e-News for the Week of February-11th

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Schedule & News

For the week of February 11th    

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at Painting with a Twist! (Password: Raven)

CLICK HERE to purchase Band Bash tickets (Silent Auction/Jazz Band Dance)

If you need to pick-up a Championship DVD, they will be available at the parent meeting on Monday evening.  Please see Greg or Regina Wild.


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Chamber Groups- Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Saxophones

6:00pm – 7:00pm



Chamber Groups – Trombones

6:00pm – 7:00pm



Middle School Percussion Ensemble

6:30pm – 8:00pm



LBA Parent Meeting




Jazz Ensemble

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Symphonic Band Brass

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Chamber Groups – Tuba/Euphonium

6:30pm – 7:30pm



Jazz Ensemble

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Clarinets

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Trumpet

6:30pm – 7:30pm



Wind Symphony Recording Session

3:45pm – 7:00pm







Solo and Ensemble

Scheduled Times

Lexington Catholic


Wind Symphony Recording Session

9:00am – 12:00pm



Winterguard Competition




Calendar Notes


Spring 2018 – Calendar is now posted on the web site

M2 Lessons this Week – See schedule for individual lesson times

Solo and Ensemble – See Scheduled Times

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

The Band Bash 2018 – Friday, February 23rd


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


Congratulations to the KMEA All-State Musicians


Congratulations to the 31 Lafayette Band members who were selected for the KMEA All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz.

Jake Alford

Catherine Donson

Eli Lane

Eleanor Scripps

Josh Andreatta

Ethan Ferguson

Isabelle Lin

Zoe SirLouis

Austin Booth

Jenna Fugazzi

Caleb Matocha

Anna Sommer

Rachel Booth

Meredith Hinkle

Vanessa Meliksetyan

Dalton Stanland

Karson Caswell

Grace Hughes

Matthew Mitchell

Casey Trowel

Luke Dailey

Ashley James

Sarah Perry

Brandon Wang

Laurie Davis

Anna Keplinger

Angelina Pius

Katherine Wild

Matt DeRossett

Austin Lancaster

Jack Savage



District Honor Bands and Jazz Bands


Congratulations to the 55 students selected to the District Honor Bands and the 15 students selected to the District Jazz Bands!  Lafayette will be well represented at the District 7 events.  The Honor Band rehearsals will be at Bryan Station High School on Thursday, March 8, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10.  The Jazz Band rehearsals will be at Henry Clay High School on Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. 

Students need to bring $30 cash or check (payable to LBA) to Mr. Bishop in order to receive their District Honors Band music folders.



Painting with a Twist – Custom Raven Painting –
Sign-up Now – Sunday February 18


Need 12 more people to sign up!

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 (as long as at least 20 people participate–please sign up soon)!! This unique opportunity 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 HERE.


The Band Bash Featuring the Lafayette Jazz Bands


Friday, February 23 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Oleika Shrine Temple on Southland Drive

CLICK HERE for event information

This extraordinary themed-event features Lafayette’s Jazz Bands and an incredible Silent Auction. Dance the night away with music ranging from the great jazz classics to today’s hits. The Bash’s Silent Auction is packed with some of our most amazing items in years. CLICK HERE to see the most updated list. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet of fabulous hors d’oeuvres and desserts while celebrating the glitz and glamour of this year’s Bash theme, Hollywood Nights. And get ready to walk the red carpet…

All students, parents, families, and friends of Lafayette Band are invited and encouraged to attend the most anticipated and fun event of the year!  This is our only fundraising concert of the year so please show your support and enjoy a fabulous night out. For less than the cost of a movie ticket, you can be treated like a movie star–you don’t want to miss this!


For questions, please contact John or Melena Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or call 859-353-2900.


Section Baskets for Silent Auction


This year, each Section will again be collecting items for themed baskets to be auctioned off at the Band Bash!  Families may send a cash donation to be used collectively towards a “big ticket” item or items that correspond to the theme.  Click on the Basket title below for suggestions for donations.  Any cash sent in should be sent in a sealed envelope addressed to Anna Sommer.  Please place your name and the SECTION NAME on the envelope, so we know which basket to apply it to and can verify your donation made it to us.   Other items should be placed in bags or otherwise labeled with the section name. 

Any parents interested in helping wrap baskets or shop for the “big ticket” items in stores or online, please contact Erin!  We are asking that all donations be in by February 16, but the earlier the better!  If you have anything that would fit another basket theme better, we’d love to have it – everything benefits the band!

Basket Themes:


S’mores the Merrier!   (Fire Pit/Campfire/All Things S’mores)

Alto Sax

How to Survive Band Camp 101 Basket


Who’s Got a Sweet Tooth? Basket


“May the Force Be with You” Basket (Star Wars)


We All Scream for Ice Cream!


UK All the Way!


Spring Break Road Trip!


Pasta! Pasta! Pasta! (Italian theme)


Baking Bonanza Basket

Low Reeds

Family Fun Night

Color Guard

Spa Day

Donated items can be given to Anna Sommer at school or dropped off during one of the times below.  Erin Sommer will be in the parking lot at the following times to pick up any donations.  Look for a white Toyota Camry with poster or balloons.  If lacrosse practice is taking place in the band lot, she will be in the senior lot.


5:45pm – 6:30pm


5:15pm – 5:45pm


5:00pm – 5:30pm


Parent Meeting


5:00pm – 5:45pm


5:00pm – 5:30pm

If none of these times work, please call Erin to make other arrangements at 227-4273 or email her at ehsommer@windstream.net. 

Update – Donations of items or cash still needed to create section baskets for the Band Bash auction! No time to shop? We have volunteers standing by to shop for us! I’ll be at the Parent meeting tomorrow, but other pick-up times are in the Band News. Anna can also take donations at school-please just tag them with student name and section! Thanks for all your help! All donations really needed by Friday the 16th.


Order DCI Championship Tickets for August 2018


Please note:  This is not an LBA endorsed event.

Cathy Hatfield is coordinating a group ticket purchase for DCI Finals. Ordering with a group provides a great discount off regular ticket prices! Please email Cathy to let her know how many tickets you would like to purchase at: cathy.hatfield@twc.com

When:  DCI Finals will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018
Where:  Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana
How much:  Tickets $36.50 each

DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Orders due by February 12th!

Mail your check, payable to Cathy Hatfield, to:

Cathy Hatfield
1194 Caywood Dr
Lexington, KY 40504

For more info on DCI, visit:  https://www.dci.org/static/about-drum-corps-international


Save the Date – Restaurant Fundraisers


Lyles Barbeque: Monday, March 19

Willie’s Locally Known: Tuesday, April 17


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


Caller Needed for Bingo


We are in need of a new caller at Bingo! The spot would require helping just one session every month from 6:45pm to the end of bingo about 10pm. If you like telling others what to do or enjoy the sound of your own voice, this is the job for you! There are also other openings for positions, especially for the senior parents who will be leaving us in about 4 months – hard to believe! Please note that expressing interest in any of the Bingo jobs is not considered a commitment.  You can “shadow” a position at our regular Tuesday night game. If a job doesn’t appeal to you, that’s perfectly fine.

Please contact Dan Prevette at lafayettebandbingo@gmail.com with questions. We cannot run Bingo without lots of volunteer help – WE NEED YOU!


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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503