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Schedule & News

e-News for the week of July 10th

The full band camp schedule has been released.

The New Parent Meeting and Big Brother/Big Sister Event will be Friday, July-15th

Lafayette High School Freshman Orientation is Monday, July 25th
(Band students need to register for this date)

This Week



LBA Board Meeting


Lafayette High School










Bingo – Trumpet Pull-Tab Week

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Jackpot Bingo


Big Brother, Big Sister Event


Lafayette front lawn


Freshman & New Marcher New Parent Meeting


Lafayette cafeteria










Calendar Notes


Brother/Big Sister Event – Friday, July 15th 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Freshman and New Marcher Information Meeting – Friday, July 15th 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Parent Meeting – *Very Important* – Monday, July 25th 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Cafeteria

Band Freshman Orientation – Monday, July 25th

End of Band Camp Parent Performance – Friday, August 5th 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Full Marching Band Rehearsal – Monday, August 8th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Full Marching Band Rehearsal – Tuesday, August 9th 6:00pm – 8:30pm

First Day of School – Wednesday, August 10th

ACT Do not schedule your student’s ACT on October 22 – Traveling to Indianapolis for BOA Regional.  (December 10 should be avoided due to Second round of All-State auditions.)


Band Camp 2022


July 18-22

Freshman, Percussion, and First-Time Marchers

8am – 5pm


Color Guard

3pm – 10pm **This is a change.**

July 25-29

Full Band Camp

8am – 5pm Monday through Friday
6:30pm – 9pm Monday and Tuesday

August 1-5

Full Band Camp

8am – 5pm Monday through Friday
6:30pm – 9pm Monday and Tuesday


Food Crew News


Join us!

Lafayette has a large, talented, and hungry group of kids to feed! We feed them the last two weeks of band camp and at each competition. It takes a lot of helpers to make this happen. It is a lot of work, but also so much fun. We get to be around the kids, see them interact with one another, and make them happy with Food! The Food Crew feels strongly that FOOD IS LOVE.  Serving the kids food is more than putting nutrition in the bodies. To us, it is a chance to serve others with loving intention with a goal of engaging with each kid and showing care for them as people. ” If you would like to join our team, you can email us at lbafoodcrew@gmail.com.

Band Camp Lunches

There are three weeks of band camp. For the first week of camp, students must bring their own lunch and are not allowed to leave campus. For the last two weeks of band camp, The Food Crew will offer another option to bringing lunch, students can order and purchase a lunch. There will be one vendor for each day with at least 2 options. On Mondays of we will offer food from Canes, Tuesday will be Columbia Steak House, Wednesday will be Moe’s and Thursday will be La Rosa. On Friday, lunch is pizza and is free to all students and staff. Students can order every day or just on the days that they want to.

Cost per lunch is $7 and there is a hard deadline of July 22nd at Midnight. We will not be collecting cash for the lunches, but only credit cards and bank transfers.

Please fill out the form on the link below to complete your order.

Monday will be Cane’s
Tuesday will be Columbia Steak House
Wednesday Moe’s
Thursday La Rosa

Thank you!
Kelly Bolte & Lauren Sherrow, LBA Food Crew Leaders
Email lbafoodcrew@gmail.com with your questions.

If you would like to help with band camp, please sign up with the link below

Special Diets
Food crew is nut free, but if your child has any other special diet, please let us know. We will always have a vegetarian option, but if your child is vegan, we will need to know so that we can properly provide food for them. Please email lbafoodcrew@gmail.com.

Restaurant Connections
We are looking for restaurants to give us a deal or even an in-kind donation for a meal during the competition season. If you have any connections with someone that owns or runs a restaurant, please let us know and we will reach out to them.


Treasurer’s Note


Hey LBA! Just wanted to provide a quick budget update as band activities ramp up in what promises to be a busy but exciting marching season. Band Camp is fast approaching, and a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes this summer. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has already sent in financial contributions that have allowed us to keep ahead of all the major expenses that go into a new show design.

That being said, we will need contributions from everyone associated in order to take this show on the road as planned. LBA is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. There are no “membership dues”, no student “fees”, no band “charges” or “billings”. It is the collective contributions from student families, alumni, community sponsorships and fundraisers that make it all possible.

Support our Lafayette Band 2022-23 season by making a financial contribution along these guidelines:

  • $1200 – single Color Guard student (all grades).
  • $1200 – single Marching Band student (Gr.9-12).
  • $600 – single Marching Band student (Gr.7-8).
  • $600 – any additional sibling(s).
  • $300 – concert-only student.

Checks payable to:
Lafayette Band Association, P.O. Box 910450, Lexington, KY 40591

Make a payment online:
https://www.lafayetteband.org  -or-  PayPal via your student’s Charms account.

Our 22-23 Band Contributions goal is $190,000 by September 30.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Thanks-
Derek Inouye, Treasurer (LBATreas@gmail.com)



Bingo Update


Bingo Update – Thanks again for another great night of student support at Bingo! Our Percussion section had a couple of representatives and other band members picked up the slack! Thanks to everyone who volunteered!

I’ve been pushing to hear from students who sell 1000+ pulltabs in a two-hour shift, and Dylan and Maddie both did it this week!! Congratulations!! Selling 1000 pulltabs raises at least $160 for the band, straight up—I’m not sure there’s another fundraiser that can turn just two hours of fun work into that much money!

This week I’m in need of a few counter volunteers, and, of course, pulltab sellers!  It’s TRUMPET week—and I’m absolutely expecting them to do a better job than the Percussion section. Grab a friend and join us to sell pulltabs!  To volunteer, visit https://www.lafayetteband.org/bingo/

 Dylan sold 1000+ pulltabs this week… Apparently Troy did not??  


Matthew Beck | Clarinet Dad (Tom Beck)
LBA Bingo Volunteer Coordinator
859.537.2469 | 
Click here to volunteer!

LBA Bingo is located at Jackpot Bingo (2319 Woodhill Drive). We host Bingo every Thursday (except holidays). Doors open to the public at 6pm, games start at 7pm.


Band Camp Medical Forms and  Chaperone News


Band Camp Reminders

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 or drop it off with a chaperone at camp.  You must submit this form NO LATER THAN the first day of band camp,

2.       Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign:

         A. KHSAA Physical Form (send in after next physical)
         B. LBA OTC Authorization Form (due 1st day of band camp)
         C. FCPS Self-Medication Form (due four weeks before first field trip)
          (Complete and have a doctor sign one self-med form for each medication your student takes)

You will need to take blank forms to your child’s appointment for the physician to complete and sign. MAKE COPIES OF ALL MED FORMS FOR YOUR RECORDS. KHSAA forms are not required before band camp but should be turned in as soon as your child has had their yearly check-up. The LBA Medical Authorization Form is due on the first day of band camp. OTC medications cannot be given until a physician and parent signed form is turned in. 

3. Complete the FCPS Self-Medication Authorization Form(s) for any prescription medication that your student will require during band activities. MAKE COPIES OF ALL MED FORMS FOR YOUR RECORDS. 

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

If you have any questions, contact Sherri McPherson, Chaperone Crew Chief at lafayettechaperone@gmail.com or Heather Singleton Lead Medical Chaperone at heather.l.singleton@gmail.com


Water Donations for Marching Season


Donate 8 oz. Water for Fall Marching Season

We need cases of 8 oz. water (any brand) donated for this fall’s marching season. See the picture below for reference. The small 8 oz size is the perfect size for students to drink on the go before a performance. 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 on the following dates:

Band Camp Dates  

Drop off at white tent.
July 18-22
July 25-July 29
August 1-5

Wednesday Evening Rehearsals

Drop off at the blue building.

Wednesdays at pickup

Parent Meetings 

Drop off in the cafeteria.
July 15, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Thank you in advance for your donations.


Tentative Fall 2022 Marching Schedule


Band Competitions

September 10th – Bourbon Co. Contest
September 17th – Lafayette Invitational
September 24th – Ryle Contest
October 15th – Contest TBA
October 21st – 23rd – BOA Super Regional Indianapolis, IN (Lucas Oil Stadium)
October 29th – KMEA State Marching Band Contest – EKU

Football Game Performance

September 9th – Home vs. Madison Southern
September 30th – Home vs. George Rogers Clark
October 7th – Home vs. Henry Clay
October 14th – Home vs. Tates Creek


Freshman Orientation


Lafayette High School Freshman Orientation is July 25 – 29.  For Lafayette Band purposes, ALL incoming Lafayette Band Freshmen need to sign up for the July 25 date for orientation. 

Our orientation administrator/coordinator Tommy Johnson has made this date available for all incoming freshman band students.

For questions, please contact director Robert Bishop.


Join Our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


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

Instagram – Scan to follow

Twitter @lafayettePOTB





Links to General Information


 Click Here for contacts


Update  FCPS Background Check

Kroger Card Registration Instructions

Log into
Charms to make a band contribution

School code is “lhsband”

Paying Band Contribution by Credit Card?

Students/parents can login to their student portal > Go to the Finances > Select “Band Contribution” and follow the on-screen prompts.




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