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Prayer-Around-The-Flagpole for BOA Trip – Thursday at 5:45pm – Flagpole in Front of SCAPA

Reminder – No flags in the stands for BOA

BOA Trip to Johnson City – Information on Travel

1.  The kids will need 2 bags. Their red bag with all the usual things, plus extra shirts, socks, deodorant, etc. and a small duffel bag or backpack as their luggage. Please no suitcases, they need to travel light. They only need their pajamas, change of clothes for Sunday, toiletries, and I would throw in a sweatshirt in case of cold weather. Please tag your overnight bag with their name on it as well as anything else you want labeled.

2.  Their school backpacks need to be left in the band room, just please make sure they have everything out of it they may need, like cell phone.

3.  They will need a sleeping bag and pillow. Blow up mattresses can be used but there may not be enough plugs to handle a lot of these.

4.   Overnight bags at the green building need to be there by 7:45 Friday morning and red bags to the band room. If they want their pillow on the bus, put it with their red bag.

5.  We encourage not to bring video games, consoles, etc. The kids need rest and sleep. 

6.  Your kids may want to bring snacks, please make sure they are nut free, we have a lot of nut allergies.

7.  Parents are NOT allowed to visit kids in their rooms and vice versa. If you need your child, find a chaperone and they will bring the child to you in the lobby for a reasonable request.

8.  There are going to be 2 performances, Prelims and Finals. Only the top 10 make finals and our first performance is at 10:30 am.

9.  The location does not hold a lot of people and while you may want to see all performances, they ask that you give the afternoon folks a chance to see their bands perform. Let’s be courteous to those bands and if you see it’s getting full, let the other bands spectators have an opportunity to sit too.

10.  Spectator parking is free

11.  A day pass is $34, and you can pay online and do will call or buy at the gate. It’s cheaper than buying 2 separate tickets for prelims and then finals.

12.  We plan on being back to Lafayette around 1:00 pm on Sunday, please make sure someone is there for pick up.

If you have any questions, please email me at lbapresident1@gmail.com

Thanks and Go Pride of the Bluegrass!!
Lee Ann Myers, LBA President

BOA Trip to Johnson City

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

Holiday Inn Johnson CitySpringbrook Drive
Call 423-282-4611
Block name is
Lafayette Band Parent

The students will be staying at the hotel in a room Friday night and on the banquet room floor in the attached conference center Saturday night.

East Tennessee State University / Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center
Address: 1081 John Robert Bell Dr, Johnson City, TN

Map Link

Possible route from Google Maps
Follow I-75 S to I-275S to I-640E toward Ashville
Merge onto I-40 E
Exit 421 to I-81N toward Bristol
Exit 57A to merge onto I-26 E/US-23 S toward Asheville/Johnson City
Exit 23 for TN-91/Market St
Turn right onto TN-91 S/E Market St
Left onto Colonial Way
Right onto E State of Franklin Road
Left onto Sherrod Drive
Right into stadium complex

BOA – Johnson City – Itinerary

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BANDS OF AMERICA Johnson City, Tenn.
October 11-13, 2019

Friday, Oct. 11


Report to School; Luggage to Green Building

Lunch-5th go during 4th lunch


Load buses


Depart from Lafayette


Rehearse at Jefferson Co. HS Knoxville, TN; Snack Provided


Dinner and Depart for Johnson city


Arrive at Holiday Inn, Johnson City


Check-in at the Holiday Inn

101W Springbrook Dr. Johnson City, TN  37604


Room Check


Lights Out

Saturday, Oct. 12   


Wake-Up/Breakfast/Change into Uniform


Depart for Dobyns-Bennett HS




Depart for ETSU


Arrive ETSU






Holiday Inn Change-out, Lunch


Mandatory Rest


Announcement of Finalists


Gate open


Finals Begin


Finals Performance




Return to Hotel


Change from Uniform

12:00 am

Pizza Party


Room Check


Lights Out

Sunday, Oct. 13

7:30 am




Depart for Lexington


Arrive at Lafayette

Medications for BOA in Johnson City

If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication that we do not already have physician’s signature for during the overnight trip, you will need to complete and turn in the FCPS “Medication Authorization Form” found here: https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/2295/meds_ok.pdf

On Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct 10 at student pick up, turn in the completed form along with the medication needed for the trip only in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field.

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 do 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 Sherri McPherson (lafayettechaperone@gmail.com).

Uniform Reminders

RED BAGS – Students need to check their red bags carefully before leaving for BOA.  They need to remember to pack dry fit shirt(s), black shorts, black socks, black gloves, shoes, and wipes.

SHOES – All students need to clean their shoes before BOA.  They can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

DEODORANT – Students need to use anti bacterial soap and wear deodorant.  It helps keep the uniforms clean especially during hot weather!

UNIFORMS/FOOD – Just a reminder to all students and parents:  Students are not allowed to eat food while in the uniforms at any time. 

HAIR – Students need to be in slicked buns (no wispies).  No wispies or long hair can be on the collar of the shirt.  Students may need to make arrangements for a hair cut.

MISCELLANEOUS – No visible jewelry or nail polish is allowed in uniform.  Manicures and piercings may not be a good idea during marching season.

Food Crew News

BOA Food Crew sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0448aaa62aabfb6-bands

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