e-News for the Week of February-24th

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Schedule & News

For the week of February 24th 

Band Bash Tickets on Sale Now!


Wind Symphony Woodwinds

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

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00pm – 8:00pm



Wind Symphony Brass and Percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Bingo –Tuba, Baritone, Mellophone student and parent pull-tab night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Chamber Group – Trumpets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Trombones

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Chamber Concert

7:00pm – 9:00pm



District Honor Jazz Bands

Henry Clay


District Honor Jazz Bands

Henry Clay


District Honor Jazz Bands

Henry Clay

Calendar Notes

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

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

Congratulations Winter Guard!

The Lafayette Junior Guard placed 2nd out of 19 groups on Saturday in Scholastic Regional A2 Class, and the Lafayette A guard placed 1st in Scholastic A class at the Tristate Marching Arts competition at Campbell County High School.

KMEA Patches and DVDs

KMEA Championship DVD and Championship Patch pick up times:

Monday, March 25th before and after the LBA Parent Meeting, which is from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the cafeteria.

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

Band Bash 2019:  Save the Date and Silent Auction Donations

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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!

Xooker – Battle of the Bands!! $2500 Prize

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Xooker is going above and beyond to support the Lafayette Band Association! To help promote their new Booster Club Fundraising feature, they have created a contest between three of the top bands in Central Kentucky–Lafayette, Dunbar, and Madison Central! We totally want bragging rights–and the $2500 prize! All you have to do is download Xooker and join the Lafayette Band group–that’s it!!

The band with the most members in the app by March 31st wins a $2500 donation–AND Xooker will host a party for the band students!

This is the easiest fundraiser EVER! Please see the attached information poster for details. Download the Xooker app–right now–and join our group!

In the Xooker app, just tap the menu button, click “Booster Clubs/Charity”, then go to “Select Booster Clubs”. Click the “+”  icon next to Lafayette Band, and you’re done!

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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