ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY.

Each family is asked to volunteer 12 times per year to maintain this fundraiser.

The first week of the month is a busy and profitable week of Bingo.

The Kroger Community Rewards number for Lafayette Band is #10043

Tickets are sold for $10 each.

The drawing for the $10,000 cash prize will take place at the Spring Concert on May 19.

Please come and sell pulltabs for a few hours this week:

6:00-8:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm

 

Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony

 

http://www.lafayetteband.org/banquetregistrationpage/

Make Reservations Now!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (150 East High Street). We will celebrate another awesome year of Lafayette Band, bid farewell and pay special tribute to our seniors, and recognize the underclassmen with their well-earned “letters and bars”.

This year, our banquet is being sponsored in part and will be catered by Qdoba. We truly appreciate their support of our event.

We invite all Lafayette Band families to the lunch that includes: Your choice of entrée, dessert and beverage for only $8.00 per person. Our graduating seniors will be our guests for this event and are invited to attend free of charge, compliments of the Lafayette Band Association.

Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m., with lunch served shortly after check-in.

Please register if you plan on attending. Registration will close midnight Friday, April 29th.

 

Audition Music Available

 

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Lafayette Band are scheduled for April 26 – April 28 in the Lafayette music suite.  All students (new and current) must audition for placement in one of three concert bands and for part selection in the marching band.

Woodwinds:  Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion:  Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass:  Thursday, April 28 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Check www.lafayetteband.org for audition music.

 

2016-2017 Materials Have Been Mailed

 

All families should have received a set of materials in the mail for the 2016-2017 band year.  The materials include:

  • 2016-2017 Payment Agreement (orange paper) – return immediately
  • LBA Membership Registration Form (red paper) – required to volunteer with LBA
  • LBA Parent Volunteer Form (blue paper)
  • Medical Authorization Form (pink paper) – Mandatory for students to participate in Band
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (cream paper) – Must be signed by a physician and parent in order for student to receive OTC medications.

Please complete and return these materials to the address provided on each form.  The forms are also available on the Lafayette Band website at www.lafayetteband.org or contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com

 

Percussion Spring and Summer Training

Download Schedule

Lafayette High School Percussion
Spring & Summer Training Schedule 2016

Spring Training with 2016 Percussion at Lafayette

Monday, April 11

7-9pm

Monday, April 18

7-9pm

Monday, April 25

7-9pm

Monday, May 2

7-9pm

Monday, May 9

7-9pm

Monday, May 16

7-9pm

 Summer Training 2016

Monday, June 13

6-8:30pm

Monday, June 20

6-8:30pm

Monday, June 27

6-8:30pm

Monday, July 11

6-8:30pm

Percussion Camp—July 18-22 8:00am – 5:00 pm @ Lafayette
Band Camp—July 25-29 All Day @ Lafayette
Band Camp—August 1-5 All Day @ Lafayette

 

Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

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The Lafayette Band 5K Run/Walk is on April 30, 2016. Registration is now open! Go to www.runsignup.com to register.  Please share this event with your family and friends and direct any questions to Carole Howell, 859-420-7845.

We need donations of snack items for the morning race – granola bars, fruit bars, protein bars, bananas, and apples (no water).  Items can be dropped off in the band lot following Concert Camp on April 15 and 16 or left in the band room for Carole Howell.

Students and families are encouraged to walk!


Race Time is 8:30 AM
Registration at 7:30 AM
More details at www.lafayetteband.org and www.runsignup.com

A Lafayette Band 5K sponsorship letter is available for businesses interested in sponsoring the race.  Questions and inquiries can be directed to Carole Howell, Ben Boggs, Brenda Boggs, Kay Warner, or Mike Booth.

Please share the flyer and race information with friends, family, and coworkers on your social media.

 

Links to General Information

 

Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

LBA Meeting Schedule

Instructions to Set up a Twitter Account

Download the Lafayette Band Handbook.

REMIND:  859-519-8446. @lafayetteb, @lhswinds, @62d72, @lhsconcer

Update  FCPS Background Check

Kroger Card Registration Instructions