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Schedule & News

For the week of October 18th  


Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion

3:45 – 6:00



Color Guard

6:00 – 8:30







Brass, Woodwinds, Color Guard

3:45 – 6:00




6:00 – 8:30







Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:45



Band Store Open

5:00 – 6:15

Parking Lot






Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15



Lafayette Spirit Night at Fazoli’s – Nicholasville Road location

6:00 – 8:00







Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15







KMEA 5A State Quarterfinals




Arrive at Lafayette (eat lunch before you arrive)

11:00 AM



Depart for Tates Creek High School

4:15 PM



Lafayette Performance Time

6:00 PM

Tates Creek


Arrive at Lafayette

8:45 PM






·         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 on Nov-9th.

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


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


Encouragement notes for State are due to Karina Lancaster no later than Friday, October 23. Turn in notes to Karina or Brenda Boggs in student lot at the end of rehearsals this week.


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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.

Present the flyer to the cashier when placing your order and a portion will be donated to the 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 on Monday, October 19 from 5:30-6:00 in the parking lot.  Please give money to Brenda Boggs.

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@gmail.com 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 or Carole Howell at 859-420-7845

Contact Trish Sprague or Crystal Taylor or Carole Howell with questions.


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.


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


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.


2015 KMEA Class 5A Quarterfinals Itinerary

Download Itinerary

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tates Creek High School – Lexington, KY



Rehearsal at Lafayette (eat lunch before your arrive)


Dinner at Lafayette


Quarter-finals begin @ Tates Creek


Dress into uniform


Load buses


Depart for Tates Creek


Arrive at Tates Creek


Trucks for equipment








Load truck & Buses


Depart for Lafayette


Change from uniform


Food and Travel


Thanks to everyone who helped with feeding students at Mason.  

For quarter finals we will be serving pizza for our meal with cake in celebration of KMEA.  No cookies needed until finals.


Band Store


The Band Store will be open on Wednesday from 5:00pm – 6:15pm.  We have new fleece Lafayette headbands (red, royal, navy) and Lafayette Band sweatshirts in both crewneck and hoodie styles. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted for payment. 


Uniform Crew News


This weekend is Quarter Finals!  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!

The 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


Packing for the Bowling Green Overnight Trip


The band will stay in a hotel on Friday night and then in a gymnasium on Saturday night. You will need to pack two separate bags for the weekend in addition to your red bag

Friday (hotel) – Small Suitcase or Overnight Bag

Pack everything you need for the hotel that night and practice Saturday morning. This could include toiletries, sleeping attire, Saturday morning practice clothes, and anything you personally carry for your instrument. The overnight bag and your red bag will be the ONLY bags you take off the bus and into the hotel when we arrive. Remember to pack lightly, we will only be at the hotel for a short time. Do not plan on bringing anything for a ‘room party’ on Friday night. Sleep is important to performing your best on Saturday. The ‘party’ will be Saturday night after the championships!

Saturday (gymnasium) Bed-in-a-bag

Pack in a black garbage bag whatever you plan on using for sleeping on the gym floor. This could include sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow, blankets, etc. Whatever you need to ‘make your nest’ for the night. This bag will be loaded in a separate location under the charter bus and will not be taken off the bus until we arrive at the gymnasium on Saturday. DO NOT place anything in this bag that you will need Friday night at the hotel or for practice on Saturday.


·         Make sure your name is clearly labeled on your overnight (Friday) bag.

·         Write your name large and clear on the black garbage back using tape and a sharpie.



Medications for the Bowling Green Overnight Trip


If your child needs to take any prescription medications from time we depart for Bowling Green to the time we return on Sunday you must:

1.       Complete a “Physician Order and Parent/Guardian Authorization Administration Form” found on www.lafayetteband.org  for each medication.

2.       Send only the medication the student will need during the trip in its original container.  Do not send extra.

3.       Drop off the medication(s) at the blue chaperone building on Tuesday (10/27), Wednesday (10/28) or Thursday (10/29) anytime during practice. In order for us to properly organize and log the medications we ask that you not bring any medications last minute on Friday morning.

Why go to all this trouble?

The Chaperone Team will hold the medications and make sure that your student self-medicates at the prescribed times. We carry the student medications with us at all times so if something comes up like the need for an inhaler we have the medication available for the student and can track usage. The situation can become dangerous when we don’t have the medications available for your student when they need it most.

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


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.


Events in Preparation for KMEA State Finals


Halloween Treat Bags

Several parents are assembling Halloween “goodie” bags to give the students after the State Finals performance.  If you would like to donate candy, Jan Arnold will be collecting on Wednesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 28 during rehearsal.  Please contact Jan at 859-278-2018 if you have any questions.

Prayer Around the Flag Pole

Bob Soper will lead the annual Prayer Around the Flagpole on Thursday, October 29 at 5:30pm.  Parents and family members are invited to pray out loud or silently for each section, circumstance, and our fellow band families.  We will meet rain, snow, or shine!  We will finish in time to watch the final run at practice.  This activity is not sanctioned by the LBA and is optional.

Encouragement Signs

Let’s show the musicians and performers how much we support them and congratulate them on a wonderful marching season!  Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to make encouragement signs and posters (e.g., “We Believe!” or “Go Lafayette!”) for the band.  We will line the perimeter of the band field during the final run on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm.  Please join us for this 2nd annual (and fun) tradition!


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