Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of June 28th


·         Student 1st video assignment due June 29th.
Examples and contact email for delivery of the assignment are found on the website.


·         Join REMIND by texting @lafayetteb to 859-519-8446




M2 Summer Music Academy

Color Guard and Percussion Summer Training

Summer Band Rehearsal

4:00 – 8:30

6:30 – 8:30


Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School



Pull tab sellers needed

6:00 – 8:00

Bluegrass Bingo Center








Pull tab sellers needed

6:00 – 8:00

Bluegrass Bingo Center






Upcoming Events

July 16                  Dessert Social for New Parents and the LBA Board in the Band Room

July 20                  LBA Parent Meeting

July 22                  Reception for Dr. Magee (time and location announced soon)

August 7              Parent Performance and Silent Auction

August 8              Picture Day


Calendar Changes

Click here to download the summer schedule

Click here for the Summer M2 Schedule (lesson time assignments)


Welcome to Mr. Bishop – Associate Director of Bands


The Lafayette Band is excited to announce that Mr. Robert Dee Bishop is the new Associate Director of Bands!  We welcome Mr. Bishop, his wife Johnnie, and their daughter Anna to the Lafayette Family.  Click here to read about Mr. Bishop.  Please watch for details regarding a welcome reception for Mr. Bishop and his family.


Items to Distribute


Memory Books/DVDs/2015 Senior Pics/Gummy Worms for Raffle Prizes to be distributed by Beth Potter and Karen Akel in the Student Parking Lot on Monday, June 29 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Please email Beth at with any questions.


Families of Wind Symphony Students


Application has been made to perform at two events in February 2016. 


The first event would be a performance at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference February 3-6, 2016.


The second event would be February 18-20, 2016 at the National Band Association/College Band Directors National Conference in Charleston, SC.


This would be 2-3 night travel opportunity.  The last time we have taken a spring overnight concert trip was 1998.


Though we have not been confirmed for performance at either event, it is best to plan. The KMEA Conference does not require much logistical planning. The NBA conference will have an additional cost beyond current LBA payments. The total cost per student is estimated to be approximately $600 divided into three payments from September 2015 to February 2016. Upon confirmation of our performance additional information will obviously be provided. 


Questions need to be directed to or call 859-396-3311.


Band Store Volunteers Needed


Band store needs volunteer staffing for freshman week of band camp. Please contact Stephanie Roney at or 859-519-0048.


Want to Volunteer?  Join the Lafayette Band Association


Join the Lafayette Band Association today to become an integral part of the decision-making process affecting your student’s music education experience. Annual membership (June 1 – May 31) is $10 per household and includes the following benefits:

·         Voting membership (one vote per household) in the Lafayette Band Association

·         Eligibility to hold LBA offices and participate in volunteer activities

·         LBA name tags for each member of your household identifying you as a supporter of the Pride of the Bluegrass.

·         Your student’s instrument may be covered against accidental damage by LBA’s insurance coverage during band trips.  Personal instruments of non-LBA members are not covered.


BINGO – LBA’s Year-Round Fundraiser


Fundraising is crucial to support the Lafayette Band and its activities.  All of the fundraising efforts we engage in are important but Bingo (a year round fundraiser) does not require you to purchase items or sell items to your neighbors, co-workers, and family.


Bingo only requires your time.  Each night (Tuesday and Thursday) a staff of 12-15 volunteers are needed to run a successful Bingo session.  The profits raised for the Lafayette Band each night are dependent upon a full staff of volunteers.  Our Bingo patrons want to give us their money!


We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this summer and come to the Bingo Hall in Keithshire Shopping Center at 6:00 pm.  You will meet some great parents and support the band’s fundraising efforts.


2015-2016  LBA Board, Crew, and Bingo Contact Information


Click here for the LBA Board, Crew, and Bingo Contacts.  You can always find this link at the bottom of every e-News.


Parent June To-Do List


ü  Join the Lafayette Band Association (required to volunteer)


ü  Submit to a new FCPS Background Check or verify the date on your current background check (required to volunteer).


ü  Complete and return the 2015-2016 Lafayette Band Payment Agreement.


ü  Contact Tim and Lisa Fields at to sign up for 1 night of Bingo (any Tuesday or Thursday).


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.  Contact Brenda Boggs at with any questions.


Kroger Rewards Card


Kroger is offering 4x Fuel Points when you purchase gift cards at Kroger.  Register and use your Kroger card to support the Lafayette Band and save money on fuel purchases. 


Click here for instructions on registering your Kroger card.


Tentative Fall Band Schedule


9/11                       Football: Boone County

9/12                       Contest:  Bourbon County

9/18                       Football: Scott County

9/26                       Contest:  Ryle High School

10/9                       Football: Clark County

10/16-10/18        Band of America Contest: St. Louis Super Regional

10/24                     KMEA State Quarterfinals

10/31                     KMEA State Contest in Bowling Green, KY


Links to General Information


Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

LBA Meeting Schedule

Instructions to Set up a Twitter Account

Download the Lafayette Band Handbook.

REMIND:  859-519-8446. @lafayetteb, @lhswinds, @62d72, @lhsconcer

Update  FCPS Background Check

Kroger Card Registration Instructions