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For the week of February 16th   

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Wind Symphony Rehearsal with W. Dale Warren

1:00pm – 5:00pm


Warm-up session – Brass

7:30am – 8:15am

Band Room

Chamber Group – Double Reed

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – French Horn

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Restaurant Night at Canes

4:00pm – 9:00pm

Harrodsburg Rd

Bingo –Color Guard and Low Reed Student and Parent Pulltab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Recital
     Report to band room at 5:30




Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Calendar Notes

Brass Morning Warm-up Sessions – Tuesdays from 7:30am to 8:15am until Spring Break; All Lafayette brass

Drum Major Training – February 24th – March 25th

Jazz Honor Band – February 27th – 29th

Symphonic and Concert Band Performance – Wednesday, March 4th – Beeler Auditorium

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

District Honor Band – Thursday, March 12th through Saturday, March 14th

KMEA Concert Assessment – Wednesday, March 18th through Friday, March 20th

First Time Marchers Camp – April 6-9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm each night

Lafayette Band Auditions
     April 28th – Woodwinds – 4pm – 6pm
     April 29th – Percussion – 4pm – 6pm
     April 30th – Brass – 4pm – 6pm

Marching Band Mini-Camp – May 1-2 – Friday 4pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9am – Noon
Marching Band Mini-Camp – May 22-23 – Friday 4pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9am – Noon

Once the graduation date has been set, you will receive information about dates concerning all first-time marchers.

Awards Ceremony – Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm – 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

Restaurant Night at Canes

Our February Restaurant Night is THIS Tuesday at Cane’s on Harrodsburg Road from 4-9pm!

You can plan to pick up your state patches at this event.  Patches were ordered for everyone and were paid for by LBA.  Each student will receive one!  Patches will be available from 4-7pm.

2020 Raffle

Download Flyer

$$$ 2020 RAFFLE $$$
Are you selling those Raffle Tickets??

Raffle Tickets have been distributed in all band classes and at both color guard practices. You may get more tickets or turn in raffle money this week during class on Thursday and Friday.  We will also be available Tuesday at Cane’s night from 4-5:30 and at the Chamber Concert Wednesday to get more tickets or turn in your money.  We took a year off from the raffle last year so let’s bring it back with a bang in 2020!

** ANYONE can win! You do NOT have to be present at the drawing to win, so sell to everyone near and far!

**Invite people to the Band Bash as you sell!

**The $3000 prize is given from the money we bring in, so the more tickets sold, the more $$ the band will raise.

**Remind people that this is a donation to an amazing organization!

**Point out the coupon to Cane’s on the back of each ticket!

**Only return sold tickets and money to Jennie Hayes or Melena Dailey at the designated times (see above).  

Please see the flyer for additional information.

Contact Jennie Hayes at
or Melena Dailey at 859.619.4776

Band Bash 2020!


Featuring the Lafayette Jazz Bands
Friday, March 6th 7:30pm-10:00pm
Calvary Baptist Church
150 E High St, Lexington, KY 40507

Band Bash offers an unforgettable evening of music, dancing, silent auction, food, and fun in support of the Lafayette Band. Come as you are or put on your best 20’s outfit to support the Lafayette Bands!   We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket for our $3000 raffle at this event! 

Silent Auction ~ Live Music ~ Dancing ~ Light Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert Buffet ~ Raffle Drawing

FABULOUS AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE: Restaurant gift cards, event tickets, hotel stays, one-of-a-kind Lafayette Band items, family fun packages, sporting events, wine tasting package, and MORE!

TICKETS: $10 Students, $15 Adults
Reserved Tables of 8 for $100

Tickets available Online at: www.lafayetteband.org
Or click link here:  

Questions? Email: LBAfundraising1@gmail.com

Lafayette Band Association Board of Directors Nominations

The following people have accepted nominations for the 2020-2021 LBA Board:

President:  Lee Ann Myers
1st VP Fundraising:  Jennie Hayes
2nd VP Events and Projects:  Carrie O’Connor
Secretary:  Tim and Jennifer Walden
Treasurer:  John Dailey
1st Associate Treasurer:  Derrick Inouye
2nd Associate Treasurer:  Dale Young

Director of Accounts Receivable:  Jennifer and Ben Allen
Director of Communications:  Troy Hinkle
Director of Publicity:  Angie Sprout
Director of Travel: 
Director of Bingo Operations:  Jennifer Moore
Director of Sponsorships:  Caitlin Neal

Letters and Bars

Order Now

Lafayette Band letters and bars are available for preorder.  Letters are $15 and bars are $8.  An order will be placed with the supplier after preorders are collected.

Order by March 20th

A letter may be purchased by each member who successfully fulfills the requirements and responsibilities of one full year in band including band camp.  Non-marching members qualify for a letter if they successfully complete 4 consecutive semesters of band.

A bar is available for subsequent full years in band or jazz band, including band camp.

Another notice will be transmitted when the letters/bars are available for pickup.

Order Online Now

Winter Guard

The students have been working very hard to put our winter shows on the floor. We are excited to offer a full competitive season for our JV winter guard this season. We hope that you can come out and support our Winter Guards!

For more detailed show information, you can go to www.tristatemarchingarts.org. Also, you can see a snapshot from our winter guard show last year on the front page of the TMA website!

Spring M2 Lessons

Register Online

Note to parents & students: Please check this schedule carefully!
The M2 weeks do not run consecutively.

January 27-Jan 30

February 24-28

March 25, 26 *

April 20-23

February 3, 4

March 2-5

April 6-9

April 27 *

February 10-14

March 9-13

April 13-16

May 4, 5 *

February 18-20

March 16-17

 * March 25, 26 for March 18, 19
April 27 for Feb. 17
May 4, 5 for Feb 5, 6

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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