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Schedule & News

For the week of April 8th     

First Time Marchers Camp is this Week!



First Time Marchers Camp

6:30pm – 8:00pm



LBA Parent Meeting
     Spring Raffle Kick-Off




Wind Symphony

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Color Guard Audition Clinic

6:00pm – 8:00pm



First Time Marchers Camp

6:30pm – 8:00pm



Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Jazz Ensemble

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Color Guard Audition Clinic

6:00pm – 8:00pm



First Time Marchers Camp

6:30p – 8:00pm



Wind Symphony

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Color Guard Audition Clinic

6:00pm – 8:00pm



First Time Marchers Camp

6:30pm – 8:00pm



First Time Marchers Camp

6:30pm – 8:00pm








Itinerary Below

UK Singletary Center


Middle School Honor Band




Lafayette Prom




Calendar Notes


M2 Lessons Resume after Spring Break – See schedule for individual lesson times

Color Guard Audition Clinics – April 10, 11, 12 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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

First Time Marchers Camp – Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13

Windfest Concert Band Festival – Saturday, April 14 – UK Singletary CenterItinerary

Visual Training – April 27 and 28

Honors Banquet – Sunday, May 6 at Calvary Baptist Church

Spring Concert – Sunday, May 13

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


Raffle Starts Monday:  “$3,000 Shopping Spree”


Download Raffle Info

Tickets will be distributed at the Parent Meeting on Monday, during band class/rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed to 2017 Color Guard members during auditions this week.

The Lafayette Band Raffle is here – 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.

Tickets will be distributed starting Monday, April 9. 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 eNews for collection days/times.

Each student who sells 25 raffle tickets will receive a FREE MOVIE PASS TO CINEMARK! Let’s finish 2017-2018 year with the biggest and most profitable raffle in Lafayette Band history!


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.


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 9 – Friday, April 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

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


Windfest Concert Festival 2018

Download Itinerary

Lafayette High School Band
Windfest Concert Festival 2018
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Saturday, April 14

Wind Symphony Schedule




8:00am @ Lafayette

Depart for SCFA




Wind Symphony Perform





·         Wind Symphony Percussion/Tubas will help load the trucks with equipment

·         Remember – Black shoes & black socks

·         Free and open to the public

·         Eat Breakfast


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 2017
Still to be announced


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


Eat at Willy’s Locally Known on April 17th


Lafayette Jazz Band and Fundraiser Night

Get ready to hear the Lafayette Jazz Bands perform at Willie’s Locally Known on Tuesday, April 17. Willie’s is also donating a portion of sales to the Band! Plan a night out with a great meal and fantastic music while supporting the Pride of the Bluegrass!


Churchill Downs Fundraising


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.

Choose from 3 dates:

·         Opening Night, April 28: Approximately 2pm until 9:30pm

·         The Oaks, May 4: Approximately 6 or 8am to late afternoon/early evening

·         The Derby, May 5: Approximately 6 or 8am to late afternoon/early evening

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).


Drum Majors for the 2018-19 Marching Season


Congratulations to the Drum Majors for the 2018-19 marching season.
Kate Manno
Casey Trowel
Ni’Kerrion McDonald
Shannon James



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.


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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