Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of August 30th  



Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

3:45 – 6:00



Color Guard

6:00 – 8:30



Last Day to Re-enroll in Kroger-Community-Rewards




Brass, Woodwinds, Color Guard

3:45 – 6:00




6:00 – 8:30



Band Store Open

5:00 – 6:30

Parking Lot


Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:45



Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15



Band Store Open

5:00 – 6:30

Parking Lot


No Rehearsal




Complete Family Payment Agreement by September 15th and Save $150


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 we are behind schedule.  The staff and students are hard at work on an incredible show, “Vive la France!”  We need family support through payments and fundraising efforts to cover the costs of meals, transportation, and musical instruction. 

Did you know it costs $1,000 to feed the band one meal?  

Did you know it costs $1,000 to clean the uniforms after a hot competition day?

Family payments for 2015-2016 are $1,100 and you will save $150 if you complete your agreement by September 15.  After September 15, there is an additional late payment.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Smith at or 859-396-3311 for a confidential payment arrangement.


M2 Lessons Begin This Week


Click Here to view the weekly M2 Schedule. 



Looking for Band Camp or Parent Performance Photographs?

Photo Gallery

The Lafayette Band website now has a Photo Gallery and it can be accessed from the website home page!  The photos are categorized by event and year (e.g., 2015-2016: Day 7 Band Camp).  Many thanks to Randy Garland and Michelle Dunlap for their hard work in organizing the photo gallery and uploading thousands of photos!


Congratulations Discount Card Fundraiser Top Sellers


Tie for Overall Top Seller ($25 Gift Card of choice)
Juniors – Bethany Boggs and Genaea Sarantakos (45 cards sold)

Top Grade Sellers ($25 Gift Card of choice)
8th Grade – Eli Lane (12 cards sold)
9th Grade – Josh Andreatta (25 cards sold)
10th  Grade – Claire Howell (29 cards sold)
12th Grade – Logan Ballard (18 cards sold)

Please text Brenda Boggs (859-806-1967) to indicate your choice of a $25 gift card.  Note: the gift cards 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 (859-806-1967) ASAP!

Discount Cards are available for sale through the LBA Band Store or contact Brenda Boggs to request additional cards.


Cheese, Sausage, Candles Fundraiser


Congratulations and a huge “Thank You” to these ** 34 ** Band Students who sold at least 15 fundraising items in the first week – Awesome Job:

Shannon Ackerman

Eli Dunlap

Christina Li

Amanda Akel

Emily Eckert

Shiori Nakamura

Josh Andreatta

Alex Elias

Laura McPherson

Makayla Barker

Maya Elias

Angelina Pius

Rebecca Bishop

Grace Evridge

Haley Potter

Herman Bratcher

Audrey Francis

Genaea Sarantakos

Bethany Bromagen

Lexy Hatfield

Abby Soper

Ellison Capers

Emily Higgins

Mckinzie Sprague

Maggie Chaplin

Maddison Howard

Katlyn Spurlock

Tyler Conn

Claire Howell

Summer Westlund

Ashley Cottongim

Abby King


Catherine Donson

James Kries



(Please let us know ASAP if your name does not appear and you turned in a text with 15 items sold)

Please keep fundraising.  Every sale counts.
Please let us know if you need more order forms!!!
The overall Top Seller will receive $100
Top Seller in Each Class will receive $25 Gift Card
In addition:
  “Mama Waffles” will provide a “Hang Up Uniform Service” for the entire marching season to the top seller in each grade.

Orders need to be turned in the week of September 8 (dates and times TBA) and the last day orders will be accepted is Monday, September 14th at the LBA Parent Meeting.
Product will be delivered October 1st – mini-camp
We ask that every family sell at least 15 items.
“In Lieu Of” Payment Option = $50

Any questions please contact:
Liz Booth  – 859-559-2650
Carole Howell –  859-420-7845


Food and Travel for Bourbon County


The band loves fresh baked cookies on contest days. If you can bake (or buy) 2 or 3 dozen cookies,  deliver to Stacy Stone a.k.a. ‘The Cookie Lady’ on Saturday morning as you drop off your student.  Due to allergies, please no peanut butter, nuts or sesame seeds.

Make sure students eat breakfast before practice begins at 8:00am on Saturday morning.  We will be serving lunch, dinner, and a snack. We will have a vegetarian option for those students who have made this request in the past. If your student will not eat meals provided, please send a packed meal for them.  It will be a long day and no one should go hungry.

Want to help serve lunch or dinner?
Stacey Stone will be overseeing lunch at school and could use help serving between 10:30am and 12:30pm. If you can help serve lunch, please contact Stacy at  In addition, we will need help serving dinner between prelims and finals on Saturday evening.  Please contact Robin at if you are available to help serve dinner at Bourbon County.  Thanks to all!  Robin and Steve


Bourbon County Contest Itinerary

Contest Information

September 12, 2015

Bourbon County High School – 3341 Lexington Rd, Paris, KY 40361

Cost of tickets is $10 for Prelims and Finals


REHEARSAL. Eat Breakfast before you arrive


Lunch served at school. Do not leave campus




Depart for Bourbon Co.










Awards for Prelims








Change out of uniform


Depart for Lafayette


Arrive at Lafayette




Students are not permitted to self-medicate prescriptions or over-the-counter medications.

The day prior to each contest drop off all prescription medications in their original containers to the chaperone first aid team by the blue building.  Complete the “Prescription Medication Form” for each prescription and specify on the form the specific dosage instructions.  You can find the form on under the Downloadable Forms button. Blank forms are also available at the blue building.

If you have any questions you may contact Trish Sprague ( or Mike Booth (





With the first performance and contest fast approaching,  ask yourself these questions:

Hair – Is it performance-ready? Do you need to get a haircut or practice your up-do?

White shorts — Do you know where they are? Are they clean? Do they still fit? If you didn’t receive shorts the last day of band camp (we ran out of some sizes), see Amy King after rehearsal THIS Wednesday.

Extra band camp shirts — Have you picked yours up?  If not, Amy King will be in the orchestra room THIS Wednesday evening.  If you haven’t paid, please bring your money in an envelope with your name on it.

Marching shoes — Do you know where they are? Are they clean and performance ready?  Is your name in BOTH shoes in permanent marker?

White socks — Do you have at least 2 pairs of clean, long, PLAIN white socks (no stripes, no gray on the heel)?

Gloves — Do you know which kind of gloves you need? If you don’t know which kind to get, ask your section leader.  The day of the first football game, please remember to bring money to purchase gloves if you need them.  Grip are $6 and non-grip are $5. 

More questions about uniforms?  Click Here  Uniform 101 – Everything you ever wanted to know about uniforms and more!

Even MORE questions? Contact Amy King, 859-227-4253,


Kroger Cards Community Rewards Re-enrollment


Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Band through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  All supporters must re-enroll prior 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, please go to and sign in to your account. 

If you need additional help with re-enrolling, please call 1-800-krogers, Option #3 for assistance.  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


Lodging Information for KMEA Finals


There are 20 rooms with two queen beds and 20 rooms with one king bed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bowling Green available for Lafayette Band families for the night of Saturday October 31, 2015 (the night of the KMEA Finals).  You can use the information below to reserve a room at a discounted rate.  Please note that the band members will not be spending Saturday night at this hotel. 

Last day to make a reservation: September 30 2015


1.       Go to:

2.       Select your dates in the upper right hand corner

3.       Under the box (check availability) select (add special rate code option)

4.       Enter:     LHSP  into the box next to Group Code

5.       Select the (check availability box)

6.       Your selection of room types and rate will appear


Phone In:

Please call 270-781-6778

Give dates of your stay

Request rate for: LHSP


Click here or paste the following link in your browser of choice:


Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green

1020 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY 42103



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