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Schedule & News

For the week of May 22nd

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Lafayette Band Seniors! 


No Rehearsal




LBA Board Meeting




Graduation Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



DVD Distribution

4:30 – 5:00

Parking Lot


Graduation Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



DVD Distribution

4:30 – 5:00

Parking Lot


Last Day of School




Meet at lower level back entrance to Rupp Arena


UK – Rupp Arena


Begin Rehearsal




Graduation Ceremony Begins




Graduation Ceremony Ends (have rides available)




Calendar Notes


The Lafayette Band Reunion is on June 11 at Marriott Griffin Gate.  Register now to join alumni and band directors from 1939-2016.

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


Jazz Ensemble (Strange)


Performance at Comedy off Broadway Monday night. 

Arrive at 6:30pm (transportation on your own).

The performance begins at 7:15pm and ends at approximately 7:45pm.

Students may stay and listen to the DiMartino Osland Jazz Orchestra if they choose. That performance will end at approximately 9:15pm.


DVD Distribution


“Vive la France!” DVDs will be distributed on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25 in the Student Parking lot from 4:30 – 5:00.  There are a few DVDs still available for $40.  We will have additional distribution dates when the memory books arrive in late June. Watch e-News for announcements! Contact Karen Akel at karen.akel@fayette.kyschools.us with any questions.


Lafayette High School Graduation


Report Time:  11:15am Ceremony Begins at 1:00pm
There will not be bus transportation to this event!  (see below for car pool)

We will meet at 11:15am at the lower level back entrance to Rupp Arena.  Do not be late!!!  You can access this by parking in the Jefferson Street parking lot (which will cost you money) or you can be dropped off on High Street, just at the end of Rupp Arena, and take the steps down to the lower level back entrance.

We will rehearse briefly from 11:4512:30 pm.  We will begin performing at 1pm and play until after the seniors processional.  We will stay for the entire graduation, which lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes, and then provide the recessional for seniors and guests.  Have your rides pre-arranged for pick-up at Rupp Arena close to 2:30pm.

This year, all non-graduating students who are in both the choir & band will perform with the band. 

Students are expected to wear their blue short-sleeve polo band shirt and an appropriate pair of khaki pants (black, tan, brown)No shorts or jeans!!!

Percussionists and tubas need to be aware of information that will be given later in the week concerning truck loading and unloading.

If anyone has any questions, please call me at 381-3484 or 396-3311.  Remember, this is a performance and unexcused non-participation will result in a revised grade!

Schedule for Friday, May 27
Wear blue Lafayette Band polo shirt/khaki or black pants/appropriate shoes.

11:15am Meet at lower level back entrance to Rupp Arena
11:45 Begin rehearsal
1:00pm Graduation ceremony begins
2:30 Graduation ceremony ends or is ending (have rides available


Uniform Crew Update


Mama Waffles (aka Amy King) will be in the band room from dismissal until 6pm on Wednesday the 25th for anyone that needs a band polo shirt.  Polo shirts must be worn at the graduation performance.  Only freshmen or upperclassmen who joined the band this year should need a polo shirt. If any student needs a replacement shirt, they should bring $25 for the shirt.  Also, if any student would like to exchange their polo shirt for a different size, they should bring their current, clean polo on Wednesday.  Any questions? Email them to Amy@bleedsblue.com


Volunteer Carpool to Rupp Arena for Graduation


Bus transportation is not provided to Rupp Arena on Friday for Graduation.  Therefore, a voluntary car pool is being organized to assist families that are unable to transport their student to Rupp Arena.  Please contact Karen Horne at 859-230-8788 or khgnextlevel@gmail.com if you are available to transport students. Please include your name and the number of students you can accommodate. If your student needs transportation, please contact Karen and provide the student’s name and telephone number.  Karen will connect available drivers and students.

Please respond to Karen no later than 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 25 with this information


Band Store Apparel


The Band Store is taking orders for customized and personalized clothing.  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.  The deadline to order is June 30.  Mail your order form and payment to:

The Lafayette Band
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591


Summer Programs


Summer Music Academy (private lesson program) begins on June 13th.
Register by Wednesday, May 25th

Asbury Leadership Training is on Tuesday, June 7th
Deadline to apply is May 26th

All forms for these events are available on the website at www.Lafayetteband.org

Summer M2 Registration
Asbury Leadership Workshop


Student Annual Physical and KHSAA Form

Download KHSAA Form

Make an appointment now with your child’s physician to get a yearly physical. Have the physician complete and sign the KHSAA Physical Form and send it with your student on the first day of band camp. It is a good idea to take a blank KSHAA Form with you since not all physicians keep blank forms on file.

If your student had a physical last year after July just make arrangements for a new physical as soon as possible at the one year date.


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


It’s never too late to start finding your niche and meet many new lifelong friends as your child makes their journey through band.  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.

Here is what you can do this summer to find ways to support and participate in your child’s band experience.

1.       Join the Lafayette Band Association. All volunteers must be members of the LBA.

2.       Verify that you are an approved volunteer with the Fayette County School System. Click on this link

3.       Volunteer at BINGO as many Tuesdays and Thursdays as you can spare this summer while your schedule is not so hectic. This is the best way to meet and get to know other band parents while also supporting the band in one of its most profitable fundraisers.

4.       Watch the e-News this summer for crew profiles to learn more about each crew. 

5.       Watch for a crew recruiting meeting this summer. This will give you an opportunity to meet and speak with all the crew leaders to determine which crew fits you best.

In the meantime, if you have a burning crew question, feel free to reach out to the following crew leaders for answers to your specific questions.

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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Email your family and friends and Share this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112 and ask your donors, volunteers, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit Lafayette Band Association.


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


Links to General Information


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