Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of August 2nd



All Students Report to the band room

Lunch (Provided)

End of Afternoon Rehearsal (Dinner on your own)

Students Resume Rehearsal

End of Day





9:00 pm






Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

End of Afternoon Rehearsal (Dinner on your own)

Students Resume Rehearsal

Band Store Open

End of Day






9:00 pm





 Parking Lot


Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

Freshmen Orientation

*Freshmen will be released for Orientation

End of Day







Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

End of Day

POOL PARTY AT TATES CREEK! (More info to come)







Rehearsal Begins

Lunch (Provided)

Students Eat Dinner

Parents Eat Dinner

Silent Auction and Information Tables

Students to the Stadium

End of Camp Performance












Ishmael Stadium


Ishmael Stadium


Individual and Sectional Pictures (See Schedule Below)




Parent Performance Cookout Information

Register Here

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join Lafayette parents, families and alumni for a wonderful “End of Camp” cookout before the Parent Performance.  Thank you to Columbia Steak Express for their generous support and sponsorship.  The dinner will be served in the cafeteria area and you can eat in the cafeteria or “tailgate” outside.

Band Students eat free beginning at 5:00pm
All others eat from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost is $6 per person
Event will be held rain or shine.

The Silent Auction items and Band Store will be at the stadium.  In addition, there will be tables set-up where you can pick up additional Discount Cards or turn in money, LBA nametags, 2014-2015 season Memory Books and DVDs, and order red bags from the uniform crew.



Discount Cards


Congratulations to the 8 students that sold 15 discount cards and turned in $150 on Friday!  They will receive a Starbucks Gift Card for their fundraising efforts.  The LBA thanks Hope Bennett, Bethany Boggs, Karlee Caswell, Catherine Donson, Chase Harberson, Genaea Sarantakos, McKinzie Sprague, and Casey Trowel.  Please pick up your gift card during the times below. 

We will be collecting money and distributing additional discount cards in the student parking lot at the following times:
Tuesday: 8:00am and 9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am and 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am
Friday: 8:00am and during the End of Camp Activities at the Stadium


Band Picture Times on Saturday, August 8th


Triple Play Productions will be photographing students and sections on Saturday, August 8.  Students should wear white shorts, band camp t-shirt, white socks, and marching shoes to school.  Students will dress into their uniform for the pictures. Students will NOT wear hats for the pictures, so your hair should be picture-ready when you arrive. Below are the arrival times for each section to report to the band room.
8:15 – Sousaphones
8:30 – Baritones
8:45 – Percussion 
9:00 – Flutes
9:30 – Clarinets
9:45 – Trombones
10:00 – Mellophones
10:15 – Trumpets
10:30 – Saxophones
10:45 – Drum Majors
11:00 – Color Guard 

NO hats will be worn in pictures, so make sure hair looks nice!

More information to follow about opportunities to view pictures and order online.  Payment (cash, check or credit card) will be due when orders are placed.  Photos will be shipped directly to your home within 3 to 4 weeks.  Contact Brenda Boggs at 
859-806-1967 or with any questions.


Interested in Becoming a Chaperone


If you are interested in learning more about volunteering as a chaperone there will be an informational meeting Monday, August 3 in the cafeteria at 7pm. We do have several openings and especially need parents that are first-aid and CPR trained.  This meeting is also for all those that expressed interest at the parent meeting.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ or 859-227-7985.


Medical Forms


Thank You! Medical forms have been streaming in this week. We need AT LEAST page one of the LBA Medical form and the KHSAA Physical form once your child completes their physical. We will give blank forms to those students for whom we do not have at least page 1 of the LBA Medical Form. Please complete the form and return the next day.  You can drop off the form to any chaperone under the white tent.

If you are unsure of what documentation we have on file contact Mike Booth at the email address below.

For safety purposes we do not permit any student to carry OTC or Prescription Medication at any time during practice or on trips.


OTC Medications – If you want the chaperone crew to provide OTC medications listed on the LBA Medical Form, you MUST have a physician sign the 2nd page of the LBA Medical Form and you must designate which OTC medications can be provided to your student.  If we do not have a physician signature on the second page of the LBA form then we cannot provide your student with any OTC medications.


Prescription Medications – During every practice and on every trip the chaperone first aid team must have your child’s prescription medications in its original container with a Prescription Medicine Form completed for each prescription. The Prescription Medication Form can be downloaded from or you can see any chaperone at the white tent or the blue building.  It is crucial that we have a form for every prescription medication. Note that the prescription medication form DOES NOT NEED a physician signature. The prescription itself in its original container with your child’s name on the prescription will serve as the physician’s signature.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ or 859-227-7985.


Lafayette Band Handbook

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Parents are encouraged to review the Lafayette Band Handbook to learn more about the program and what to expect for you and your student.  You can download the Lafayette Band Handbook or see the link at the bottom of every e-news. Contact Brenda Boggs with any questions at


Food Crew News


Tues-Fri. We will be feeding the Middle School band camp too–about 150 kids.

We will go through about 60 dozen cookies a day!

We need Cookies, Rice Krispie treats and Brownies for this week.

No nuts, peanuts or peanut butter.

Stacey will be in the parking lot every day during drop off.

Chaperones are still collecting 8oz water bottles.

Cookies and water can be dropped off 7:30-8:00am.

Friday we are giving MS and HS watermelon for a treat.  If you would like to donate (and slice) a few watermelons contact Kay Warner at

The Band Camp Food Crew needs more help this week,
Contact Stacey to sign up (or click here)


Uniform News


Uniform 101 – Click Here

***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** TODAY, SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd is the LAST CHANCE to order an EXTRA band camp t-shirt!  Contact Amy King at with your child’s name and size. Shirts run one size BIG.

Payment options:
1.  Send $10 (cash or a check payable to LBA in an envelope with your child’s name and size on the front) to the uniform crew during fitting times (Monday and Tuesday evenings,  all day Wednesday in the orchestra room). 

2.  Mail payment to Amy King, 2257 Shaker Run Rd, Lex 40509. 

3.  Stop by the uniform crew table the day of the parent performance to pay and pick up the shirt. (5:00 – 6:30pm)  

Contact Amy King at 859-227-4253 or  if:

·         You’d like to volunteer to help with uniform fittings, Monday 6:30-9pm, Tuesday 6:30-9pm, Wednesday 9am-5pm or Friday 9am-5pm.

·         You have questions about ordering a red bag.  Deadline for ordering is August 7.


Red Bag Order

Download Flyer

Students travel with their red bag during marching season. The red bag will hold items like shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and that all-important deodorant.   If you do not wish to purchase a red bag one will be assigned to the student for the season. However, many students like having their own red bag, which is a little bigger and has their name embroidered on the top.  You can place your order and make payment at the July 20th LBA parent meeting, at the August 7 parent performance or mail the form to the address list on the flyer.


Band Store


The band store will be open from 6-9 on Tuesday August 4th and prior to parent performance on Friday August 7th.


Lafayette PTSA Needs Volunteers


The Lafayette PTSA needs volunteers for registration on Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7 from noon – 6:00pm. Contact Paige Kikuchi at to volunteer or with questions.



More detailed information can be found in the July Band Camp issue of the
newsletter this week.


Entrees for the Week




Pork BBQ sandwich
McChicken sandwiches
Papa Johns

Carrots with ranch and choice of fruit (Apple, banana, orange) will be available most days.

Small bag of chips most days

Cookies daily

If your student will not eat the meal that is served, please have them pack a lunch.

Let us know if vegetarian meal is requested or if your student has significant food allergy.  Please email me 

Stacey Stone will be in the parking lot in mornings during student drop-off, to pick up cookies.  Homemade or packaged cookies are appreciated.  No nuts or peanut butter please!  Some gluten-free cookies would be appreciated.


Food Allergies


Please notify food crew of any food allergy or if vegetarian diet is preferred.  Email


Eat Breakfast and Drink Lots of Water


Be sure to eat a good breakfast before band camp each day. We find that students still show up without eating breakfast and end up light headed when they stand out in the heat. Next week is forecasted to be in the mid to upper 80’s so it is important that everyone remain hydrated by drinking lots of water each day before, during, and after camp.

We strongly encourage each student to bring a filled personal water jug with them to band camp. We have noticed that the students tend to drink more water out of their personal jugs. The chaperone crew will re-fill the student’s jug after each break.

1. The student’s name must be clearly marked on the jug.

2. Make your jug unique so you can easily pick it out.

3. The jug must be left next to the chaperone area if the student wants it re-filled after breaks.

4. All jugs must be picked up after each practice or the jug may be thrown away.


8oz Water Bottle Donations


We continue to take bottle water donations throughout band camp.  Your donations are greatly appreciated by some very thirsty students!

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ or 859-227-7985.


Important Band Camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up Notice


Please do not drive onto the band field to drop-off or pick-up your student once band camp begins.  Use the entrance for the student parking lot located prior to the band lot entrance.  Since more than 200 students and staff may be on the band field at any one time, it is important for their safety to keep cars from driving onto the lot.


Band Store Volunteers Needed


Band store is looking for volunteers throughout the marching season.  If interested please contact Stephanie Roney at or 859-519-0048.


Want to Volunteer?  Join the Lafayette Band Association


Join the Lafayette Band Association today to become an integral part of the decision-making process affecting your student’s music education experience. Annual membership (June 1 – May 31) is $10 per household and includes the following benefits:

·         Voting membership (one vote per household) in the Lafayette Band Association

·         Eligibility to hold LBA offices and participate in volunteer activities

·         LBA name tags for each member of your household identifying you as a supporter of the Pride of the Bluegrass.

·         Your student’s instrument may be covered against accidental damage by LBA’s insurance coverage during band trips.  Personal instruments of non-LBA members are not covered.


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.  Contact Brenda Boggs at with any questions.


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