e-News for the Week of March-26th

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Schedule & News

For the week of March 26th

Please support the Lafayette Band during Restaurant Day at Raising Cane’s on Monday
Congratulations to the Lafayette Jazz bands for their performances at the Dist. 7 Jazz Festival.
Congratulations to the Lafayette Winter Guard for making finals of their first WGI Super Regional.


Spring Fundraiser Money Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



LBA Board Meeting




Restaurant Day at Raising Cane’s

All Day

Harrodsburg Rd.


Spring Fundraiser Money Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Trombone/Baritone/Tuba Marching Fundamentals

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spin Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spring Fundraiser Money Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Drum Major Final Audition




Spring Fundraiser Money Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Final Day – Early Incentive for Spring Raffle.  Money and Tickets Due for extra chances for the student drawing.

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Spring Fundraiser Money Collection

3:15pm – 3:45pm



Upcoming Events:
March 27:  Cane’s Restaurant Day
April 10 – 13:  First Time Marchers Camp (for current 8th Graders and New Marchers – 6:30pm – 8pm)
April 14 and 15:  Concert Camp for all students
April 22:  KMEA Assessment for Concert Band
April 23:  KMEA Assessment for Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony
April 25:  Lafayette Band Auditions – Woodwinds – 4pm – 6pm
April 26:  Lafayette Band Auditions – Percussion – 4pm – 6pm
April 27:  Lafayette Band Auditions – Brass – 4pm – 6pm
May 12 – 13:  2017 Marching Band Mini-Camp (Friday 4pm – 6pm, Saturday 9am – noon)

Band Camp 2017


Freshmen, First-time Marchers, Guard and Percussion camp: July 24-28, 2017

Full Band Camp: July 31-August 4, 2017 & August 7-11, 2017


Restaurant Day at Raising Cane’s on Monday

Click for Flyer

Please join the Lafayette Band at Raising Cane’s (Harrodsburg Road location) on Monday, March 27.  Raising Cane’s will donate 15% of the lunch and dinner sales – just mention “Lafayette Band” at the register BEFORE you order.  Share this with family, friends, and co-workers – no flyer is needed that day. 


Spring Flowers and Sweet Treats Fundraiser


  • Please deliver products (and collect money) as soon as possible to your customers.  Remember some of the items must be refrigerated until they are delivered.
  • If you are missing items, please contact Greg Wild at lbatreas@gmail.com before Tuesday.
  • Students – please double-check the quantity and pricing of each item before you deliver to the customer to ensure you collect the correct payment.  There were some math errors on the order forms.
  • Checks should be made payable to “LBA”.
  • Money collection will be Monday – Friday this week from 3:15pm – 3:45pm in the Band Room.  Let’s finish this fundraiser before Spring Break! 

The “In Lieu Of” Payment Option of $50.00 is still an option and will be collected through March.

Online orders can be placed at www.centuryresources.com (group ID 47863) for the next year.

Please contact Greg (859-619-6990 or lbatreas@gmail.com) or Regina Wild (859-619-3423 or gandrwild@gmail.com) if you have any questions.


$10,000 Spring Raffle

Download the Handout

The Lafayette Band Spring Raffle began last week.  Please contact John or Melena Dailey if your student did not receive the packet of raffle chances.


2016-2017 Spring Raffle for a $10,000 Cash Grand Prize!   There will also be a drawing for 2 UK football tickets and 2 lower arena UK men’s basketball tickets.


All Lafayette Band families are asked to sell 25 tickets to make this successful and profitable!  Band payments cover only a portion of the expenses of this championship programFundraising profits pay for uniforms, instruments, band camp instructors, travel/food/lodging at competitions, and much more!


The first collection date will be on Friday, March 31 for the first student incentive.  Final collection date is May 3. All tickets (SOLD and UNSOLD) must be returned.


The drawing for the $10,000 Grand Prize will take place at the Spring Concert on Sunday, May 7 in Beeler Auditorium.

The deadline for the early incentive (2 additional chances for the student drawing) is Friday, March 31 and students need to return the 25 sold raffle chances and $250 to qualify.  Melena Dailey will be in the band room on Thursday and Friday at 3:15pm to collect the money and chances.

Contact John Dailey (859-353-2900) or Melena Dailey (859-619-4776) or dailey1997@yahoo.com if you have any questions.



Lafayette Band Color Guard Spring and Summer Training


Congratulations to the students selected for the Lafayette Band Color Guard!  Below is the spring and summer training schedule:

·         Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm  (April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8)

·         Mini-camp on May 12 and 13 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Mini-camp on June 9 and 10 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Mini-camp on July 7 and 8 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         Color Guard Camp July 24-28, July 31-August 4, and August 7-11


Audition Music Available


Auditions for the 2017-2018 Lafayette Band are scheduled for April 25 – April 27 in the Lafayette music suite.  All students (new and current) must audition for placement in one of three concert bands and for part selection in the marching band.

Woodwinds:  Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Percussion:  Wednesday, April 26 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Brass:  Thursday, April 27 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Check www.lafayetteband.org for audition music.  It will be available later this week.


First Time Marchers Camp


The First Time Marchers Camp is for current 8th graders or anyone marching with Lafayette for the first time.

Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30pm -8:00pm

Wear tennis shoes and socks – you will be marching outside.
No sandals or flip/flops


2017-2018 Materials Mailed


All families should have received a set of materials in the mail for the 2017-2018 band year.  The materials include:

  • 2017-2018 Payment Agreement (orange paper) – to have been returned by March 15
  • LBA Membership Registration Form (blue paper) – required to volunteer with LBA
  • LBA Parent Volunteer Form (green paper)
  • Medical Authorization Form (yellow paper) – Mandatory for all students to participate
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (cream paper) – Must be signed by a physician and parent in order for student to receive OTC medications.

Please complete and return these materials to the address provided on each form.  Or watch the e-News for collection dates during the spring mini camps.

The forms are also available on the Lafayette Band website at www.lafayetteband.org


Family Payments Matter for Every Student


As we begin planning for the 2017-18 band year, all LBA families need to understand that the family payments form the backbone of the band budget and all activities.  Fundraising and Bingo are important but they cannot replace the funds provided by the family payments. 

It is important that every family be responsible and meet its financial obligations.  The lack of family payments has resulted in difficult situations for our musical instructors – we are not able to make timely payments and several have left to find employment elsewhere.  This has a negative impact on the musical instruction provided by Lafayette and our students’ growth as musicians.

The unpaid expenses from this year will carry-forward into the budget for the 2017-18 year.  Family Payments matter!  For our students to have the best possible band and musical experience at Lafayette, families must meet their basic financial obligation.  If needed, please contact Mr. Smith at 859-396-3311 or chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us for a confidential conversation about a payment arrangement – he is more than willing to work with you and your circumstances.

Let’s finish this year strong – both musically and financially!


F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D





We received $1300 this quarter for the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Support the Lafayette Band when you shop on Amazon.  Use this link every time you shop at Amazon:


The Amazon Smile link can be used with Amazon Prime.

Setup Instructions


Each family is asked to volunteer 12 times per year to maintain this fundraiser.

The Bingo Hall is located in the Keithshire Shopping Center on the corner of Clays Mill Rd and Keithshire (behind Burger King)

The Kroger Community Rewards number for Lafayette Band is #10043

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.

Please come and sell pulltabs for a few hours:

6:00-8:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm


Charms Database


The Lafayette Band uses Charms, a web-based organizational software system to track student contact information, financial statements, email communication, and more. 

To log into Charms, go to www.charmsoffice.com.  Click “Enter” on the top menu and click “Parents/Students/Members” on the dropdown list.  Login using the school code “lhsband” and enter your student ID/password.  If you need your student ID, please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com. The student ID is assigned by Charms and is a combination of letters and numbers. 

If your student has an outstanding balance, you will receive a monthly financial statement.  The monthly payments will be billed individually in the Fixed Payment ledger.  Amounts received that are less than the billed fixed payment amount will be temporarily stored in the Miscellaneous ledger.  When the amount in the Miscellaneous ledger is sufficient to pay a monthly payments, we can transfer the amount to the appropriate fixed payment. 

Band payments may be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mail to:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591-0396


Links to General Information


Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503