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For the week of December 1st  

The LBA will be buying state championship patches for 2019, and we will start handing those out at the Band Bash.
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Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Jazz Ensemble Saxes

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Flute

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Clarinet

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Bingo – Color Guard and Low Reed pull-tab night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Area Concert – Details Below

7:30pm – 8:45pm



Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Double Reed

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – French Horn

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Middle School Percussion Ensemble

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Jazz Concert

6:00pm – 8:00pm



Lexington Holiday Parade – More Below

11:00am – 12:00pm


Calendar Notes

Area Concert – Wednesday, December 4th – Championship wear orders will be handed out starting at 6:30pm until shortly after the end of the concert.

Holiday Parade – Saturday, December 7th from 11am to 12:00pm

Jazz Band Concert – Friday, December 6th, 6pm – 8pm, Beeler Auditorium

All-State Jazz Audition – Saturday, December 7th

LBA Board Meeting – Monday, December 9th – 6:30pm – Library

District Band Audition Test – Friday, December 13th

All-State 2nd Round – December 14th – Elizabethtown – John Hardin High School

Wind Symphony Performances
   University of Louisville – January 29th  
   University of Kentucky – February 1st
   KMEA Conference – February 6th

Band Bash – Friday, March 6th at Calvary Baptist Church

Band Camp 2020
Freshmen, Color Guard, Percussion, First Time Marchers – July 20 – 24
Full Band Camp – July 27 – 31 and August 3 – 7

Uniform News

Wednesday, Area Wide Concert

For concert dress band students need to pack the following to wear under uniform:
Black Shoes
Black Socks
Shirt to wear under concert jacket (red or black)
Athletic shorts/leggings to wear under concert pants

**Students that have not been fitted for a concert uniform can be fitted after school on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in the band room.

Saturday, Holiday Parade

For the parade students need to pack the following to wear under marching uniform:
Black Shoes
Black Socks
Black Dry Fit Shirt
Athletic Shorts
Black Gloves

**All students must pay $5 for Santa hat to wear in parade.  Ms. Wild will be collecting money for hats after school on Thursday and Friday.  Exact change only, no checks.

UK Football Game Concession Volunteers

We have another Concession Opportunity with Atomic Ramen!  There is a High School Football tournament taking place the same weekend as the Parade (which is Saturday morning) at the UK Stadium.

Sunday 12/8 from 12:30-4 p.m.

This was such a fun opportunity last time and was an easy way to earn $500.  If you are willing to work, please email lbafundraising1@gmail.com.

Discount Cards

We are now offering the Lafayette Discount Card for $5!  A perennial community favorite, the Discount Card is good through July 31, 2020.  Please contact Jennie Hayes at lbafundraising1@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing any.  They make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Area Concert

Download Seating Layout

Lafayette Gymnasium
Clays Mill Elem, Picadome Elem.
Stonewall Elem., Wellington Elem.
Jessie Clark MS., SCAPA Bluegrass Elem/MS
& Lafayette High School
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Download Area Concert Work Assignments

Schedule of Events
5:30 – Set up chairs, stands, percussion, PA (Lafayette students)
6:00 – Concert Band
6:15 – Symphonic Band
6:25 – SCAPA
6:25 – 7th grade seated
6:30 – 6th grade seated
6:30 – 8th grade seated
6:30 – 5th grade seated
7:00 – Mass band rehearsal (all students in chairs)
7:10 – Open doors to parents
7:30 – Concert begins and moves on time!
8:45 – Concert ends (each student takes chair back to cafeteria)

Uniform Schedule:
Concert band dress at 6:00 in the band room
Symphonic band dress at 6:30 in the band room
Wind Symphony dress at 6:30 in the band room

Please Wear:
Nice looking, dress-up clothing; gentlemen wear long pants, what you wear is your uniform.
NO jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, or sandals.
Middle school students will wear their respective schools concert attire
Lafayette will wear uniforms.

Please Bring:
Your instrument in good working condition.
Your music.
A folding stand with your name on both pieces.

When You Arrive:
Find your band set.
Place your instrument case under your seat; large instrument cases go against back wall.
Do not play your instrument; be quiet while other groups are rehearsing.

Parking is available in the front or the rear of the school.
Please stay out of gym during rehearsal; doors open at 7:10 pm.
Lafayette parents should enter gym from the outside (near stadium) to reduce congestion.
You may drop off your child 15 minutes before their rehearsal time; we will supervise.
Young children are welcome!  Please keep them from disturbing the concert, however!
600 students are involved; please discuss appropriate concert behavior with your student musician.

Parade Itinerary


Lexington Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 7




Change into uniforms


Load buses


Depart for downtown


Parade begins


Approximate return to Lafayette

Purchase $5 Santa hat for parade

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

All checks need student’s name/what payment is for on them.

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.

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

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.


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

Jiffy Lube

AdLib Design
JWalden, Inc. Excavation 

Columbia Steak Express
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Carol Lynn Originals & Events
Pocket Aces Racing
Pie 5 Pizza
Raising Cane’s
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Beaumont Family Dentistry
SRC of Lexington
Guy Adams and Jeanne Triplett-Adams (Private Donors)

Sharpe Resources
Shellshots Photography
Pickett Brass & Blackburn Trumpets
Bluegrass Health Psychology
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Community Trust Bank

Hek Glass
Garden Springs Dental
Bob Pitman State Farm
Bluegrass Climate Solutions
IPM Pest and Termite
Bock+Lot Real Estate
Kitchen Concepts
Dr. Lin Cardiology Associates


Raising Cane’s

Asbury University

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