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Schedule & News

 For the week of August 7th  


Sell Discount Cards and Receive an Ice Cream Treat on Friday!  See below for details.


Full Rehearsal

6:00pm – 9:00pm



Band Store Open

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Parking Lot


LBA Parent Meeting – name tags will be distributed at the meeting




Full Rehearsal

6:00pm – 8:30pm



First Day of School!




Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:15pm



2016 Lafayette Band Discount Cards


How many Discount Cards have you sold?  The Cards ($10 each) provide year-long savings and buy-one-get-one-free offers at merchants throughout Lexington.  Each family is asked to sell at least 15 cards or provide a $50 donation.  Click here to view the 2016 Discount Card.

Congratulations to Ellie Adams, Hope Bennett, Bethany Boggs, Rachel Booth, Luke Dailey, Jenna Fugazzi, Taylor Garland, Chase Harberson, Austin Lancaster, Kate Manno, Annika Prevette, Dalton Stanland, Olivia Truitt, David Vest, and Ally Watrous for selling 15 Discount Cards by August 1.  Your $10 Starbucks or iTunes gift card will be available on Thursday, August 11 in the student parking lot. 

New Incentive This Week – Every student that returns $150 for the sold cards by Thursday, August 11 will receive an ice cream treat after practice on Friday.  This includes the students that turned in their cards last week.  Thanks for selling! 

Please pick up your discount card fundraising packet (or additional cards) in the Student Parking Lot.  Look for the white van, balloons, and discount card sign.

·         Monday, August 8 at 7:00pm (LBA Parent Meeting)

·         Thursday, August 11 at 6:00pm

·         Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00pm

·         Wednesday, August 17 at 5:45pm

·         Friday, August 19 at 9:00am and 12:00noon

All money and unsold tickets should be turned in by August 19.  Watch the e-News for collection dates and times.  If you have questions, please contact Cindy Bennett (859-533-4709) or Carole Howell (859-420-7845).


Kroger Card Community Rewards Program Re-enrollment


Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Band through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  All supporters must re-enroll by the August 31 deadline or Kroger will drop you from the rewards program.  If you are currently a supporter through this program, you should receive an email reminder from Kroger with a link to re-enroll. 

To re-enroll or begin to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards, follow these steps:

·         Go to www.kroger.com/communityrewards

·         Click the orange button on the left side to sign in to your account or create an account

·         Click on the “Community” tab at the top and then “Community Rewards”

·         Find Organization (search by keyword or NPO number 10043)

·         Select Your Organization – click on the button for Lafayette High School Band

·         Click the “Enroll” button to complete the enrollment process

If you need additional help with re-enrolling, please call 1-800-krogers, Option #3.  If you have not been a part of the Rewards Program to help support the band, you can create an account and enroll your Kroger plus card.  Click on the link above and register your card by entering the Lafayette Band NPO number 10043. 

This is an easy fundraiser so please register your Kroger Rewards Card and re-enroll in the program. Remember to use your rewards card to purchase gasoline and gift cards.  If you have any questions, contact Carole Howell at cehowe2@gmail.com.


Food and Travel


A BIG Thank You To All Who Helped with Band Camp and Parent Performance Meals

A big thank you goes out to all of the parents and families who donated their time and talents for serving meals during band camp and the parent performance.   A special thank you to Jane and Jim DeRossett and Stacey Stone for organizing the band camp meals and overseeing the food crew for the entire camp.  


Lafayette Band Invitational – Donations Needed


We will be operating a concessions stand and selling soft drinks in the stands during the Lafayette Band Invitational on September 17.  We are asking each family to donate a 24-case of canned Pepsi Products (yes – it must be a Pepsi product).  Due to limited storage space at school, please deliver your soda cans to the Bingo Hall on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 5:00pm – 9:30pm. 


This is a good time to purchase the canned soda with back-to-school sales and discounts.


Lafayette Band Invitational – Spotlight Ads


The Lafayette Band will be hosting an Invitational Band Contest on Saturday, September 17.  Eleven local and regional bands will be performing and it will be an incredible event!  Ads are currently being sold for the invitational program, so if you know of or have a business and would like to place an advertisement, please contact Carole Howell for details. 

The Invitational Program will include “Spotlight Ads”.  If you have not seen a “Spotlight” form for the Lafayette Band Invitational program, contact Carole Howell or go to the Invitational link on our website. This is an easy way to support, recognize, and encourage your student for all of their hard work! Forms are due by August 20th.

Let’s show everybody how proud we are of our band and students!


Car Pool Opportunity


The Lafayette Band is fortunate to have many students who live out-of-district.  Sometimes transportation can be difficult and time-consuming for these families.  If you live in the Hamburg area and interested in participating in a car pool, please contact Elizabeth Snellings (469-644-9935 or esnellings@aaep.org). 


The Field Crew Needs You


The field crew is still a little shorthanded for performance days as this year’s show has more equipment to get on and off the field than in recent years.  If the legendary fun and festivity of tailgating with the field crew on contest days and the awesome food is not enough, helping push equipment gives you a front row (actually in front of the front row) seat for the show.  The crew can use your help even if you have limited availability.  If you are potentially interested in helping, please contact Matt King at matt@bleedsblue.com


Chaperone Crew Update


We still have a few students that have not turned in mandatory medical forms. These forms are for your child’s safety and are very important for not only proper medical treatment but so that we can reach you as quickly as possible. You can find the forms at www.lafayetteband.org in the forms section or stop by the blue chaperone building next to the band field and we’ll be glad to provide a form that you can fill out right there.

Students need to continue to bring their water jugs to practice throughout the band season. In the past, the marching band would easily use over 20,000 Styrofoam cups during a typical marching season. Personal water jugs are not only environmentally friendly but they save LBA parents over $600 a season.   Mr. Smith will provide a location for the students without lockers to store their jugs for easy access. 

Our goal is to have two chaperones at every band practice. Color Guard parents are needed to help Chaperone the late after school practices. Guard practices late on Monday and Tuesday (5:30-8:30) and Thursday (5:00-8:00).

You must be a FCPS approved volunteer and be a member of the LBA in order to volunteer. If you are interested or want more information, contact Frankie Stivers (frankiestivers@elderlawlexington.com


Uniform News


If anyone has a shoe issue, please contact Amy King by MIDNIGHT, MONDAY AUGUST 8.

Amy, Matt, Evan and Annelise King would like to thank the Lafayette Band family for the outpouring of love and support during their time of loss.  Words cannot express how much every gesture was appreciated.


Tentative Fall Band Schedule



Football:  Louisville Trinity High School


Contest:  Bourbon County High School (please avoid the ACT on this day)


Lafayette Invitational


Football:  Henry Clay High School


Contest:  Ryle High School


Football:  Bryan Station High School


Football:  Madison Central High School  (Senior Night for the Band)


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


Football:  Tates Creek High School (8th Grade Band Night)


KMEA State Quarterfinals (preferred date for students to take the ACT)


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY


All Volunteers


Fayette County Public Schools requires a background check for anyone who volunteers in or with the schools.  Please submit to a new background check or verify the date on your current background check by clicking on this link.  Please complete the background check prior to the start of band camp.  This must be completed in order to volunteer in any capacity with the band (e.g., serve meal at band camp, field crew, uniform crew, etc.). Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com with any questions.


Band Store Apparel


The band store will be open on Monday, August 8 from 5:30pm -7:00pm in the senior parking.  Please stop by and visit the store so that you can stock up on all of your Lafayette band gear!  We have a limited inventory of customized apparel available as well as the usual items such as lanyards, patches, t-shirts, sweatshirts, past show shirts, etc.  We will be taking orders for the customized apparel order so please stop by to drop off your order forms and checks (made out to LBA).

For those of you who placed a customized apparel order in June, your items are in!  All custom orders will be available to pick up in the band store on Monday evening.  If anyone would like to place a second order, I will accept them on Monday evening. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Haymes at 859-552-6108 or haymes@twc.com.  Mail your order form and payment (checks payable to LBA) to:

The Lafayette Band
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591

The band store is still in need of volunteers.  If anyone is interested in volunteering in the band store, please contact Stacey Haymes at haymes@twc.com.


Links to General Information


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LBA Meeting Schedule

Instructions to Set up a Twitter Account

Download the Lafayette Band Handbook.

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Kroger Card Registration Instructions





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