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Schedule & News

For the week of April 23rd

Congratulations to all Lafayette bands for receiving Distinguished ratings at KMEA Dist. 7 Festival!
Please continue to sell Raffle Tickets! 
Register for the End of Year Banquet and Honors Ceremony (next Sunday April 30) – see below


Color Guard  (raffle ticket collection)

6:00pm – 8:30pm



LBA Board Meeting




Percussion Training

7:00pm – 9:00pm



Jazz Ensemble (Dr. Strange group only)

6:30pm – 7:45pm

Comedy off Broadway


Raffle Ticket Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Woodwind Auditions

4:00pm – 6:00pm



Percussion Auditions

4:00pm – 6:00pm



Raffle Ticket Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Brass Auditions

4:00pm – 6:00pm



Raffle Ticket Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Band Room


End of the Year Banquet and Honors Ceremony (see below for registration information)

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Calvary Baptist Church
150 E. High Street


Orders Due for Memory Book and DVD




Upcoming Events:
April 30:  End of the Year Banquet and Honors Ceremony (see below for registration information)
May 3:  Jazz Band Concert
May 7:  Spring Concert
May 12 and 13:  Mini-Camp
May 16 and 18:  Graduation Rehearsal for Wind Symphony
May 24:  Wind Symphony to perform at Lafayette High School Graduation



Freshmen, First-time Marchers, Guard and Percussion camp: July 24-28, 2017

Full Band Camp: July 31-August 4, 2017 & August 7-11, 2017


Jazz Ensemble


Dr. Strange’s group only

Itinerary for Comedy off Broadway gig

Location: Comedy off Broadway (Lexington Green)
Arrive: 6:30 in All Black
Perform: 7:15
Approx End: 7:45

Students may stay and listen to DOJO if they choose.  They usually end around 9:15pm.  Admission is free for the student performers, but parents who wish to attend will need to purchase a $10 ticket.  Tickets will be available at the door that evening.


Auditions This Week


Auditions for the 2017-2018 Lafayette Band are scheduled for this week, April 25 – April 27, in the Lafayette music suite.  All students (new and current) must audition for placement in one of three concert bands and for part selection in the marching band.

Woodwinds:  Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion:  Wednesday, April 26 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass:  Thursday, April 27 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Check www.lafayetteband.org for audition music. 


End of the Year Banquet and Honors Ceremony on Sunday, April 30


Make Reservations Now for the End of the Year Banquet and Honors Ceremony on Sunday, April 30.  Click on the link below to make your reservation.


The 2016-2017 Lafayette Band Banquet and Honors Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (150 East High Street). We will celebrate another awesome year of Lafayette Band, bid farewell and pay special tribute to our seniors, and recognize the underclassmen with their well-earned “letters and bars”.

This year, our banquet is being sponsored and catered by Qdoba. We truly appreciate their generous support of the Lafayette Band and this event.

We invite all Lafayette Band families to the lunch that includes: Your choice of entrée, dessert and beverage for only $8.00 per person. Our graduating seniors will be our guests for this event and are invited to attend free of charge, compliments of the Lafayette Band Association.

Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m., with lunch served shortly after check-in.

We will need servers to help with the banquet meal.  Servers will need to enter through the west side of Calvary Baptist Church Activity Center.  Anyone available to serve should email Jane DeRossett at fullpantry@hotmail.com

Please register if you plan on attending. Registration will close midnight Friday, April 28th .


Graduation on Wednesday, May 24


FCPS has set the May graduation dates and Lafayette High School will graduate on Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00pm. The 2017/2018 Wind Symphony will perform at Graduation.

May 16 – Graduation Rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 18 – Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 24 – Lafayette Graduation at 4:00pm at Rupp Arena. Transportation to Rupp Arena will not be provided.  An itinerary will be provided in a few weeks.


$10,000 Spring Raffle

Download the Handout

We are less than two weeks away from the $10,000 raffle drawing and we have collected less than $5,000 in ticket sales.  We are hopeful that everyone is very close to selling your 25 tickets and will be turning in your money and ticket stubs very soon! 

We will be in the band room after school on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week to collect your raffle tickets and money.  Or you can return them at the Banquet on Sunday. Please remember to return the small portion of the tickets sold to be entered into the raffle drawing along with the money.

The final deadline for returning money and tickets is Wednesday, May 3.  At that time, ALL tickets (sold and unsold) must be returned with the money.  Remember – the success of this raffle is dependent upon you and every ticket sold will help the band program.

Contact John or Melena Dailey with questions at dailey1997@yahoo.com or call/text Melena at (859) 619-4776.


Order Memory Books and Band DVDs

Download Form

Pre-order your 2016-17 “Vox Populi” Memory Book and DVD now by downloading the order form.  The Memory Book is designed by photographer and band parent, Michelle Dunlap and includes 60 glossy, color pages.  The DVD is produced by Jim Davis and our Media Crew and will include marching band and concert performances for the year. The Memory Book and DVD will cost $20 each or the cost for both items is $35. These are special keepsake items for the band year.  Order forms and payment must be received no later than April 30.  Watch the e-News for distribution dates and times.  For more information, contact Jane Andreatta at jkandreatta@gmail.com or 859-361-0700.


Registration for Summer M2 Lessons


Register for Summer M2 Lessons on the Lafayette Band website:

Lessons will be held on the following dates:
June 12, 19, and 26
July 10 and 17

The cost is $75 and payment must be received prior to the first lesson or you will not be allowed to participate. 


Chaperone Crew


We currently have a shortage of male chaperones for the upcoming marching band season. If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone and fit the chromosome requirements please contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.  Chaperone volunteering opportunities for everyone else will open up in June.


Lafayette Band Color Guard Spring and Summer Training


Congratulations to the students selected for the Lafayette Band Color Guard!  Below is the spring and summer training schedule:

·         Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm  (April 24, May 1, May 8)

·         Mini-camp on May 12 and 13 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Mini-camp on June 9 and 10 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Mini-camp on July 7 and 8 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Color Guard Camp July 24-28, July 31-August 4, and August 7-11


2017-2018 Materials Mailed


All families should have received a set of materials in the mail for the 2017-2018 band year.  The materials include:

  • 2017-2018 Payment Agreement (orange paper) – to have been returned by March 15
  • LBA Membership Registration Form (blue paper) – required to volunteer with LBA
  • LBA Parent Volunteer Form (green paper)
  • Medical Authorization Form (yellow paper) – Mandatory for all students to participate
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (cream paper) – Must be signed by a physician and parent in order for student to receive OTC medications.

Please complete and return these materials to the address provided on each form.  Or watch the e-News for collection dates during the spring mini camps.

The forms are also available on the Lafayette Band website at www.lafayetteband.org


Family Payments Matter for Every Student


As we plan for the 2017-18 band year, all LBA families need to understand that the family payments form the backbone of the band budget and all activities.  Fundraising and Bingo are important but they cannot replace the funds provided by the family payments. 

It is important that every family be responsible and meet its financial obligations.  The lack of family payments this past year has resulted in difficult situations for our musical instructors – we are not able to make timely payments and several have left to find employment elsewhere.  This has a negative impact on the musical instruction provided by Lafayette and our students’ growth as musicians.

The unpaid expenses from this year will carry-forward into the budget for the 2017-18 year.  Family Payments matter!  For our students to have the best possible band and musical experience at Lafayette, families must meet their basic financial obligation.  If needed, please contact Mr. Smith at 859-396-3311 or chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us for a confidential conversation about a payment arrangement – he is more than willing to work with you and your circumstances.

Let’s finish this year strong – both musically and financially!


F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D





We received $1300 this quarter for the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Support the Lafayette Band when you shop on Amazon.  Use this link every time you shop at Amazon:


The Amazon Smile link can be used with Amazon Prime.

Setup Instructions


Each family is asked to volunteer 12 times per year to maintain this fundraiser.

The Bingo Hall is located in the Keithshire Shopping Center on the corner of Clays Mill Rd and Keithshire (behind Burger King)

The Kroger Community Rewards number for Lafayette Band is #10043

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.

Please come and sell pulltabs for a few hours:

6:00-8:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm


Charms Database


The Lafayette Band uses Charms, a web-based organizational software system to track student contact information, financial statements, email communication, and more. 

To log into Charms, go to www.charmsoffice.com.  Click “Enter” on the top menu and click “Parents/Students/Members” on the dropdown list.  Login using the school code “lhsband” and enter your student ID/password.  If you need your student ID, please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com. The student ID is assigned by Charms and is a combination of letters and numbers. 

If your student has an outstanding balance, you will receive a monthly financial statement.  The monthly payments will be billed individually in the Fixed Payment ledger.  Amounts received that are less than the billed fixed payment amount will be temporarily stored in the Miscellaneous ledger.  When the amount in the Miscellaneous ledger is sufficient to pay a monthly payments, we can transfer the amount to the appropriate fixed payment. 

Band payments may be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mail to:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591-0396


Links to General Information


Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503