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Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of July 19th

FIRST TIME MARCHERS, PERCUSSION AND GUARD CAMP                                    

  Welcome New Marchers To Your First Week Of Band Camp!    **SAVE THIS EMAIL**

MON

Marching Fundamentals

Lunch (On Your Own)

End of Day

Lafayette Band Association Meetings*

Strategic Planning Session

LBA Parent Meeting

8:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

5:00

 

6:00 – 7:00

7:00

LHS

 

 

 

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

TUE

Marching Fundamentals

Lunch (On Your Own)

Winds Break for Dinner &

Guard and Percussion Done for the Day

All Winds Rehearsal (including upper classmen)

8:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

5:00 

 

6:30-8:30

LHS

 

 

 

Band Room

WED

Marching Fundamentals

Lunch (On Your Own)

All Winds Rehearsal (including upper classmen)

End of Day

Reception for Dr. Magee

8:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

1:00-3:00

5:00

7:00-9:00

LHS

 

 

 

Bingo Hall

THUR

Marching Fundamentals

Lunch (On Your Own)

Winds Break for Dinner &

Guard and Percussion Done for the Day

All Winds (including upper classmen)

8:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

 5:00

 

6:30-8:30

LHS

 

 

 

Band Room

FRI

Marching Fundamentals

Lunch (On Your Own)

End of Day

8:00-12:00

12:00-1:00

4:00

LHS

*The parent meeting is a GREAT place to order your RED BAG and turn in or fill out your student MEDICAL FORM.

Download Band Camp July Newsletter (The newsletter contains more in-depth camp information)

Download Band Camp Schedule

LBA Parent Meeting and Strategic Planning Session

July 20th

The Lafayette Band Association (LBA) will host an optional “Strategic Planning Session” from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the LHS Cafeteria.  This session will give parents an opportunity to hear more about the long-term goals of the Lafayette Band program.  Mr. Smith will lead this session by providing the vision for the program and LBA’s role in reaching these goals.

At 7:00pm , the LBA Parent Meeting will begin and will include opportunities to volunteer and ways to get involved, the rehearsal and performance schedule, pertinent information about the season, and information about the 2015 Show!

Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com or 859-806-1967 with any questions.

 

Discount Cards

 

The 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Discount Card fundraising packet will be distributed at the LBA Parent Meeting on Monday, July 20 at 7:00pm in the LHS Cafeteria.  Each family is asked to sell at least 15 cards or provide an in lieu payment of $50.  Click here to view the 2015-2016 Discount Card.

All money and unsold tickets should be turned in by August 19.  Watch e-News for collection dates and times.  If you have questions, contact the Discount Card Fundraiser Coordinator Cindy Bennett (859-533-4709) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845).

 

Reception for Dr. Magee

Click for Invitation

Please join us for a reception to honor and thank Dr. Magee for 25 years of dedication to the Lafayette Band.  The reception is Wednesday, July 22 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Bluegrass Bingo Hall.  Click here for the invitation.

 

All Students Bring a Towel to Camp Starting Monday, July 20th

 

All students will need to bring a towel to camp each day.

 

BAND CAMP INFORMATION

More detailed information can be found in the July Band Camp issue of the
newsletter this week.

 

Important Medical Information

Link to Medical Form

You can drop off your medical forms at the parent meeting or when you drop your student off in the morning for band camp. Remember, at the very minimum in order for your child to participate, we need the very first page of the LBA medical from completed, signed, and turned in.

If you are dropping off prescription medications for the Chaperones to hold during practice, please make sure you fill out a form for each medication. A chaperone will have forms available in the student center parking lot each morning.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ mikeboothgm@gmail.com or
859-227-7985.

 

8oz Water Bottles Needed

 

The chaperone crew is requesting 8 oz. Water Bottles for the Marching Season. Each year during band camp, we collect 8 oz. water bottles that are used before all performances. Each student receives a bottle of water to ensure they are hydrated prior to every performance.  We use 8 oz. bottles to make them easier to carry with us and we find that 8 oz. is the ideal amount.  We ask that each family help by donating some 8 oz. water bottles over the course of band camp.  We will be receiving them when you drop off your kids at band camp and we are happy to receive them every day of camp.  Thanks from your chaperone crew.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ mikeboothgm@gmail.com or 
859-227-7985.

 

Personal Cooler/Thermos Water Jugs

 

The chaperone crew always has ice water available at every practice. Every season we go through thousands of Styrofoam cups while students stand in long lines at the water jugs. We recommend that each student bring a filled cooler/ thermos jug to practice. The chaperone crew will re-fill the student’s jug after their break. There are a few stipulations:

1. The student’s name must be clearly marked on the jug.

2. Make your jug unique so you can easily pick it out.

3. The jug must be left next to the chaperone area if the student wants it re-filled after breaks.

4. All jugs must be picked up after each practice or the jug may be thrown away.

 

Important Band Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up Notice

 

Please do not drive onto the band field to drop-off or pick-up your student once band camp begins.  Use the entrance for the student parking lot located prior to the band lot entrance.  Since more than 200 students and staff may be on the band field at any one time, it is important for their safety to keep cars from driving onto the lot.

 

Preparing for a Hot Band Camp

 

Now is the time to make preparations for band camp.  Get outside and acclimate yourself with the heat for at least 60 minutes each day.  Always remember to drink plenty of fluids and eat well BEFORE band camp starts.  Please click here for Hydration and Nutrition Information.

 

Food Allergies

 

Please notify food crew of any food allergy or if vegetarian diet is preferred.  Email rfeesemd@gmail.com

 

Join the Uniform Crew

 

Are you still searching for your place in the Lafayette Band Association family?  Then I invite you to join uniform crew!  Contrary to popular belief, sewing skills are NOT required, and it’s not required to work performances days.  While we do need a performance crew, there’s plenty to do behind the scenes on other days.  Younger siblings are always welcome to hang out with us.  So whether you have a little time to donate or a lot, please check out our fun and flexible crew!  Questions?  Contact Amy King by phone or text at (859)227-4253, or email at amy@bleedsblue.com.

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Please let Amy King know if you are willing to help with uniform fittings or uniform alterations during the two weeks of full band camp (July 27-August 7).  There are many jobs to do and they don’t all require sewing skills!  Please email Amy King at amy@bleedsblue.com.

 

Red Bag Order

Download Flyer

Students travel with their red bag during marching season. The red bag will hold items like shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and that all-important deodorant.   If you do not wish to purchase a red bag one will be assigned to the student for the season. However, many students like having their own red bag, which is a little bigger and has their name embroidered on the top.  You can place your order and make payment at the July 20th LBA parent meeting, at the August 7 parent performance or mail the form to the address list on the flyer.

 

Order Band Shoes

 

If you need band shoes, we will be taking orders on Wednesday, July 29, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the cafeteria. Returning band kids, check your shoes before this date to make sure your shoes still fit and are in acceptable condition.  New band kids, you will definitely need to order. We will have samples to try on if you are unsure of size.  White marching shoes are $38 and black concert shoes are $25.  If you need both, the total is $63.  Guard shoes are $27.  Payment MUST be made THAT DAY.  Cash, money orders or checks made out to RRR Band Accessories are all acceptable forms of payment.  If you have questions, please contact Amy King 227-4253, amy@bleedsblue.com

 

Band Store Volunteers Needed

 

Band store is looking for volunteers throughout the marching season.  If interested please contact Stephanie Roney at Cybertoothshr@yahoo.com or 859-519-0048.

 

Want to Volunteer?  Join the Lafayette Band Association

 

Join the Lafayette Band Association today to become an integral part of the decision-making process affecting your student’s music education experience. Annual membership (June 1 – May 31) is $10 per household and includes the following benefits:

·         Voting membership (one vote per household) in the Lafayette Band Association

·         Eligibility to hold LBA offices and participate in volunteer activities

·         LBA name tags for each member of your household identifying you as a supporter of the Pride of the Bluegrass.

·         Your student’s instrument may be covered against accidental damage by LBA’s insurance coverage during band trips.  Personal instruments of non-LBA members are not covered.

 

All Volunteers

 

Fayette County Public Schools requires a background check for anyone who volunteers in or with the schools.  Please submit to a new background check or verify the date on your current background check by clicking on this link.  Please complete the background check prior to the start of band camp.  Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

Tentative Fall Band Schedule

 

9/11
9/12
9/18
9/26
10/9
10/16-10/18
10/24
10/31

Football: Boone County
Contest:  Bourbon County – Please avoid the ACT on this day
Football: Scott County
Contest:  Ryle High School
Football: Clark County
Band of America Contest: St. Louis Super Regional
KMEA State Quarterfinals
KMEA State Contest in Bowling Green, KY

 

Links to General Information

 

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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

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