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Schedule & News

For the week of March 27th

Please return your 2016-2017 Payment Agreement (see information below).
This indicates your commitment to participate in the Lafayette Band Program.


Spring Break




Spring Break




Sell Pull-tabs at Bingo!




Spring Break




Spring Break




Sell Pull-tabs at Bingo!




Spring Break




Community Winter Guard Show (see details below)




Calendar Notes


First Time Marchers:  April 4 – 8 at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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

FCPS has set their graduation dates in May. The Lafayette Band calendar has been updated to reflect those decisions.

May 18-Graduation Rehearsal has been canceled
May 24-Graduation Rehearsal from 3:45 to 5pm
May 25-Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5pm
May 27-Lafayette Graduation at 1pm at Rupp Arena. Transportation to Rupp Arena will not be provided. An itinerary will be provided for that day.

Please check your calendars to avoid as many conflicts as possible. Thank you


Drum Majors Announced


The Lafayette Drum Majors for the 2016-2017 school year are: Ntinyari Miriti, Madeline Savage, Tyler Conn and Caleb Matocha.  Congratulations!!!


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.


BINGO–Volunteers Needed During Spring Break


Spring Break week is a fantastic time to fulfill your volunteer obligations at Bingo.  Bingo is a year round fundraiser and we need your help!  Several pull tab sellers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday – the bingo patrons want to give us their money by purchasing pull tabs!  Our nightly profits are directly related to the number of pull tab sellers.

No experience is necessary and it is a great way to earn those extra Fitbit steps! 

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please help us Tuesday or Thursday this week 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.


Community Winter Guard Show


There will be a Community Winter Guard show on Friday April 1st at Tates Creek Middle School beginning at 6:00pm. 

There will be performances by Dunbar High School, Dunbar Junior Guard, and the Lafayette High School Winter Guard. 

Admission to the show is $5 and the performing groups split the proceeds. 

Please come and support the Lafayette Winter Guard!!


First Time Marchers Camp


The First Time Marchers Camp is for current 8th graders or anyone marching with Lafayette for the first time.

Monday, April 4 – Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:30pm -8:00pm

Wear tennis shoes and socks – you will be marching outside.
No sandals or flip/flops


Consent Form for UK Windfest

Download Form

Students that are in Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band need to return the attached consent form to Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop by Wednesday, April 6th.  We must have this form returned in order to attend the UK Windfest on Saturday, April 9th.


Windfest Concert Festival 2016

Download Schedule

Lafayette High School Band
Windfest Concert Festival 2016
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Saturday, April 9

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Schedule


8:00am – Lafayette


9:00am – Lafayette

Depart for SCFA



10:00am – Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Performance


Wind Symphony Performance


Symphonic Band Departs


Wind Symphony Departs


Symphonic/Wind Symphony Percussion/Tubas will help load the trucks with equipment
Remember- Black shoes & black socks
Free and open to the public


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.

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.


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) – to be returned by March 15, 2016
  • 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


2016 – 2017 Board of Directors Nominees


The nominees (click here to download) for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were presented at the March 14 LBA Parent Meeting.  An invitation for nominations from the floor was extended and no new nominees were submitted.  The election will be held at the April 11 LBA Parent Meeting.  Questions should be directed to Matt King (matt@bleedsblue.com) or Amy King (amy@bleedsblue.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 4


Monday, April 11


Monday, April 18


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


Discount Card Volunteers Needed


The Lafayette Band Discount Card is the band’s most profitable and easy to sell fundraiser.  We need a few parent volunteers to help contact current and new discount card businesses for the 2016-17 card. 

If you are available from 2-4pm at least one day a week to contact businesses or would like more information, please contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com) or Kay Warner (warner272@gmail.com).


Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

Download Flyer

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 use social media to get the word out! Please direct any questions to Carole Howell, 859-420-7845.

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.


Links to General Information


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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