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For the week of May 12th  

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT – Take advantage of the Early Payment Discount for Family Payments. Save $200 by paying in full by May 15, 2019

If you did not receive a 2018 Semifinalist patch, see Mr. Bishop.

“Summer Dates to Remember” document available for Download


Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

LBA Board Meeting

5:30pm – 6:30pm


Jazz Band Concert

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Band Room


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Color Guard Spring Training

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bingo – Flute students/parents

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


Marching Band Mini-Camp

4:00pm – 6:30pm


Marching Band Mini-Camp

9:00am – 12:00pm

Calendar Notes

Jazz Band Concert – Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the band room.  Students arrive at 6:00pm to setup.

Deadline for Early Discounted Payments ($1,000 and $500 sibling) – Wednesday, May 15th
Deadline for Standard payments ($1,200 and $600 sibling) – Thursday, August 15th

Mastering Musicianship (M2) Training – Register by May 17th – Classes begin June 10th

Marching Band Mini-Camp – May 17-18 – Friday 4:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday 9AM – Noon
This is for all students including incoming freshmen.

Ford Drive 4 UR School – Saturday, May 18th During Mini-Camp – More below

Drum Line/Front Ensemble Camp – May 20 from 6pm to 8pm

LBA Parent Meeting – Monday, May 20th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

Band Olympics – Saturday, May 25th – 11:00am – 2:00pm – Organized by the Band Council

Graduation Rehearsal – Tuesday/Wednesday, May 28th and 29th – 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Last Day of School
– Friday, May 31st
Graduation – Tuesday, June 4th – Band performance details to come

Summer Mini-Camps
– Saturday, June 1st from 9am to 2pm
– Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 2pm

Kings Island – Monday, June 10th$70 for ticket and transportation – Sign-up

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

Ford Drive 4 Ur School

Sign-up Now


Join us for a fun and easy way to raise money for the band! All you have to do is test drive a new Ford car (or two)! Sign up for your time slot now:


For every person* who takes a test-drive in a Ford vehicle during our event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Lafayette Band Association. If a second test-drive is taken in a 2019 EcoSport, Ford Motor Company will donate an additional $10 . In total, as much as $8,000 could be raised!  * Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license

Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends, and neighbors to join in supporting the Lafayette Band Association and your local community!

WHEN:    May 18th, 2019 – 9am – 2pm
————-**Food Trucks available from 11-2!!

WHERE:  Lafayette High School – 401 Reed Lane, Lexington, KY 40503

Remember, your kids will be in mini-band camp, so hang out with us!

Kick off to Marching Season events from 11-2:

        Meet the crews: Find out about the crews and how to get involved

        Band Store: Shop for all your band merchandise

        Food trucks: Grab some lunch at “That’s How We Roll” or a cool treat from “Kona Ice” (11:30-2:00) A portion of all sales will be donated to the band!

       Special announcement?? Stay tuned to see if we can get Mr. Smith to agree…..

       Band Forms/Payments: Turn in forms and payments!

2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event – $3,350 Raised

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to work this event!! We hope all who volunteered will express to others that this was a super easy way to fundraise. We have the potential to triple the amount raised if we can increase participation next year. Put these dates on your calendar now and plan to help: April 19-26, 2020

Band Olympics

Lafayette Band Olympics

Band Olympics is a time different sections of the band get together and have fun playing big group games before the new band season.  Games include Kickball, Capture the Flag, & Freeze Tag.

Organized by the Band Council
Time:  11am – 2pm
Date:  Saturday, May 25th

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.   

Audition Results and Open Registrations

Audition Results for 2019-20 (Concert and Jazz Bands)

M2 Summer Registration

Kings Island Sign-up for Trip on June 10th


Donate 8 oz. Water for Fall Marching Season

We need cases of 8 oz. water bottles donated for this Fall’s marching season. The small 8 oz size is the perfect size for students to drink on the go. Your donation will keep the students hydrated before and after games and when they travel to the various contests throughout the season.

Water donations can be dropped off with chaperones in the band lot on the following mini-camp and band camp dates: May 18, June 1, July 13, July 22-26, July 29-August 2, and August 5-9.

Thank you in advance for your donation!

To-Do List from the Chaperone Crew

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.

2.  Make an appointment with your child’s physician for a physical. Have the physician complete and sign:
——–A. KHSAA Physical Form
——–B. LBA Over the Counter Medical Authorization Form

You will need to take blank forms to your child’s appointment for the physician to complete and sign. These forms are not required before band camp, but should be turned in as soon as your child has had their yearly check-up.

3. Complete the FCPS Medication Authorization Form for any prescription medication that your student will require during band activities. Check the e-news for dates and times medications can be turned in chaperones before a trip.

You can find all LBA forms here: http://www.lafayetteband.org/marching-season-forms/

The KHSAA form here: https://khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf

The FCPS Medication Authorization Form here: https://www.fcps.net/cms/lib/KY01807169/Centricity/Domain/2295/meds_ok.pdf

If you have any questions, contact Sherri McPherson at lafayettechaperone@gmail.com

Join the Chaperone Crew

We are in need of chaperones for fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and contests.

Chaperoning is one of the best ways to see the inner-workings of the band and is one of the most rewarding ways to support your student. As a chaperone, 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 fall band camp, after-school rehearsals, football games, and/or contest travel, please contact Sherri McPherson through e-mail lafayettechaperone@gmail.com for further details.

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

Must be PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO MAY 15, 2019
$1,000 for the Early Payment Schedule ($200 discount)
$500 for the Sibling Early Payment ($100 discount)*  (The first student in a family must be paid in full before a family can realize any Sibling Early Payment discount(s).)

$1,200 for the Standard Payment Schedule
$600 for the Sibling Standard Payment

If your student qualifies for the Free Lunch Program, indicate on the payment agreement/mail a copy of your free/reduced lunch letter to the LBA PO Box.

Please return all forms – (ORANGE) payment agreement, (BLUE) LBA membership registration, (GREEN) parent volunteer, (YELLOW) LBA medical authorization (mandatory) and (TAN) LBA over-the-counter medication authorization forms.

All checks need student’s name/what payment is for on them.  Mailing address is:  Lafayette Band Association, PO Box 910450, Lexington, KY  40591.

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.

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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