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Schedule & News

For the week of September 11th


* Sign-up for volunteer opportunities for the Invitational (links below)
* Please donate 24 cans of Pepsi product and 16oz Aquafina water bottles for the Lafayette
(please bring to LBA Parent Meeting or deliver to Bingo Hall on Tuesday/Thursday)
* Remaining Discount Cards and money must be returned to Mr. Smith this week


Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



** Orders due for Cheese and Sausage




Band Store – pick up show shirt orders

5:30pm – 6:30pm



LBA Parent Meeting




Winds Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Percussion Rehearsal

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Winds & Percussion Rehearsal (with Andy Toth)

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal (with Andy Toth)

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Pizza Dinner for Students




Invitational Meeting for ALL volunteers








Arrive for Rehearsal




Lunch break for students




Volunteer Assignments begin for students




Band store open

11:30am – 7:30pm



End of Day




Field Trip Permission Form

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All members of the marching band need to complete and return our field trip permission form.  Remember that a parent or guardian must sign the form.   The forms should be returned to Mr. Bishop.


M2 Schedule and Payments


M2 Lessons began two weeks ago.  We have not received the $150 payment from 13 families.  It is imperative that we receive payment so that we may take care of our wonderful, talented instructors.  Thank you for your promptness and attention to this matter.


Cheese, Sausage and Candles Fundraiser


A huge “Thank You” to all who participated in selling and doing your part to make this fundraiser a success.  A special thank you to the 29 students who sold more than 15 items – Way to Go!!

Order forms need to be returned on the following days:

·         Monday at 5:00pm-6:00pm in the student parking lot

·         Monday at 7:00pm at the LBA Parent Meeting in the Cafeteria

·         Tuesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm in the student parking

** Please return all copies of the order forms (white, yellow and pink)

We need to receive all order forms by the end of practice on Tuesday.  Please remember to bring them with you and turn in to Liz Booth, Brenda Boggs or Carole Howell.

Product delivery will be Thursday, October 6th at the end on mini-camp.

Remember the “In Lieu Of” payment of $50.00 is still an option and will be collected through October.

Any questions please contact:
Liz Booth:  859-559-2650 or liz@mysland.com
Carole Howell:  859-420-7845 or cehowe2@gmail.com


Lafayette Invitational Itinerary

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“Pride of the Bluegrass”


Lafayette Invitational Band Contest

Lexington, KY


FRIDAY, September 16, 2016




Pizza for students


Meeting for ALL volunteers (Cafeteria)




SATURDAY, September 17, 2016


Rehearsal – DO NOT BE LATE.  Eat breakfast before you arrive.


Lunch (On your own. Concessions will not open until 11:30am. Those with volunteer assignments should have food money for your day.)


Students with assignments will report to their designated leader for instructions. A review from previous night’s meeting.


Dress (eat before you arrive).  Please car pool or be dropped off – parking is extremely limited.






Recognition Ceremony


ALL band members change out, then ALL report for clean-up duties to your designated leader.


End of day.  Arrange to be picked up from school.

BAND MEMBERS — It is very important to check and double-check the items in your Red Bag prior to every performance! Make certain all required items are present and clean. This is important information to remember prior to every football game and competition!  If anyone has any uniform issues, Mama Waffles (Amy King) will be in the band room Wednesday from dismissal until after rehearsal.

Parents and Students — Carefully review these instructions:

  • Bring money for gloves if needed – $6.00
  • Have your band camp shirt to wear under your uniform.
  • Wear long white socks – plain, no stripes! (It’s good just to keep an extra pair of socks in your bag)
  • Bring white shorts to wear under your uniform.
  • If there is a problem with your uniform, see a member of the uniform team.
  • We always appear in public dressed in full uniform unless Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop have informed the students otherwise.

Hair should not touch the collar when dressed in uniform, therefore, students with longer hair should bring items to secure their hair in a top knot or purchase a wig cap.  Wig caps can be purchased from the Uniform Team for $1 for a package of 2 caps.

Have class – YOU are the “PRIDE OF THE BLUEGRASS”®! Always support other performing groups! Refuse to say anything negative, no matter what might be said to you.


Lafayette Band Invitational Information


The Lafayette Band Invitational is this Saturday, September 17 and the gates will open at 11:30am.  The national anthem is at 12:45pm and the first band performs at 1:00pm.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for premium reserved seating.  All volunteers will receive free admission.  The Invitational schedule can be found here and on the website.  Lafayette will perform at 9:15pm on Saturday evening. 

·         Due to parking limitations, students should be dropped-off at school or car pool. 

·         Student volunteers will wear the blue band camp shirt provided to students.

·         Parent volunteers should wear Lafayette clothing. 

·         Volunteers will check-in near the single blue door for the music suite and receive a volunteer lanyard and a wristband for admission. 

·         Don’t forget to purchase your Invitational Program for $5.00


Lafayette Band Invitational – “A Beautiful Day”


Many thanks to everyone who has signed-up to volunteer and be a part of this great event!  The success of the day will depend upon our awesome student and parent volunteers.  We still have some remaining spots on the Parent Volunteer List for stadium ushers, parking, and concessions.  Please sign-up and support the Lafayette Band! 

Student Volunteers for Invitational
Parent Volunteers for Invitational

There will be a meeting on Friday, September 16 at 7:00pm for all student and parent volunteers.  The students will have rehearsal on Friday afternoon and a pizza dinner will be provided to the students.  Please join us in the cafeteria at 7:00pm for information about your volunteer assignment, the schedule for Saturday, where to report, parking, etc. 

Keep bringing those canned Pepsi products and Aquafina water bottles to the Bingo Hall to sell at the Invitational!  Each 24 pack of soda/water will be worth $24 in sales.  Thank you!

We need a 12×12 canopy to cover the satellite concession stand.  Contact Jim or Jane DeRossett if you have a canopy available.


Band Store Update


The band store will be open on Monday from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  The trailer will not be there but Stacey Haymes will be selling from the back of her car, which will be parked right next to the band lot.  There is a limited quantity of short sleeve and long sleeve “Vox Populi” show shirts available, so don’t delay in purchasing your shirt!  Please pick up the pre-order show shirts.   

The “Vox Populi” lapel pins have arrived and they will be available at the band store on Monday night for $7.00 each.  The “Vox Populi” and “Lafayette Invitational” patches will arrive later this week and will be available on Saturday for $7.00 each. 

The band store will be open from 11:30am – 7:30pm on Saturday, September 17 at the Lafayette Invitational.  We will have show patches, invitational patches and invitational buttons for sale.



Notes of Encouragement for State Finals


This optional activity and long standing tradition was started many years ago by a band parent to show the Band and Staff our love and support during this busiest time of the competition season.  This activity is not sanctioned by LBA.  Anyone may choose to participate and write notes of encouragement for a specific section (e.g., trombones, color guard, etc.) to be distributed to students on the bus as they travel to KMEA competition on October 29.  The maximum number of notes assigned will be 10. 

Review the sections below and email your choice to Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com.  You will receive a list of students and a sample note next week.

Notes must be returned no later than Friday, October 22.  Watch e-news for collection dates/times.  Notes can be returned to Karina Lancaster.

Tips for Note Preparation:

§  Short, hand-written, anonymous note of support and encouragement!  Notes are not intended to suggest or emphasize winning.

§  Decorate paper with stickers, use scrapbook paper with music symbols, or whatever you choose.

§  Add your special touch!

Sections:  Baritones, Clarinets, Color Guard, Drum Majors, Flutes, Low Reeds, Mellophones, Percussion, Saxophones, Sousaphones, Staff, Trombones, and Trumpets


Family Payments Agreements


Family payments for 2016-2017 are $1,100 and should have been completed by August 15 but were extended to August 31 due to transitional issues with the Charms database.  However, if the payment was not completed by August 31, an additional late payment of $150 for the “deferred payment schedule” was added per the payment agreement.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Smith at chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us or 859-396-3311 for a confidential payment arrangement.

Please continue to be financially responsible and complete your family payments in a timely manner.  This is the most expensive time of the marching season and we need to provide payments for meals, show design, transportation, and musical instruction.  Our instructors would appreciate receiving payment for their hard work and dedication to our students.  Thank you.


Charms Database


The Lafayette Band uses Charms, a web-based organizational software system to track student contact information, financial statements, email communication, and more. 

To log into Charms, go to www.charmsoffice.com.  Click “Enter” on the top menu and click “Parents/Students/Members” on the dropdown list.  Login using the school code “lhsband” and enter your student ID/password.  If you need your student ID, please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com. The student ID is assigned by Charms and is a combination of letters and numbers. 

If your student has an outstanding balance, you will receive a monthly financial statement.  The monthly payments will be billed individually in the Fixed Payment ledger.  Amounts received that are less than the billed fixed payment amount will be temporarily stored in the Miscellaneous ledger.  When the amount in the Miscellaneous ledger is sufficient to pay a monthly payments, we can transfer the amount to the appropriate fixed payment. 

Band payments may be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mail to:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591-0396


“Remind” System to Communicate Information


The Lafayette Band uses the “Remind” system to communicate important information to students and families.  The students have been encouraged to join the appropriate “remind” groups to receive updates, schedule changes, and reminders from the band directors.  Families are welcome to join.

Text the following codes to 859-519-8446:
@lafayetteb  (for all band students)
@lhswinds  (for Wind Symphony)
@62d72  (for Symphonic Band)
@lhsconcer  (for Concert Band)


Fall Band Schedule



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.


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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503