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Band News Update

May 12, 2016

This is the last chance to sell Raffle Tickets!!  See below for collection dates and times.

Sell 25 tickets and return money by Friday evening to receive ice cream after mini-camp on Saturday.

Marching Mini-Camp on Friday and Saturday


The marching mini-camp this weekend is for 8th – 11th grade musicians and Color Guard.  Students should report to the Lafayette band room.

Friday, May 13 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Middle schoolers should arrive as soon as you are able)
Saturday, May 14 at 9:00am – noon

Dress to be outside.  Wear tennis shoes and socks.
Bring your medical forms, if you have not already turned them in.


Information Session for Families on Saturday


There will be an informal information session for families on Saturday, May 14 at 11:30am in the Music Suite.  Do you have questions about the band program or summer calendar?  Do you need payment or medical forms?  Want to learn more about volunteer opportunities?  Please join Tricia SirLouis, Mike Booth, and other parents on Saturday for this “I’ve always wanted to ask” casual conversation. 


Chaperone Volunteers


Interested in volunteering as a chaperone this fall? Mike Booth will meet with interested parents at the blue building in the back left corner of the band field this Saturday during mini-camp anytime between 9:00 and 11:30. We especially need parents with medical or nursing backgrounds to help out with the chaperone first aid team.  If you have any questions contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.


Spring Raffle for $10,000 Cash Prize

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These are the final few days to sell your raffle tickets!  Please continue to sell tickets and use social media.  If you would like additional tickets, please contact Brenda Boggs at 859-806-1967.

All tickets (sold and unsold) must be returned by Saturday, May 14.  Every ticket must be accounted for and reported to the Department of Charitable Gaming.

Raffle Ticket Collection will be at the following times:
Friday at 6:00pm – Parking Lot
Saturday at 12 noon – Parking Lot

The drawing for the $10,000 cash grand prize will take place at the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.


Southland Street Fair on Saturday, May 14


Join the fun on Saturday at the Southland Street Fair!  This is a great opportunity for the Lafayette Band to participate and give back to the community.  The fair will be held on Southland Drive and includes music, food trucks, vendors, inflatables, etc.  The event is free and open to the public.   Here is a link to the Southland Street Fair website where you can view the entertainment schedule, food options and vendors:   http://southlandstreetfair.com/

The Lafayette Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3:00pm and the Band Store will have a vendor table and sell Lafayette merchandise and raffle tickets.  Volunteers are needed from 3:00pm – 9:00pm, in addition to some set-up and take-down time.  Students and parent volunteers are needed.  Please contact Carole Howell at 859-420-7845 or cehowe2@gmail.com to volunteer.  This is a great opportunity to sell those last few raffle tickets!

Jazz Ensemble (Strange) Itinerary
Transportation on your own
Drummers meet Dr. Strange at Lafayette at 1:45

2:15 arrive
2:30 sound check
3:00 performance
3:30 approximate finish