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For the week of May 8th

This is the last week to sell Raffle Tickets!!  See below for collection dates and times.

Sell 25 tickets and return money by Friday evening to receive ice cream after mini-camp on Saturday.


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Color Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 8:30



Vote in the SBDM Special Election




Lafayette Drum Line

7:00 – 9:00



LBA Parent Meeting




Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Mini-Camp for musicians and Color Guard

4:00 – 6:00



Raffle Collection


Parking Lot


Mini-Camp for Musicians and Color Guard

9:00am – noon



Raffle Collection


Parking Lot


Southland Street Fair

3:00 – 9:00



Calendar Notes


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


Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Election on Monday


As announced by the LHS PTSA, there will be a special election for one parent representative to the Lafayette SBDM Council.  The Lafayette Band Association is very fortunate to have two members running the for Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council – Ben Boggs and Patrice Perlman.  Please click on the candidate’s name to view their Bio, as posted on the Lafayette home page.

The voting will take place on Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm in the Lafayette Library at the PTSA General Membership meeting.    Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to vote!  This is to choose the person who will represent the parent voice for the 2016-17 school year and it would be great for the Lafayette Band to be represented.


Marching Mini-Camp on Friday and Saturday


The marching mini-camp this weekend is for 8th – 11th grade musicians and Color Guard.  Students should report to the Lafayette band room.

Friday, May 13 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Middle schoolers should arrive as soon as you are able)
Saturday, May 14 at 9:00am – noon

Dress to be outside.  Wear tennis shoes and socks.
Bring your medical forms, if you have not already turned them in.


Southland Street Fair on Saturday, May 14


Join the fun on Saturday at the Southland Street Fair!  This is a great opportunity for the Lafayette Band to participate and give back to the community.  The fair will be held on Southland Drive and includes music, food trucks, vendors, inflatables, etc.  The event is free and open to the public.   Here is a link to the Southland Street Fair website where you can view the entertainment schedule, food options and vendors:   http://southlandstreetfair.com/

The Lafayette Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3:00pm and the Band Store will have a vendor table and sell Lafayette merchandise and raffle tickets.  Volunteers are needed from 3:00pm – 9:00pm, in addition to some set-up and take-down time.  Students and parent volunteers are needed.  Please contact Carole Howell at 859-420-7845 or cehowe2@gmail.com to volunteer.  This is a great opportunity to sell those last few raffle tickets!

Jazz Ensemble (Strange) Itinerary
Transportation on your own
Drummers meet Dr. Strange at Lafayette at 1:45

2:15 arrive
2:30 sound check
3:00 performance
3:30 approximate finish


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:
Monday at 5:00pm – Band Room
Monday at 7:00pm – Parent Meeting
Friday at 6:00pm – Parking Lot
Saturday at noon – Parking Lot

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.


Chaperone Volunteers


Interested in volunteering as a chaperone this fall? Mike Booth will meet with interested parents at the blue building in the back left corner of the band field this Saturday during mini-camp anytime between 9:00 and 11:30. We especially need parents with medical or nursing backgrounds to help out with the chaperone first aid team.  If you have any questions contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.


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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