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For the week of October 11th  
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING EARLY WITH GREAT FRUIT AND WREATH GIFTS

MON

Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion

3:45 – 6:00

LHS

 

Color Guard

6:00 – 8:30

LHS

 

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00

Cafeteria

 

Purchase Lapel Pins ($7 each) and enter the door prize drawing for a monogrammed fleece blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE

Brass, Woodwinds, Color Guard

3:45 – 6:00

LHS

 

Percussion

6:00 – 8:30

LHS

 

 

 

 

WED

Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:45

LHS

 

Band Store Open

5:00 – 6:00

 

 

 

 

 

THU

Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15

LHS

 

 

 

 

FRI

Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15

LHS

 

 

 

 

SAT

Mason High School Marching Band Invitational

 

 

 

Arrive at Lafayette (eat breakfast before you arrive)

9:30 AM

 

 

Depart for Nippert Stadium

10:00 AM

 

 

Lafayette Performance Time

8:45 PM

 

 

Return to Lafayette

1:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

·         Calendar Change:  Area Concert on December 9 at 7:00pm

·         Calendar Change:  Color Guard and Drum Major Pictures 4:00 pm in the Orchestra Room

Lafayette Band Alumni Reunion on June 11, 2016. Tickets on Sale Now –  Click Here

 

F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D

CHEESE AND SAUSAGE

KROGER

FRUIT AND WREATH

XOOKER

MONDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN MONEY AND BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE PRIZES.

REGISTER YOUR KROGER CARD AND A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASES WILL BE DONATED TO THE LBA.

SELL 10 ITEMS BY OCTOBER 23 AND RECEIVE $10 STARBUCKS OR ITUNES GIFT CARD.

DOWNLOAD THE XOOKER APP AND THE BAND WILL RECEIVE $1.00 FOR EACH.

We raised $10,811.70 from this fundraiser!  Thanks for selling and/or providing “in lieu of” donations.

We received $812 last quarter.  Thanks for registering and using your Kroger cards.

Final date to return orders is November 23rd.  Delivery is December 5th.

See below for the link to download the app and ensure credit for the Lafayette Band.

 

Fundraising Notes

 

Cheese and Sausage Money Collection

Thank you to all who helped make this fundraiser a success! Money collection for sold items and “in lieu of payments” will be:

Monday, October 12 from 5:30-6:00 in the parking lot and at the LBA Parent Meeting.

Please remember that students with pending prizes must turn in all money by Monday to be eligible to receive prizes.

Breeders Cup Concessions

We have the opportunity to volunteer for the Breeder’s Cup Concession Stands in downtown Lexington on Monday, October 26th from 1:00pm – 10:00pm.  Volunteers will be operating the food/beverage outdoor concession stands and must wear khaki pants, white polo shirt, comfortable shoes, and a hat.  Lundy’s will provide a uniform smock and volunteers will receive a food voucher for their shift.  We need a minimum of 10 people to volunteer.  Please contact Carole Howell at 859-420-7845 or cehowe2@uky.edu to sign-up.

Fruit and Wreath

Fruit and Wreath sales continue until November 23.  Place your order with any band member or by phone at 859-559-0333. Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 5.

Sell 10 items by October 23rd and receive $10 Starbucks or iTunes gift card.  Text a copy of the order sheet to Trish Sprague at 859-361-1587.

Contact Trish Sprague or Crystal Taylor with questions.

Kroger

The holidays are fast approaching, which means LOTS of trips to Kroger!  Please make sure you register your Kroger Plus Card and encourage your friends and relatives to do so. Everyone can participate, even those that live in a different state. The Kroger Community Rewards number for the Lafayette Band is #10043.

Xooker

Please follow the specialized link below to download the free Xooker app and the band will receive $1.00 for every download:

www.xooker.com/download#LHSBand

Post on social media pages and send to email contacts.  Play games on Xooker and you could win the $500 daily give away.

Amazon Smile

You can support the Lafayette Band every time you shop at Amazon.  Use the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112  and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.

 

Mason High School Marching Band Invitational – October 17

 

The next competition for the Lafayette Band will be the Mason High School Marching Band Invitational in Mason, Ohio (near Cincinnati) on October 17.  This will be a one-show competition at an excellent facility and offers an outstanding opportunity to watch a different array of high quality band programs than we usually encounter.

The competition will be held at Atrium Stadium on the campus of Mason Middle School, adjacent to Mason High School.

Two competitions will be held with separate award ceremonies.  The Class A / AA block will occur in early afternoon with awards in late afternoon.  The AAA / AAAA / Open block (which includes Lafayette) will begin shortly thereafter and finish with an exhibition performance of the William Mason Marching Band.

Date

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time

11:15 AM

Lafayette Performance Time

8:45 PM (one performance)

Location

Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium

 

Mason Middle School

 

6370 Mason-Montgomery Rd.

 

Mason, OH 45040

Tickets

$8 Cash Only; Children under 5 years of age are free.

Class A/AA Block

11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Class AAA/AAAA/Open Block

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

All tickets are for general admission seating and will be sold at the spectator entrance located on the north end of the stadium.  The ticket office and gates will open at 9:30 am. 

Driving information:

I-75 traveling north – take Exit 22 (Tylersville Rd) and turn right at the light. Stay on Tylersville Road for approximately 3.5 miles to Mason-Montgomery Road.  Mason Middle School will be on your far left at the corner of Tylersville and Mason-Montgomery Roads.

  • Spectators will turn left at the traffic light to Mason-Montgomery Road and turn right at the light just past the baseball field and park in the high school parking lots.

 

Band Store

 

Vive la France! lapel pins have arrived! They will be available on Monday Night at the LBA meeting for $7.00 each. We will also have 2015 show shirts available.  Cash, check and credit card will be accepted for payment.  Watch for information about the show patches – they will be arriving this week.

 

Medications for the Mason Contest

 

If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication on Saturday and we do not have a physician’s signature on file, you need to complete and return the FCPS “Physician Order and Parent/Guardian Authorization Administration Form” found under the Downloadable Forms section of the Lafayette Website (www.lafayetteband.org).

Turn in the completed form along with the medication needed for that day only in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field. We will take medications for the Mason contest on:

Thursday: 5:00-6:15

Friday: 5:00 -6:15 pm

Saturday Drop off

Please note that over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician’s signature on the FCPS form noted above.  If a physician has already signed the LBA Medical Form then you are not required to submit an additional form for OTC medications you initiated on the LBA Form.

If you have any questions you may contact Trish Sprague (sprague@twc.com) or Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com).

 

Uniform Crew News

 

This weekend is the last regular contest!  This is the time to show your PRIDE by being performance-ready.  It is the responsibility of the Uniform Crew to make sure uniforms are in tip-top shape for your child to perform.  Parents/students also have responsibilities for being performance-ready – do you know what they are?

HAIR – must be short or put up so it is contained under their hat.

SOCKS – they must be long and plain white – no stripes or color on the heel – this includes gray heels!

BAND CAMP SHIRT/WHITE SHORTS – clean and ready to go!  Also, your student needs to be WEARING these so that they can put on their uniform in a group setting.

GLOVES – clean and ready to go! (Cleaning instructions:  wash in cold water WITH bleach.  Hang dry.)

SHOES – clean and ready to go!  (Cleaning instructions:  scrub sides of soles with a brush and 409 or scrubbing bubbles.  Clean scuffs off uppers with a magic eraser or fingernail polish remover.  Remove laces and hand wash with dish soap.  White shoe polish makes the shoes beautiful!  Clean shoes the day before needed so they have time to dry.  Spray deodorant or Febreeze sprayed inside keeps the shoes smelling fresh.   MAKE SURE your student’s name is written in BOTH shoes with permanent marker.)

DEODORANT – no explanation needed!

OTHER — NO fingernail polish and NO visible jewelry!

At the Mason competition, Uniform Crew will have gloves ($6, $5), extra band camp shirts ($10), extra white shorts ($10) and extra white socks ($1) for sale.  Avoid extra cost by making sure your child has everything they need packed in their red bag.

More questions about uniforms?  Click Here Uniform 101 – Everything you ever wanted to know about uniforms and more!

Even MORE questions? Contact Amy King, 859-227-4253, amy@bleedsblue.com

 

Food and Travel

 

We plan on serving a box lunch on Saturday and BBQ dinner (veggie burger for vegetarians) at Mason.  We need servers at Mason Heritage Presbyterian Church for dinner that will be served at 5:15. The church gymnasium is located across the street from the school and stadium. Please email Robin Feese at rfeesemd@gmail.com if you can help serve.

 

Please deliver cookies to Stacey in the student parking lot on Saturday morning.  Due to allergies, no peanuts, nuts, or sesame seeds.

 

 

KMEA Ticket Distribution

 

Pre-ordered KMEA semi-final and finals tickets will be distributed as follows in the student parking lot:

·         Thursday, October 22 @ 5:30 – 6:15pm

·         Friday, October 23 @ 5:45 – 6:30pm

·         Wednesday, October 28 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm

Please contact Beth Potter at potterjb5@gmail.com or 859-948-3859 with any questions.

 

Mothers (and Fathers) of the Band Encouragement Notes for State

 

Encouragement notes for State are due to Katina Lancaster no later than Friday, October 23. Turn in notes to Karina or Brenda Boggs in student lot at the end of rehearsals.  More specific times will be announced next week.

 

Color Guard and Drum Major Pictures

 

Color Guard, Drum Majors and anyone who missed picture day will have their pictures taken on Monday, November 9th @ 4pm in the Orchestra Room.  Contact:  Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com

 

BINGO – Volunteers Needed Now

 

Bingo is a year round fundraiser and we need your help!  This is a busy time for everyone but the financial success of Bingo depends on parent volunteers. Several pull tab sellers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday – the bingo patrons want to give us their money by purchasing pull tabs!

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this fall and come to the Bingo Hall in Keithshire Shopping Center at 6:00 pm.  You will meet some great parents and support the band’s fundraising efforts.

 

Looking for Band Camp or Parent Performance Photographs?

Photo Gallery

The Lafayette Band website now has a Photo Gallery and it can be accessed from the website home page!  The photos are categorized by event and year (e.g., 2015-2016: Day 7 Band Camp).  Many thanks to Randy Garland and Michelle Dunlap for their hard work in organizing the photo gallery and uploading thousands of photos!

 

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