Lafayette 2018 Graduation
Report Time: 2:00pm – Ceremony Begins at 4:00pm
Transportation: There will not be bus transportation to this event!
ALL LAFAYETTE BAND UNDER-CLASSMEN ARE EXPECTED TO PLAY FOR GRADUATION!
We will meet at 2:00pm at the lower level back entrance to Rupp Arena. Do not belate!!! You can access this entrance by parking in the Jefferson Street parking lot (which will cost you money) or you can be dropped off on High Street, just at the end of Rupp Arena, and take the steps down to the lower level back entrance. There will be metal detectors used this year.
We will rehearse briefly from 2:30-3:30pm. We will begin performing at 4pm and play until after the seniors’ processional. We will stay for the entire graduation, which lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes, and then provide the recessional for seniors and guests. Have your rides pre-arranged for pick-up at Rupp Arena close to 5:30pm.
This year, all non-graduating students who are in both the choir & band will perform with the band.
Students are expected to wear their blue short-sleeve polo band shirt and an appropriate pair of khaki pants( black, tan, brown). No shorts or jeans!!!
Important Update from the Uniform Crew:
Polo shirts for graduation are most likely coming in on Wednesday of this week. If your student ordered a polo shirt through Mr. Smith, he/she needs to be watching for the announcement in case they come in early. It is VERY IMPORTANT that your student see Ms. Wild to pick up their polo shirt after school on Wednesday!
Percussionists and tubas need to be aware of information that will be given later in the week concerning truck loading and unloading.
If anyone has any questions, please call me at 381-3484 or 396-3311. Remember, this is a performance and unexcused non-participation will result in a revised grade!
Schedule for Friday, May 31
Wear blue Lafayette Band polo shirt/khaki or black pants/appropriate shoes.
2:00pm Meet at lower level back entrance to Rupp Arena
2:30pm Begin rehearsal
4:00pm Graduation ceremony begins
5:30pm Graduation ceremony ends or is ending (have rides available)