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Schedule & News

For the week of January 26th  

Two Wind Symphony Concerts this Week.
** M2 Lessons Begin NEXT Week – Revised **

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Symphonic Band Brass and Percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Flute

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Clarinet

5:30pm – 6:30pm

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00pm – 8:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Chamber Group – Double Reed

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – French Horn

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Bingo –Trumpet Student and Parent Pulltab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony Joint Concert with University of Louisville

Itinerary Below



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Wind Symphony Joint Concert with University of Kentucky Wind Symphony

Itinerary Below

UK – Singletary Center

Calendar Notes

Wind Symphony Performances – 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

Wind Symphony Performance at UL

Wind Symphony Joint Performance
University of Louisville
Wednesday, January 29th





Depart (snack provided)


Arrive School of Music




Concert Begins


Depart *


Arrive at Lafayette


* McDonald’s snack – Bring own money

Uniform Update:  Wind Symphony students need to pack their red bags and be prepared to dress right after school on Wednesday.

Students need to pack the following:
Black shoes
Black socks

Red or black t-shirt to wear under jacket
Shorts or thin leggings to wear under pants

Wind Symphony Performance at UK

Come and support the Lafayette Wind Symphony KMEA Preview Concert
Saturday, February 1st

(Mandatory attendance for symphonic and concert band students.)







Warm-up on Stage


End Warm-up


Concert Begins


Concert Ends


Arrive at Lafayette


Eat before you dress (on your own).  Honor band students will have uniform brought to them.

Uniform Update:  Wind Symphony students need to pack their red bags for Saturday with the items below.  Students that are participating in the UK Honors Band will dress at UK.  Uniforms will be available there.

Black shoes
Black socks
Red or black t-shirt to wear under jacket
Shorts or thin leggings to wear under pants

Help Needed for Science Fair Setup and Teardown

Come join us!

The LBA earns money from Kentucky American Water Company for setting-up and tearing down tables and chairs for the Science Fair.  The event will be at Frederick Douglass High School this year.  We will be setting-up on Friday, January 31st from 4:30pm to 9:00pm and tearing-down on Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Sign-Up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084cafa62ea13-kentucky

This is a fundraiser to benefit the band, and the more people we have helping the better.  Come join us for one or both days.  For questions, please contact Tim Walden at lbatreas@gmail.com. 

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.  Here is the link to our Donation Request Flyer.

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)! 

Return of the Raffle

After taking a year off, we are bringing back one of our best fundraisers–The Lafayette Band Raffle! This year, the prize is $3,000 Cash!!

Raffle tickets are $10 each. Each band and color guard member is asked to sell 15 raffle tickets. Tickets will be distributed soon during band class/guard rehearsal. The drawing will be held on Friday, March 6th at the Band Bash held at Calvary Baptist Church.

Keep an eye on your e-News for more information!! 

Let’s finish this historic band year with the biggest and most profitable raffle in Lafayette Band history!

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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