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Schedule & News

For the week of July 24th


** REMINDER – Please drop-off and pick-up in the student lot.  Do not drive onto the band field.

Bring water jug and towel to camp each day.  DRINK WATER!

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.)


All students meet in the band room


Band Room



8:20am – noon



Lunch (brown bag or food truck)

noon – 1:00pm



Winds, guard, and percussion sectionals




Winds in full rehearsal




End of afternoon rehearsal




Dinner (on your own)




Students resume rehearsal

6:30pm – 9:00pm



Band Store Open (and pick-up orders)

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Parking Lot


LBA Board Meeting





8:00am – noon



Lunch (bring your own)

noon – 1:00pm



Winds, guard, and percussion sectionals




Winds full rehearsal




Dinner (on your own)




Full rehearsal

6:30pm – 9:00pm




8:00am – noon



Lunch (provided – see below)

noon – 1:00pm



Winds, guard, and percussion sectionals




Winds full rehearsal

2:15pm – 5:00pm



Shoe orders due (uniform crew)


See below



8:00am – noon



Lunch (provided – see below)

noon – 1:00pm



Winds, guard, and percussion sectionals




Winds full rehearsal

2:15pm – 5:00pm




8:00am – noon



Lunch (provided – see below)

noon – 1:00pm



Winds, guard, and percussion sectionals




Winds full rehearsal

2:15pm – 5:00pm



Calendar Notes


Click here for the Band Camp Schedule

Click here for the July Band Camp Newsletter

First week of Band Camp:  July 25 – 29, 2016
Second week of Band Camp:  August 1 – 5, 2016

Upcoming Events:

·         LBA Board Meeting on July 25 at 6:30pm

·         Parent Performance and Silent Auction on August 5 (more information below)

·         Picture Day on August 6 (see schedule below)


2016 Lafayette Band Discount Cards


The 2016 Lafayette Band Discount Cards are here!  The Cards ($10 each) provide year-long savings and buy-one-get-one-free offers at merchants throughout Lexington.  Each family is asked to sell at least 15 cards or provide a $50 donation.  Click here to view the 2016 Discount Card.

Every student that returns $150 for the sold cards by Monday, August 1 will receive a $10 iTunes or Starbucks gift card.

Please pick up your discount card fundraising packet (or additional cards) in the Student Parking Lot.  Look for the white van, balloons, and discount card sign.

·         Monday, July 25 at 6:30pm

·         Tuesday, July 26 at 8:00am and 6:30pm

·         Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00pm

·         Thursday, July 28 at 5:00pm

·         Friday, July 29 at 8:00am and 5:00pm

All money and unsold tickets should be turned in by August 18.  Watch the e-News for collection dates and times.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy Bennett (859-533-4709) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845).


The Field Crew Needs You


The field crew is still a little shorthanded for performance days as this year’s show has more equipment to get on and off the field than in recent years.  If the legendary fun and festivity of tailgating with the field crew on contest days and the awesome food is not enough, helping push equipment gives you a front row (actually in front of the front row) seat for the show.  The crew can use your help even if you have limited availability.  If you are potentially interested in helping, please contact Matt King at matt@bleedsblue.com


Volunteers Needed For Band Store and Bingo


We have some specific needs for Parent Volunteers:

·         Band Store – We need volunteers to help with set-up and sales at the Band Store.  This is a fun and easy way to meet the band families.  The store is open for about 90 minutes during one practice day each week.  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


Complete the Summer To-Do List


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)

↓  Band Camp Information Below  ↓



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


Band Camp Lunches


Below is the schedule for Band Camp Lunches.  Drinks and cookies will be provided each day.  Vegetarian and Gluten-free options will be available for those students who notified the Food Crew in advance.

First week of Band Camp:  July 25 – 29, 2016
Band Camp Lunch Menu Week 1

Monday – Bring a bag lunch or order from That’s How We Roll Food Truck*
Menu choices:

·         Burger or Bacon Cheeseburger
     1/4 lb. burger, American cheese, bacon, smoked paprika mayo, lettuce, tomato
     chips or potato salad

·         Blackened Chicken Nachos
     Tortilla chips topped with cheddar cheese sauce, blackened chicken breast.  
     Salsa, sour cream, and jalapeños available

·         Italian Sub
     Hard salami, smoked cappicola ham, pepperoni, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato,
     balsamic vinaigrette on sub roll
     Chips or potato salad

Cost – $6. 

*Must pre-order and pay between 7:30-8:00 on Monday morning.
Table will be set up near drop off area.
LBA will provide drinks and cookies. 

Tuesday–  Bring your own lunch. LBA will provide drinks and cookies
Wednesday – BBQ, coleslaw, chips
Thursday – Subs, pasta salad, chips
Friday – Pizza, veggies, fruit

If you would like to help serve, please sign up using the signup genius link

Lafayette Band Camp Lunch Crew or contacting Stacey Stone at stone1016@yahoo.com.   Thank you!!!

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

·         Monday:  Students bring lunch / Food Truck

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

Cookie Donations
Stacey Stone (“The Cookie Lady”) will be in the student parking lot on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to collect cookie donations.  The students will eat about 35 dozen cookies each day!  Homemade or store-bought donations are always appreciated.  We are a “nut-free” campus so please be sure cookies and treats do not contain peanuts, tree nuts, or sesame seeds. 


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.  You may also drop them off directly with the chaperone team in the white tent adjacent to the band field when dropping-off or picking-up your student.


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 pharmacy label serves as the physician’s order. 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 or bring them to the white tent by the band field. 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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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 at the stadium and you can “tailgate.”

Band Students eat free beginning at 5:00pm
All others eat from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost is $7 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, 2015-2016 season Memory Books and DVDs, and order red bags from the uniform crew.



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.


Uniform News


Uniform overview

Shoes – MUST be ORDERED and PAID FOR on Wednesday, July 27.  The shoe representative will be at Lafayette on this day to receive orders/payment. For more information, click here.

Socks – Please purchase several pairs of long (over the calf), PLAIN, white tube socks for your child. No gray on the heel, no stripes. Meijer typically has plain white socks. Your child needs these socks by August 5th.

Shorts – Your child needs at least one pair of plain white shorts to wear under their uniform. Shorts can be purchased from the Uniform Crew for $10 or you may provide your own. If you are purchasing from Uniform Crew, please email Amy King (amy@bleedsblue.com) no later than July 29th with your child’s size.  Payment must be received no later than August 3rd.  Payment can be mailed to Amy King at 2257 Shaker Run Rd, Lexington 40509, or can be brought to the orchestra room on the following dates/times:   July 25 and 26 from 6-9pm, July 27 and 29 from 9-5 pm, August 1 and 2 from 6-9pm, August 3 from 9 to 5pm.  Checks should be made payable to LBA.  Your child needs shorts by August 5th.

Band Camp T-Shirt – Your child will receive one shirt free of charge on August 5th. If you would like to purchase an additional shirt for $10, it must be ordered by July 29th and payment must be received no later than August 3rd.  Payment can be mailed to Amy King at 2257 Shaker Run Rd, Lexington 40509, or can be brought to the orchestra room on the following dates/times:   July 25 and 26 from 6-9pm, July 27 and 29 from 9-5 pm, August 1 and 2 from 6-9pm, August 3 from 9 to 5pm.  Checks should be made payable to LBA.  The students like to have an extra shirt on hot competition days.  It also eliminates the need to do laundry after a football game on Friday night before a competition on Saturday!

Gloves – Your child (unless they are in percussion or color guard) will need to purchase gloves from the Uniform Crew on September 2nd, just prior to the football game. Please send $5 for each pair of gloves on September 2nd.

Red Bag – The ‘red bag’ is what contains all of your child’s uniform parts – shoes, socks, shorts, shirt and gloves. For more information on ordering a red bag, click here.  If you choose not to purchase a red bag, your child will be issued a small bag from the Uniform Crew.

Uniform – Your child will be fitted for a uniform during band camp. The uniform never goes home – it is the responsibility of the Uniform Crew.

Be prepared for performances!
For each performance, your child’s red bag MUST contain:
    Clean marching shoes
    Clean long, plain, white socks
    Clean white shorts
    Clean band camp shirt
    Clean gloves
The Uniform Crew will have gloves for sale at each performance. If your child forgets one of these items, the Uniform Crew has a limited supply of white shorts and band camp shirts available for $10 each and white socks for $2/pair. It is in your best interest to make sure your child’s red bag contains their socks, shirt and shorts so as not to incur extra costs.

Important Uniform Dates
July 27 – Order/pay for shoes.
July 29 – Deadline to order an extra band camp shirt and/or shorts through Uniform Crew
August 3 – Deadline to pay for shorts/extra band camp shirt
August 5 – Red bag orders due; Receive marching shoes, band camp shirt and shorts (if purchased through Uniform Crew)
August 6 – Picture Day.  Your child must have their socks and shorts prior to this day.  Be sure to wear socks, shorts and band camp shirt and bring marching shoes.  Students will change into uniform at school that morning.
Late August/early September – Red bags arrive.
September 2 – Football game, first performance!  Bring money to purchase gloves, $5/pair.  Bring packed red bag.

Any other uniform questions?  Contact Amy King by email, amy@bleedsblue.com, or text 859-227-4253.



Uniform Crew Volunteers Needed


Are you still searching for your place in the Lafayette Band Association family?  Then I invite you to join uniform crew!  Contrary to popular belief, sewing skills are NOT required, and it’s not required to work performances days.  While we do need a performance crew, there’s plenty to do behind the scenes on other days.  Younger siblings are always welcome to hang out with us.  So whether you have a little time to donate or a lot, please check out our fun and flexible crew!  Also, please consider helping with fittings during band camp.  We will be doing fittings in the orchestra room:

July 25 and 26 from 6-9pm
July 27 and 29 from 9-5pm – I need extra help the 27th since that is shoe order day!
August 1 and 2 from 6-9pm
August 3 and 5 from 9-5pm – I need extra help on the 5th to make sure everything is done by parent performance!

Questions?  Contact Amy King by phone or text at (859)227-4253, or email at amy@bleedsblue.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


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


Football:  Tates Creek High School


KMEA State Quarterfinals (preferred date for students to take the ACT)


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY


Band Picture Times on August 6


Triple Play Productions will be photographing students and sections on Saturday, August 5th.  Students should wear white shorts, band camp shirts, white socks and marching shoes to school.  Students will dress into their uniforms for pictures.  Students will NOT wear hats for pictures, so hair should be picture-ready upon arrival.  Below are times each section should report to the band room:

8:15  Drum majors (4)
8:30  Baritones (7)
8:45  Mellophones (12)
9:00  Trumpets (19)
9:15  Percussion (30)
9:45 Wind Symphony (in concert uniform)
10:00  Clarinets (38)
10:30  Sousaphones (10)
10:45  Saxophones(25)
11:00  Trombones (17)
11:15  Flutes (24)
11:30  Color guard (25)

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 or 4 weeks.


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. 


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


The band store will be open on Monday, July 25 from 5:00-6:30 in the senior parking lot.  Please stop by and visit the store so that you can stock up on all of your Lafayette band gear!  We have a limited inventory of customized apparel available as well as the usual items such as lanyards, patches, t-shirts, sweatshirts, past show shirts, etc.  We will be taking order forms for the second customized apparel order through August 1st, so please stop by to drop off your order forms and checks (made out to LBA).

For those of you who placed a customized apparel order in June, your items are in!  All custom orders will be available to pick up in the band store on Monday evening.

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)


Links to General Information


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