e-News for the Week of February-17th

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Schedule & News

For the week of February 17th 

Band Bash Tickets on Sale Now!


Presidents Day – No School


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Pep Band A



Restaurant Fundraiser with Xooker

11:00am – 9:00pm

Brick Oven Pizzeria

Bingo –Color Guard student and parent pull-tab night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Chamber Group – Trumpets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Trombones

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Pep Band B




Concert – All Bands (more below)

5:00pm – 8:30pm

Beeler Auditorium


Wind Symphony Mini-Camp

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Pep Band A




Wind Symphony Mini-Camp

8:30am – 12:00pm

Calendar Notes

District Basketball Tournament This Week – Check your pep band assignments (below)

Regional Basketball Tournament Next Week – Feb 25th – March 2nd

Drum Major Audition/Training Sessions – Feb-12 through Mar-20 – Details

Mini-Camp for Wind Symphony – Friday February 22nd from 4-7pm and Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am – Noon

Chamber Concert – Wednesday, February 27th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the cafeteria

District Honor Jazz Bands – Thursday, February 28th through Saturday March 2nd

District Honor Concert Bands – Thursday, March 7th through Saturday March 9th

Band Bash and Silent Auction – Saturday, March 16th – More information below

National Trumpet Competition – Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble – Details TBA

District 7 Concert Assessment – Monday, March 25th through Thursday March 28th

Spring Break – April 1st through April 5th; No band rehearsals but bingo is still on.

First Time Marchers Camp – April 8-11 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lafayette Band Auditions:
April 23 – Woodwinds – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
April 24 – Percussion – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
April 25 – Brass – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Marching Band Mini-Camp – April 26-27 – Friday 4:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9AM – Noon

Marching Band Mini-Camp – May 17-18 – Friday 4:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9AM – Noon

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

Winter Concert on Thursday

Download Itinerary

Winter Concert
Beeler Auditorium/Lafayette
Thursday, February 21


Wind Symphony to set stage


Wind Symphony warm-up (WS dress at 6:10pm)


Symphonic Band warm-up (SB dress at 5:45pm)


Concert Band warm-up (CB dress at 6pm)


House opens


Performance Begins


Expected concert ending

– WS will take percussion and stands to auditorium and set stage
– CB & SB will stack chairs and return percussion and stands back to band room

Uniform Update for Thursday Concert


Black Shoes
Black Socks
Shirt to wear under concert jacket (red or black preferably)
Shorts/leggings to wear under pants 

Pep Band Time Again

Pep Band A <Download>
Pep Band B <Download>

Please check the list above for your band. Not all students are selected, so if you don’t see your name don’t worry.

Provide your own transportation

Pep Band A meets at Dunbar at 5:30pm, Tuesday, Feb.19. See Mr. Bishop and Mr. Loeber.
Percussion and Sousa phones need to bring your instruments.

Pep Band B meets at Dunbar at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 20. See Mr. Smith and Mr. Loeber.
Percussion and Sousa phones need to bring your instruments.

Pep Band A meets at Dunbar at 5:30pm, Friday, Feb. 22. See Mr. Bishop and Mr. Loeber.
Percussion and Sousa phones need to bring your instruments.

KMEA Patches and DVDs

KMEA Championship DVD and Championship Patch pick up times:

Thursday, February 21st before the Winter Concert from 6:30pm – 7:00pm at Beeler.

For questions about the DVD, please email LBAPresident1@gmail.com

Restaurant Fundraiser with Xooker-Sign Up Now!

Download Flyer

Tuesday, February 19th ALL DAY! (11am-9pm)

Brick Oven Pizzeria 4371 Old Harrodsburg Road
Download the Xooker app, eat out, and raise money for the Lafayette Band!
Xooker has reached out to the Lafayette Band for an exclusive opportunity to try out their new Fundraising Program. In exchange for simply trying this program, Xooker is donating $1000 to the LBA! Please help us show our gratitude for this opportunity by getting great participation! Download directions for signing up and share with friends and family!


After downloading the app, make plans to eat at Brick Oven Pizzeria on Old Harrodsburg Road, anytime between 11am and 9pm on Tuesday, February 19th. Scan the app, and the LBA will get 20% of your purchase!

Questions? Contact Melena Dailey at LBAFundraising1@gmail.com

Band Bash 2019:  Save the Date and Silent Auction Donations

Download Flyer


Saturday, March 16th at Oleika Shrine on Southland Drive

Mark your calendars for the evening of March 16th, 2019!  We are having our annual Band Bash, a fantastic evening of jazz bands and silent auction fun to benefit the Lafayette Band. This year’s theme is “True Colors”! It is a great opportunity to get a little dressed up (or show off your best 1980s outfit) and enjoy and evening out with other band families.  All parents, students, alumni, and friends are invited! Fabulous appetizers and desserts will be served, and our own Jazz bands will be serenading us while we shop at our annual silent auction!

Don’t miss out on fabulous items including: A Pigeon Forge getaway, “Total Wine” wine-tasting room for 20 people, beautiful diamond necklace, custom bourbon barrel lids and staves, Holiday World tickets, Kings Island tickets, Dollywood tickets, MB2 Raceways tickets, Michael Kors purse, Hour in the Tour certificates, Mosaic colored marching shirts, cases of Ale-8-One, dozens of restaurant gift cards, and so much more!! 


Food Crew News

Band Bash: If you are interested in volunteering for the Band Bash on March 16th, please send an email to lbafoodcrew@gmail.com or text or call Kelly at 859-221-9560. The Food Crew is looking forward to another fun event with their team!

New! Fundraising Opportunity – Save the Dates

2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
Lafayette Band Booster Fundraising Opportunity April 21-28

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is the organizer of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE) held each year in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park. EEI has reached out to us for a great opportunity. Volunteers are needed to work in the Merchandise Shops–set up prior to the event and keeping things neat and stocked during the event. No cash handling, no food prep, just working the front of the merchandise shops! A $50 donation will be made to LBA for each volunteer who works a 5-hour shift.

Volunteers Will Receive:
– One (1) T-shirt
– One (1) Hat
 -One (1) Parking Pass
– Complimentary ticket to attend all four days of the event!
– Lunch Voucher (one per shift worked)

If we are able to fill all available slots, the band could raise over $11,000 in less than one week!!! Non-profit organizations try for years to get opportunities like this–let’s make the most of it! Check the e-News for more info and sign-ups coming soon!

District Band Audition Results

The District Band audition results for Symphonic and Concert bands are attached.  Lafayette has 56 students in these two bands.

Lafayette also has 13 students accepted for the two district Jazz bands – attached.

Congratulations to all who participated in the audition!

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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