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Schedule & News

For the week of October 25th  


Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15



LBA Board Meeting




Jazz Band at Comedy Off Broadway








Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15







Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:45







Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15



Band Store

5:00 – 6:30







Depart for Bowling Green




(See below for full itinerary)








KMEA 5A State Championships




Semi-Finals Contest Begins

10:00 AM CDT



Lafayette Performs in Semi-Finals

12:15 PM CDT






·         Calendar Change:  Area Concert on December 9 at 7:00pm

·         Calendar Change:  Color Guard and Drum Major Pictures 4:00 pm in the Orchestra Room on Nov-9th.

Lafayette Band Alumni Reunion on June 11, 2016. Tickets on Sale Now –  Click Here


Chamber Groups Begin Next Week

November Calendar

Chamber groups for ALL wind players start next week. Check out the November calendar for days and times.


Fundraising Notes


Breeders Cup Concessions

Thanks to the volunteers for the Breeders Cup Concession Stand on Monday.  Please meet Carole Howell and Jamey Gumm (from Lundy’s) at the corner of Limestone and Bar Street on Monday at 3:30pm.  Wear warm clothes, comfortable closed-toe shoes, hair pulled back in a cap, and Lundy’s will provide an apron.  The shift will end at approximately 10:00pm and you should plan to be there the entire time.  If you are interested in participating in this fun, volunteer opportunity, please contact Carole at (859) 420-7845.

Cheese and Sausage Money Collection

Thank you to all who helped make this fundraiser a success! Money collection for sold items and “in lieu of payments” should be given to Brenda Boggs (859-806-1967) at rehearsal. 

Fruit and Wreath

Fruit and Wreath sales continue until November 23.  Place your order with any band member or by phone (859-559-0333) or at www.shop.lafayetteband.org  If shopping online, add the student name in the comment box during check-out and the student will receive credit for the sale.

Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 5.    

Contact Trish Sprague (859-361-1587) or Crystal Taylor or Carole Howell (859-420-7845) with questions.


The holidays are fast approaching, which means LOTS of trips to Kroger!  Please make sure you register your Kroger Plus Card and encourage your friends and relatives to do so. Everyone can participate, even those that live in a different state. The Kroger Community Rewards number for the Lafayette Band is #10043.


Please follow the specialized link below to download the free Xooker app and the band will receive $1.00 for every download:


Post on social media pages and send to email contacts.  Play games on Xooker and you could win the $500 daily give away.

Amazon Smile

You can support the Lafayette Band every time you shop at Amazon.  Use the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112  and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.


Band Store

Open Thursday 5:00 – 6:30

Get ready to show your Lafayette Spirit and keep warm at State!

Long sleeve show shirts: $18

Printed sweatshirts: $25-$35

Embroidered sweatshirts: $45

Blankets (red, navy, royal): $20

Fleece Ear Warmers (red, navy, royal): $8

Car Flags: $15

Bumper stickers: $5


Uniform Crew News


State, here we come!  By now you should know what you need to be performance ready, but I’ll give you the list!

Hair, socks, band camp shirt, white shorts, gloves, deodorant, no nail polish or visible jewelry. 

What did I forget? CLEAN SHOES! I did so to make a point – Most people have also forgotten CLEAN shoes.  Don’t let Mama Waffles down, clean your shoes for State! Here’s how:

Scrub sides of soles with a brush and 409 or scrubbing bubbles.  Clean scuffs off uppers with a magic eraser or fingernail polish remover.  Remove laces and hand wash with dish soap.  White shoe polish makes the shoes beautiful!  Clean shoes the day before needed so they have time to dry.  Spraying deodorant or Febreeze inside keeps the shoes smelling fresh.  MAKE SURE your student’s name is written in BOTH shoes with permanent marker.

The Uniform Crew will have gloves ($6, $5), extra band camp shirts ($10), extra white shorts ($10) and extra white socks ($1) for sale.  Avoid extra cost by making sure your child has everything they need packed in their red bag.

More questions about uniforms?  Click Here Uniform 101 – Everything you ever wanted to know about uniforms and more!

Even MORE questions? Contact Amy King, 859-227-4253, amy@bleedsblue.com


Packing for the Bowling Green Overnight Trip


The band will stay in a hotel on Friday night and then in a gymnasium on Saturday night. You will need to pack two separate bags for the weekend in addition to your red bag

Friday (hotel) – Small Suitcase or Overnight Bag

Pack everything you need for the hotel that night and practice Saturday morning. This could include toiletries, sleeping attire, Saturday morning practice clothes, and anything you personally carry for your instrument. The overnight bag and your red bag will be the ONLY bags you take off the bus and into the hotel when we arrive. Remember to pack lightly, we will only be at the hotel for a short time. Do not plan on bringing anything for a ‘room party’ on Friday night. Sleep is important to performing your best on Saturday. The ‘party’ will be Saturday night after the championships!

Saturday (gymnasium) Bed-in-a-bag

Pack in a black garbage bag whatever you plan on using for sleeping on the gym floor. This could include sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow, blankets, etc. Whatever you need to ‘make your nest’ for the night. This bag will be loaded in a separate location under the charter bus and will not be taken off the bus until we arrive at the gymnasium on Saturday. DO NOT place anything in this bag that you will need Friday night at the hotel or for practice on Saturday.


·         Make sure your name is clearly labeled on your overnight (Friday) bag.

·         Write your name large and clear on the black garbage back using tape and a sharpie.



Medications for the Bowling Green Overnight Trip


If your child needs to take any prescription medications from time we depart for Bowling Green to the time we return on Sunday you must:

1.       Complete a “Physician Order and Parent/Guardian Authorization Administration Form” found on www.lafayetteband.org  for each medication.

2.       Send only the medication the student will need during the trip in its original container.  Do not send extra.

3.       Drop off the medication(s) at the blue chaperone building on Tuesday (10/27), Wednesday (10/28) or Thursday (10/29) anytime during practice. In order for us to properly organize and log the medications we ask that you not bring any medications last minute on Friday morning.

Why go to all this trouble?

The Chaperone Team will hold the medications and make sure that your student self-medicates at the prescribed times. We carry the student medications with us at all times so if something comes up like the need for an inhaler we have the medication available for the student and can track usage. The situation can become dangerous when we don’t have the medications available for your student when they need it most.

If you have any questions you may contact Trish Sprague (sprague@twc.com) or Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com).


KMEA Ticket Distribution


Pre-ordered KMEA semi-final and finals tickets will be distributed in the student parking lot:

·         Wednesday, October 28 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm


Please contact Beth Potter at potterjb5@gmail.com or 859-948-3859 with any questions.


Events in Preparation for KMEA State Finals


Water Bottle Donations

Please donate 8oz water bottles to help the students remain well-hydrated this weekend.  They can be dropped off at the blue building during rehearsals this week.  Thank you!

Halloween Treat Bags

Several parents are assembling Halloween “goodie” bags to give the students after the State Finals performance.  If you would like to donate candy, Jan Arnold will be collecting on Wednesday, October 28 during rehearsal.  Please contact Jan at 859-278-2018 if you have any questions.

Prayer Around the Flag Pole

Bob Soper will lead the annual Prayer Around the Flagpole on Thursday, October 29 at 5:30pm.  Parents and family members are invited to pray out loud or silently for each section, circumstance, and our fellow band families.  We will meet rain, snow, or shine!  We will finish in time to watch the final run at practice.  This activity is not sanctioned by the LBA and is optional.

Encouragement Signs

Let’s show the musicians and performers how much we support them and congratulate them on a wonderful marching season!  Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to make encouragement signs and posters (e.g., “We Believe!” or “Go Lafayette!”) for the band.  We will line the perimeter of the band field during the final run on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm.  Please join us for this 2nd annual (and fun) tradition!


State Marching Band Championships

Download Itinerary



October 31st, 2015


Houchins-Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium

Western Kentucky University

1605 Avenue of Champions

Bowling Green, KY 42101


Semi-Finals $10 General Admission

Finals $12 Reserved Seating (Premium reserved seats are sold out)

Tickets at the site are available for cash only

Children age six and under will be admitted free but will not be given a ticket for a seat.  For Finals (reserved seating) they must be held by an adult.


 Lafayette’s semi-finals performance time is 12:15 CDT



This Saturday we will be competing for another state championship!  We are in need of some homemade sweet treats and cookies to take on the road with us.  We need approximately 90 dozen treats and cookies. If you are able to help us, please send 4 dozen cookies or other treats when you drop-off your student on Friday morning.  Stacy Stone, the “cookie lady”, will be in the student parking lot to collect the treats.  Please remember our food allergy situation and avoid nuts, peanut butter, and sesame seeds. As always, thank you so much for supporting the band in such a huge way!!!

Food Menu for State Semi-finals and Finals

Please watch the e-News update later this week for a listing of weekend menus.

Food Servers Needed

We need help serving the following meals:

·         Dinner at Papa Johns Stadium on Friday (arrive at 5:45pm)

·         Lunch in Bowling Green on Saturday (immediately after 12:15 performance)

·         Dinner in Bowling Green on Saturday (arrive at 5:00pm)

Meals in Bowling Green will be served at First Baptist Church.

Please contact Robin Feese at rfeesemd@gmail.com if you are able to help with the meals.


Color Guard and Drum Major Pictures


Color Guard, Drum Majors and anyone who missed picture day will have their pictures taken on Monday, November 9th @ 4pm in the Orchestra Room.  Contact:  Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com


BINGO – Volunteers Needed Now


Bingo is a year round fundraiser and we need your help!  This is a busy time for everyone but the financial success of Bingo depends on parent volunteers. Several pull tab sellers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday – the bingo patrons want to give us their money by purchasing pull tabs!

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this fall 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.


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