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Schedule & News

For the week of July 10th


The second Summer Video Assignment is due on Monday, July 11

Click here for a list of new and used instruments available at Don Wilson.
     (The R13 clarinet at that price is really a great bargain.)


Percussion Summer Training

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Board Meeting




Summer Band

7:00pm – 8:00pm



Memory Book and DVD Distribution

6:30pm – 8:00pm



Summer Video Assignment Due




Volunteer at Bingo

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Bluegrass Bingo





Class Meetings – Upper Classmen

11:00am – 12:00pm



Big Brother/Big Sister Picnic

6:00pm – 8:00pm



New Parent Orientation

6:00pm – 7:00pm



Volunteer at Bingo

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Bluegrass Bingo





Chaperone Meeting and Training

9:30am – 11:00am

Bluegrass Bingo


Calendar Notes


Click here for Lafayette Band summer dates.
Click here for the Band Camp Schedule

** The Big Brother/Big Sister Picnic will be on Thursday, July 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Serving help is needed at the Big Brother/Big Sister picnic.  Contact Caleb Matocha at Texasam1234@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.

Freshmen, First Time Marchers, Color Guard and Percussion Camp: July 18 – 22, 2016
First week of Band Camp:  July 25 – 29, 2016
Second week of Band Camp:  August 1 – 5, 2016

Upcoming Events:

·         New Parent Orientation on July 14 at 6:00pm

·         LBA Parent Meeting on July 18 at 7:00pm

·         Parent Performance and Silent Auction on August 5

·         Picture Day on August 6


Vive la France! Memory Books and DVDs


“Vive la France!” Memory Books and DVDs will be distributed on the following dates:

·         Monday, July 11 in the Lafayette Library from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

·         Monday, July 18 in the Cafeteria during the LBA Parent Meeting at 7:00pm

There are a few Memory Books ($20) and DVDs ($40) still available.  Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com if interested.


Summer Band


Summer Band Night will be on the following date:

·         Monday, July 11 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

All first-time Lafayette Band members should plan to attend.  All veteran Lafayette Band members are encouraged to attend. 

School-owned instruments can be checked-out at 6:30pm.


Big Brother / Big Sister Picnic on July 14


The purpose of the Big Brother/Big Sister picnic is to welcome new marchers into the Lafayette Band Family!  It’s a fun way to meet new peers and upper classmen who will serve as their big brother or big sister.  Attendance is not mandatory but new marchers are encouraged to attend.  All new marchers should have received an invitation to the picnic along with the name of the big brother/big sister. 

The picnic will be held at the front area of the school near the gym/cafeteria.  Please bring the following items:

·         Woodwinds – Desserts

·         Brass – Drinks

·         Percussion and Color Guard – Chips

Call or text Caleb Matocha 859-489-8227 if you have any questions! 


New Parent Orientation Meeting on July 14


Welcome new families to the Lafayette Band Family!  We look forward to meeting you and answering your many questions. There will be a New Parent Orientation Meeting on July 14 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (during the Big Brother/Big Sister Picnic).  This will be an opportunity to meet the band staff and crew leaders, learn about the fall schedule and what to expect this year, and receive answers to all of your band questions.  We will meet in the Cafeteria.  If you have any questions, please contact Tricia SirLouis at triciasirlouis@gmail.com or 859-285-9349.


Chaperone Kickoff Meeting on Saturday


All current chaperones and those interested in joining are highly encouraged to attend a season kick-off meeting and training session from 9:30am-11:00am this Saturday, July 16 at the Bluegrass (Lafayette) Bingo Hall (located at the Keithshire Shopping Center). We’ll discuss the upcoming marching band season, our responsibilities, and review basic first aid.  

Contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com) if you are planning on chaperoning this fall but cannot make the meeting.


Volunteers Needed For Band Store and Bingo


We  have some specific needs for Parent Volunteers:

·         Band Store – we need volunteers who have a truck or vehicle that can help transport the Band Store from the storage area on Southland Drive to the school parking lot.  This will only require 10 minutes of your time to pull the trailer each direction.  Please contact Stacey Haymes at haymes@twc.com or 859-552-6108.

·         Bingo – we still need volunteers for “skilled/trained” positions (paper sales, computer sales, payout, and back room).  This will require a commitment of 3-5 hours on a Tuesday or Thursday evening each month.  Please contact lafayettebandbingo@gmail.com


Last Chance to Complete the Summer To-Do List Before Band Camp


Here is a list of the items to be completed this summer:

·         Join the Lafayette Band Association (required to volunteer)

·         Submit to a new or update your current FCPS Background Check (required to volunteer)

·         Complete and return the LBA Medical Authorization Form and the Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (more information below)

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Band Camp Lunches


Below is the schedule for Band Camp Lunches.  We are making some adjustments due to budget constraints (purchased new HVAC system for the Bingo Hall) and food allergies.  It costs approximately $1,000 to provide one lunch to the band.  Please let us know if you would like to help “sponsor” a lunch or have a restaurant connection for meal donations.

Freshmen, First Time Marchers, Color Guard and Percussion Camp: July 18 – 22, 2016

·         Students bring lunch Monday – Friday

First week of Band Camp:  July 25 – 29, 2016

·         Monday:  Students bring lunch / Food Truck

·         Tuesday:  Students bring lunch / Food Truck

·         Wednesday – Friday:  Lunch will be provided (menus posted soon)

Second week of Band Camp:  August 1 – 5, 2016

·         Monday:  Students bring lunch / Food Truck

·         Tuesday – Friday:  Lunch will be provided (menus posted soon)

On July 25, July 26, and August 1 there is the possibility that a local Food Truck will be on campus and students may pre-order lunch from a limited menu for a cost of $5.00.  We are working on the final arrangements and additional information will be provided as soon as possible. 


Food Allergies


The Food Crew needs information on students with food allergies (e.g., peanut, tree nuts, gluten-free) or requests for vegetarian meals.  Please contact Jim or Jane DeRossett with specific food allergies or requests. 

Jim:  jjderossett@hotmail.com or 859-492-8909

Jane:  fullpantry@hotmail.com or 859-396-5387


Mandatory Forms Required Before Band Camp Begins


It is critically important that we have signed medical forms and contact information on file prior to the beginning of band camp for every student. If a medical event should occur, we cannot treat your child without the proper documentation and your parent-signed permission.  In order to treat your child, we must have:

1.       Mandatory:  Parent signed “Medical Authorization Form

2.       Optional:  Physician and Parent Signed “OTC-Optional-Medical-Form” if you would like your child to receive our standard over the counter medications.

3.      Mandatory: A copy of your child’s KHSAA physical form

You can download the forms on www.lafayetteband.org.

Send all medical forms to: Mike Booth 1105 Foleys Retreat 40514 or email them to mikeboothgm@gmail.com.


Prescription Medications


If your child needs to take any prescription medications during the day at band camp, has an inhaler or an epi-pen, please drop off the medications at the white tent at the edge of the band field. You will need to fill out a Prescription Medication Form for each medication along with specific dosage information. The Chaperone Crew will ensure that the medications are available when needed. Although the students will self-medicate, it allows the chaperones and staff to know exactly what the student is taking in case of a medical emergency and you cannot be reached.


Keeping Hydrated at Band Camp


Eating a good breakfast (but avoid milk!) and keeping hydrated are very important to surviving band camp. We strongly encourage students 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 after breaks to be re-filled.

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

Click here for more detailed hydration and nutrition information.


8oz Water Bottles Needed


We are taking donations of 8oz water bottles all through band camp.  Before the students march onto the field at every football game and contest performance, they receive an 8oz bottle of water. This year we will need approximately 3,200 bottles of water over the course of the marching season. Next time you are at the store, please pick up a package or two of 8 oz. water bottles. You can drop them off any morning when you drop your child off at band camp. If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth @ mikeboothgm@gmail.com or 859-227-7985.


Important Student Drop-off and Pick-up Information


Please do not drive onto the band field to drop-off or pick-up your student for any band practice. Use the entrance into the student parking lot prior to the band lot entrance. Since over 200 students and staff could be on the band field at any one time, it is important for their safety to keep cars from driving on the lot.  There will be someone in the student parking lot each morning of band camp collecting cookies, water, medications, and medical forms.


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Lafayette Band Parent Performance and Silent Auction Donations


The 2016 Lafayette Band Parent Performance and Silent Auction will be on Friday evening, August 5.  The Silent Auction includes many great items and door prizes!  We know many of our parents are talented and crafty!  If you are able to make and donate a custom item or would like to donate a business product, it would be much appreciated.  Please contact Carole Howell  or 859-420-7845 with donations or questions.


Tentative Fall Band Schedule



Football:  Louisville Trinity High School


Contest:  Bourbon County High School


Lafayette Invitational


Football:  Henry Clay High School


Contest:  Ryle High School


Football:  Bryan Station High School


Football:  Madison Central High School


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


Football:  Tates Creek High School


KMEA State Quarterfinals


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY


BINGO–Volunteers Needed Now

Volunteer Sign-Up

Bingo needs your help!  The financial success of Bingo depends on parent volunteers. Several pull tab sellers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday – the bingo patrons want to give us their money by purchasing pull tabs!  (And the more volunteers we have makes it easier and more fun for all!)

In addition, we need to fill several “trained” positions (sell paper, sell computers, caller, payout, and back room). These positions are necessary to operate Bingo and there are openings due to graduating parents.  This is a great opportunity to become involved.

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this month and come to the Bingo Hall in Keithshire Shopping Center at 6:00 pm.  You will meet some great parents and support the band’s fundraising efforts.

Click here to sign-up or send email to lafayettebandbingo@gmail.com.


Lafayette Band Invitational – 9/17/2016


The Lafayette Band will be hosting an Invitational Band Contest right here at our stadium!  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.  “Spotlight” forms to recognize your band student will be available at the LBA Parent meeting in July.  Contact Carole Howell for details. 


Kroger Community Rewards Card


Kroger is offering 4x Fuel Points when you purchase gift cards at Kroger.  In addition, you can earn 2x Fuel Points when you shop on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  Register and use your Kroger Community Rewards Card to support the Lafayette Band and save money on fuel purchases.  Click here for instructions on registering your Kroger card.


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.


Band Store Apparel


There is still time to order customized and personalized clothing. We will place a second order in mid-late July. 

Several designs have been created for the Lafayette Band and there are many items available such as shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, ¼ zips, hats, scarves, and rain jackets.  The order form is available online and you can view color photographs of the designs, apparel, and fabric choices.  The possibilities are endless – choose a design, fabric, clothing item, monogram, etc.  You can be creative with the designs or simply choose to monogram an item.  Please share the order form with friends and relatives.  Due to the personalized nature, all items must be prepaid.  If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Haymes at 859-552-6108 or haymes@twc.com.  Mail your order form and payment (checks payable to LBA) to:

The Lafayette Band
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591


Parents – Join one of the Band Crews for the 2016-17 year!


It’s time to find your niche and meet many new friends as your student begins their band year!  Regardless of whether you are able to volunteer an hour a week or hours a day, it is the combined parent volunteer contributions that make a successful band program.  Below are the band crews and contact information.  You will have an opportunities to meet the crew leaders this month.  However, please contact the following crew leaders for additional information.

Chaperones: Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com)
Field Crew: Matt King (matt@bleedsblue.com)
Uniform Crew: Amy King (amy@bleedsblue.com)
Food Crew: Jane and Jim DeRossett (fullpantry@hotmail.com)
Band Store: Stacey Haymes (haymes@twc.com)
Media Crew: Michelle Dunlap (micklepickle58@gmail.com) or Dwayne Imes (dwimes@icloud.com)


Amazon Smile Program


Help us promote the AmazonSmile program to increase our donation potential!

Tweet the following from your Twitter account:

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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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