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Schedule & News

For the week of April 24th

Register for the Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K on Saturday, April 30!  (Flyer)
Donations are Needed – Fruit, Protein Bars and Granola Bars


Full Jazz Ensemble

3:45 – 5:30



Color Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 8:30



LBA Board Meeting




Lafayette Drum Line

7:00 – 9:00



Woodwind Auditions

4:00 – 6:00



Raffle Collection

3:30 – 4:00



Percussion Auditions

4:00 – 6:00



Brass Auditions

4:00 – 6:00



Raffle Collection

3:30 – 4:00



KMEA Jazz Festival Call Time (Lewellen)
(see schedule below)


Henry Clay HS


Registration ends for the Band Banquet
(see registration information below)




Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

7:30am – 11:00am



KMEA Jazz Festival Call Time (Strange)
(see schedule below)


Henry Clay HS


Last day to order Memory Books and DVD




Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony

1:00 – 3:00

Calvary Baptist Church


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


Audition Music Available


Auditions for the 2016-2017 Lafayette Band are scheduled for April 26 – April 28 in the Lafayette music suite.  All students (new and current) must audition for placement in one of three concert bands and for part selection in the marching band.

Students will sign-up for an audition time upon arrival in the band room and may leave when the audition is finished.

Woodwinds:  Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion:  Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass:  Thursday, April 28 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Check www.lafayetteband.org for audition music.


Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

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The Lafayette Band 5K Run/Walk is on April 30, 2016. Registration is now open! Go to www.runsignup.com to register.  Please share this event with your family and friends and direct any questions to Carole Howell, 859-420-7845.

We still need donations of snack items for the morning race – granola bars, fruit bars, protein bars, bananas, and apples (no water).  Items can be left in the band room for Carole Howell or contact her directly.

Parents and grandparents can walk or jog.  Babies and strollers are free.

There is now a Race Page on Facebook.

Students sign-up here and click the Special Pricing button ($18).

Teams are encouraged – Guard, Woodwinds, Percussion, etc. and you can dress up (tutus and crazy socks are popular).  There will be awards for the best team spirit.

Race Time is 8:30 AM
Registration at 7:30 AM
More details at www.lafayetteband.org and www.runsignup.com

A Lafayette Band 5K sponsorship letter is available for businesses interested in sponsoring the race.  Questions and inquiries can be directed to Carole Howell, Ben Boggs, Brenda Boggs, Kay Warner, or Mike Booth.

Please share the flyer and race information with friends, family, and coworkers on your social media.


KMEA Jazz Festival Assessment


All events take place at Henry Clay High School.
Transportation is NOT provided.
The performances are free and open to the public.  Families and friends are invited to attend.

Friday, April 29th  Jazz Band (Lewellen)
Arrive at Henry Clay High School for call time at 4:50pm
Warm-up at 5:00pm
Performance at 5:30pm
Clinic at 6:00pm
Finished at approximately 6:30pm

Saturday, April 30th Jazz Ensemble (Strange)
Arrive at Henry Clay High School for call time at 8:30am
Warm-up at 9:00am
Performance at 9:30am
Clinic at 10:00am
Finished at approximately 10:30am


Order Memory Books and Band DVDs

Download Form

Pre-order your 2015-16 “Vive la France!” Memory Book and DVD now by downloading this form.  The Memory Book is designed by band parent and photographer Michelle Dunlap and includes 60 color pages for $20.  The DVD is produced by Box 5 and is $40.  Order forms and payment must be received by Karen Akel no later than April 30.  Watch e-News for distribution dates and times.  For more information, contact Karen Akel at Karen.Akel@fayette.kyschools.us.


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:  Bethany Boggs, Eli Dunlap, Grace Evridge, Michael Haymes, Kenneth Holbrook, Ashley James, and Genaea Sarantakos.


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 3:30 – 4:00 in the Band Room
Thursday at 3:30 – 4:00 in the Band Room
Sunday at 1:00 – 3:00 at the Band Banquet

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.


Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony



Make Reservations Now!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony is scheduled for this Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (150 East High Street). We will celebrate another awesome year of Lafayette Band, bid farewell and pay special tribute to our seniors, and recognize the underclassmen with their well-earned “letters and bars”.

This year, our banquet is being sponsored in part and will be catered by Qdoba. We truly appreciate their support of our event.

We invite all Lafayette Band families to the lunch that includes: Your choice of entrée, dessert and beverage for only $8.00 per person. Our graduating seniors will be our guests for this event and are invited to attend free of charge, compliments of the Lafayette Band Association.

Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m., with lunch served shortly after check-in.

We will need servers to help with the banquet meal provided by Qdoba on Sunday.  Servers will need to enter through the west side of Calvary Baptist Church Activity Center.  Anyone available to serve should email Robin Feese at rfeesemd@cwpeds.com.

Please register if you plan on attending. Registration will close midnight Friday, April 29th.


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


Percussion Spring and Summer Training

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Lafayette High School Percussion
Spring & Summer Training Schedule 2016

Spring Training with 2016 Percussion at Lafayette

Monday, April 25


Monday, May 2


Monday, May 9


Monday, May 16


 Summer Training 2016

Monday, June 13


Monday, June 20


Monday, June 27


Monday, July 11


Percussion Camp—July 18-22 8:00am – 5:00 pm @ Lafayette
Band Camp—July 25-29 All Day @ Lafayette
Band Camp—August 1-5 All Day @ Lafayette


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