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Schedule & News

For the week of March 10th

Band Bash Tickets on Sale Now!
2019-2020 Family Payments have been billed in Charms.


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble

3:45pm – 4:30pm

LBA Board Meeting




Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Bingo – Flute student and parent pull-tab night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Mr. Stites Trumpet Ensemble

3:45pm – 4:30pm


In School (Make-up Day)


Band Bash and Silent Auction

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Oleika Shrine

National Trumpet Competition

Calendar Notes

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

Band Bash and Silent Auction – Saturday, March 16th – More information below

National Trumpet Competition – Saturday, March 16th (Stites ensemble)

District 7 Concert Assessment – Monday, March 25th through Thursday March 28th
  Concert Band – Tuesday, March 26th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  Symphonic Band – Wednesday, March 27th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  Wind Symphony – Wednesday, March 27th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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

Marching Fundamentals Nights (returning marchers including those that marched as 8th graders)
Tuesday, April 9th – Flutes and Clarinets from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 11th – Saxophones and Low Reeds from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Monday, April 15th – Trumpets and Mellophones from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 17th – Low Brass from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

UK Windfest – Saturday, April 13th

Lafayette Band Auditions for Concert Band Placement:
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

Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 22nd – Singletary Center for the Arts
  Percussion at 6:00pm
  Concert Bands at 7:30pm

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

KMEA Patches and DVDs

KMEA Championship DVD and Championship Patch pick up times:

Thursday, March 14th in the band lot.

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

Band Bash 2019:  Save the Date and Silent Auction Donations

Download Flyer

Saturday, March 16th at Oleika Shrine on Southland Drive

BUY TICKETS NOW!  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, Private Shopping Party at Vineyard Vines, dozens of fabulous restaurant gift cards, and so much more!! Bring your checkbook! 


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!

There is also a sign-up link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0448aaa62aabfb6-band

Xooker – Battle of the Bands!! $2500 Prize


Madison Central has taken the lead!!


We have significantly lost our early lead in the Battle of the Bands! Please have everyone you know sign up for this app and join the “Lafayette Band Association” under Booster Clubs/Charity. All students, parents, grandparents, friends–please sign up! There is no cost and only takes a few moments. 

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!

Download Directions:
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!

Xooker Restaurant Fundraiser–Monday, March 25 at Waffle House!

Mark your calendar and eat at Waffle House (Beaumont location) on Monday, March 25 between 2pm-9pm! Sign in using the Xooker app and Lafayette Band will earn 20%!

2019 Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event – Sign-Up Now

Sign-up Directions

2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Lafayette Band Booster Fundraising Opportunity April 22-28

**As of this week, this opportunity will also be open to the Lafayette Chorus Booster families as well–so sign up soon to get your spot! Be sure to designate “Lafayette Band” when asked for your volunteer group.

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 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!

Sign up instructions:
Step 1:
Sign up to volunteer by clicking the link below.  Once you open this Google Sheet, you only have to type your name into any blank cell on the day you wish to volunteer.


Step 2:
Provide individual information for volunteering information by clicking link below. Be sure to indicate “Lafayette Band” when asked for volunteer group.


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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