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For the week of March 31st

Congratulations to all bands for distinguished assessment ratings!
Audition music is available in the band room.


Spring Break


Spring Break

Bingo – Any students or parents

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Spring Break


Spring Break


Spring Break



Calendar Notes

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 – More information below

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

Honors Ceremony – Sunday, May 5th – Calvary Baptist Church – More details to come

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

Last Day of School – Friday, May 31st
Graduation – Tuesday, June 4th – Band performance details to come

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

First Time Marchers Camp

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

Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 11 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Wear tennis shoes and socks – You will be marching outside.  No sandals or flip-flops!

Winter Guard

Congratulations to Lafayette Winter Guard for winning the Tristate Marching Arts Scholastic A class. 91.65

Xooker Battle-of-the-Bands Fundraiser – Ends at Midnight Tonight!


Current Standings
Madison Central High School – 549
Lafayette High School – 453

We have made huge gains in the Battle of the Bands this week but are still behind MCHS! If everyone in the band just signed up 3 people, we would have over 600! Please just ask someone to 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!

Download the Xooker app –right now–and join our group!

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!

UK Windfest


Windfest Concert Festival 2019
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Saturday, April 13
Wind Symphony Schedule




8:30 at Lafayette

Depart for SCFA




Wind Symphony Performance


Depart for Lafayette


Wind Symphony Percussion/Tubas will help load the trucks with equipment
Remember- Black shoes & black socks
Free and open to the public
Eat Breakfast

2019 Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event – Many More Needed!

Sign-up Directions

2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Lafayette Band Booster Fundraising Opportunity April 22-28

*We have not filled as many volunteer spots as EEI had hoped so our event has now been opened up to other volunteer groups, including Lafayette Choir. There are still plenty of opportunities! Please designate “B” (for band) next to your name when you sign up.

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)

We still have the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars! 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.


Save the Date – Ford Drive 4 UR School

Saturday, May 18th

Make plans now to test drive a brand-new Ford–and earn money for the Lafayette Band! It’s really that simple, Paul Miller Ford will have a selection of new cars available at Lafayette during and after the mini-band camp practice. Anyone 18 and over with a valid driver’s license can test drive a car. For each test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the band! Our goal for this event is $3000–so plan to bring your friends and family!

**Special announcements and events planned for this day as well!! Check the e-News for updates and make plans to be there!!  

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 the chaperone team:  lafayettechaperone@gmail.com

We are looking for

Chaperone News

We are in need of chaperones for after-school rehearsals and contests. Currently, we do not have enough chaperones who can travel to each contest. Per FCPS Board policy we need a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students for travel.

Chaperoning is one of the best ways to see the inner-workings of the band. It is one of the most rewarding ways to support your student as you will have a front row seat for each rehearsal or performance and will share in some of their most memorable experiences.

If you can join the Chaperone Crew and help with either after-school rehearsals and/or contest travel, please contact Sherri McPherson through e-mail lafayettechaperone@gmail.com for further details 

Business Sponsorships FOR 2019-2020


Become part of Lafayette Band’s list of business supporters!

We are now planning for sponsorships for the Lafayette Band for the 19-20 school year, and we can use your help in reaching our goal.

Please look over the attached sponsorship packet and think of a business you frequent–dentist office, eye doctor, financial services/bank, real estate, insurance, car repair, etc. Personal connections make a huge difference in a company’s willingness to participate.  Perhaps you have a small business yourself, or work for a company that values community support–the possibilities really are endless!

While we will eagerly accept donations and sponsorships throughout the year, we want to be able to advertise our Member-level sponsors and higher on the marching shirts worn by over 200 students to every competition. The shirts will be heading to the printer this summer so please don’t delay!

Download the 2019-2020 Sponsorship Packet.

The 2019-2020 Sponsorship Packet has all the information about sponsorship levels and the great promotional benefits. Please let potential business sponsors know our organization is completely self-funded, and dependent on family payments, fundraising, and corporate sponsorships.

Questions? Contact Mark Stanland at LBAsponsor@gmail.com or 859-475-7276.   

Congratulations to the New Drum Majors for 2019-20

Drum Majors 2019-2020

Grace Hughes
Jenna Fugazzi
Shannon James
Phenex Schwarz-Ward


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:  2019-20 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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