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Schedule & News

For the week of April 15th      



Jazz Ensemble Brass with Rhythm Section

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Color Guard Auditions

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Percussion Spring Training

7:00pm – 9:00pm



Jazz Band Performance

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Willie’s Locally Known


Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Jazz Ensemble Saxes with Rhythm Section

3:45pm – 5:00pm































Calendar Notes


M2 Lessons – See schedule for individual lesson times

Color Guard Auditions – April 16 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Percussion Spring Training – Begins Monday, April 16th – Schedule below

Churchill Downs Fundraiser – Friday, April 28th and May 4th/5th – Additional details below

Visual Training – April 27 and 28 – All returning marchers

Honors Banquet – Sunday, May 6 at Calvary Baptist Church

Spring Concert – Sunday, May 13 – Beeler Auditorium; Percussion 2:00pm; Winds 4:00pm

Early Discount for Family Payments – Due by May 15

Lafayette Graduation – Thursday, May 31

KMEA State Marching Contest – Held at UK Kroger Field in 2018


Band Camp 2018


Following are the band camp dates for 2018

Freshmen, Color Guard, Percussion
July 23-27,2018

Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 2018
August 6-10, 2018


Summer M2 Lessons


Summer M2 Lessons will be held on the following dates

June 11, 18,25

July 9 & 16

Cost =$75


Register by May 16, 2018 – Link on web site soon.


Sell Those Raffle Tickets!


Download Raffle Info

For every 25 raffle tickets sold, a student will receive a FREE MOVIE PASS TO CINEMARK!

The Lafayette Band Raffle is underway – the “$3,000 Shopping Spree”! One winner will receive the following:

·         $1,000 Cash

·         $1,000 Amazon Gift Card

·         $1,000 Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Gift Card in Simpsonville

Raffle tickets are $10 each. Each band member is asked to sell 25 raffle tickets.

The drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 13 at the Spring Concert in Beeler Auditorium.

All tickets and money must be returned no later than Monday, May 7.
Watch e-News for collection days/times.

Questions or need more raffle tickets? Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or contact Melena Dailey (859-619-4776) or John Dailey (859-353-2900).


Eat at Willy’s Locally Known on April 17th



Lafayette Jazz Band and Fundraiser Night
Get ready to hear the Lafayette Jazz Band perform at Willie’s Locally Known on  Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 until 7:00. Willie’s is also donating a portion of sales to Lafayette Band! Just tell them you are there to support the Jazz Band. Plan a night out with a great meal and fantastic music while supporting the Pride of the Bluegrass!


2017-18 Lafayette Band Memory Book and DVD


Pre-Order Yours Today! Only 100 Memory Books Available!
Download the Order Form.

Memory Book
The 2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book is designed by photographer and band parent, Michelle Dunlap.  Each book includes 60 glossy, color pages of memories of the State Championship season from Band Camp to Papa John’s Stadium! Each Memory Book costs $25.

2017-2018 DVD

The 2017-2018 Lafayette Band DVD includes band performances and highlights from the entire year.  The DVD is being created by the LBA Media Crew and will include marching band contest performances as well as concert events for the year (please note due to copyright restrictions that State Finals is not included on this DVD). Each DVD costs $15.

Save $5 and buy both the Memory Book and DVD for $35.
Please mail your order form by April 30.
Questions? LBAfundraising1@gmail.com


Churchill Downs Fundraising on April 28th


Be a Food Runner on Millionaire’s Row!

Churchill Downs will pay $125 per volunteer per shift worked. This opportunity is indoors in the “premium” areas of Churchill Downs.

We will be volunteering for Opening Night, April 28 form approximately 2pm until 9:30pm.

Must be 18 years of age or older. Black shoes and black pants must be worn. Short on-line training is required prior to working. Parking is free at an off-site location with free shuttle service to the Downs for all volunteers.

To sign up, email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com by April 16. For questions, contact Melena Dailey (859-619-4776) or John Dailey (859-353-2900).


2018-19 Band Auditions


Audition materials for the 2018-19 bands are available on the web site.

Woodwinds – Tuesday, April 24, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion – Wednesday, April 25, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass – Thursday, April 26th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

All students in the band this Fall must audition.  Auditions are for placement in one of three concert bands and for part selection in the marching band.

Please call if you have a conflict:  381-3484 or 296-9257

Jazz Band
Students must be in the Lafayette Band to participate in Jazz Band.  The audition will be the same day as your band audition.  The Rhythm Section auditions will be on Wednesday, April 25 unless a different time is arranged with Dr. Strange or Mr. Lewellen.


Food Crew Chief Needed for Next Season


If you enjoy planning meals and organizing events this is the job for you! Plus, you get to know all of our amazing band students! Interested or have questions please contact Jane or Jim DeRossett fullpantry@hotmail.com.


To-Do List from Your Chaperone Team


Now is the time to plan ahead and complete all your medical forms for the upcoming marching season.

1.       Complete the LBA Medical Authorization Form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form. You must submit this form BEFORE band camp so we can properly treat your child if a medical condition arises. (If you have already turned in your form – Thank You!)

2.       Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign a KHSAA Physical Form AND the LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form if you so desire. These forms do NOT need to be completed and returned prior to band camp. You will need to bring in blank forms for the physician to complete and sign.

You can find all LBA forms on http://www.lafayetteband.org/marching-season-forms/ and you can find the KHSAA form at https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf

If you have any questions contact Sherri McPherson sherrimcpherson@windstream.net


Percussion Spring and Summer Training


Spring Training with 2018 Percussion at Lafayette

Monday, April 16


Monday, April 23


Friday, April 27


Saturday, April 28


Monday, April 30


Monday, May 7


Monday, May 14



Summer Training 2018
Still to be announced


Family Payments:  2018-19 Family Band Payments have been Billed


Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note student name) and mailed to:

Lafayette Band Association
P.O. Box 910450
Lexington, KY  40591

Credit Card payments are accepted via Charms.  To log into your Charms account, go to www.charmsoffice.com, the school code is lhsband (case sensitive).

Early Discount – Family Payments
To receive your Early Payment Discount you must have your Family Payments paid in full by May 15, 2018.

Any questions please contact Liz Booth at liz@mysland.com.

It takes tremendous financial resources to keep The Pride of the Bluegrass at championship level on the field and in the concert hall.  We thank each family for adhering to their payment schedule.

If your student qualifies for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program, please supply a copy of the Notice of Approval received from the Child Nutrition Office.  LBA must receive this notification each year.

Any questions please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com.


Tentative Fall 2018 Marching Schedule


Sep-8 – Bourbon County, Bourbon Country High School
Sep-15 – Lafayette Invitational Band Contest
Sep-22 – Ryle Tournament of Bands – Larry A. Ryle High School, Union Kentucky
Oct-13 – Bands of America (BOA), Canton, OH (Overnight trip)
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals – Location to be announced
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
To be announced


Join Us for BINGO


Please sign-up to work a Bingo session!  Email LafayetteBandBingo@gmail.com to let Dan know what shift you’re available.  This is the biggest fundraiser for the band.  Bingo is held every Tuesday night throughout the entire year.

Jackpot Bingo Games – Eastland Shopping Center


Join Our Facebook Group


Join the “Lafayette Band Association – Pride of the Bluegrass” Facebook group to keep up with what is happening with the band! The group shares news, pictures, upcoming events, motivation and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1189436287833718


 “REMIND” System to Communicate Information


The Lafayette Band uses the “Remind” system to communicate important information to students and families.  The students have been encouraged to join the appropriate “remind” groups to receive updates, schedule changes, and reminders from the band directors.  Families are welcome to join.

Text the following codes to 859-519-8446:
@lafayetteb  (for all band students)
@lhswinds  (for Wind Symphony)
@62d72  (for Symphonic Band)
@lhsconcer  (for Concert Band)


Links to General Information


Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

2017-2018 LBA Meeting Schedule

Instructions to Set up a Twitter Account

Download the Lafayette Band Handbook.

REMIND:  859-519-8446. @lafayetteb, @lhswinds, @62d72, @lhsconcer

Update  FCPS Background Check

Kroger Card Registration Instructions

Log into
Charms to make a family payment

School code is “lhsband”


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Sponsors

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