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Schedule & News

For the week of May 13th

The postmark deadline for the Early Family Payment Discount is
Tuesday, May 15th.
This is for families that would like to take advantage of the $200 discount and only pay $1,000 ($500 for siblings).


Percussion Spring Training

7:00pm – 9:00pm



LBA Parent Meeting




Early Family Payments Due



Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



     (Trombone pull-tab night)















Jazz Spring Concert

7:00pm – 8:15pm













Calendar Notes


Summer Dates to RememberDownload

Percussion Training – Schedule below; Summer training dates now included

Early Discount for Family Payments – Due by May 15

Summer Music Academy – Begins June 11; Register by May 16

Jazz Concert – May 18th at 7:00pm in Beeler Auditorium (both bands); Itinerary below.

Lafayette Graduation – Thursday, May 31 at 4:00pm; All 9th through 11th grade winds and percussion will perform.  More information below.

Asbury Leadership Workshop – Tuesday, June 5; Apply by May 23; See web site for details

Summer Mini-Camps – June 9th and July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette

KMEA State Marching Contest – Held at UK Kroger Field in 2018


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 are accepted via Charms.  To log into your Charms account, go to www.charmsoffice.com, the school code is lhsband (case sensitive).

Early Discount – Family Payments
To receive your Early Payment Discount you must have your Family Payments paid in full by May 15, 2018.

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.


Raffle Success


Profit from the 2018 Raffle was $16,622! There were 1,961 tickets sold. 35 students sold all of their tickets and will receive a free movie ticket to Cinemark. A special shout out to Brittany Nguyen who sold 59 tickets!!! We had 75% participation with 163 students selling 1 or more tickets. 54 students sold 0 tickets. Thanks to all students and families who participated!


Jazz Concert Itinerary


Friday, May 18th
Beeler Auditorium


Student arrive and setup for concert


Concert begins


Approximate end of concert

Students stay for tear-down


Graduation on Thursday, May 31


FCPS has set the May graduation dates and Lafayette High School will graduate on Thursday, May 31 at 4:00pm. 9th through 11th grade winds and percussion will perform at Graduation (unless they have a sibling that’s graduating).

May 29 – Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 30 – Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 31 – Lafayette Graduation at 4:00pm at Rupp Arena. Transportation to Rupp Arena will not be provided.  An itinerary will be provided soon.


Band Council Results



Josh Andreatta

Vice President (Senior Rep.)

Julia Clements

Secretary (Senior Rep.)

Keagan Poole

Junior Representatives.

Dalton Stanland and Kiarah Raglin

Sophomore Representatives

Ellie Adams and Brandon Wang


Wind Symphony Update


On May 24 Wind Symphony will be joining Jessie Clark Middle School 8th grade band for a side-by-side portion of their concert. Selections from Harry potter and Frozen.  7pm


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book and DVDs


If you still need to pick up your Memory Book, they will be at the LBA Meeting 5/14. Please watch e-news for distribution information for DVDs.

There are a few remaining Memory Books which will be available for purchase at the 5/14 meeting for $25 cash (exact change) or check.

Memory Book
The 2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book is designed by photographer and band parent, Michelle Dunlap.  Each book includes 60 glossy, color pages of memories of the State Championship season from Band Camp to Papa John’s Stadium!

2017-2018 DVD
The 2017-2018 Lafayette Band DVD includes band performances and highlights from the entire year.  The DVD is being created by the LBA Media Crew and will include marching band contest performances as well as concert events for the year (please note due to copyright restrictions that State Finals is not included on this DVD).

Contact Jane Andreatta at jkandreatta@gmail.com.


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


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!!


Band Camp 2018


Following are the band camp dates for 2018

Freshmen, Color Guard, Percussion
July 23-27,2018

Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 2018
August 6-10, 2018

Summer Mini-Camps – June 9th and July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette


Summer M2 Lessons


Summer M2 Lessons will be held on the following dates

June 11, 18,25
July 9 & 16
Cost =$75

Register by May 16, 2018 – http://www.lafayetteband.org/summer-m2-registration/


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


Percussion Spring and Summer Training


Spring Training with 2018 Percussion at Lafayette

Monday, April 16


Monday, April 23


Friday, April 27


Saturday, April 28


Monday, April 30


Monday, May 7


Monday, May 14



Summer Training 2018

Saturday, June 9

9am – 5pm

Saturday, July 14

9am – 5pm


Color Guard Summer Training



Saturday, June 9

9am – 5pm

Saturday, July 14

9am – 5pm

* Lunch on your own



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.


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 – TBD
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals – Location to be announced
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
To be announced


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)

2017-2018 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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