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For the week of August 19th

See photos from band camp and the family performance on the web site.


Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Dr. Tim Leadership Workshop

6:00pm – 8:30pm




3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




6:00pm – 8:30pm



Bingo – Tuba/Baritone/Mellophone

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Full Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Cheese, Sausage, Popcorn Kick-Off

5:00pm – 6:00pm



Winds and Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



No School











Calendar Notes


Deadline to Order Show Shirts – Sunday, August 19th (Today) Order Online

Dr. Tim Leadership Workshop – Monday, August 20th 6pm – 8:30pm – Register Online

M2 Fall Lessons – Beginning August 27th.  Register to attend by Monday, August 20th

All Invitational Spotlight Ads – Due by Monday, August 27thSubmit Online

Popcorn, Cheese, Sausage, and Chocolates Fundraiser – Wednesday, August 22nd Kickoff

Football Game – Friday, August 31st vs. Lexington Catholic.

GattiTown After the Game – Friday, August 31st

Full Band Picture Day – Saturday, September 1st – Details below

Bourbon County Contest – Saturday, September 8th

Invitational Meeting for All Families – Thursday, September 13th – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Lafayette Invitational Band Contest – Saturday, September 15th
Details coming soon with contest details, volunteer sign-up, and drink donations.
10×10’ pop-up tents are needed for the event.  If you can loan one, please contact the field crew at lbafieldcrew1@gmail.com


Discount Card Money Now Due – Must Turn in by Tuesday


If you have not turned in your Discount Card money or unsold cards, you must do so this week. Each family is asked to sell 15 cards or provide an “opt-out” donation of $75. THERE ARE 70 FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT RETURNED MONEY FOR THE CARDS THEY PICKED UP. Please turn in all money and unsold cards to the designated person in the Parking Lot at the following times this week (look for the Discount Card sign and balloon):

Monday, August 20: 4:45-5:15 (Cathy Concors will be collecting)
Tuesday, August 21: 5:30-6:00 (Melena Dailey will be collecting)

DO NOT give to the Band Directors!
DO NOT leave in the box in the band room!
DO NOT give to anyone except designated person at the above times in the parking lot!

The value of unsold cards not returned will be added to your Charms account.
Winners of the “Pie in the Face” section competition as well as our 3 “Top Sellers” will be announced at the Fall Fundraiser Student Kick-Off on Wednesday. Each member of the winning section will get to throw a pie in the face of the band directors (each student in winning section must have participated in the fundraiser). Incentives for top sellers are $50 cash and 2 Cinemark movie passes for 1st place, $25 cash and 1 Cinemark movie pass for 2nd place, and $15 cash and 1 Cinemark movie pass for 3rd place. For questions, contact Melena Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or 859-619-4776.


Popcorn, Cheese, Sausage, and Chocolates Fundraiser


KICK-OFF ON WEDNESDAY! (Previously scheduled on Thursday)

Wednesday, August 22 Kick-Off. Gourmet popcorn from Lexington’s Popcorn Paradise, several varieties of scrumptious cheese and sausage, and delectable chocolates! Samples will be provided for the kids at Wednesday’s rehearsal. This fundraiser is absolutely delicious!

Get ready!!!


Band Pictures


Full Band Individual and Group Picture Day – Saturday, September 1st
Drum Majors & Baritones – 8:00 a.m.
Flutes – 8:30 a.m.
Clarinets – 9:15 a.m.
Mellophones – 9:45 a.m.
Trumpets – 10:00 a.m.
Alto Saxes – 10:45 a.m.
Trombones – 11:15 a.m.
Low Reeds – 11:30 a.m.
Percussion – 12:00 p.m.
Sousaphones – 12:45 p.m.
Colorguard – 1:00 p.m.

Students will need to bring their black shoes (with names inside), black socks, shorts, and black dry fit shirt to wear underneath the marching bibs and marching shirt.  No visible jewelry should be worn, and hair should be camera ready.  Please be on time!


Food Crew News


Competition season begins in less than 3 weeks! Which means, we have to start thinking about feeding the band, color guard, and staff on those long days. We would love for YOU to join us in this venture. Our first competition is September 8th, we will feed lunch at Lafayette High and Dinner at Bourbon County High. You can sign up to help out through Sign up genius. Follow the link to sign up.



Kroger Cards


The easiest fundraiser we have! We made $5,000 last year from Kroger Cards! Remember to register your Kroger Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Lafayette Band. Lafayette Band NPO Number is TP740. Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for Lafayette Band!


Student Spotlights and Business Ads – Deadline Extended


Lafayette Invitational Sponsored by Asbury University

All Student Spotlights and Ads due by August 27

Lafayette Band is hosting the 3rd Annual Invitational on Saturday, September 15. There will be 12 bands from across Kentucky here on the Lafayette campus. An important part of the event is the Invitational Program that will be sold to band fans. The program will keep you informed of the events of the day and is also a great keepsake.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS in the printed program!
Let your Band or Guard student know how proud you are by purchasing a Student Spotlight in the printed program! You can even feature a whole section or group of friends. Share an encouraging word, a fun photo, or both to Spotlight your favorite student(s)! A variety of size and pricing options are available. Place your online order for a Student Spotlight. All orders and payment must be received by August 27th.

BUSINESS ADVERTISEMENTS in the printed program
Our official printed program is a featured item of the invitational experience! Over 3,000 people participated in the event last year! Don’t miss out on this great advertising opportunity for your business, or ask your favorite business to buy an advertisement and support the band! A variety of size and pricing options are available. Download the form to order a Business Ad.


Amazon Smile



AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Lafayette Band by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase from your computer or smartphone. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lafayette Band. Just go to smile.amazon.com to get started!


Mattress Sale Results


We made $3,000 from this year’s mattress sale with almost 30 mattresses sold. The budgeted goal was $4,000, so we fell just shy of what we needed. The key to mattress sale success is personal referrals. Just imagine how much money we could make if everyone just found ONE person in the market for a mattress set! Mark your calendars – we will be doing the Mattress Fundraiser next year on Sunday, August 25, 2019. This is over one year from today – start talking to family friends and neighbors so that we can blow this out of the water next year! Here are the STATS from this year’s sale. 19 students will receive custom jackets with the band logo and 5 will receive cash! Thanks to all those students and parents who helped out!


Other Uniform News


SOCKS – please be looking for black socks for your marcher.  The socks need to be OVER THE CALF.  Crew socks and ankle socks are too short.  The slim fit of the black marching bibs makes them prone to riding up with movement, so long socks are important.  No color is allowed on the heel or calf of the sock.  If you get dress socks, please be sure to check the fit with the black marching shoes. Dress socks tend to be thinner and your marcher may need to wear 2 pair of socks to be comfortable.

SHORTS – Only BLACK/DARK NAVY slick low-profile athletic shorts are allowed underneath the marching bibs.  The bibs are slim fitting and your marcher’s uniform may not fit correctly if there is any extra bulk underneath.  If you have questions on this, please contact Regina Wild at lbauniforms@gmail.com

GLOVES:  Black gloves are the same as last year and are $8 each and will be sold at the first football game.

MISCELLANEOUS – No visible jewelry or nail polish is allowed in uniform, so manicures and piercings just before a performance might not be the best idea.  Marchers may want to consider bringing an extra dry fit shirt to wear over the face to protect hair and makeup.  Marchers might try to wear as little makeup as possible this year to avoid getting makeup on marching shirts.   Hairdos to contain hair in marching hats will need to be secure.  Sousaphones and front ensemble (pit) do not wear hats, and hair is not allowed to touch the collar of the uniform.  Please make arrangements for a haircut if necessary.  MAKE SURE YOUR MARCHER HAS AND WEARS DEODORANT.


Band Photography


Photos from Shellshots Photography can be viewed and downloaded for free from the Lafayette Band website. Go to Lafayetteband.org and select “Photo Gallery” located in the blue banner across the top of the home page, or click http://www.lafayetteband.org/photo-gallery/


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 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.


Band Store


The Lafayette Band store presents an ongoing fundraiser via TeePublic.

You can order instrument-specific swag (t-shirts, mugs, notebooks) for your favorite bandie. The gear isn’t specific to Lafayette, so I’m sure you will find something for your favorite musician.

Orders will be shipped directly to you!

Did you miss out on the pre-season shirt pre-orders? The price is higher, but the design is available via our TeePublic store.



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 – Commodore Classic – Tates Creek High School
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
Aug-31 – Lexington Catholic
Sep-14 – Moeller
Sep-21 – Henry Clay
Oct-12 – Madison Central
Oct-19 – Tates Creek


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)

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”




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