e-News for the Week of April-29th

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Schedule & News

For the week of April 29th      

Last Week to Sell Raffle Tickets!


Wind Symphony

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Percussion Spring Training

7:00pm – 9:00pm



Concert Band

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Color Guard Spring Training

5:30pm – 7:30pm



Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony

3:45pm = 5:30pm







Symphonic Band

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Color Guard Spring Training

5:30pm – 7:30pm



Churchill Downs Fundraiser


Churchill Downs


Churchill Downs Fundraiser

2:00pm – 9:30pm

Churchill Downs


Calendar Notes


Summer Dates to RememberDownload

Percussion Spring Training – Schedule below

Honors Ceremony – Sunday, May 6 at Calvary Baptist Church

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

Percussion Ensemble – Load-in and dress rehearsal on May 12 from 9am until 1:00pm

Jazz Band Assessment – Saturday, May 12 at Henry Clay.  More information below.

Early Discount for Family Payments – Due by May 15

Summer Music Academy – Begins June 11; Register by May 16

Jazz Concert – May 18th at 7:00pm in Beeler Auditorium (both bands)

Lafayette Graduation – Thursday, May 31; All 9th through 11th grade winds and percussion will perform.  Details to be announced.

Asbury Leadership Workshop – Tuesday, June 5; Apply by May 17

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


Band Council Results



Josh Andreatta

Vice President (Senior Rep.)

Julia Clements

Secretary (Senior Rep.)

Keagan Poole

Junior Representatives.

Dalton Stanland and Kiarah Raglin

Sophomore Representatives

Ellie Adams and Brandon Wang


Churchill Downs Fundraising


Thanks to Brandan Gravitt, Jennie Hayes, Lee Ann Myers, Dan Prevette, and Melena & John Dailey for working opening day at Churchill Downs on the 28th. It was a beautiful day and a great way to make money for the Band. To quote Jennie, “It was the most entertaining fundraiser I have ever participated in!” We have another small group going on Derby Day. Thanks to everyone who is helping out!



Download the Handout

Download the Raffle Info. Keep selling those tickets! All sold ticket stubs and money (along with unsold tickets) must be returned no later than Monday, May 7. Here are the collection times:

Thursday, May 3: 3:15-3:45 after school in Band Room
Sunday, May 6: Honors Ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church (starts at 2pm)
FINAL DAY – Monday, May 7: 3:15-3:45 after school in Band Room

For every 25 raffle tickets sold, a student will receive a FREE MOVIE PASS TO CINEMARK! One winner of the “3,000 Shopping Spree Raffle” will receive a $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. Questions or need more raffle tickets? Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or contact Melena Dailey (859-619-4776) or John Dailey (859-353-2900).


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book and DVDs

Download Form

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.


End of the Year Honors Ceremony on Sunday, May 6


Make Reservations Now for the End of the Year Honors Ceremony on Sunday, May 6.  Click on the link below to make your reservation.


The 2017-2018 Lafayette Band Honors Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 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”.

All Lafayette Band families are invited to the event that includes choice of dessert and beverage for only $7.00 per person. This covers the cost of the food, ceremony, and awards.  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 1:50 p.m., with desserts served shortly after check-in.

Please register if you plan on attending. Registration will close midnight Friday, May 4th.
Registration form will be available shortly on the web site.)


Business Sponsorships for 2018-2019


Become part of Lafayette Band’s growing list of business supporters!
Download the 2018-2019 Sponsorship Packet.

Do you own a business? Do you know of a business who may be interested in becoming part of Lafayette Band’s Sponsorship program? There are hundreds of businesses within a couple of miles of Lafayette – the possibilities are endless! The 2018-2019 Sponsorship Packet has all the information about sponsorship levels and the great promotional benefits. This year, we had over 20 business sponsors – you can check out the logos at the bottom of the e-News. We would love to DOUBLE our business sponsorships for next year!

Questions? Contact Mark Stanland at LBAsponsor@gmail.com or 859-475-7276. You can also contact John Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or 859-353-2900.


Jazz and Percussion Announcements


Jazz concert May 18 7:00pm. Beeler auditorium. Both bands.

Percussion ensemble load in and dress rehearsal on Saturday, May 12 from 9-1.

Jazz Band plays at Henry Clay HS for Assessment on May 12 at 5:30.
Call time to meet at Henry Clay is 4:30.
Warm up at 5:00.
Clinic at 6:00.


Senior Scholarship Recognition


Hello Lafayette Band Seniors

The Lafayette Music department is planning a group scholarship recognition program on Wednesday, May 16 after school.

This event is for music students that have received scholarships to major or minor in music or those who will receive a TALENT-BASED (audition) scholarship to participate in music activities but major in another field. 

Please access the link below and fill-in the form with any available information.



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 – http://www.lafayetteband.org/summer-m2-registration/


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

Color Guard Spring and Summer Training


Spring and Summer Training with Color Guard at Lafayette

Tuesday, April 24

5:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday, April 26

5:30 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, May 1

5:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday, May 3

5:30 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, May 8

5:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday, May 10

5:30 – 7:30pm



Saturday, June 9

9am – 5pm

Saturday, July 14

9am – 5pm

* Lunch on your own



Summer Training 2018 and Band Camp

July 23-27

3pm – 10pm

July 30 – August 3

8am – 5pm

August 6 – 10

8am – 5pm

Rehearsals on July 30 and 31, August 6 and 7 are also 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Band Camp details will be posted soon.


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 – TBD
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

Download Sponsor List




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