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For the week of June 30th     

“Summer Dates to Remember” document available for Download


No M2 Lessons this Week


Bingo – Trombone student and parent pull-tab sellers

6:00pm – 10:00pm






Calendar Notes

Letters and Bars have Arrived – Please contact Mr. Bishop if you have not received your order yet.  robert.bishop@fayette.kyschools.us

M2 Summer Music Academy – Ongoing – All dates below.

Summer Mini-Camp – Bring Instruments and water jugs – Camp Includes Incoming Freshmen
– Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 2pm

Summer Assignments – Winds – More below – Due July 13

Big Brother/Big Sister Picnic & Parent Meeting – Thursday, July 18th – 6:30pm – In the Cafeteria

Summer Band – All first-time band members should plan to attend – Veterans are encouraged to attend.
– July 8 from 7pm to 8pm
– July 15 from 7pm to 8pm
School-owned instruments can be checked-out each day starting at 6:30pm

Chaperone Training – Saturday, July 20th from 10am till Noon – Room 212

Kick-Off Meeting – Monday, July 29th

Band Camp Dates 2019
July 22-26 – Freshmen (Winds and Percussion) – 8AM to 5PM
July 22-26 – Color Guard – 3PM to 10PM
July 29-August 2, 2019 Band Camp – 8AM to 5PM *
August 5-9, 2019   Band Camp – 8AM to 5PM *
* Monday & Tuesday night of band camp both weeks, we have an evening rehearsal from 6:30-9pm

Parent Performance – Friday, August 9th

Deadline for Standard payments ($1,200 and $600 sibling) – Thursday, August 15th

Lafayette Invitational Band Contest – Saturday, September 14th

3rd Annual Lafayette Band Mattress Sale – Sunday August 25th

Fall Break Rehearsal – Oct 3 and 4 there will be rehearsal with a Football game Friday evening

BOA Trip to Johnson City, TN

The band will have an overnight trip to the Bands-Of-America East Tennessee Regional Championship in Johnson City, Tennessee on October 12th.

If you wish to travel to Johnson City for the show and stay overnight Saturday, some special hotel information is available below:

Holiday Inn Johnson City
Rooms are $119/includes breakfast
20 rooms are available
Call 423-282-4611
Block name is Lafayette Band

If you’re unable to get one of these rooms, please email Shannon Bradbury at lbatravel1@gmail.com.

Ford Drive 4 UR School

Thank you again to Ford for participating with us in the Ford Drive 4UR School event!  We made $3,010 and had the opportunity to drive some fun vehicles!

Become Part of Lafayette Band’s Business Supporters


As a reminder, we are now planning for sponsorships for the Lafayette Band for the 19-20 school year, and we can use your help in reaching our goal.

Please look over the attached sponsorship packet and think of a business you frequent–dentist office, eye doctor, financial services/bank, real estate, insurance, car repair–anywhere you have a business relationship. Personal connections make a huge difference in a company’s willingness to participate.  Perhaps you have a small business yourself, or work for a company that values community support–the possibilities really are endless!

While we will eagerly accept donations and sponsorships throughout the year, we want to be able to advertise our Member-level sponsors and higher on the marching shirts worn by over 200 students to every competition. The shirts will be heading to the printer this summer so please don’t delay!

Download the 2019-2020 Sponsorship Packet.  Contact Mark Stanland, Director of Sponsorships, with any questions.  Lbasponsor@gmail.com; 859-475-7276.  Thanks!

Save the Date:  Sunday, August 25th

The 3rd Annual Lafayette Band Mattress Sale will be on Sunday, August 25th. Hang on to your old mattress just a few more months so you can support the band with a new mattress purchase!! More details coming soon. Spread the word!

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.


  • 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.

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!

Join the Chaperone Crew

We are in need of chaperones for fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and contests.

Chaperoning is one of the best ways to see the inner-workings of the band and is one of the most rewarding ways to support your student. As a chaperone, you will have a front row seat for each rehearsal or performance and will share in some of their most memorable experiences.

If you can join the Chaperone Crew and help with fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and/or contest travel, please contact Sherri McPherson through e-mail lafayettechaperone@gmail.com for further details.

All new and returning chaperones, mark your calendars for the Chaperone Training on July 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in room 212 of Lafayette High School.

Summer Assignments

Create a video of your performing the following listed assignments. Upload the videos to our google classroom for the Lafayette Marching Band.  Class code is kp687uq

Assignment #2
Winds- Lafayette warm-up exercise #8. Temp= best speed to paled accurately. All winds – Body warm-up. Due- July 13, 2019

Heads-Up for End of Summer Fees

Happy Summer Break. The Pride of the Bluegrass never rests, so here is a look ahead for upcoming fees that are outside of family payments, but still required.

Marching Tops (mandatory) – like last year, families will pay for marching tops and the student gets to keep it after marching season. These will approximately $65, with the actual amount confirmed as we get closer to Band Camp. Please note, these will be tracked through CHARMS.

Marching Shoes (mandatory) – all new marchers will be required to purchase black marching shoes. These are available during Band Camp only. They are sold separately by our shoe vendor and he will be at Band Camp one day only.  Payments will be approximately $30 and payable directly to the vendor. Again, the exact cost will be available closer to Band Camp. If you are returning and need new shoes, they are also available for purchase during Band Camp.

Red Bags (optional, but HIGHLY recommended) – for new marchers, we will explain these bags further at the Parent Orientation meeting later this year, but they are extremely useful and most band members use them. They are a one-time purchase and will last for all 4 (or 5) marching years!

Gloves (mandatory) – all band members (except Percussion) will wear gloves during marching performances. The color and cost will be determined as we get closer to Band Camp. They are available to purchase at every performance (football games and competitions).

Have a great summer and GO LAFAYETTE!!!

Summer M2 Lessons (Summer Music Academy)

Summer M2 Lessons will be held on the following dates

June 10, 17, 24
July 8 & 15

Donate 8 oz. Water for Fall Marching Season

We need cases of 8 oz. water bottles donated for this Fall’s marching season. The small 8 oz size is the perfect size for students to drink on the go. Your donation will keep the students hydrated before and after games and when they travel to the various contests throughout the season.

Water donations can be dropped off with chaperones in the band lot on the following mini-camp and band camp dates: July 13, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, and August 5-9.

Thank you in advance for your donation!

To-Do List from the Chaperone Crew

Now is the time to plan ahead and complete all your medical forms for the upcoming marching season.

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.

2.  Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign:
——–A. KHSAA Physical Form
——–B. LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form

You will need to take blank forms to your child’s appointment for the physician to complete and sign. These forms are not required before band camp, but should be turned in as soon as your child has had their yearly check-up.

3. Complete the FCPS Medication Authorization Form for any prescription medication that your student will require during band activities. Check the e-news for dates and times medications can be turned in chaperones before a trip.

You can find all LBA forms here: http://www.lafayetteband.org/marching-season-forms/

The KHSAA form here: https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04_english-complete0515.pdf

The FCPS Medication Authorization Form here: https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/2295/meds_ok.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Sherri McPherson at lafayettechaperone@gmail.com

Tentative Fall 2019 Marching Schedule

Sep-7 – Bourbon County, Bourbon Country High School
Sep-14 – Lafayette Invitational Band Contest
Sep-21 – Ryle Tournament of Bands – Larry A. Ryle High School, Union Kentucky
Oct-12 – BOA East Tennessee Regional Championship – Johnson City, TN

Oct-18-19 – No Quarterfinals but we will rehearse
Oct-26 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – Western Kentucky University

Football Games
Aug-30 – Scott County
Sep-6 – Frederick Douglass
Sep-20 – Madison Central
Sep-27 – Bryan Station
Oct-4 – Corbin – Rehearsal on Oct 3 and 4 during Fall break with Football game Friday evening

Join Us for BINGO

Please sign-up to work a Bingo session!  Email LafayetteBandBingo@gmail.com to let Dan know what shift you’re available.  This is the biggest fundraiser for the band.  Bingo is held every Tuesday night throughout the entire year.

Jackpot Bingo Games – Eastland Shopping Center

Family Payments:  2019-20 Family Band Payments Have Been Billed

Must be PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO MAY 15, 2019
$1,000 for the Early Payment Schedule ($200 discount)
$500 for the Sibling Early Payment ($100 discount)*  (The first student in a family must be paid in full before a family can realize any Sibling Early Payment discount(s).)

$1,200 for the Standard Payment Schedule
$600 for the Sibling Standard Payment

If your student qualifies for the Free Lunch Program, indicate on the payment agreement/mail a copy of your free/reduced lunch letter to the LBA PO Box.

Please return all forms – (ORANGE) payment agreement, (BLUE) LBA membership registration, (GREEN) parent volunteer, (YELLOW) LBA medical authorization (mandatory) and (TAN) LBA over-the-counter medication authorization forms.

All checks need student’s name/what payment is for on them.  Mailing address is:  Lafayette Band Association, PO Box 910450, Lexington, KY  40591.

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note student name) and mailed to:

Lafayette Band Association
P.O. Box 910450
Lexington, KY  40591

Credit Card payments via Paypal are accepted on Charms.  To log into your Charms account, go to www.charmsoffice.com, the school code is lhsband (case sensitive).

Any questions please contact LBA Charms Accounts at lbacharms@gmail.com.

It takes tremendous financial resources to keep The Pride of the Bluegrass at championship level on the field and in the concert hall.  We thank each family for adhering to their payment schedule.

Join Our Facebook Group

Join the “Lafayette Band Association – Pride of the Bluegrass” Facebook group to keep up with what is happening with the band! The group shares news, pictures, upcoming events, motivation and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1189436287833718

“REMIND” System to Communicate Information

The Lafayette Band uses the “Remind” system to communicate important information to students and families.  The students have been encouraged to join the appropriate “remind” groups to receive updates, schedule changes, and reminders from the band directors.  Families are welcome to join.

Text the following codes to 859-519-8446:
@lafayetteb  (for all band students)
@lhswinds  (for Wind Symphony)
@62d72  (for Symphonic Band)
@lhsconcer  (for Concert Band)

LBA Post Office Box

In the past the LBA has used two separate post office boxes for collection family payments and other correspondence.

If sending mail to the LBA, please ensure you are using PO Box 910450:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591

Links to General Information

Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

2018-2019 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

Log into
Charms to make a family payment

School code is “lhsband”

2018-2019 Lafayette Band Sponsors

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