October 20, 2016


Football Game vs Tates Creek (see itinerary below)

4:45pm – end of game



8th Grade Band Night




Band Store Open

During Game



KMEA Quarterfinals  (see itinerary below)




Arrive for Rehearsal




Lafayette Performance


Bryan Station


Dinner Served at Lafayette




Rehearsal at Lafayette

6:00pm – 8:00pm



Football Game Itinerary for Friday, October 21



Color Guard hair and make-up


Dress into uniform






Depart for Stadium with 8th Grade Students


Game vs. Tates Creek High School

8:00 – 8:30

Approximate time for half-time show


Approximate end of game


Please have rides ready


White socks/shorts


Cleaned marching shoes


All things in red bag

The half-time show will be live-streamed (approx. 8:00).  Link through www.lafayetteband.org


KMEA Quarterfinals Contest Itinerary for October 22

Download Itinerary

Lafayette Marching Band
KMEA Quarter-Finals @ Bryan Station
Saturday, October 22, 2016


Rehearsal at Lafayette




Dress into uniform


Load buses


Depart for Bryan Station


Arrive at Bryan Station


Trucks for equipment




Quarter-finals begin @ Bryan Station




Load truck & Buses


Depart for Lafayette


Change from uniform




Announcement (Lafayette students will not be present)


Rehearse at the stadium


BAND MEMBERS — It is very important to check and double-check the items in your Red Bag prior to every performance! Make certain all required items are present, clean. This is important information to remember prior to every football game and competition!

Parents and Students — Carefully review these instructions:

  • Bring money for gloves if needed. – $6.00
  • Clean and polish shoes
  • Have your band camp shirt to wear under your uniform.
  • Wear long white socks – plain, no stripes! (It’s good just to keep an extra pair of socks in your bag)
  • Bring white shorts to wear under your uniform.
  • If there is a problem with your uniform, see a member of the uniform team.
  • We always appear in public dressed in full uniform unless Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop have informed the students otherwise.

Hair should not touch the collar when dressed in uniform, therefore, students with longer hair should bring items to secure their hair in a ponytail or purchase a wig cap.  Wig caps can be purchased from the Uniform Team for $1 for a package of 2 caps.

Have class – YOU are the “PRIDE OF THE BLUEGRASS”! Always support other performing groups! Refuse to say anything negative, no matter what might be said to you.


Food for KMEA Quarterfinals


The band loves cookies, brownies, and rice crispy treats on contest days.  If you can bake (or buy) 2 or 3 dozen cookies, deliver to Stacey Stone (a.k.a. ‘The Cookie Lady’) on Saturday morning as you drop off your student.  Due to allergies, please no peanut butter, nuts or sesame seeds.

Make sure students eat breakfast before practice begins at 8:00am on Saturday morning.  We will be serving lunch and dinner. We will have a vegetarian option for those students who have made this request. If your student will not eat the meals provided, please send a packed meal for them.  It will be a long day and no one should go hungry.
Lunch – Sub sandwiches
Dinner – Fazoli’s

Want to help serve lunch or dinner?
We need volunteers to help serve lunch and dinner at Lafayette on Saturday.  If you are interested in helping with lunch (serving at 11:00am) or dinner (serving at 5:00pm), please contact Jane DeRossett (fullpantry@hotmail.com or 859-396-5387).


Medications for Quarterfinals


If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication during the day on Saturday and we do not have a physician’s signature on file, you will need to complete and return the “2016 Medical Prescription Form” found under the FORMS link on the Lafayette Website (www.lafayetteband.org). 

Return the completed form and the medication needed for that day only in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field. We will take medications for the Tates Creek contest on:

Friday: 5:00pm -6:00pm (before the football game)
Saturday: 8:00am – 9:00am

Please note that over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician’s signature on the FCPS form noted above.  If a physician has already signed the LBA Medical Form then you are not required to submit an additional form for the OTC medications included and initialed.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com).


KMEA Schedule for Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals


This is an exciting time in the marching season as the “Vox Populi” show nears completion and the students prepare for KMEA competition.  Below is some general information for the last 2 weeks of competition.

·         Quarterfinals will be held at Bryan Station High School on Saturday, October 22.  The competition begins at 3:00pm and Lafayette will perform at 3:15pm.  Each band will perform once and the top 8 bands from the east and west regions will advance. 

·         Semifinals for 5A will be held at Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville on Saturday, October 29.  The competition begins at approximately 10:00am and Lafayette’s performance time will be announced after quarterfinals.  The top 4 bands from each classification (1A – 5A) will perform in finals competition.

·         Finals competition begins at 6:00pm at Papa John’s Stadium.  The 1A bands perform at 6:00pm, 2A at 7:00pm, etc.  The top 4 bands for 5A will perform beginning at 10:00pm.  The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 11:15pm.


Fruit and Wreath


Fruit and Wreath

·         Fruit and wreath sales started this week and will continue until November 28.  Place your order with any band member, by phone at 859-559-0333 or on the website.  Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 10. 

·         Students are asked to sell a minimum of 10 items.

·         Sell 10 items by October 22 and receive a Chick-Fil-A gift card and your choice of a Lafayette Band water bottle or ornament.  Text a copy of the order sheet to Crystal Taylor (859-351-7522) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845). 

·         The “in lieu of payment” is $50.



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