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Schedule & News

 For the week of August 14th  


Please read the entire newsletter – there is a great deal of new information this week!


Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Band Store Open

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Parking Lot


Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Sharpe Resources – Band Jackets


Student Lot


Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Sharpe Resources – Band Jackets


Student Lot


Cheese and Sausage Fundraiser Begins
(all students meet in band room)




Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

4:00pm – 5:30pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

4:00pm – 5:30pm



Lafayette Open House




Full Rehearsal
(No School)

9:00am – 12noon



Money due for Discount Cards




2016 Lafayette Band Discount Cards


This is the last “official” week to sell the Lafayette Band Discount Cards!  SELL, SELL, SELL!! Each family is asked to sell at least 15 cards or provide a $50 donation.  Click here to view the 2016 Discount Card.

Please return money for sold cards (or pick up additional cards if needed) in the Student Parking Lot.  Look for the white van, balloons, and discount card sign.

·         Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00pm

·         Wednesday, August 17 at 5:45pm

·         Friday, August 19 at 9:00am and 12:00noon

All money and unsold tickets should be turned in by August 19.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy Bennett (859-533-4709) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845).


Uniform Update


If any student still needs to pick up a 2016 band camp t-shirt, Amy King will be in the band room Wednesday, August 17 at the end of rehearsal.

Red bags should be delivered the end of August/beginning of September.  Keep watching the e-News for updates.


Band Jackets and Crew Jackets


Sharpe Resources will be in the student parking lot on Tuesday, August 16 at 5:00pm and Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30pm to take band jacket orders.  They will have sample jackets and encourage all students to try-on jackets to determine best size.  All questions should be directed to Linda Sharpe at linda@sharperesources.com or 859-881-3012.


M2 Registration is Open Online


M2 private lesson program is open online at www.lafayetteband.org

Click here to register.  (The deadline is August 23rd)


Field Trip Permission Form

Download Form

All members of the marching band need to complete and return our field trip permission form.  Remember that a parent or guardian must sign the form.


Dr. Tim Leadership Workshop


All students are strongly encouraged to participate in this great opportunity!

Monday, August 22 at 5:30pm-8:30pm in the Cafeteria of Lafayette High School
Rehearsal for Lafayette goes to 5pm on Monday, August 22
The cost to Lafayette band students is only $10 (LBA covers the rest)
Payment can be made on-line through the website (Click here for registration)


“Vox Populi” Show Shirts and Sweatshirts

Download Order Form

We are taking pre-orders for the “Vox Populi” show shirts and sweatshirts.  The order form is available by clicking here.  The pre-order option will allow you to select your preferred styles and sizes.  A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the band store. 

Short sleeve “Vox Populi” show shirts are available for $18/$21. Long sleeve shirts are available for $22/$25.  This year we will have crewneck sweatshirts for $30/$33 and hooded sweatshirts for $36/$39. All items are available in sizes Small to 4XL.

Please return the order form and payment to the band store on the following dates:
Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 23

Or mail the order form and payment (checks payable to “LBA”) to:
P.O. Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Haymes at 859-552-6108 or haymes@twc.com.


KMEA State Finals Ticket Order

Download Order Form

The band is purchasing general seating tickets for semi-finals and reserved block seating for the KMEA State Finals Competition.  If you would like to order your tickets with LBA, download and print the form and send payment in by August 26.   Checks payable to “LBA.”

Turn in order forms to Brenda Boggs on the following date/time:

Monday, August 15

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Student Parking Lot

Friday, August 19

9:00am or 12:00noon

Student Parking Lot

Tuesday, August 23

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Student Parking Lot

Friday, August 26

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Student Parking Lot

Mail forms to:
Brenda Boggs
2408 La Cross Court 
Lexington, KY 40514


Lafayette Band Invitational – Spotlight Ads


The Lafayette Band will be hosting an Invitational Band Contest on Saturday, September 17.  Eleven local and regional bands will be performing and it will be an incredible event!  Ads are currently being sold for the invitational program, so if you know of or have a business and would like to place an advertisement, please contact Carole Howell for details. 

The Invitational Program will include “Spotlight Ads”If you have not seen a “Spotlight” form for the Lafayette Band Invitational program, contact Carole Howell or go to the Invitational link on our website. This is an easy way to support, recognize, and encourage your student for all of their hard work! Forms are due by August 20th.

This is the last week to return Spotlight ads to Carole!  Let’s show everybody how proud we are of our band and students!


Lafayette Band Invitational – Donations Needed


Please keep bringing canned Pepsi products to the bingo hall to sell at the invitational. The Food Crew needs a second grill for the invitational. Contact Jim or Jane DeRossett. 

We will be operating a concessions stand and selling soft drinks in the stands during the Lafayette Band Invitational on September 17.  We are asking each family to donate a 24-case of canned Pepsi Products (yes – it must be a Pepsi product).  Due to limited storage space at school, please deliver your soda cans to the Bingo Hall on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 5:00pm – 9:30pm.


Family Payments Agreements to be Fulfilled by August 31


Now that the marching band season is underway, we must fulfill our financial commitments to ensure that our students experience the best year possible.  Family payments cover only ½ of the annual band budget and the “standard payment schedule” should be completed by August 15.  However, due to transitional issues with the Charms database, we are extending the deadline to August 31. We need family support through payments and fundraising efforts to cover the costs of meals, show design, transportation, and musical instruction.  It’s good to know: 

·         It costs $1,000 to feed the band one meal!  

·         It costs $1,000 to clean the uniforms after a hot competition day!

Family payments for 2016-2017 are $1,100 and you will save $150 if you complete your agreement by August 31.  After August 31, there is an additional late payment for the “deferred payment schedule,” per the payment agreement.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Smith at chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us or 859-396-3311 for a confidential payment arrangement.


Cheese and Sausage Fundraiser Begins on Thursday


Cheese and Sausage Fundraiser Kick-off  is Thursday, August 18
Catalogs and important information will go home with all students on Thursday.
Please ask to see these catalogs and encourage your student(s) to sell – for this fundraiser to be a success we need participation from all.

Product Delivery will be October 6th, so plan ahead now for all of your Holiday needs.

Cheese and Sausage will last up to 6 months so perfect for:

                UK Football and Keeneland Tailgating

                Packing a cooler for your trip to KMEA State Finals

                Thanksgiving, Holiday Parties and New Years – easy appetizers or hostess gifts

Candleberry Candles and other fun items are perfect for:

                Easy gift giving ideas – make your holiday gift list now

                Office or party gift exchanges

                The UK fan – “Light 1 for the Cats” (item 24)

                A little something special for your home to welcome fall

And don’t forget the wrapping paper (pages 19-23).

If you think ahead to your holiday needs and shop now you will:

                Decrease your stress level

                Save time

                Help yourself budget

                And most important SUPPORT LAFAYETTE BAND!!!

·         Last day to turn in orders will be Monday, September 12th – Parent Meeting

·         We ask that each student sell at least 15 items.  Sell 15 items within the first week and receive a $10 Gift Card to either Starbucks or iTunes.

·         “In Lieu Of” Payment Option =$50.00

Any questions please contact:
Liz Booth:  859-559-2650 or liz@mysland.com
Carole Howell:  859-420-7845 or cehowe2@gmail.com


Kroger Card Community Rewards Program Re-enrollment


Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Band through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  All supporters must re-enroll by the August 31 deadline or Kroger will drop you from the rewards program.  If you are currently a supporter through this program, you should receive an email reminder from Kroger with a link to re-enroll. 

To re-enroll or begin to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards, follow these steps:

·         Go to www.kroger.com/communityrewards

·         Click the orange button on the left side to sign in to your account or create an account

·         Click on the “Community” tab at the top and then “Community Rewards”

·         Find Organization (search by keyword or NPO number 10043)

·         Select Your Organization – click on the button for Lafayette High School Band

·         Click the “Enroll” button to complete the enrollment process

If you need additional help with re-enrolling, please call 1-800-krogers, Option #3.  If you have not been a part of the Rewards Program to help support the band, you can create an account and enroll your Kroger plus card.  Click on the link above and register your card by entering the Lafayette Band NPO number 10043. 

This is an easy fundraiser so please register your Kroger Rewards Card and re-enroll in the program. Remember to use your rewards card to purchase gasoline and gift cards.  If you have any questions, contact Carole Howell at cehowe2@gmail.com.


“Remind” System to Communicate Information


The Lafayette Band utilizes the “Remind” system to communicate important information to students and families.  The students have been encouraged to join the appropriate “remind” groups to receive updates, schedule changes, and reminders from the band directors.  Families are welcome to join.

Text the following codes to 859-519-8446:
@lafayetteb  (for all band students)
@lhswinds  (for Wind Symphony)
@62d72  (for Symphonic Band)
@lhsconcer  (for Concert Band)


The Field Crew Needs You


The field crew is still a little shorthanded for performance days as this year’s show has more equipment to get on and off the field than in recent years.  If the legendary fun and festivity of tailgating with the field crew on contest days and the awesome food is not enough, helping push equipment gives you a front row (actually in front of the front row) seat for the show.  The crew can use your help even if you have limited availability.  If you are potentially interested in helping, please contact Matt King at matt@bleedsblue.com


Chaperone Crew Update


We still have a few students that have not turned in mandatory medical forms. These forms are for your child’s safety and are very important for not only proper medical treatment but so that we can reach you as quickly as possible. You can find the forms at www.lafayetteband.org in the forms section or stop by the blue chaperone building next to the band field and we’ll be glad to provide a form that you can fill out right there.

Students need to continue to bring their water jugs to practice throughout the band season. In the past, the marching band would easily use over 20,000 Styrofoam cups during a typical marching season. Personal water jugs are not only environmentally friendly but they save LBA parents over $600 a season.   Mr. Smith will provide a location for the students without lockers to store their jugs for easy access. 

Our goal is to have two chaperones at every band practice. Color Guard parents are needed to help Chaperone the late after school practices. Guard practices late on Monday and Tuesday (5:30-8:30) and Thursday (5:00-8:00).

You must be a FCPS approved volunteer and be a member of the LBA in order to volunteer. If you are interested or want more information, contact Frankie Stivers (frankiestivers@elderlawlexington.com


Tentative Fall Band Schedule



Football:  Louisville Trinity High School


Contest:  Bourbon County High School (please avoid the ACT on this day)


Lafayette Invitational


Football:  Henry Clay High School


Contest:  Ryle High School


Football:  Bryan Station High School


Football:  Madison Central High School  (Senior Night for the Band)


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


Football:  Tates Creek High School (8th Grade Band Night)


KMEA State Quarterfinals (preferred date for students to take the ACT)


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY


All Volunteers


Fayette County Public Schools requires a background check for anyone who volunteers in or with the schools.  Please submit to a new background check or verify the date on your current background check by clicking on this link.  Please complete the background check prior to the start of band camp.  This must be completed in order to volunteer in any capacity with the band (e.g., serve meal at band camp, field crew, uniform crew, etc.). Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com with any questions.


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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503