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For the week of January 19th  

District Band Auditions This Week – Times

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No School


Symphonic Band Brass and Percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm

District Band Auditions

Individual Times


Bingo –ANY Pulltab Sellers Welcome

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Chamber Group – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Symphonic Band Woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


Calendar Notes

No School – Monday, January 20th

District Band Auditions – Tuesday, January 21stIndividual Times – Dunbar

Lafayette High School Orientation – Tuesday, January 21st – 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Cafeteria

Lexington Music Awards (Lafayette Nominated) – Sunday, January 26th at 6:00pm – Web Site

LBA Parent Meeting – Monday, January 27th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria

M2 Lessons – Beginning Monday, January 27th – Register online

Wind Symphony Performances
   University of Louisville – January 29th – Joint Concert
   University of Kentucky – February 1st – 7:30pm –
       Singletary Center for the Arts (more below)*
         (* Mandatory attendance for symphonic and concert band students.)
   KMEA Conference – February 6th

KMEA All-State Bands – February 5 – 8 – Louisville

Solo and Ensemble – Saturday, February 15th – Lexington Catholic

Chamber Concert – Wednesday, February 19th

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

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

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

Items for Donation Needed for Band Bash Silent Auction

We are looking for items for our silent auction which will be held on March 6th.  Please contact lbafundraising1@gmail.com if you have items you wish to donate and we will arrange for item pick up.

If you have business connections who might be willing to donate an item, we would love to ask them for you.  Contact Jennie Hayes at (859) 229-9376 or lbafundraising1@gmail.com with their contact information, and I will be happy to get the process started.  Better yet, if you are willing to ask yourself (sincerely appreciated) then please print off the document in this link.

We would LOVE to have your help in asking companies that have donated in the past.  Contact Jennie Hayes (see above) if you would be willing to assist.  The process is simple- you drop off or email the flyer to a business that has already shown they are willing to support the band.  Several people asking at a couple of locations makes a HUGE difference in the workload of putting this event together!  This process is time sensitive.  We like to ask companies over the course of the next 4-6 weeks so that we have time to follow up with them if needed and get in the items for donation.

Band Bash 2020!

What:  A night of jazz meant for parents and students to enjoy!  There will be a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and we will be drawing for our raffle.

When:  Friday, March 6th, 2020

Where:  Calvary Baptist Church

Why:  You haven’t seen your fellow band parents for months and you have missed them!  Your parents/neighbors/best friends love jazz, and this is the perfect opportunity to share the band with them.  You want to get an early start on Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Birthday/Christmas shopping, and you know that you will find awesome auction items that will also go toward supporting the band.  You will be there for the raffle drawing (which is good luck)! 

Wind Symphony Performance at UK

Come and support the Lafayette Wind Symphony KMEA Preview Concert
(Mandatory attendance for symphonic and concert band students.)

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 Registration

Register Online

Lafayette’s Mastering Musicianship Program, known as M2, provides for individual music lessons over a 10-week session this Spring. The advantages to this program are cost and convenience. The M2 Program at Lafayette is now $190 for the 10-week session, and the majority of the private instruction takes place in the practice rooms of the Lafayette Band Department, under the direction of highly qualified music consultants.  More information is available on the web site.

Register online by January 27th to reserve a place for your student.

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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