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For the week of April 3rd

Congratulations to the Lafayette Winter Guard for winning class A2
in the TriState Marching Arts circuit!

MON

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:30

LHS

 

First Time Marchers

6:30 – 8:00

LHS

 

Lafayette Drum Line

7:00 – 9:00

LHS

TUE

Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

 

Jazz Ensemble – Saxophone

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

 

First Time Marchers

6:30 – 8:00

LHS

WED

Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

 

First Time Marchers

6:30 – 8:00

LHS

THU

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00

LHS

 

First Time Marchers

6:30 – 8:00

LHS

FRI

No Rehearsal

 

 

SAT

Windfest Concert Festival at UK
(see schedule below)

8:00am – 1:00pm

LHS and UK

 

Calendar Notes

 

First Time Marchers:  April 4 – 8 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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.

Please check your calendars to avoid as many conflicts as possible. Thank you

 

First Time Marchers Camp

 

The First Time Marchers Camp is for current 8th graders or anyone marching with Lafayette for the first time.

Monday, April 4 – Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:30pm -8:00pm

Wear tennis shoes and socks – you will be marching outside.
No sandals or flip/flops

 

Drum Majors Announced

 

The Lafayette Drum Majors for the 2016-2017 school year are: Ntinyari Miriti, Madeline Savage, Tyler Conn and Caleb Matocha.  Congratulations!!!

 

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.

 

Consent Form for UK Windfest

Download Form

Students that are in Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band need to return the attached consent form to Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop by Wednesday, April 6th.  We must have this form returned in order to attend the UK Windfest on Saturday, April 9th.

 

Windfest Concert Festival 2016

Download Schedule

Lafayette High School Band
Windfest Concert Festival 2016
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Saturday, April 9

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Schedule

Rehearsal

8:00am – Lafayette

Dress

9:00am – Lafayette

Depart for SCFA

9:30am

Warm-up

10:00am – Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Performance

10:30am

Wind Symphony Performance

11:30am

Symphonic Band Departs

12:00pm

Wind Symphony Departs

12:30pm

Symphonic/Wind Symphony Percussion/Tubas will help load the trucks with equipment
Remember- Black shoes & black socks
Free and open to the public


 

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 will be 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

 

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

 

2016 – 2017 Board of Directors Nominees

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The nominees (click here to download) for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were presented at the March 14 LBA Parent Meeting.  An invitation for nominations from the floor was extended and no new nominees were submitted.  The election will be held at the April 11 LBA Parent Meeting.  Questions should be directed to Matt King (matt@bleedsblue.com) or Amy King (amy@bleedsblue.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 4

7-9pm

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

 

Discount Card Volunteers Needed

 

The Lafayette Band Discount Card is the band’s most profitable and easy to sell fundraiser.  We need a few parent volunteers to help contact current and new discount card businesses for the 2016-17 card. 

If you are available from 2-4pm at least one day a week to contact businesses or would like more information, please contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com) or Kay Warner (warner272@gmail.com).

 

Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

Download Flyer

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 use social media to get the word out! Please direct any questions to Carole Howell, 859-420-7845.


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