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Schedule & News

For the week of June 17th

Welcome to New Director of Percussion, Aaron Jones!
Bio on Website)


M2 Lessons

Individual Schedules



Memory Book and DVD Pickup

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Band Lot


Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed
     (Color Guard pull-tab night)

6:00pm – 10:00pm



















Video Assignment #1 Due
















Calendar Notes


State Championship Patches – Available for pick up from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on July 14th, in the senior lot.  They will be provided to each student as complements of the LBA.

M2 Summer Music Academy – New ongoing – All dates below.

Summer Mini-Camp – July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette; Bring instruments and water jugs.

Video Assignments Due – Given April 27-28
     Assignment #1 – June 22
     Assignment #2 – July 16

Summer Band – All first-time Lafayette Band members should plan to attend, and veterans are encouraged to attend.  (School-owned instruments can be checked-out at 6:30pm each day.)
     July-9th and July-16th 7pm – 8pm

Class Meetings – July 19th All upper-classmen 11am – 12pm

Big Brother and Big Sister Picnic – July 19th – 5pm – 8pm; More details to come

Chaperone Training – July 21st from 10am to 12pm at Beaumont Library.  More below.


Summer M2 Lessons (Summer Music Academy)


Summer M2 Lessons will be held on the following dates

June 11, 18, 25
July 9 & 16


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book and DVDs


Memory Books and DVD’s will be available for pick up Monday, June 18th from 5:30pm to 6:00pm in the band lot.

If any questions, please contact Jane Andreatta at jkandreatta@gmail.com.


Heads-Up for End of Summer Fees


Happy Summer Break. The Pride of the Bluegrass never rests, so here is a look ahead for upcoming fees that are outside of family payments, but still required.

Marching Tops (mandatory) – like last year, families will pay for marching tops and the student gets to keep it after marching season. These will be approximately $50, with the actual amount confirmed as we get closer to Band Camp. Please note, these will be tracked through CHARMS.

Marching Shoes (mandatory) – all new marchers will be required to purchase black marching shoes. These are available during Band Camp only. They are sold separately by our shoe vendor and he will be at Band Camp one day only.  Payments will be approximately $35 and payable directly to the vendor. Again, the exact cost will be available closer to Band Camp. If you are returning and need new shoes they are also available for purchase during Band Camp.

Red Bags (optional, but HIGHLY recommended) – for new marchers, we will explain these bags further at the Parent Orientation meeting (date TBD) but they are extremely useful, and most band members use them. They are a one-time purchase and will last for all 4 (or 5) marching years!

Gloves (mandatory) – all band members (except Percussion) will wear gloves during marching performances. The color and cost will be determined as we get closer to Band Camp. They are available to purchase at every performance (football games and competitions).

Have a great summer and GO LAFAYETTE!!!


Band Camp 2018


Following are the band camp dates for 2018

Freshmen and Percussion
July 23-27 from 8am to 5pm

Color Guard
July 23 – 27 from 3pm to 10pm

Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 2018
   Jul-30   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Jul-31   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-1   8am – 5pm
   Aug-2   8am – 5pm
   Aug-3   8am – 5pm

August 6-10, 2018
   Aug-6   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-7   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-8   8am – 5pm
   Aug-9   8am – 5pm
   Aug-10   8am – 5pm

Summer Mini-Camp – July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette.  Bring instruments and water jugs.

During all camp dates, please drop-off and pick-up only in the senior-lot.


Color Guard Summer Training



Saturday, July 14

9am – 5pm

* Lunch on your own; Bring water jugs.


Summer Training 2018 and Band Camp

July 23-27

3pm – 10pm

July 30 – August 3

8am – 5pm

August 6 – 10

8am – 5pm

Rehearsals on July 30 and 31, August 6 and 7 are also 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Band Camp details will be posted soon.


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.


Business Sponsorships for 2018-2019


Become part of Lafayette Band’s growing list of business supporters!
Download the 2018-2019 Sponsorship Packet.

Do you own a business? Do you know of a business who may be interested in becoming part of Lafayette Band’s Sponsorship program? There are hundreds of businesses within a couple of miles of Lafayette – the possibilities are endless! The 2018-2019 Sponsorship Packet has all the information about sponsorship levels and the great promotional benefits. This year, we had over 20 business sponsors – you can check out the logos at the bottom of the eNews. We would love to DOUBLE our business sponsorships for next year!

Questions? Contact Mark Stanland at LBAsponsor@gmail.com or 859-475-7276. You can also contact John Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or 859-353-2900.


2nd Annual Mattress Sale


When: Sunday, August 5
Time: 11am – 5pm
Place: Lafayette Cafeteria

For more information, see the SAVE THE DATE INFO and the REFERRAL FLYER.

The cafeteria at Lafayette will be transformed into a mattress showroom with name-brand mattresses of all styles and sizes for purchase. Delivery and payment plans available. For every bed sold, an average of $100 will be donated to the Lafayette Band by the mattress company. Save the date and spread the word! Make plans now to get rid of those old mattresses that you and your kids have been sleeping on and upgrade on August 5. Tell your neighbors and friends –  success of this fundraiser is personal referrals. We want to sell 100 mattresses in August!!


Food Crew Chief Needed for Next Season


If you enjoy planning meals and organizing events this is the job for you! Plus, you get to know all of our amazing band students! Interested or have questions please contact Jane or Jim DeRossett fullpantry@hotmail.com.


To-Do List from Your Chaperone Team


Now is the time to plan ahead and complete all your medical forms for the upcoming marching season.

1.       Complete the LBA Medical Authorization Form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form. You must submit this form BEFORE band camp, so we can properly treat your child if a medical condition arises. (If you have already turned in your form – Thank You!)

2.       Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign a KHSAA Physical Form AND the LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form if you so desire. These forms do NOT need to be completed and returned prior to band camp. You will need to bring in blank forms for the physician to complete and sign.

You can find all LBA forms on http://www.lafayetteband.org/marching-season-forms/ and you can find the KHSAA form at https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Sherri McPherson sherrimcpherson@windstream.net


Chaperone Training


Chaperone training for 2018-2019 for all new and returning chaperones will be held July 21 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon at the Beaumont Branch library conference meeting room. All chaperones must complete a Fayette County Public Schools Volunteer application and background check before chaperoning any Lafayette Band activities. Complete the application here: https://apps.fcps.net/volunteer/


To RSVP for the training, contact Sherri McPherson at sherrimcpherson@windstream.net


Tentative Fall 2018 Marching Schedule


Sep-8 – Bourbon County, Bourbon Country High School
Sep-15 – Lafayette Invitational Band Contest
Sep-22 – Ryle Tournament of Bands – Larry A. Ryle High School, Union Kentucky
Oct-13 – Commodore Classic – Tates Creek High School
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
Aug-31 – Lexington Catholic
Sep-14 – Moeller
Sep-21 – Henry Clay
Oct-12 – Madison Central
Oct-19 – Tates Creek


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


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”


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Sponsors

Download Sponsor List




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