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For the week of December 23rd

Buying Gift Cards this Christmas?  Use your Kroger Card Registered to Lafayette Band.
Remember to use Amazon Smile when Purchasing Christmas Gifts.
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Winter Guard and Junior Guard

9:00am – 5:00pm

Calendar Notes

Winter Guard fees have been billed in Charms – Contact lbacharms@gmail.com with any questions.

District Honor Band and Jazz Auditions – Tuesday, January 8th at George Rogers Clark

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

A Message from Lafayette Band Director Charles Smith

Below is the link to the GoFundMe page for the expenses to be incurred from the unexpected loss of Jake Records mother.


KMEA DVD Group Purchase

The State Championship DVDs produced by Box5 Media may not play in DVD players or some Blu-Ray players. We were not aware of this production change until very recently and are in the process of a solution for those who purchased and not able to play the DVD. It is not finalized yet, but we will make a DVD player compatible version available after Winter Break. I apologize for the issue, but we did not produce the DVD – only coordinated the discounted group purchase from Box5. Jennifer Longworth and I will announce when the solution is ready. Thanks for your understanding and patience while we get this resolved.

If you are not able to play your DVD please contact Cathy Concors at LBAPresident1@gmail.com  and you will be notified when the alternate DVD is ready..

Spring M2 Registration

Register Online

Lafayette’s Mastering Musicianship Program, known as M2, provides for individual music lessons over a 10-week session this Spring. The advantages to this program are cost and convenience. The M2 Program at Lafayette is only $150 for the 10-week session, and the majority of the private instruction takes place in the practice rooms of the Lafayette Band Department, under the direction of highly qualified music consultants.  More information is available on the web site.

Register online by January 16th to reserve a place for your student.
The first week of lessons begins on January 28th.

Snapraise Fundraiser



-SnapRaise has 1 weeks to go!
-WE NEED TO REACH 70% PARTICIPATION–at least one donation from 70% of students!
-At least send an email to yourself or one family member and give a $20 donation!
Download instructions on how to enter the emails.
-Great for family and friends who do not live in the Lexington area.

SnapRaise is a totally online fundraiser that is donation-based. Donations are all made via SnapRaise’s secure website. No emails or credit card info is kept or stored by SnapRaise after the fundraiser ends. The more band students that get at least 1 online donation, the bigger percentage of the money we get! Our hope is that this fundraiser is a huge success and we can eventually replace some of our current fundraisers with this brand-new, easy-to-use, safe and secure fundraiser! Many of the large bands around the country use this fundraiser with some making upwards of $40,000. Average donation using SnapRaise in Kentucky is over $200 per student. If all Lafayette Band students participate, we could raise $35,000!!!!!

UK Honors Wind Ensemble

UK Honor Band Weekend will be held Friday, February 1st – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.

In order to be considered for the UK Honors Wind Ensemble, please fill out this form in its entirety.  In addition to the form, you must also submit an audition recording.  More information is available below:



Buying Gift Cards this Christmas?  Use your Kroger Card

Use your Kroger Card to purchase Kroger’s huge selection of gift 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!

Amazon Smile for All Your Christmas Gifts

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!


Brooklyn Pizza Restaurant Night on Monday

Download Flyer

Thanks to all who came out to Brooklyn Pizza last week. We made $200 due to a generous rounding up! Next time you’re eating there, be sure to thank them for their support of the Lafayette Band!

Also thanks to Jennifer Longworth for setting up the Band Store and bringing Custom Ink orders and to Cathy Concors for coordinating and delivering the DVDs!!

Order Band Pictures Online

Pictures are now available for purchase! Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com to order individual, sectional, and Wind Symphony pictures. Several options are available. You can download a digital copy of each picture for only $8. There are also options to order printed pictures to be mailed to you (cost varies by size and shipping starts at $3.99 for all mailed pictures). Keepsakes such as mugs, magnets, phone cases, and more are available for online purchase (shipping costs apply). To download or order printed pictures and merchandise:

1. Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com
2. Click on “Lafayette” at the top of the page or the LHS gallery
3. Password is “beautiful”

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Michelle Dunlap at micklepickle58@gmail.com

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:  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.

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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