We are always in need of bottled water to help our band members stay
hydrated during band practices, games, and competitions.
Please bring any donations to the LHS band room, or see Mr. Self for details.
Band Booster Meetings
All band booster meetings will be held on the FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6:30 P.M. unless it falls on a holiday or off week.
ALL BAND AND GUARD PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
2020-2021 Band Calendar
*REQUIRED REHEARSALS FOR 2020-2021*
July 13th - 17th - Rookie Camp - 9 A.M. - Noon - This is for all new members and officers. This is to train new members to prepare for band camp.
*ALL Colorguard will attend these rehearsals as well*
July 20th - 24th - Band Camp - Mon/Wed/Fri = 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
-Tues/Thurs = 8 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
*BAND CAMP IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 RAMBLER MARCHING BAND
July TBA - Post-Band Camp Rehearsals - 8 A.M. - Noon - Mandatory
****If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the director as soon as possible.
You can reach Mr. Self at email@example.com****
October 2nd - Varsity football game - AWAY - Murray County - 7:30 P.M.
October 9th - Varsity football game - HOME - Adairsville - 7:30 P.M.
October 16th - Varsity football OPEN DATE
October 22nd - Homecoming Parade - Downtown LaFayette - 5:30 P.M.
October 23rd - Varsity football game - HOMECOMING - Ringgold - 7:30 P.M.
October 30th - Varsity football game - AWAY - Coahulla Creek - 7:30 P.M.
November 6th - Varsity football game - Sonoraville - 7:30 P.M.
November 13th - Varsity football game - AWAY - Rockmart - 7:30 P.M.
November 20th - Varsity football game - AWAY - North Murray - 7:30 P.M.
Our goals are:
The purpose of this organization is to promote and support the band activities for the LaFayette High School Band Program.
Copyright 2013. LaFayette Rambler Band. All rights reserved.
Music Statistics and Facts
U.S. Department of Education data show that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music during the middle- and high-school years show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”
- James Catterall, Richard Chapleau, and John Iwanaga, “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development,” 1999
The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no arts participation.
- College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers. Princeton, NJ: The College Entrance Examination Board, 2001
Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school.
- Lewis Thomas, Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994
Students who participate in school band or orchestra have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs among any group in our society.
- H. Con. Res. 266, United States Senate, June 13, 2000
Students of lower socioeconomic status who took music lessons in grades 8–12 increased their math scores significantly as compared to non-music students. Reading, history, geography and even social skills soared by 40%.
- Gardiner, Fox, Jeffrey and Knowles, Nature, May 23, 1996
High school music students have been shown to hold higher grade point averages (GPA) than non-musicians in the same school.
- National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988
78% of Americans feel learning a musical instrument helps students perform better in other subjects.
- Gallup Poll, “American Attitudes Toward Music,” 2003
Nine out of ten adults and teenagers who play instruments agree that music making brings the family closer together.
- Music Making and Our Schools, American Music Conference, 2000
With music in schools, students connect to each other better—greater camaraderie, fewer fights, less racism and reduced use of hurtful sarcasm.
- Eric Jensen, Arts With the Brain in Mind, 2001