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Schedule & News

For the week of January 6th

District Band Auditions this Week


Symphonic Band Brass

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Clarinets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm


District Honor Band Auditions

Individual Times

GRC High School

Bingo – Saxophone student and parent pull-tab night.

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Jazz Ensemble Brass and Saxes

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Symphonic Band Woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Wind Symphony Woodwinds

5:15pm – 6:45pm

Chamber Group – Trumpets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Trombones

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Chamber Group – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm

New 8th Grade Orientation

7:00pm – 8:00pm



Calendar Notes

Winter Guard fees have been billed in Charms – Contact lbacharms@gmail.com with any questions.

Attention All State Participants – We need to get forms and folder fee’s in for All-State.

District Honor Band and Jazz Auditions – Tuesday, January 8th at George Rogers Clark.  See the web site for individual audition times.

New 8th Grader Orientation – Thursday, January 10th from 7-8pm in the Band Room

M2 Lessons – Register online by January 16th.  More below.

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

Band Bash 2019:  Save the Date and Silent Auction Donations

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, and friends are invited! Fabulous food will be served, and our own Jazz bands will be serenading us while we shop at our annual silent auction!

We are now looking for items for the silent auction.  If you have a business contact you think might be interested in donating an item for the auction, please contact Jennie Hayes at jennielhayes@gmail.com.  We can get them the necessary form to claim the donation on their taxes.  Do you have unused gift cards or certificates from Christmas?  We would gladly accept them for the auction!

KMEA DVD Group Purchase

The State Championship DVDs produced by Box5 Media may not play in DVD players or some Blu-Ray players. We were not aware of this production change until very recently and are in the process of a solution for those who purchased and not able to play the DVD. It is not finalized yet, but we will make a DVD player compatible version available after Winter Break. I apologize for the issue, but we did not produce the DVD – only coordinated the discounted group purchase from Box5. Jennifer Longworth and I will announce when the solution is ready. Thanks for your understanding and patience while we get this resolved.

If you are not able to play your DVD please contact Cathy Concors at LBAPresident1@gmail.com  and you will be notified when the alternate DVD is ready..

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 only $150 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 16th to reserve a place for your student.
The first week of lessons begins on January 28th.

UK Honors Wind Ensemble

UK Honor Band Weekend will be held Friday, February 1st – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.

In order to be considered for the UK Honors Wind Ensemble, please fill out this form in its entirety.  In addition to the form, you must also submit an audition recording.  More information is available below:



Order Band Pictures Online

Pictures are now available for purchase! Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com to order individual, sectional, and Wind Symphony pictures. Several options are available. You can download a digital copy of each picture for only $8. There are also options to order printed pictures to be mailed to you (cost varies by size and shipping starts at $3.99 for all mailed pictures). Keepsakes such as mugs, magnets, phone cases, and more are available for online purchase (shipping costs apply). To download or order printed pictures and merchandise:

1. Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com
2. Click on “Lafayette” at the top of the page or the LHS gallery
3. Password is “beautiful”

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Michelle Dunlap at micklepickle58@gmail.com

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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