Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of September 27th  
Congratulations Grand Reserve Champions at Ryle Tournament of Bands!


Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion

3:45 – 6:00



Color Guard

6:00 – 8:30



LBA Board Meeting








Brass, Woodwinds, Color Guard

3:45 – 6:00




6:00 – 8:30







Full Rehearsal (dinner provided)

3:45 – 8:00



Band Store Open

5:00 – 6:30







Mini Camp (lunch provided)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Cheese and Sausage Pickup After Practice








Mini Camp (lunch provided)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM






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

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


Cheese, Sausage, and Candles Fundraiser


Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser!

The product will be delivered on Thursday, October 1st.  Please make arrangements to pick up ALL ORDERS after mini-camp on Thursday.  Remember that cheese and sausage need to be refrigerated.

Volunteers are Needed to help unload and organize orders.  Please contact Liz Booth (” > or 859-559-2650), Carole Howell (” > or 859-420-7845) or Brenda Boggs (” > or 859-806-1967) if you are able to help. We would greatly appreciate anyone that could donate his or her time and muscles to assist!


Mothers (and fathers!) of the Band (MOB) – Notes of Encouragement


This optional activity and long standing tradition was started many years ago by a band mom 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 31.  The maximum number of notes assigned will be 9. 

Review the sections below and email your choice to Brenda Boggs at” >  Karina or Brenda will then send you a list of students and a sample note.

Notes must be returned no later than Friday, October 23.  Watch e-news for collection dates/times.  Notes can be returned to Karina Lancaster or Brenda Boggs.

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, Mellophones, Percussion, Saxophones, Sousaphones, Staff, Trombones, and Trumpets


Xooker Fundraising Opportunity


Thank you to everyone that signed-up to participate in the Xooker Fundraising Opportunity.  You should have received an email message last week with instructions on how to begin beta testing.  Please complete the easy survey by noon on Wednesday, September 30th.  The band will receive a $25 donation for each completed survey.  There will be a new fundraising opportunity next week so watch the e-News for information.


Meals for Mini Camp


Food crew will need lots of volunteers for Mini Camp this week. We will be serving hamburgers for dinner on Wednesday evening, Canes for lunch Thursday and Moe’s for lunch on Friday.  Please let Stacey know at” > if you can help serve.

We will also need cookies for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Drop cookies off to Stacey in parking lot as you deliver your student to band camp.

Make sure all baked goods are peanut free, peanut butter free, and sesame seed free.

If your student will not eat the meals being provided, please send a packed lunch. This will be an exhausting time for students and no one can afford to go without a meal.


Band Store

Photo of Pullover

We will be taking orders between now and Wednesday for the 1/4 zip pullover. These are available in red, blue and grey for $40 each. Order will be placed Thursday morning.

You may order by emailing” >, by telephone 859-519-0048 or at the band store on Wednesday.

Please indicate size and color in your email.


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.


Lodging Information for KMEA Finals


There are 20 rooms with two queen beds and 20 rooms with one king bed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bowling Green available for Lafayette Band families for the night of Saturday October 31, 2015 (the night of the KMEA Finals).  You can use the information below to reserve a room at a discounted rate.  Please note that the band members will not be spending Saturday night at this hotel. 

Last day to make a reservation: September 30 2015


1.       Go to:

2.       Select your dates in the upper right hand corner

3.       Under the box (check availability) select (add special rate code option)

4.       Enter:     LHSP  into the box next to Group Code

5.       Select the (check availability box)

6.       Your selection of room types and rate will appear

Phone In:

Please call 270-781-6778

Give dates of your stay

Request rate for: LHSP

Click here or paste the following link in your browser of choice:

Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green

1020 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY 42103



Looking for Band Camp or Parent Performance Photographs?

Photo Gallery

The Lafayette Band website now has a Photo Gallery and it can be accessed from the website home page!  The photos are categorized by event and year (e.g., 2015-2016: Day 7 Band Camp).  Many thanks to Randy Garland and Michelle Dunlap for their hard work in organizing the photo gallery and uploading thousands of photos!


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