Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of August 9th


Full Rehearsal
LBA Parent Meeting

6:00 – 9:00



Full Rehearsal

6:00 – 8:30



School Begins – No Rehearsal




Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15



No Rehearsal




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Dr. Tim Leadership Workshop

Register Here

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

Monday, August 17  5:30pm-8:30pm

Cafeteria of Lafayette High School

Rehearsal for Lafayette goes to 5pm on Monday, August 17

The cost to Lafayette band students is only $10

Payment can be made on-line through the website (Click here for registration)


Discount Card Fundraiser Update


This is the last “official” week to sell Band Discount Cards! SELL, SELL, SELL!! Please turn in your money or unsold discount cards to Cindy Bennett by Wednesday, August 19.

Collection:  Look for white van with the Red Balloons and sign in band parking lot.

·         Monday, August 10 at the LBA meeting in the cafeteria.

·         Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00pm (student drop off)

·         Thursday, August 13 at 6:15pm (student pick up)

We have additional cards if you need more to sell! Opt- out is $50.  If you have questions, need additional cards, or cannot make it to band practice, contact Cindy at (859) 533-4709.


Red Bag Order Deadline Extended

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Amy King will be in the Lafayette cafeteria from 6:30 to 7 (before the parent meeting) to accept red bag orders.  Orders placed after this time will have an additional charge.  Payment/pick up of EXTRA BAND CAMP T SHIRTS will also be at this time. Contact Amy King at,  859-227-4253 with any questions.

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


Kroger Cards Community Rewards Re-enrollment


Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Band through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  It is time to re-enroll between August 1-31.  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


Band Store


The band store will be open at the end of practice on Thursday August 13th. The band store will only be accepting checks and cash.

Past show and championship shirts are available for $5.00. I will have them for the next 3 weeks. They will then be placed in storage.  They will still be available for purchase but turnaround time will be lengthy.  If interested in making purchases of the past shirts please do so now.

The Band Store needs volunteers throughout the marching season.  Show your Lafayette Spirit and volunteer to (a) pull the band store trailer to school or (b) volunteer to create merchandise displays or (c) help with sales!  If interested, please contact Stephanie Roney at or 859-519-0048.


Food and Travel


A BIG Thank You To All Who Helped with Band Camp and Parent Performance Meals

A big thank you goes out to all of the parents and families who donated their time and talents for serving meals during band camp and the parent performance.   A special thanks goes out to the Garlands for handling registration at the Parent Performance Cookout and to Stacy Stone who once again performed her magic in overseeing the food crew for the entire camp.  


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



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


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.


Links to General Information


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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

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Kroger Card Registration Instructions