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Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of July 26th

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE E-NEWS. LOTS OF NEW INFORMATION

MON

All Students Report to the band room

Lunch (Provided)

End of Afternoon Rehearsal (Dinner on your own)

Students Resume Rehearsal

LBA Board Meeting

End of Day

8:00

12:00

5:00

6:30

6:30

9:00 pm

LHS

 

 

 

Library

TUE

Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

End of Afternoon Rehearsal (Dinner on your own)

Students Resume Rehearsal

End of Day

8:00

12:00

5:00

6:30

9:00 pm

LHS

 

 

 

 

WED

Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

Shoe Fittings During Lunch. Bring your $$$

End of Day

8:00

12:00

 

5:00

LHS

THUR

Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

End of Day

8:00

12:00

5:00

LHS

 

FRI

Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

End of Day

8:00

12:00

5:00

LHS

 

The 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Discount Cards are Here!

 

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.

Please pick up your discount card fundraising packet in the Student Parking Lot.  Additional discount cards can be picked up at the times below.  Look for the white van, balloons, and Discount Card sign.
     Monday: 8:00am and 9:00pm
     Tuesday: 8:00am and 9:00pm
     Wednesday: 8:00am and 5:00pm

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

 

Lafayette Band Handbook

Download Handbook

Parents are encouraged to review the Lafayette Band Handbook to learn more about the program and what to expect for you and your student.  You can download the Lafayette Band Handbook or see the link at the bottom of every e-news. Contact Brenda Boggs with any questions at bsbboggs@yahoo.com

 

All Students Bring a Towel to Camp Starting Monday, July 27th

 

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

 

Uniform News

 

Contact Amy King at 859-227-4253 or amy@bleedsblue.com  if:

·         You’d like to volunteer to help with uniform fittings, Monday 6:30-9pm, Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Wednesday 9am-5pm or Friday 9am-5pm.

·         You need to order an EXTRA band camp shirt for your child; cost is $10 and the deadline to order is Friday, July 31.

·         You have questions about ordering band shoes.  The order date is THIS Wednesday, July 29, from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the cafeteria.  Parents do not have to come, just send cash or check or money order made out to RRR Band Accessories with your child.  Cost is $38 for white marching only, $25 for black concert only, $63 for both or $27 for guard.

·         You have questions about ordering a red bag.  Deadline for ordering is August 7.

 

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.

 

Band Picture Times on Saturday, August 8th

 

Triple Play Productions will be photographing students and sections on Saturday, August 8.  Students should wear white shorts, band camp t-shirt, white socks, and marching shoes to school.  Students will dress into their uniform for the pictures. Below are the arrival times for each section to report to the band room.
8:15 -Trombones 
8:30 – Sousaphones 
8:45 – Mellophones 
9:00 – Trumpets 
9:30 – Baritones 
9:45 – Flutes 
10:00 – Clarinets 
10:15 – Saxophones 
10:30 – Drum Majors 
10:45 – Percussion 
11:00 – Color Guard 
More information to follow about opportunities to view pictures and order online.  Payment (cash, check or credit card) will be due when orders are placed.  Photos will be shipped directly to your home within 3 to 4 weeks.  Contact Brenda Boggs at 
859-806-1967 or bsbboggs@yahoo.com with any questions.

 

Lafayette PTSA Needs Volunteers

 

The Lafayette PTSA needs volunteers for registration on Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7 from noon – 6:00pm. Contact Paige Kikuchi at pkikuchi@aol.com to volunteer or with questions.

 

BAND CAMP INFORMATION

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

 

Entrees for the Week

 

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Jimmy Johns
Canes
JJ McBrewsters Pork BBQ sandwich
Salsarita tacos with tortilla chips
Papa Johns


Carrots with ranch and choice of fruit (Apple, banana, orange) will be available most days.

Small bag of chips most days

Cookies daily

If your student will not eat the meal that is served, please have them pack a lunch.

Let us know if vegetarian meal is requested or if your student has significant food allergy.  Please email me rfeesemd@gmail.com 

Stacey Stone will be in the parking lot in mornings during student drop-off, to pick up cookies starting on Tuesday.  Homemade or packaged cookies are appreciated.  No nuts or peanut butter please!

 

Food Allergies

 

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

 

Eat Breakfast and Drink Lots of Water

 

Be sure to eat a good breakfast before band camp each day. We find that students still show up without eating breakfast and end up light headed when they stand out in the heat. Next week is forecasted to be in the mid to upper 80’s so it is important that everyone remain hydrated by drinking lots of water each day before, during, and after camp.

We strongly encourage each student to bring a filled personal water jug with them to band camp. We have noticed that the students tend to drink more water out of their personal jugs. The chaperone crew will re-fill the student’s jug after each break.

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.

 

Drop Off in the Student Parking Lot

 

LBA Medical and KHSAA Physical forms – Remember we need at least the first page of the LBA medical form completed and signed and the KHSAA Physical form after your child’s physical. If you would like for your child to get OTC medications then we need the second page of the LBA medical form completed and signed by a physician.

8oz Bottled Water Donations – We provide every student a water bottle prior to every performance. That is approximately 2,400 bottles of water or 150 gallons of water over the course of the marching season.

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

 

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.

 

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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