All new LCB "employees" must fill out a Form I-9 in order to be paid. Why? It is a federal law! Form I-9 documents that you are authorized to work in the United States. At the first rehearsal you attend, you need to bring either a valid U.S. passport or two forms of ID as specified on Form I-9. In lieu of a passport, most commonly this would be a driverís license or voter registration card AND a social security card or birth certificate. You can download the form from the web site http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. Fill out your part of the enclosed Form I-9 and bring it to rehearsal with your passport or 2 forms of ID. Your Section Leader or another LCB official will examine your documents, complete the remainder of the Form I-9, and file it in the band office for retention.
Also, if you are new, you need to fill out, sign and return to your section leader the Diversity Policy and Signature Page. If you have sent this in already, you do not need to do it again.
Rehearsals are held in the Elliott Hall of Music, Room 15, on the Purdue University campus. For most concerts, the rehearsals are the Wednesday evening before the Thursday concert, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. There are a few visitor parking spots around the Elliott Hall of Music; however, it is suggested that you arrive early and park in the garage at 3rd and University Streets, where there is no charge and you do not need a parking permit after 5:00 p.m.
We never call off a concert ahead of time. You must come to the concert site, and a decision will be made by the start of the concert about whether to play or not. If you do not show up, and the concert is canceled, you will not be paid. If you do not show up, and the concert is held, you may not be asked back to play again.
Concert dress for Lafayette Citizens Band concerts is the red T-shirt, black pants or skirts, and black socks and shoes. If you need a T-shirt, and did not order one when you sent in your schedule, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of a shirt is $15.
Paychecks are issued twice during the season, around July 15 and September 15. Social security (FICA and Medicare) taxes are withheld, but federal income tax is not.
Of course, you may ask any other questions as well. Players are paid, with the wages varying depending on union membership. Rehearsals are on normally on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm in Room 15, Elliott Hall of Music, and most concerts are Thursday evenings at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette.
You can see the 2018 schedule here. Concerts at Riehle Plaza start at 7:30 pm, except for the July 4 concert (8:00 pm) and the Labor Day concert (7:00 pm).
PAY SCALE Rate of pay is $10 per rehearsal for everyone. Paid-up union players are paid $35 per concert. Non-union players are paid $10 per concert. Pay for mileage as follows: 25 cents per mile City Miles (round trip) Mileage Attica 52 $13 Crawfordsville 54 $14 Delphi 36 $9 Frankfort 48 $12 Indianapolis 128 $32 Kokomo 92 $23 Lebanon 70 $18 Logansport 78 $20 Lowell 180 $45 Monticello 80 $20 Zionsville 100 $25