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Schedule & News

For the week of August 28th

Students – Bring water jugs filled with ice water to practice every day
Orders due by Monday for KMEA state finals tickets (see below)
Please donate 24 cans of Pepsi product for the Lafayette Invitational
16oz Aquafina water bottles are also needed.  Please bring to the bingo hall.
Remaining Discount Cards and money must be returned this week


Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Band Store

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Last day to order KMEA state tickets




Winds Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Percussion Rehearsal

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Family Payments should be completed




Last day to re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards




Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Last day to order photos from Triple Play Productions (see below)




Football Game vs. Louisville Trinity (see Itinerary below)

4:45pm – end of game




After the game



Band Camp 2017


The Fayette Co. Board Education has finalized the dates for the 2017-18 school year.  We are now able to give you the band camp dates for the 2017-18 school year.

Freshmen, Guard and Percussion camp:
July 24-28,2017

Band Camp dates
July 31-August 4, 2017 & August 7-11, 2017


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 deliver payment to Brenda Boggs by the end of practice on Monday, August 29.  Checks payable to “LBA.”


M2 Lessons Begin This Week


M2 Lessons begin this week.  The schedule was sent to families on Friday afternoon or click here.


Bingo Help Needed This Week


We need volunteers for both skilled positions and pull-tabs on Tuesday.  In addition, pull-tab help is needed on Thursday.  Please contact lafayettebandbingo@gmail.com if you can join us.


Cheese, Sausage and Candles Fundraiser


Your 1st Week Incentive to sell 15 items has been extended to Sunday, August 28th so that you may have the weekend to sell!!! 

Text your name and a picture of your order sheets(s) to Liz Booth (859-559-2650) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845) by 11:00 PM Sunday to receive a $10 gift card (Starbucks or iTunes) or an enormous bag of gummy worms.

We already have 14 students who have texted us their order forms – Fantastic job!!!
Please keep fundraising!  Every Sale Counts!  We need participation from all!

In addition to your family, friends and neighbors, take your catalogs to school and ask your teachers if they would like to support the Lafayette Band.

Remember that products will last up to 6 months refrigerated so perfect for all of your Holiday festivities and gift giving.

We ask that every family sell at least 15 items.  “In Lieu Of” Payment Option = $50.00

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


Football Game Itinerary for Friday, September 2



Color Guard hair and make-up


Dress into uniform






Depart for stadium


Game vs. Louisville Trinity

8:00 – 8:30

Approximate half-time show


Approximate end of game


Please have rides ready


White socks/shorts


Cleaned marching shoes


All things in red bag

The half-time show will be live-streamed (approx. 8:00).  Link through www.lafayetteband.org
Gattitown after the Game for those that wish to go!


Uniform Crew Update

Shoes and Gloves

First performance this week!!!!!!

·         Make sure you have a band camp shirt, white shorts and long white socks!  If not, see Amy King (aka Mama Waffles) in the band room on Wednesday before rehearsal.

·         Make sure your shoes are clean and ready to go!

·         Keep your fingers crossed that red bags get delivered on Thursday!  If they don’t, anyone without a red bag needs to pack a tote for Friday’s performance containing deodorant, band camp shirt, white shorts, white socks and marching shoes.  You’ll also need to remember items to contain your hair. All hair must be inside your hat and not touching your collar.

·         Please bring $5 for gloves on Friday!

Please review this document about shoes and gloves.

Any questions?  Contact Amy King 859-227-4253, amy@bleedsblue.com


Gattitown After the Home Football Games

Download Flyer

The Lafayette Band will be heading to Gattitown after the home football games on Friday nights for pizza, salad, cinna-sticks and drink buffet. Costs are: Students $5 plus tax and Parents $7 plus tax.  A video of the halftime performance will be displayed on the huge video screens.

The dates are September 2, September 23, September 30, and October 14.


Congratulations to the Discount Card Fundraiser Top Sellers


The Discount Card fundraiser has now ended.  Many thanks to everyone for their participation in making this a great fundraiser and selling 1,360 cards!

Overall Top Seller ($50 Gift Card of choice)
Bethany Boggs (35 cards sold)

Top Grade Sellers ($25 Gift Card of choice)
8th Grade – Brittney Nguyen (30 cards sold)
9th Grade – Neleh Longworth (20 cards sold)
10th  Grade – Chandler Hayhurst (28 cards sold)
11th Grade – Rachel Booth (27 cards sold)

Please text Brenda Boggs (859-806-1967) to indicate your choice of gift card (must be available for purchase at Kroger). 

If you have not turned in money or any unsold cards, please turn in to Cindy Bennett (859-533-4709) or Brenda Boggs ASAP!  If the packets are not returned, $150 will be added to the student Charms account. 

Discount Cards are always available for purchase through the LBA Band Store.


Picture Day Photos from Triple Play Productions


LHS Band Parents,
Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band this season.   Below is information to view and order your photos.  Please take advantage of this online opportunity.  The photos will go offline on Thursday night, Sept 1st at 11:59pm.  Enjoy.

LHS Band PHOTOS ONLINE:  Deadline to order – Thursday, Sept 1st
Instructions to view and order:

·         Go to www.tripleplaypro.photoreflect.com

·         Click on the appropriate banner:

o    LHS BAND – TRUMPETS 2016 (for example)

·         Password for all photos = band

·         Photos are organized by LAST NAME

Here are a few answers to FAQ:

·         Photos are in a raw format, if you would like any edits please make note of them during check out

·         All orders are mailed in about 4-5 weeks straight to the address you provide during checkout

·         The default group shot will be the serious section photo.  You have to purchase the “silly” section a la carte

**WIND SYMPHONY – be sure to check out your group photo!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the information listed below.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band and students.

Kris Dryden, President/Owner
Triple Play Productions
office: 859.621.2525


Lafayette Band Invitational – “A Beautiful Day”


The Lafayette Band Invitational on September 17 is going to be a fun and exciting day!  This is the first time we have hosted a contest and it is going to be “A Beautiful Day!”  There will be 9 well-known and highly successful bands participating and we anticipate several thousand people will attend the Invitational.  The information and online ticket sales for the Lafayette Band Invitational has been posted at www.lafayetteband.org/libc/

We need all families and students to volunteer to be a part of this great event!  There will be volunteer opportunities in concessions, ticket sales, parking, stadium ushers, band guides, and more!  The volunteer schedule will be divided into 3-hour shifts during the day and evening and designated for adults and students.  It promises to be a fabulous experience for everyone and a significant day in the great history of the Lafayette Band!

Volunteer sign-up schedules will be coming out in the next few days.  PLEASE watch, step up, sign-up, and help make this a great success for Lafayette and our invited bands and their families! 

Keep bringing those canned Pepsi products to the Bingo Hall to sell at the Invitational!  We also need 16oz Aquafina water bottles.

The Food Crew needs to borrow a second grill for the Invitational.  Also, a 12×12 canopy is needed to cover the satellite concession stand.  Contact Jim or Jane DeRossett if you have a grill or canopy available.


Band Store Update


The band store will be open on Monday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the parking lot.  The trailer will not be there on Monday but a table will be set up in the parking lot and most merchandise from the store will be available for sale.  The band store trailer will be open Friday evening at the football game.

All show shirt orders will be available for pick up in the band store on Friday evening at the football game.


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.   The forms should be returned to Mr. Bishop.


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 have been 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.


Charms Database


The Lafayette Band uses Charms, a web-based organizational software system to track student contact information, financial statements, email communication, and more. 

To log into Charms, go to www.charmsoffice.com.  Click “Enter” on the top menu and click “Parents/Students/Members” on the dropdown list.  Login using the school code “lhsband” and enter your student ID/password.  If you need your student ID, please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com. The student ID is assigned by Charms and is a combination of letters and numbers. 

If your student has an outstanding balance, you will receive a monthly financial statement.  The monthly payments will be billed individually in the Fixed Payment ledger.  Amounts received that are less than the billed fixed payment amount will be temporarily stored in the Miscellaneous ledger.  When the amount in the Miscellaneous ledger is sufficient to pay a monthly payments, we can transfer the amount to the appropriate fixed payment. 

Band payments may be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mail to:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591-0396


Kroger Card Community Rewards Program Re-enrollment


Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Band through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  All supporters need to 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 uses 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)


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