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For the week of December 2nd

Holiday Parade and Area Concert this Week!

Reindeer Headbands will be Sold for $5 by the Uniform Crew Before the Parade.
Cash (Small Bills) or Checks Only.  No Cards Please!


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Chamber Group – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Clarinets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Holiday Parade

4:00pm – 8:00pm

More Below

Last Day to Order Championship Gear

More Below

Junior Guard Rehearsal

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bingo – Parent or Alumni Pull-tab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Area Band Concert

7:30pm – 9:00pm

More Below

Band Store Open before, during, and after the concert



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm


Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Jazz Concert  

6:00pm – 7:30pm



All State Band Auditions

Individual Times


Calendar Notes

Fall M2 Lessons this Week – Dates listed below.  Refer to your individual lesson times.

Holiday Parade – Tuesday, December 4th approx. 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Area Band Concert – Wednesday, December 5th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the gym

All State Band Auditions – Saturday, December 8th in Elizabethtown

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

All State Band Audition Times


Second round All-State band audition times are attached.

Saturday, December 8th at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

KMEA DVD Group Purchase

We made a one-time group order for the KMEA Class 5A State Finals DVDs.

The current plan is to distribute the DVDs starting on Monday, December 17th at the Brooklyn Pizza restaurant night.  Additional pick-up times will be announced.

Contact Cathy Concors (lbapresident1@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Snapraise Fundraiser


-SnapRaise is underway!
-We need each student to enter 20 email addresses into the SnapRaise system.
Download instructions on how to enter the emails.
-The better our participation, the more $$$ we get!
-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. Email recipients will have 4 weeks to make an online donation. 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!!!!!

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!


Save the Date:  Brooklyn Pizza Restaurant Night


Brooklyn Pizza will give a percentage of all dine-in and carryout sales to the Band! Time is 5:00 to 9:00. The Band Store will also be set up for Championship merchandise.

Uniform News

Students need to remember to pack their red bags for Tuesday and Wednesday performances!  If your student borrowed shoes on Friday from Mrs. Wild, they need to be returned on Tuesday night before the parade performance.  Also, if your student bought gloves on Friday and did not bring money, the gloves will need to be paid for on Tuesday, $8.


Students need to pack their red bags with the following:
Black Shoes
Black Socks
Black Gloves (gloves will be available to purchase, $8)
Long sleeve thin black shirt or black band camp shirt to wear under marching top
Black shorts or black thin leggings

Reindeer Headbands will be Sold for $5 by the Uniform Crew Before the Parade.
Cash (Small Bills) or Checks Only.  No Cards Please!


Students need to pack their red bags with the following:
Black Shoes
Black Socks
Shirt to wear under concert jacket (red or black preferably)
Shorts/leggings to wear under pants

Lexington Holiday Parade Itinerary


Lexington Holiday Parade


Dress into uniform


Attendance Block


Parade rehearsal begins


Load busses


Depart for downtown


Parade begins


Approximate time to load busses for return trip


Approximate time to arrive at Lafayette


Reindeer Headbands will be Sold for $5 by the Uniform Crew Before the Parade.
Cash (Small Bills) or Checks Only.  No Cards Please!

Area Concert


Lafayette Gymnasium
Clays Mill, Picadome, Stonewall, Wellington Elementary
Jessie Clark, SCAPA
& Lafayette High School

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 (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)

Dressing 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.
You are invited to a reception in the cafeteria.
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.

Championship Gear

Get your Lafayette Band Championship Gear now! Orders are due by TUESDAY and will be delivered before Christmas. All items can be found at the following link, but will have to be checked out separately, based on design.  Please email LafayetteBandStore1@gmail.com with questions.



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!

Fall M2 Lessons

Following are the Fall 2018 M2 lesson dates.  Refer to the specific dates/times for your instrument:

Aug. 27-30

Sep. 17-20

Nov. 5, 7-8

Dec. 3, 6

Sep. 4-6

Oct. 8-11

Nov. 12-15

Dec. 11, 12

Sep. 10-13

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

Nov. 26-29


(Oct. 1 for Sep. 3; Oct.2 for Nov. 6; Nov. 19 for Oct.29)

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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