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Schedule & News

For the week of May 1st

Thank you to everyone who helped organize and serve at the Honors Banquet today.


Color Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 8:30



Lafayette Drum Line

7:00 – 9:00



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Raffle Collection




Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Raffle Collection




No Rehearsal




Deadline to Order DCI Finals Tickets
(see below for information)




Calendar Notes


The May LBA Parent Meeting is Monday, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria
The May LBA Board Meeting is Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm in the Library

Freshmen, 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


Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K


Thank you to Carole Howell and the volunteers who helped organize a fun and fabulous 5K run on Saturday!  Thanks to everyone who supported this inaugural event.


Spring Raffle for $10,000 Cash Prize

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The Lafayette Band Spring Raffle is underway.  Please continue to sell tickets and use social media!  If you would like additional tickets, please contact Brenda Boggs at 859-806-1967.

Congratulations to the following students who sold 25 (or more!) tickets and will receive a $10 gift card for Starbucks or iTunes:  Noah Arnold, Bethany Boggs, Austin Booth, Eli Dunlap, Grace Evridge, Ashley Hall, Michael Haymes, Hannah Holbrook, Kenneth Holbrook, Ashley James, Rose Johnson, Genaea Sarantakos and McKinzie Sprague.


2015-2016 Spring Raffle for a $10,000 Cash Grand Prize!   There will also be a drawing for lower arena tickets to a UK men’s basketball game.


All Lafayette Band families are asked to sell 25 tickets to make this successful and profitable!  Band payments cover only a portion of the expenses of this championship program.  Fundraising profits pay for uniforms, instruments, band camp instructors, travel/food/lodging at competitions, and much more!


Raffle Ticket Collection for sold tickets will be at the following times:
Tuesday at 5:00pm – Band Room
Thursday at 3:30pm – Band Room

Final turn-in date is May 14. All tickets (SOLD and UNSOLD) must be returned.


The drawing for the $10,000 Grand Prize will take place at the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.


Group Ticket Order for DCI Finals


We anticipate many current and former Lafayette Band Students marching in Drum Corp International (DCI) Finals on Saturday, August 13 in Indianapolis.

A group ticket order for those interested in participating will be placed on Friday, May 6.

·         Tickets are $31 each.  (This same ticket will cost around $90 if purchased through Ticketmaster.)

·         We are expecting to sit in sections 143-144 which is the same as last year.

·         Everyone is responsible for their own transportation.

·         Extra tickets will not be ordered. Tickets will be ordered for money that is received.

If you are interested in ordering tickets send your check to the address below and made payable to:
Mike Booth
1105 Foleys Retreat
Lexington, KY 40514.

Include your name, address, and phone number so I know who is ordering the tickets.
If you have questions contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.

This is not a LBA sponsored event.


PTSA Fundraiser for the Courtyard


Lafayette PTSA is working to spruce up the courtyard, located outside of Lafayette Café. We are asking for your help with this project.  Currently the courtyard has 3, dilapidated picnic tables. It is rarely used and rather uninviting. PTSA wishes to purchase several new industrial, metal picnic tables that will not only improve the look, but the function of the courtyard as well. Once the tables are installed, the area will lend itself as an outdoor classroom/study area as well as an outdoor dining area. We are also hoping to raise enough funds to donate $500 to the art department so that supplies may be purchased for student generated art projects to display around the courtyard.

Lafayette PTSA has not held a fundraiser for several years. Instead, operating on a tight budget, with income generated from membership fees and selling vinyl decals. We have set up a GoFundMe page to generate funds for this project and we hope that your family will make a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Amazingly those $1, $5, $20 donations quickly add up to make for a sizable gift.

Please check out our GoFundMe page and consider making a donation today!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of Lafayette PTSA!

Paige W. Kikuchi
LHS PTSA President


Asbury University Brass Music Camp


One of our annual sponsors, Asbury University, is hosting a unique Brass Music Camp for high school students June 13-17. The residential camp features private lessons, master classes and participation in a brass choir/performance led by Mark Ridenour (a principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Hiram Diaz (one of America’s most talented young soloists) and other Asbury Music Department faculty and students. All food, housing and evening activities are covered in the $360 camp fee. To learn more, visit Asbury.edu/ImpactU and/or watch this video: http://bit.ly/1WtS6wM


2016-2017 Materials Have Been Mailed


All families should have received a set of materials in the mail for the 2016-2017 band year.  The materials include:

  • 2016-2017 Payment Agreement (orange paper) – return immediately
  • LBA Membership Registration Form (red paper) – required to volunteer with LBA
  • LBA Parent Volunteer Form (blue paper)
  • Medical Authorization Form (pink paper) – Mandatory for students to participate in Band
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (cream paper) – Must be signed by a physician and parent in order for student to receive OTC medications.

Please complete and return these materials to the address provided on each form.  The forms are also available on the Lafayette Band website at www.lafayetteband.org or contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com


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