Co-Curricular Activities

BAND This link leads to a website which is not controlled by any member of this school or the Fayette County Public Schools.  We are not responsible for the content.

Directors:  Chuck Smith and Dee Bishop

The “Pride of the Bluegrass” is open to students who can demonstrate instrumental skill and are prepared for a total band program including marching band.  The marching band performs at football games, parades, and in various weekend competitions.  As a jazz band and a concert band it stages public performances and is recognized regionally and nationally as a premier band program. Lafayette has 70+ years of tradition and outstanding achievement in all categories.

 

CHORAL ENSEMBLES This link leads to a website which is not controlled by any member of this school or the Fayette County Public Schools.  We are not responsible for the content.

Directors: Ryan Marsh & Laura Howard


1. Girls and Boys Chorus - These choruses are designed primarily for beginning and intermediate choral instruction. They will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of proper vocal techniques, choral techniques, and music theory (as it applies to selected pieces). Special attention will be given to individual vocal development through small ensembles and solo work. Students also will be prepared for future membership in Lafayette’s advanced choirs.

2. Advanced Women’s Choir                          Director: Laura Howard
This is an auditioned ensemble of ladies, grades 9-12 who demonstrate a passion for choral music. This ensemble focuses on furthering the development of music literacy skills and vocal technique. The students in this choir will be introduced to various styles of music, cultures and languages. The Advanced Women’s Choir will participate in many festivals, clinics and concerts throughout the school year, proudly representing the Lafayette Choral Music Department.

3. The Lafayette Singers                                Director: Ryan Marsh
This group serves as the main focal point of the Vocal/Choral Music Department at Lafayette. Its proud tradition exemplifies the quality of the outstanding choral music which has become a part of the history of Lafayette High School. “Singers” is a performance oriented class geared to expose students to a plethora of vocal/choral literature, ranging from the various historical styles through rehearsal and performance. Students will be given the opportunity to learn proper vocal/choral techniques, breathing skills, sight-reading skills, and basic musicianship (theory and history). Performances will take place throughout the school year, and students will be given opportunities to participate individually, as well as in the choral ensemble. Lafayette Singers is open to students by audition or by director recommendation.

4. Lafayette Chorale                                       Director: Ryan Marsh
The Lafayette Chorale is the advanced vocal ensemble of the Choral department at Lafayette. Chorale is a performance-oriented class geared to expose students to the highest quality and variety in choral literature, ranging from the various historical styles through rehearsal and performance. Students will be given the opportunity to learn proper vocal/choral techniques, breathing skills, sight-reading skills, and basic musicianship (theory and history). Performances will take place throughout the school year and students will be given opportunities to participate individually, as well as in the choral ensemble. Lafayette Chorale is open to students by audition only. Chorale is a weighted grade course.

5. Madrigal Singers                                         Director: Ryan Marsh
This is a small ensemble which is open primarily to advanced vocal music students (usually 11-12 grades). Students in this ensemble will study and perform music from virtually all stylistic and historic periods, and they will learn advanced vocal/choral techniques, sight-reading, and basic musicianship (theory and history).

Visit  www.lafayettechoir.org   for more information about the choirs.

 

 

THE LAUREL

Sponsor: Liz Prather

The Laurel is Lafayette's Literary magazine which includes written poetry, essays, and art. Students meet weekly for fun and related activities. The Laurel, a student-run publication, has won national recognition. Students do all the work and decision making. It is a chance to be creative with writing. Students teach each other how to do literary criticism.

 

THE MARQUIS

Sponsor: Courtney Boulanger

Yearbook carries both journalism credit and co-curricular recognition. The Marquis has won national recognition. Students make written application for staff positions in January during scheduling.

 

ORCHESTRA This link leads to a website which is not controlled by any member of this school or the Fayette County Public Schools.  We are not responsible for the content. Director: Phil Kent

The Lafayette Orchestra is a nationally known organization. The orchestra program consists of four string orchestras that perform approximately 6-7 times a year. The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs as a full orchestra approximately twice a year.  The orchestras have two performances a year where multiple students from several schools across the district participate. One of these is the Play-a-thon in October and the other is the Area concert in April. The Lafayette Orchestras continually receive Distinguished ratings at Assessment Festival, Solo & Ensemble and State Solo & Ensemble. The Lafayette Orchestra program travels around the country performing at different venues and exhibiting its motto “Pride through Performance.”

 

THE LAFAYETTE TIMES

Sponsor: Dawn Brown

Newspaper published monthly.  It carries journalism class credit and co-curriculum recognition. The Times has consistently won national recognition. Students apply for staff positions through the newspaper advisor.

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