Lafayette Band Schedule & News

For the week of September 6th  

COMPETITION WEEK IS HERE!  Please read entire e-News for important information.


No Rehearsal








Brass, Woodwinds, Color Guard

3:45 – 6:00




6:00 – 8:30



Show Shirts on Sale

5:00 – 6:30

Parking Lot


Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:45



Show Shirts on Sale

5:00 – 6:00

Parking Lot


Last Chance to Order Band Photos




Full Rehearsal

3:45 – 6:15







Football Game:  Lafayette vs. Boone County




Color Guard Arrive and Dress




Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Arrive and Dress




Band Store Open at the Football Game

5:30 – 9:00



Eat Pizza and Watch the Performance

After the Game



Bourbon County Contest (Itinerary Below)




Arrive for Rehearsal

8:00 AM



Prelims Performance

4:15 PM



Finals Begin

6:45 PM



Arrive at Lafayette

12:15 AM


Band Reunion Tickets on Sale Now – Click Here


Complete Family Payment Agreement by September 15th and Save $150


Now that the marching band season is underway, we must fulfill our financial commitments to ensure that our students experience the best year possible.  Family payments cover only ½ of the annual band budget and we are behind schedule.  The staff and students are hard at work on an incredible show, “Vive la France!”  We need family support through payments and fundraising efforts to cover the costs of meals, transportation, and musical instruction. 

Did you know it costs $1,000 to feed the band one meal?

Did you know it costs $3,500 for buses to Bourbon County Competition?

Did you know it costs $1,000 to clean the uniforms after a hot competition day?

Family payments for 2015-2016 are $1,100 and you will save $150 if you complete your agreement by September 15.  After September 15, there is an additional late payment.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Smith at or 859-396-3311 for a confidential payment arrangement.


Vive la France! Show Shirts Available Tuesday and Wednesday


The show shirts for Vive la France! have arrived and will be on sale this week in the student parking lot on Tuesday 5:00pm – 6:30pm and Wednesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm. 

Short sleeve Vive la France! show shirts are available for $18. Shirt sizes include: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large, 2XL, 3XL and 4XL.  Long sleeve shirts are available for $22 and sizes include: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large, 2XL and 3XL.

Vive la France! buttons are on sale for $3.00. Cash, Check and Credit card are accepted.

Band store open Friday night at the football game from 5:30-9:00.  Great merchandise available to show your Lafayette pride.


Friday Football Game Itinerary



Guard changes


Winds/Percussion into uniform


All in attendance block


Break to drink water


Attendance block


Game vs. Boone County


Approximate  end of game


Please have rides ready


White socks/shorts


Cleaned marching shoes


All things in red bag


Gattitown After the Football Game

Download Flyer

The Lafayette Band will be heading to Gattitown after the football game on Friday for pizza, salad, cinna-sticks and drink buffet. Costs are: Students $5 plus tax and Parents $6 plus tax.  A video of the halftime performance will be displayed on the huge video screens.


Band Pictures


Triple Play Productions posted the band photographs and extended the order deadline to Wednesday, September 9. 

LHS Band Parents,
Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band this season.   Below is information to view and order your photos.  Please take advantage of this online opportunity.  The photos will go offline Wednesday night at 11:59pm.  Enjoy.

LHS Band PHOTOS ONLINE:  Deadline to order – Wednesday, Sept 9th

Instructions to view and order:

  • Go to www.tripleplaypro.photorefl
  • Click on the appropriate banner:
  • Password for all photos = band
  • Photos are organized by FIRST NAME

Here are few answers to FAQ:

  • Photos are in a raw format, if you would like any edits please make note of them during check out
  • All orders are mailed in about 4-5 weeks straight to the address you provide during checkout
  • The default group shot will be the serious section photo.  You have to purchase the “silly” section a la carte

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the information listed below.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band squad.

Kris Dryden, President/Owner
Triple Play Productions
office: 859.621.2525


Bourbon County Contest Itinerary

Contest Information

September 12, 2015

Bourbon County High School – 3341 Lexington Rd, Paris, KY 40361

Cost of tickets is $10 for Prelims and Finals


REHEARSAL. Eat Breakfast before you arrive


Lunch served at school. Do not leave campus




Depart for Bourbon Co.










Awards for Prelims








Change out of uniform


Depart for Lafayette


Arrive at Lafayette


Lafayette Band Competition Etiquette


·         Have good manners!  Recognize and support the efforts of other students, band families and schools!  Remember you are representing the Lafayette “Pride of the Bluegrass” tradition! 

·         Don’t talk or enter/exit the stands during performances.

·         Silence cell phones.

·         Choose words wisely when speaking about other bands. 

·         Be cautious about comments made on social media outlets (i.e., Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, band blogs, etc.). 

·         Always applaud a band’s performance.  Students will appreciate our support and recognition of their efforts. 

·         The Lafayette “flag in the stands” tradition continues.  Distribution will occur just before Lafayette performs.  Please do not raise your flag until the band that performs before us has completely exited the field.   After the performance begins, lower your flag so that everyone can see the show. When the performance ends, raise your flag until Lafayette leaves the field.  Please return flags to Carole Howell, including the new ones for TOR, for distribution at the next competition.

·         Please refrain from yelling a specific student’s name when the band is set to perform.  This can be a distraction to your student and others.  They are prepared to deliver an excellent performance and this requires concentration.

·         When photographing or recording a performance, be careful not to block the view of the people seated around you.

Let’s represent Lafayette and ourselves by exhibiting good manners and respect for others.


Food and Travel for Bourbon County


The band loves cookies, brownies, and rice crispy treats on contest days.  If you can bake (or buy) 2 or 3 dozen cookies,  deliver to Stacy Stone a.k.a. ‘The Cookie Lady’ on Saturday morning as you drop off your student.  Due to allergies, please no peanut butter, nuts or sesame seeds.

Make sure students eat breakfast before practice begins at 8:00am on Saturday morning.  We will be serving lunch, dinner, and a snack. We will have a vegetarian option for those students who have made this request in the past. If your student will not eat meals provided, please send a packed meal for them.  It will be a long day and no one should go hungry.

Want to help serve lunch or dinner?
We need volunteers to serve lunch and dinner for Bourbon County. Anyone interested in helping with lunch at Lafayette (tentatively serving at 11:30) can contact Stacey Stone at  Parents interested in serving dinner at Bourbon County (tentatively serving at 6) should contact Robin Feese at

We are having Tacos for Lunch and BBQ sandwiches for dinner.  For those who have made vegetarian request in the past, a grilled cheese sandwich will be provided.

Thanks to all who help feed the students!  

Robin and Steve Feese


Medications for the Bourbon County Contest


If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication on Saturday and we do not have a physician’s signature on file, you need to complete and return the FCPS “Physician Order and Parent/Guardian Authorization Administration Form” found under the Downloadable Forms section of the Lafayette Website ( 

Turn in the completed form along with the medication needed for that day only in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field. We will take medications for the Bourbon contest on:

Thursday: 5:00-6:15

Friday: 5:00 -6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00– 11:00 am

Per Fayette County Policy, please note that over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician’s signature on the FCPS form noted above.  If a physician has already signed the LBA Medical Form, you are not required to submit an additional form.

If you have any questions you may contact Trish Sprague ( or Mike Booth (




Red bags should be distributed THIS THURSDAY after rehearsal.

THIS FRIDAY, just before the football game, uniform crew will have gloves ($6, $5), extra band camp shirts ($10) and extra white shorts ($10) for sale.

Make sure your hair and your shoes are performance ready!  Make sure you have plain long white socks!

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,


Cheese, Sausage, and Candles Fundraiser


We are approaching the last week of fundraising so please continue to sell!  Every sale counts.
Please let us know if you need more order forms!!!
The overall Top Seller will receive $100
Top Seller in Each Class will receive $25 Gift Card
and “Mama Waffles” will provide a “Hang Up Uniform Service” for the entire marching season to the top seller in each grade.

Orders forms will be collected:

·         after practice on Thursday, Sept 10th  – parking lot

·         before the football game on Friday, Sept 11th  – parking lot

·         after practice on Monday Sept 14th  – parking lot

·         last orders accepted at the LBA Parent Meeting on Monday, Sept 14th – Cafeteria

Order forms may be turned in to Liz Booth, Carole Howell or Brenda Boggs.

Product will be delivered October 1st – mini-camp
We ask that every family sell at least 15 items.
“In Lieu Of” Payment Option = $50

Any questions please contact:
Liz Booth  – 859-559-2650
Carole Howell –  859-420-7845


Fun and Easy Fundraiser Opportunity – No Sales Needed


Dear Parents,

We have been invited to participate in a fundraising opportunity that does not require selling a product!  This is an easy fundraiser and has the potential to generate up to $25,000 for the band.  Please share the information below with friends and family.

Xooker is a new interactive app that combines rewards and gaming.  Xooker has invited the Lafayette Band Nation to participate in the beta testing and will make a $25 donation to the band for each completed survey.  There will be 3 surveys (10-15 minutes each) so each participant will be able to generate $75 in donations to the band. In order to participate, users must have an iPhone 4 or newer model or an Android phone model. The next round of testing begins on Wednesday so it is important to email your information prior to Wednesday to be included.

You may also invite others to participate who are over the age of 18 and live in Lexington, Franklin County, Scott County, Bourbon County, Jessamine Count, Woodford County, Clark County, or Madison County.  These participants are also eligible for the $25 donation/survey to the Lafayette Band.

Listed below are instructions on how to participate:

  1. Send an email to with the following information:
    1. Full name
    2. Email address (that you can access from cell phone)
    3. Cell phone number
    4. Cell phone model
  2. You will then receive a confirmation email stating that you have been entered into the system and Lafayette Band will be eligible for the donation.
  3. When the app is ready for download, you will receive an email from “iTunes Connect” with instructions on how to download the Xooker app.
  4. Once the app has been downloaded, you can begin to play games and create your personalized list of favorite restaurants and retailers.
  5. You will receive a total of 3 surveys over a few months.  Survey links will be sent via email with instructions and a brief description of what each survey will cover.  You will have one week to complete the survey.  Lafayette Band will be credited with $25 after each survey is completed. 
  6. The next round of testing begins on Wednesday so it is important to email your information prior to Wednesday to be included.
  7. Since the app is still in beta testing you are not earning real Xooker points or selecting deals for redemption at merchants and restaurants.  In addition, you are not spending any money.
  8. If you have any questions, please email or call Paola at 859-264-7568 ext. 116.  In addition, please email or call Brenda Boggs at or 859-806-1967
  9. Attached is an explanation of the Xooker app and the instructions for Lafayette Band (which are listed above).

THANK YOU for participating in this fun, easy, and profitable fundraiser!


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!


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



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