e-News for the Week of April-7th

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Schedule & News

For the week of April 7th 

First Time Marchers mini-camp this week!
Audition music is available in the band room.


First Time Marchers Camp

6:00pm – 7:30pm

LBA Board Meeting




Flute/Clarinet Marching Fundamentals

5:30pm – 7:00pm

First Time Marchers Camp

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Bingo – Percussion students/parents

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

First Time Marchers Camp

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Sax/Low-Reed Marching Fundamentals

5:30pm – 7:00pm

First Time Marchers Camp

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


UK Windfest

See itinerary below


Calendar Notes

Marching Fundamentals Nights (returning marchers including those that marched as 8th graders)
Tuesday, April 9th – Flutes and Clarinets from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 11th – Saxophones and Low Reeds from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Monday, April 15th – Trumpets and Mellophones from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 17th – Low Brass from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Percussion Spring Training – April 15, 26 plus May 6, 13 and 20 from 6pm to 8pm

Color Guard Clinic – April 22, 23, 24 from 6pm to 8pm.  Audition April 25th from 6pm to 8pm.

Lafayette Band Auditions for Concert Band Placement:
April 23 – Woodwinds – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
April 24 – Percussion – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
April 25 – Brass – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Marching Band Mini-Camp – April 26-27 – Friday 4:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9AM – Noon
This is for all students including incoming freshmen.

Honors Ceremony – Sunday, May 5th at 2:00pm – Calvary Baptist Church – More details to come

Marching Band Mini-Camp – May 17-18 – Friday 4:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9AM – Noon
This is for all students including incoming freshmen.

Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 22nd – Singletary Center for the Arts
  Percussion at 6:00pm
  Concert Bands at 7:30pm

Last Day of School – Friday, May 31st
Graduation – Tuesday, June 4th – Band performance details to come

Band Camp Dates 2019
July 22-26, 2019   Freshmen, Color Guard, Percussion
July 29-August 2, 2019 Band Camp
August 5-9, 2019   Band Camp

First Time Marchers Camp

The First Time Marchers Camp is for current 8th graders or students marching with Lafayette for the first time this Fall.

Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 11 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Wear tennis shoes and socks – You will be marching outside.  No sandals or flip-flops!

LBA Board of Directors

Before Spring Break, we voted for next year’s Board. They will be installed at our Annual Membership Meeting on May 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Please join me in welcoming your 2019-2020 LBA Board:


Lee Ann Myers

1st Vice President, Fundraising

Jennie Hayes

2nd Vice President, Events & Programs

Carrie O’Connor


Tim and Jennifer Walden

1st Associate Treasurer, Collections & Deposits

Melody Pennington-Cole

2nd Associate Treasurer, Bingo Funds & Department of Charitable Gaming Reports

Tom and Susan Simpson


Eryn Arnold

Director of Accounts Receivable (CHARMS)

Brent Duffy

Director of Communications

Currently vacant

Director of Bingo Operations

Dan and Sharon Prevette

Director of Publicity

Jennifer Longworth

Director of Travel

Shannon Bradbury

Director of Sponsorships

Mark Stanland

UK Windfest


Windfest Concert Festival 2019
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Saturday, April 13
Wind Symphony Schedule




8:30 at Lafayette

Depart for SCFA




Wind Symphony Performance


Depart for Lafayette


Wind Symphony Percussion/Tubas will help load the trucks with equipment
Free and open to the public
Eat Breakfast

Pack Your Red Bags
Black Shoes
Black Socks (up to the calf)
Shirt to wear under concert jacket (red or black preferably)
Shorts/leggings to wear under pants

2019 Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event – Many More Needed!

Sign-up Directions

Please be sure to confirm your volunteer spot when you receive the email from

If you have any questions about your sign up, please contact Lee Carter at:

2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Lafayette Band Booster Fundraising Opportunity April 22-28

*We have not filled as many volunteer spots as EEI had hoped so our event has now been opened up to other volunteer groups, including Lafayette Choir. There are still plenty of opportunities! Please designate “B” (for band) next to your name when you sign up.

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is the organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE) held each year in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park. EEI has reached out to us for a great opportunity. Volunteers are needed to work in the Merchandise Shops–set up prior to event and keeping things neat and stocked during the event. No cash handling, no food prep, just working the front of the merchandise shops! A $50 donation will be made to LBA for each volunteer who works a 5-hour shift.

Volunteers Will Receive:

• One (1) T-shirt

• One (1) Hat

• One (1) Parking Pass

• Complimentary ticket to attend all four days of the event!

• Lunch Voucher (one per shift worked)

We still have the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars! Non-profit organizations try for years to get opportunities like this–let’s make the most of it!

Sign up instructions:
Step 1:
Sign up to volunteer by clicking the link below.  Once you open this Google Sheet, you only have to type your name into any blank cell on the day you wish to volunteer.


Step 2:
Provide individual information for volunteering information by clicking link below. Be sure to indicate “Lafayette Band” when asked for volunteer group.


Save the Date – Ford Drive 4 UR School

Saturday, May 18th

Make plans now to test drive a brand-new Ford–and earn money for the Lafayette Band! It’s really that simple, Paul Miller Ford will have a selection of new cars available at Lafayette during and after the mini-band camp practice. Anyone 18 and over with a valid driver’s license can test drive a car. For each test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the band! Our goal for this event is $3000–so plan to bring your friends and family!

**Special announcements and events planned for this day as well!! Check the e-News for updates and make plans to be there!!  

Xooker Battle of the Bands

Despite a great effort by many of you, Lafayette fell short with only 493 members while MCHS ended with 583 members. If each Lafayette band member joined and only got two additional members, we would’ve had well over 600.

Despite not getting full participation, Xooker is appreciative of our efforts and will be giving a “surprise donation”. More details to follow soon.

To-Do List from the Chaperone Crew

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.

2.  Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign:
——–A. KHSAA Physical Form
——–B. LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form

You will need to take blank forms to your child’s appointment for the physician to complete and sign. These forms are not required before band camp, but should be turned in as soon as your child has had their yearly check-up.

3. Complete the FCPS Medication Authorization Form for any prescription medication that your student will require during band activities. Check the e-news for dates and times medications can be turned in chaperones before a trip.

You can find all LBA forms here: http://www.lafayetteband.org/marching-season-forms/

The KHSAA form here: https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf

The FCPS Medication Authorization Form here: https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/2295/meds_ok.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Sherri McPherson at lafayettechaperone@gmail.com

Join the Chaperone Crew

We are in need of chaperones for fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and contests.

Chaperoning is one of the best ways to see the inner-workings of the band and is one of the most rewarding ways to support your student. As a chaperone, you will have a front row seat for each rehearsal or performance and will share in some of their most memorable experiences.

If you can join the Chaperone Crew and help with fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and/or contest travel, please contact Sherri McPherson through e-mail lafayettechaperone@gmail.com for further details.

Business Sponsorships for 2019-2020


Become part of Lafayette Band’s list of business supporters!

We are now planning for sponsorships for the Lafayette Band for the 19-20 school year, and we can use your help in reaching our goal.

Please look over the attached sponsorship packet and think of a business you frequent–dentist office, eye doctor, financial services/bank, real estate, insurance, car repair, etc. Personal connections make a huge difference in a company’s willingness to participate.  Perhaps you have a small business yourself, or work for a company that values community support–the possibilities really are endless!

While we will eagerly accept donations and sponsorships throughout the year, we want to be able to advertise our Member-level sponsors and higher on the marching shirts worn by over 200 students to every competition. The shirts will be heading to the printer this summer so please don’t delay!

Download the 2019-2020 Sponsorship Packet.

The 2019-2020 Sponsorship Packet has all the information about sponsorship levels and the great promotional benefits. Please let potential business sponsors know our organization is completely self-funded, and dependent on family payments, fundraising, and corporate sponsorships.

Questions? Contact Mark Stanland at LBAsponsor@gmail.com or 859-475-7276.   

2019-20 Band Auditions

Audition materials are available in the band room and will be on the web site soon.

Woodwinds – Tuesday, April 23, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion – Wednesday, April 24, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass – Thursday, April 25, 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 24 unless a different time is arranged with Dr. Strange or Mr. Jones.

Winter Guard

Congratulations to Lafayette Winter Guard for winning the Tristate Marching Arts Scholastic A class. 91.65

Band Store

TeePublic offers many pop-up sales this time of year. We will be adding new designs in soon to reflect our recent victory!  Check back in often!

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

Family Payments:  2019-20 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 via Paypal are accepted on Charms.  To log into your Charms account, go to www.charmsoffice.com, the school code is lhsband (case sensitive).

Any questions please contact LBA Charms Accounts at lbacharms@gmail.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.

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)

2018-2019 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”

2018-2019 Lafayette Band Sponsors


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