e-News for the Week of December-10th

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Schedule & News

For the week of December 10th    

Congratulations to all who auditioned for All State Band!
Results for
Band and Orchestra
Results for
Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Trombones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Middle School Percussion Ensemble

6:30pm – 8:00pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Area Concert

See Itinerary Below



Chamber Groups – Trumpet

6:30pm – 7:30pm



Restaurant Fundraiser – See Below

All Day









Calendar Notes


District Band Audition Registration – Due on Monday, December 11th

Area Concert – December 13thItinerary and Work Assignments

UK Honor Band Weekend – February 2nd – 4th – See Flyer

Painting with a Twist – Create a custom Raven painting – Sunday, February 18th

The Band Bash 2018 – Friday, February 23rd

Willis and Yamaha – Holidays are a great time to look for step-up instrument opportunities!

Spring M2 Registration – Now available online


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


Pride of the Bluegrass Giving Campaign


Invest in Lafayette Band

Now, more than ever, it takes tremendous financial resources to keep The Pride of the Bluegrass on the field and in the concert hall. Show your support by contributing to The Pride of the Bluegrass Giving Campaign. Each dollar contributed will go toward the musical education of over 250 students and the on-going expenses of the Lafayette Band. 

Please consider making a donation to The Pride of the Bluegrass Giving Campaign now through December 31. Your tax-deductible contribution, at whatever level, will help ensure the legacy and tradition of Lafayette Band.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Lafayette Band Association, click the following link:


You can also mail a check (payable to LBA) to:
Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591

Questions? Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com


Restaurant Fundraiser:  Moe’s Southwest Grill on Thursday, December 14th


ALL DAY – Lunch and Dinner on DECEMBER 14

Enjoy a great meal while doing your Christmas shopping on Nicholasville Road! Moe’s is one of our ‘Director’ Level Sponsors and is a huge supporter of our Band. Let’s return the favor and overwhelm them with the power of The Pride of the Bluegrass. Moe’s will donate up to 25% of sales to the Band.

GROUP ORDERS: For orders of 10+ on December 14, Moe’s will deliver free to your business and the group order will count for the Band! Get your group together!

CATERING ORDERS: For any catering orders during the ENTIRE WEEK FROM DECEMBER 11 TO DECEMBER 17, Moe’s will donate 25% of sales to the Band.


Merchandise Pickup



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 prior to and after the Area Band Concert. Look for the tables set-up between the cafeteria and gymnasium.

All pre-ordered Championship gear will be available for pick up!

We will also have extra Lafayette socks for $10 and bow-ties for $30 – they make great stocking stuffers. Great quality and one-time only offer!


Now Available:  Championship Band Group Photo and Trophy Section Pictures


The Full-Band Picture with medals and the new Section Trophy pictures will be available for purchase through December 31. By popular demand, all the individual pictures from August will also be available for purchase. To download or order printed pictures and merchandise:

1.       Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com

2.       Click on ‘LHS Band Photos’

3.       Password is Raven (please note the capital R)



Painting with a Twist – Custom Raven Painting – Sign-up Now


On Sunday, February 18, Lafayette Band is hosting an afternoon at Painting With A Twist on Richmond Road. They have designed a custom Raven painting to celebrate Championship #19. The 3-hour session will be from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday, February 18. The cost is $45 and Painting With A Twist is donating 50% to the Lafayette Band!! This unique opportunity is limited to 50 people and is open to all band students, families, and supporters! Don’t miss out!

Sign-Up HERE. Passcode is “Raven”
View the painting that each person will create


Save the Date – The Band Bash 2018 – Friday February 23rd


(Formerly known as the “Jazz Band Dance & Silent Auction”)


The Band Bash: Hollywood Nights


A themed evening celebrating Hollywood – full of music, dancing, fun, and food featuring the Lafayette Jazz Bands. The evening will include a Silent Auction featuring restaurant gift cards, tickets, experiences, one-of-a-kind Lafayette Band items, and so much more!


Friday, February 23


All students, parents, families, and friends of Lafayette Band


Location to be announced


Kroger Cards


Remember to register your Kroger Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Lafayette Band. The Lafayette Band NPO Number is 10043.

Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for Lafayette Band! Remember, in addition to groceries, Kroger has the biggest and best selection of gift cards. Buy at Kroger using your registered Kroger Card and you will benefit the Band!


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 www.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 www.smile.amazon.com to get started!


Area Concert


5:30 PM

Set up chairs, stands, percussion, PA (Lafayette students)


Concert Band


Symphonic Band




7th grade seated


6th grade seated


8th grade seated


5th grade seated


Mass band rehearsal (all students in chairs)


Open doors to parents


Concert begins and moves on time!


Concert ends (each student takes chair back to cafeteria)

Click here to download area concert itinerary

Uniform:  Remember to bring your red bag and pack it with your band shorts, a t-shirt (a red one actually works better), LONG BLACK socks, and your BLACK concert/marching shoes.

If you have not been fitted for a concert uniform, Mama Waffles will be in the band room at dismissal on Wednesday, December 13th.

Works assignments are posted here.


M2 Lessons Ongoing


Remaining M2 Schedule.  Check the schedule for your time slot.

Dec. 12 for Dec. 5


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


Family Payments


Please Be Responsible and Do Your Part!!

All Family Payments should now be paid in-full.

For Lafayette Band to continue at our Championship level it is imperative that each family uphold their responsibility and make sure their Charms account is paid so that all students may enjoy the benefits of our first-class band.

To make a payment via PayPal log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com.  Our school code is “lhsband”. 

Band payments may also be paid by check made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mailed to:
     Lafayette Band Association
     PO Box 910450
     Lexington, KY 40591-0396

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 so that we may update your Charms account accordingly.  LBA must receive this notification each year.

Any questions please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com.



“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





This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of:

Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503