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Schedule & News

For the week of July 23rd   

** REMINDER – Please drop-off and pick-up in the student lot.  Do not drive onto the band field.

Bring water jug and towel to camp each day.  DRINK WATER!

MON

Band camp week for freshmen, first time marchers, percussion, and color guard

 

 

 

Begin marching fundamentals

8:00am

 

 

Percussion begin sectional rehearsals

8:00am

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00pm

 

 

Winds in cafeteria; Percussion rehearsal

1:00pm

 

 

Wind sectionals

2:00pm

 

 

Color guard begin (5:30 dinner on your own)

3:00pm

 

 

Full-winds cafeteria

3:30pm

 

 

End of day for winds and percussion

5:00pm

 

 

Color guard end of day

10:00pm

 

TUES

Begin marching fundamentals

8:00am

 

 

Percussion begin sectional rehearsals

8:00am

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00pm

 

 

Winds in cafeteria; Percussion rehearsal

1:00pm

 

 

Wind sectionals

2:00pm

 

 

Color guard begin (5:30 dinner on your own)

3:00pm

 

 

Full-winds cafeteria

3:30pm

 

 

Percussion done for day; Winds break for dinner

5:00pm

 

 

All winds rehearsal in cafeteria

6:30pm

 

 

End of rehearsal

8:30pm

 

 

Color guard end of day

10:00pm

 

 

Volunteer at Bingo – Saxophones Pull Tab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Bluegrass Bingo

WED

Begin marching fundamentals

8:00am

 

 

Percussion begin sectional rehearsals

8:00am

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00pm

 

 

Winds in cafeteria; Percussion rehearsal

1:00pm

 

 

Upper classmen winds depart at break

3:00pm

 

 

Color guard begin (5:30 dinner on your own)

3:00pm

 

 

End of day for winds and percussion

5:00pm

 

 

Color guard end of day

10:00pm

 

THURS

Begin marching fundamentals

8:00am

 

 

Percussion begin sectional rehearsals

8:00am

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00pm

 

 

Winds sectionals; Percussion rehearsal

1:00pm

 

 

Color guard begin (5:30 dinner on your own)

3:00pm

 

 

Full winds in cafeteria

3:30pm

 

 

Percussion done for the day; Winds break for dinner

5:00pm

 

 

All winds rehearsal in cafeteria

6:30pm

 

 

End of rehearsal

8:30pm

 

 

Color guard end of day

10:00pm

 

 

Volunteer at Bingo – Percussion & Flutes Pull Tab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Bluegrass Bingo

FRI

Begin marching fundamentals

8:00am

 

 

Percussion begin sectionals

8:00am

 

 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00pm

 

 

Winds in cafeteria; Percussion rehearsal

1:00pm

 

 

Color guard begin (5:30 dinner on your own)

3:00pm

 

 

End of day for winds and percussion

4:00pm

 

 

Color guard end of day

10:00pm

 

SAT

 

 

 

 

Calendar Notes

 

July-31st – Kick-Off Meeting for All Band Families.  We want all families to attend the Lafayette Band Association Kick-Off Meeting at 6:30 in the cafeteria! New look, new year, and new opportunities! Please make sure one person from your family attends. Click here for details.

Battery Percussion: Bring your drum pad to camp with you. Pass this along to your friends who don’t read the e-News!

Mattress Sale Fundraiser Sunday, August 6:  More information below.

Wind Symphony Concert Photos on Saturday, August 12

Band Picture Day on Saturday, August 19:  Individual and Section pictures will be taken on August 19. This year, sales of pictures will benefit the Lafayette Band! Specific times will soon be announced.

 

Band Camp 2017 – PLEASE MARK YOUR SUMMER CALENDARS!

 

Freshmen, First-time Marchers, Guard and Percussion camp: July 24-28, 2017

Full Band Camp: July 31-August 4, 2017 & August 7-11, 2017

Schedule Now AvailableDownload

 

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 into the student parking lot prior to the band lot entrance. Since over 200 students and staff could be on the band field at any one time it is important for their safety to keep cars from driving onto the lot.

 

Summer Dates

Download Summer Dates

Percussion, Wind Freshmen

July 24-28, 2017

8am-5pm

Lafayette High School

Color Guard Camp

July 24-28, 2017

3pm-10pm

Lafayette High School

Band Camp (Schedule Now Available)

July 31-August 4, 2017

8am-5pm

Lafayette High School

August 7-11, 2017

8am-5pm

Lafayette High School

Monday & Tuesday night of band camp both weeks, we have an evening rehearsal from 6:30-9pm

 

Bowling Blast

 

Thank you to Cindy Haggan for organizing our first Bowling Blast! We had a great turn out and everyone had a wonderful time!

Cindy also coordinated the Band Camp t-shirts! Over 100 t-shirts and tank tops were sold!

THANK YOU, to everyone, for your support of this amazing band program!!!

 

↓  Band Camp Information Below  ↓

 

 

Band Camp Lunches Beginning 7/31

Download Menu

We have two options for our full band camp lunches this season (beginning Monday, 7/31).

Students can bring a bag lunch or we have arranged $5 lunches thru local restaurants and food trucks.  The lunches are from Columbia Steak Express, Fazoli’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill,  That’s How We Roll food truck, and Zaxby’s.  They have given us a tremendous deal!  Please view the menu on our Lafayette Band Association- Pride of the Bluegrass Facebook page or download herewww.facebook.com/Lafayettebandassociation/ 

Orders can be placed each morning from 7:30-7:55 during drop off in the parking lot.  Students can order daily or for the entire camp. 

Each lunch costs $5. LBA will still be providing water, Gatorade, and sweet treats for all marchers. 

Attention Bakers! Or those who love cookies!  We will be collecting cookies and sweet treats during drop off Mon., Wed., and Fri.  (7:30-7:55) beginning 7/31. Please be sure they are nut free treats.  See Stacey Stone (Cookie Lady) in her gray van in the parking lot. 

Serving 200 plus kids requires many hands.  If you would like to volunteer to help at band camp please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4caea623a5f58-lafayette2 Or contact Stacey Stone at stone1016@yahoo.com

If you would like to volunteer to help on competition days please contact Jane or Jim DeRossett at fullpantry@hotmail.com or 859-396-5387.  

If your student has allergies or special dietary needs please contact Jane DeRossett. Fullpantry@hotmail.com or 859-396-5387

For free and reduced lunch plan please contact Mr. Smith. 

 

Important Medical Information

 

STUDENTS CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN MARCHING BAND UNLESS THE PROPER MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION IS COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED.

Medical Authorization Form

The LBA Medical Authorization Form can be printed off the forms section on www.lafayetteband.org and then mailed to the address at the bottom of the form. If you prefer to save postage, forms can be turned in at band camp student drop-off

The Chaperone Team Must Monitor the Administration of All Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medications

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications

LBA’s medical form procedures have been updated to match the Fayette County School policy.  The OTC Medical form must be signed by a physician and a parent in order for the chaperone team to administer any OTC medication you approve on the form. We cannot take verbal medication approval over the phone if you have not designated an OTC medication or if there is no physician signature on the student’s form.

Prescription Medications

The chaperone crew must monitor the administration of all prescription medications. Drop off all prescription medications that your child may need during practice in their original containers to a medical team representative in the student parking lot when you drop your child off for practice.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ mikeboothgm@gmail.com or Merrille Stevens at merrillestevens@gmail.com

 

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

 

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.

 

Hydration and Nutrition Information

 

In order to get the most out of your Band Camp experience, it’s important to be prepared. Listed here are some ways to make sure that you stay in tip-top shape during Band Camp.

Fluid Intake: WATER, WATER, WATER

  • Drink 16 ounces of water BEFORE you come to rehearsal in the morning.
  • Each evening, after rehearsals, drink 16 to 32 ounces of water.
  • It is essential that you stay hydrated. Guys will sweat, girls will glisten during Band Camp. It’s hot on the pavement, sometimes REALLY hot. We are outside, it is summer and this is Kentucky! AVOID CAFFEINE (save the Red Bull for Band trips) or carbonated beverages with caffeine. Also stay away from sugar-loaded drinks (i.e., Kool-Aid or juice). They will dehydrate you. Water is best; Gatorade or other sports drinks are okay. BUT, drink them in addition to water!

Nutrition: Everyone MUST eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

Please eat a healthy meal before you come every day. Contrary to what you may think, food on your stomach will not sit like a lump while you are marching. Your body needs fuel to perform at the level necessary for Band Camp. Avoid all caffeine, greasy foods, carbonated drinks with caffeine, excessive candy or sweets, and dairy foods. During the first week of camp, beginning July 23, you are “on your own” for lunch. You may bring a sack lunch or make arrangements to obtain lunch offsite. During the two weeks of full Band Camp, (beginning July 31) you can either bring a sack lunch from home or, we will have food trucks and different restaurants providing $5 lunches each day.  Be on the lookout in next week’s e-News for a complete list with the menu for each day and ordering details.  Students MAY NOT leave campus during the lunch break, during full band camp.

Summer Conditions:

·         Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.  Bring your sunscreen with you to re-apply during breaks.

·         Wear a hat:  baseball cap preferred

·         Wear light colored clothing.

·         Always wear socks and tennis shoes (no sandals or flip-flops).

·         Expect high temperatures and humidity!  Many hours are spent on the asphalt!

 

Uniform News:  Supplies, Dates and Costs

Download Uniform Summary

MANDATORY ITEMS:  This year, each marcher needs a marching top and black gloves.  Please plan to pay for these items at the July 31st parent meeting.  Your child has already been measured for their marching top, so you don’t need to worry about figuring out size.  Cost is $35.  You will receive the top to keep at the end of marching season.  Black gloves will be distributed at the first football game.  Watch for exact pricing for gloves in the next e-News.

OPTIONAL ITEMS:  Each marcher will receive one black, dry-fit band camp shirt for free.  This shirt is REQUIRED to be worn under the marching uniform.  It is handy to have an extra shirt, but not required.  If you want an extra shirt, it MUST be ordered and paid for July 31st.  Cost is $10.  Sample shirts will be available for sizing.  A sample red bag will also be available.  This is your marcher’s ‘band suitcase’.  It is very nice and handy to purchase the optional red bag; however, if you do not wish to do so, a free (smaller, non-personalized) red bag will be issued to your marcher.  Watch for exact pricing in the next e-news.  Used shoe sale — many students donate their shoes to the band upon graduation.  As such, Uniform Crew has a surplus of black shoes — limited number, limited sizing available.  These shoes are in like-new condition and will be offered for sale at the July 31st meeting on a first-come, first-serve basis.  These shoes ARE returnable if they do not fit.  These shoes run very true to athletic shoe sizing.

SHOE ORDER:  If you still need black shoes after the July 31st meeting or need guard shoes, you MUST send cash or a check made payable to RRR Band Accessories on Wednesday, August 2nd.  The shoe order will be taken from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Lafayette cafeteria.  PLEASE make every effort to order and pay this day — shoes will cost an extra $15 if they are ordered late.  Marching shoes are $26 and guard shoes are $28.  Samples will be available to try on.

 

↑  Band Camp Information Above  ↑

 

 

Tentative Fall Band Schedule

 

9/8

Football:  Frederick Douglass High School

9/9

Contest:  Bourbon County High School

9/16

Lafayette Invitational

9/29

Football:  Dunbar High School (8th Grade Band Night and Senior Night)

9/30

Contest:  Grant County

10/6

Football:  George Rogers Clark High School

10/14

Contest:  Tates Creek High School

10/21

KMEA State Quarterfinals – Tates Creek High School

10/28

KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY – Papa John’s Stadium

 

Restaurant Night Band Camp Dinners!

 

Make the band camp dinner breaks easy. We will have fundraiser nights at City Barbeque on Monday, July 31 and at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, August 7.

7/31: City Barbeque – Harrodsburg Road – all day – show the flyer when you order. Dine-in or carry-out. Click here for flyer.

8/7: Chick-Fil-A – Harrodsburg Road – Dinner from 5:00 to 8:00 – show the flyer or tell the cashier you are with Lafayette Band. Click here for flyer.

 

Lafayette Band Parent Performance, Picnic & Raffle

 

The 2017 Lafayette Band Parent Performance, Picnic and Raffle will be on Friday evening, August 11th.  We’re doing things a little differently this year.  Historically, we have held a small Silent Auction on Parent Performance night.  This year, we will have one BIG silent auction at the Jazz Band Dance, later in the year. 

For parent performance night we will have our traditional picnic.  More details about cost for the meal and timing will follow but please save-the-date.  During the picnic we will be selling chances for 2 raffles, an “Hour in the Tower,” and a “Split the Pot” Raffle.  Chances to enter either drawing will only be $1/each.  The drawings will be held live at the football stadium, during the parent performance, and you must be present to win.  Then, it’s time to see all the hard work our students have put in during band camp.  This will be our first opportunity to glimpse this year’s show, as the band marches the first movement.

We call it the Parent Performance but everyone is welcome – friends, family, and alumni – spread the word!

 

Get Ready for Discount Cards!

 

COMING JULY 31

This is the best Lafayette Discount Card in years! A big thanks to Mike & Melanie Booth and their team! A perennial community favorite, the annual Lafayette Band Discount Card Fundraiser kicks off at the start of Band Camp on July 31! Each family is asked to sell at least 15 cards. The Discount Card is sold for $10 and provides year-long savings and BOGO offers at merchants throughout Lexington. Some of the fabulous 2017-2018 discounts include:

Zaxby’s – BOGO entrée every Wednesday at all Lexington locations
Auntie Anne’s – BOGO original or cinnamon pretzel in Fayette Mall – all the time
Sonic – BOGO coney
Smashburger – free fries with purchase
Two Chicks and Co. – 20% off one item each visit
Jeff’s Car Wash – $5 off Ultimate Car Wash
The Front Porch – 20% off one item each visit
City Barbeque – $5 off $25 purchase
Subway – free sub with purchase of sub & drink
And 23 more discounts and offers!!!

Discount Cards are valid until July 31, 2018!


Click here to see more images of the discount card.

 

LBA Website Updated

 

Check out the updated Fundraising page of the Lafayette Band website here. You will find descriptions of all the 2017-2018 fundraising opportunities. We have some new and exciting things planned! Remember, register your Kroger cards for LBA and use AmazonSmile for all your online shopping. Spread the word to friends and family!

 

Mattress Sale on Sunday August 6th

Download Flyer

The 1st Annual Band Mattress Sale will be here soon. Click here for detailed information about the event. Download the referral flyer here! This is a great, easy way for the Band to make money. All we need to do is promote it to friends, family, and the community.

 

Summer To-Do List from Your Chaperone Team

Medical Authorization Form

1.       Complete the LBA Medical Authorization Form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form. You must submit this form BEFORE band camp so we can properly treat your child if a medical condition arises. (If you have already turned in your form – Thank You!)

2.       Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign a KHSAA Physical Form AND the LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form if you so desire. These forms do NOT need to be completed and returned prior to band camp. You will need to bring in blank forms for the physician to complete and sign. 

Update:  Students can get their KHSAA sports physicals at Baptist Express Care for $25 at the Walmart at Hamburg or the Walmart in Nicholasville. They are open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Sundays 11-5.

If you have questions contact Merrille Stevens at merrillestevens@gmail.com.

You can find all LBA forms on http://www.lafayetteband.org/2017-2018-marching-season-forms/ and you can find the KHSAA form at https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf

If you have any questions contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.

 

Complete the Summer To-Do List

 

Here is a list of the items to be completed this summer:

·         Join the Lafayette Band Association (required to volunteer)

·         Submit to a new or update your current FCPS Background Check (required to volunteer)

·         Schedule your student for a KHSAA (Sports) Physical (return completed form prior to band camp)

·         Complete and return the LBA Medical Authorization Form and the Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (return prior to band camp)

·         Volunteer at Bingo (Tuesday or Thursday) by emailing our bingo volunteer coordinator at LafayetteBandBingo@gmail.com

·         Complete and return the volunteer form.

 

Links to General Information

 

Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

2017-2018 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

 

 

 

 

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