Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of July 5th

Reminders and Notes


·         Summer 2nd video assignment is due July 13, 2015.  Send assignment (#10 and body training) to

·         Thanks to Herman Bratcher and the full band council for helping at bingo during the summer.

·         Join REMIND by texting @lafayetteb to 859-519-8446




M2 Summer Music Academy

Color Guard and Percussion Summer Training

Summer Band Rehearsal

4:00 – 8:30

6:30 – 8:30


Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School



Pull tab sellers needed

6:00 – 8:00

Bluegrass Bingo Center



LBA Board Meeting

6:30 – 8:00

LHS Library



Pull tab sellers needed

6:00 – 8:00

Bluegrass Bingo Center






Upcoming Events


July 16

Big Brother & Big Sister Cookout


July 16

Reception for the Bishop family from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Band Room


July 16

Dessert Social for New Parents and the LBA Board
5:30 – 8:30pm in the Music Suite


July 20

LBA Parent Meeting at 7:00pm in the cafeteria


July 22

Reception for Dr. Magee from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Bluegrass Bingo Center


August 7

Parent Performance and Silent Auction


August 8

Picture Day


Calendar Changes


Detailed band camp schedule will come out later this week.


Click here to download the summer schedule


Click here for the Summer M2 Schedule (lesson time assignments)


Welcome to Mr. Bishop – Associate Director of Bands


The Lafayette Band is excited to announce that Mr. Robert Dee Bishop is the new Associate Director of Bands!  We welcome Mr. Bishop, his wife Johnnie, and their daughter Anna to the Lafayette Family.  Click here to read about Mr. Bishop.  Please join us for a welcome reception on Thursday, July 16 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Band Room.


Medical Forms Due Before Band Camp

Link to Medical Form

It is critically important that we have a signed medical form on file prior to the beginning of band camp for every student. If you have not already done so, please take time now to complete, sign, and send in at least the first page of the medical form to the mailing address or email address below.

If you would like for your child to take any of the predesignated over-the-counter medications while at an after-school practice or on a band trip then you must have the student’s physician sign the second page of the form and you must initial which medications the student is allowed to take. Remember the physician must sign the second page of the form in order for your student to be able to take over the counter medications you designate on the form.

Lastly, be sure to have your student’s physician also complete the KHSAA Physical Form and return that form to the address below.

If you have any questions contact Mike at or 859-227-7985.

Send all medical forms to: Mike Booth 1105 Foleys Retreat 40514 or email them to the address above.


Join the Uniform Crew


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!  Questions?  Contact Amy King by phone or text at (859)227-4253, or email at


Order Band Shoes


If you need band shoes, we will be taking orders on Wednesday, July 30, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the cafeteria. Returning band kids, check your shoes before this date to make sure your shoes still fit and are in acceptable condition.  New band kids, you will definitely need to order. We will have samples to try on if you are unsure of size.  White marching shoes are $38 and black concert shoes are $25.  If you need both, the total is $63.  Guard shoes are $27.  Payment MUST be made THAT DAY.  Cash, money orders or checks made out to RRR Band Accessories are all acceptable forms of payment.  If you have questions, please contact Amy King 227-4253,


Band Store Volunteers Needed


Band store needs volunteer staffing for freshman week of band camp. 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.


BINGO – LBA’s Year-Round Fundraiser


Fundraising is crucial to support the Lafayette Band and its activities.  All of the fundraising efforts we engage in are important but Bingo (a year round fundraiser) does not require you to purchase items or sell items to your neighbors, co-workers, and family.

Bingo only requires your time.  Each night (Tuesday and Thursday) a staff of 12-15 volunteers are needed to run a successful Bingo session.  The profits raised for the Lafayette Band each night are dependent upon a full staff of volunteers.  Our Bingo patrons want to give us their money!

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this summer 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.


2015-2016  LBA Board, Crew, and Bingo Contact Information


Click here for the LBA Board, Crew, and Bingo Contacts.  You can always find this link at the bottom of every e-News.


Time is Running Out to Complete Summer Checklist


ü  Join the Lafayette Band Association (required to volunteer)

ü  Submit to a new FCPS Background Check or verify the date on your current background check (required to volunteer).

ü  Complete and return the 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Payment Agreement.

ü  Contact Tim and Lisa Fields at to sign up for 1 night of Bingo (any Tuesday or Thursday).


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.


Kroger Rewards Card


Kroger is offering 4x Fuel Points when you purchase gift cards at Kroger.  Register and use your Kroger card to support the Lafayette Band and save money on fuel purchases. 

Click here for instructions on registering your Kroger card.


Tentative Fall Band Schedule




Football: Boone County



Contest:  Bourbon County



Football: Scott County



Contest:  Ryle High School



Football: Clark County



Band of America Contest: St. Louis Super Regional



KMEA State Quarterfinals



KMEA State Contest in Bowling Green, KY


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