LaFayette Rambler Band

Learn more about how you can get involved with your student's music experience at LaFayette High School. It truly does take a village to make your student's band experience one that they will enjoy and never forget! Join us and help us make this season GREAT!

MARCHING SEASON HAS STARTED>
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.

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An appreciation for music and basic classical education are key ingredients to musical success.  We promise to give you a learning experience that will develop your musical talents more than you have ever dreamed. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENTS:

ALL 2016-17 BAND DUES ARE PAST DUE.

EVERYONE WHO HAS A PAST DUE BALANCE HAS BEEN TURNED IN TO

THE LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL FEES AND FINES LIST.

PLEASE PAY YOUR BALANCE BY MAY 1st!!



SPRING & SUMMER SCHEDULE
We will need volunteers for several of these events. Please contact the band boosters if you are interested in volunteering at boosters@ramblerband.com or contact Mr. Self at brandonself@walkerschools.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the director as soon as possible at brandonself@walkerschools.org.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PERFORMANCES ARE MANDATORY AND ARE REQUIRED FOR LETTERING**

MARCHING SEASON REGISTRATION NIGHT
BAND AND FALL GUARD REGISTRATION NIGHT IS APRIL 24th IN THE LHS CAFETERIA AT 6:00 P.M.

Arrive early to get in line for program ad sign ups!!! Sign ups will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
Volunteers for registration night will be allowed to sign up first.


ANNUAL BAND BANQUET
The Annual Band Banquet is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 6th at 6:00 pm. More details to be announced at a later time.


BAND BOOSTER MEETINGS

All band booster meetings will be held on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

ALL BAND AND GUARD PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.


     MAY 1st

     JUNE 5th

     JULY 10th

     AUGUST 7th


PERCUSSION

EVERY MONDAY for the rest of the semester beginning on JANUARY 30 from 4PM - 6PM. This is very exciting as our percussion instructor is eager to get the ball rolling.  Percussion will not meet on school holidays or snow days. Middle School students will need a bus pass to ride the bus from the middle schools to the high school. ANY middle or high school students interested in participating in the Rambler Marching Band this fall needs to attend.

FALL VISUAL ENSEMBLE (Color Guard)

Clinics/Rehearsals are being held this week and next from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. April 10, 11, 13, 17, & 18th. Audition will be on April 20th. There is a $20 audition fee that is due on April 13th. All past due fees need to be paid immediately.

DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS
Drum major clinics & auditions are from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 13 & 18th. Audition will be on April 27th. 

SPRING CONCERT:     Tuesday, May 2nd @ 7PM.

It will be full of many different ensembles: Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Symphonic Band.

MARCHING BAND

It seems band is never ending with marching band beginning preparations in the Spring semester. 

KEY DATES to prepare for the 2017 Rambler Marching Band!!!

            SUMMER CAMPS - Leadership/Percussion/Guard Camp - May 22-24, 9AM-Noon.
                                           - Rookie Camp - July 10-14, 9AM-NOON.  *REQUIRED*

                                                 This is for all new members, officers & color guard. This is to train new members to prepare for band camp.
                                           - Full Band Camp - July 17-21 *REQUIRED*

                                                                          Mon./Wed./Fri.- 8AM-5PM & Tues./Thurs.- 8AM-8:30PM

                                        

BAND CAMPS ARE MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 RAMBLER MARCHING BAND.

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.


             JUNE REHEARSALS - EVERY Tuesday of June from 6PM-8PM.

                                               Everyone needs to attend these rehearsals.

                                              *THIS NEXT STATEMENT ONLY APPLIES TO JUNE REHEARSALS*

                                              If you wish to plan a vacation during this month, please do and let me know what rehearsals you will miss.


             JULY REHEARSALS - Full Band rehearsals on July 11 & 13 from 6PM-8PM.

                                                - Post-Band Camp Rehearsals- *REQUIRED* July 25 & July 27 from 8AM-Noon.