e-News for the Week of May-14th

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Schedule & News

For the week of May 14th

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Lafayette Band Seniors!


Restaurant Day at Puccini’s

All day

3 locations


Family Payment must be paid in full to receive $100 discount




Graduation Rehearsal
17/18 Wind Symphony

3:45pm – 5:00pm



No Rehearsal




Graduation Rehearsal
17/18 Wind Symphony

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Last Day of School




Upcoming Events:
May 24:  Wind Symphony to perform at Lafayette High School Graduation
May 26:  Asbury Leadership Training Workshop
June 3: “Trash to Treasure” Yard Sale



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

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


Summer Dates

Download Summer Dates

Summer Music Academy Begins- June 12
Register by Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Asbury Leadership Training- May 26
Deadline to apply is May 17.  All forms for this event are available on the website at www.lafayetteband.org

Color Guard & Percussion Mini-Camps

June 9-10 & July 7-8, 2017

Lafayette High School

Fri. 5:30-8:30pm / Sat. 9am 12 noon


Video Assignments Due See Website
Assignment #1-June 27
Assignment #2-July 11

Big Brother / Big Sister Social – July 20 at Lafayette

Class Meetings-July 20

All Upper classmen


Lafayette High School

Summer Band
(All first-time Lafayette Band members should plan to attend & all veterans are encouraged to attend.) 
School-owned Instruments can be checked-out on the dates below starting at 6:30pm.

July 10,17


Lafayette High School

Percussion, Wind Freshmen

July 24-28, 2017


Lafayette High School

Color Guard Camp

July 24-28, 2017


Lafayette High School

Band Camp

July 31-August 4, 2017


Lafayette High School

August 7-11, 2017


Lafayette High School

Monday & Tuesday night of band camp both weeks, we have an evening rehearsal from 6:30-9pm


Early Payment Schedule for Family Payment due by May 15


As we prepare for the 2017-2018 band season, please be mindful of the dates to fulfill the family payment agreements.  In order to qualify for the $100 discount on the Early Payment Schedule, the full payment amount of $1,000 must be received by May 15, 2017.  Payments can be made online via the Charms website or please send payment to:

Lafayette Band Association
P.O. Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591


Restaurant Day at Puccini’s on Monday, May 15

Puccini’s Flyer

Eat at Puccini’s Restaurant on Monday, May 15!  Puccini’s will donate 20% of sales to the Lafayette Band for dine-in and carry-out all day.  The offer is good at all three Lexington locations.  Enjoy some great Italian food and support the band!  Please show the attached flyer or mention Lafayette Band!


Connect with the Lafayette Band Association on Facebook


The Lafayette Band Association is pleased to announce that we have a brand new Facebook page.

Please come and like it by searching for “Lafayette Band Association – Pride of the Bluegrass“.  From that page please click on the Groups link in the left hand margin and join the “Lafayette Band Association – Pride of the Bluegrass Group”.  It is a closed group but one of the moderators will get you added ASAP. 

Spread the word to anyone interested in what’s happening with the band.  This will be a great place to get information, ask questions, and to share pictures and videos.  I know we’ve got a few intrepid Facebook live users and I’m hoping that maybe they’ll be willing to stream contests for folks who aren’t able to make it.  If anyone has any suggestions on things they would like to see included please email LBAPresident1@gmail.com and we’ll try to make it happen. 


Asbury Leadership Training

Asbury Registration

The Asbury Leadership Training will be on May 26.  Click here to register on the Lafayette Band website.  The workshop cost is $50 per student.


“Trash to Treasure” Yard Sale on June 3

Yard Sale Information

The Lafayette Band “Trash to Treasure” Yard Sale will be on Saturday, June 3 at the Bingo Hall!  As you finish your spring cleaning, please set aside some items to donate to the Lafayette Band Yard Sale. 


Items can be dropped off at the Bingo Hall at the following times:

·         Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

·         Saturdays (May 20 and May 27) from 9:00am – 11:00am

·         Large items should be dropped off on Friday, June 2 or before 8:00am on June 3

·         If you need to make other arrangements, contact Erin Sommer or Cindy Haggan

 Clothing should be clean and all appliances and electronics in working order.


There are many opportunities to volunteer (sorting, pricing, set-up) and provide food donations. Please click here to be directed to the sign-up genius link.  


Contact Erin Sommer (859-227-4273 or ehsommer@windstream.net) or Cindy Haggan (859-494-8492 or chaggan@twc.com) with any questions.


B-I-N-G-O:  Volunteers Needed for Skilled Positions

Download Skilled Positions

Bingo is a year-round fundraiser and we need the participation of every Lafayette Band Family!  The financial success of Bingo depends on parent volunteers. Several pull tab sellers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday – the bingo patrons want to give us their money by purchasing pull tabs!  (And the more volunteers we have makes it easier and more fun for all!)

In addition, we need to fill several “trained” positions (sell paper, sell computers, caller, payout, and back room). These positions are necessary to operate Bingo and there are several openings due to graduating parents.  This is a great opportunity to become involved and support the band! Click here for more information about each of these positions.

We ask that each family volunteer 12 times per year at Bingo.  Please find a Tuesday or Thursday this month and come to the Bingo Hall in Keithshire Shopping Center at 6:00 pm.  You will meet some great parents and support the band’s fundraising efforts.


Registration for Summer M2 Lessons


Register for Summer M2 Lessons on the Lafayette Band website:

Lessons will be held on the following dates:
June 12, 19, and 26
July 10 and 17

The cost is $75 and payment must be received prior to the first lesson or you will not be allowed to participate. 


Order Memory Books and Band DVDs

Download Form

Pre-order your 2016-17 “Vox Populi” Memory Book and DVD now by downloading the order form.  The Memory Book is designed by photographer and band parent, Michelle Dunlap and includes 60 glossy, color pages.  The DVD is produced by Jim Davis and our Media Crew and will include marching band and concert performances for the year. The Memory Book and DVD will cost $20 each or the cost for both items is $35. These are special keepsake items for the band year.  Watch the e-News for distribution dates and times.  For more information, contact Jane Andreatta at jkandreatta@gmail.com or 859-361-0700.


Medical Authorization Form

Medical Authorization Form

Congratulations to Audrey Francis and Austin Lancaster for turning in their medical forms and winning this week’s gift card drawing.   Audrey wins a $15 Starbucks gift card and Austin wins a $15 iTunes gift card.  Watch for future drawings.

To be eligible for the next drawing complete and sign the LBA Medical Authorization Form and mail it to Lafayette Band Association PO Box 910450 Lexington, KY 40591.

The form can be found on www.lafayetteband.org under the forms section or you can click here to download the form.

Every student must have a Medical Authorization Form on file with the band.

Contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com if you have questions.


Student Annual Physical and KHSAA Form

Download KHSAA Form

Make an appointment now with your child’s physician to get a yearly physical. Have the physician complete and sign the KHSAA Physical Form and send it with your student on the first day of band camp. It is a good idea to take a blank KSHAA Form with you since not all physicians keep blank forms on file.

If your student had a physical last year after July just make arrangements for a new physical as soon as possible at the one year date.


Parents – Join one of the Band Crews for the 2017-18 year!


It’s never too late to start finding your niche and meet many new lifelong friends as your child makes their journey through band.  Regardless of whether you are able to volunteer an hour a week or hours a day, it is the combined parent volunteer contributions that make a successful band program.

Here is what you can do this summer to support and participate in your child’s band experience.

1.       Join the Lafayette Band Association. All volunteers must be members of the LBA.

2.       Verify that you are an approved volunteer with the Fayette County School System. Click on this link

3.       Volunteer at BINGO as many Tuesdays and Thursdays as you can spare this summer while your schedule is not so hectic. This is the best way to meet and get to know other band parents while also supporting the band in one of its most profitable fundraisers.

4.       Watch for a crew recruiting meeting this summer. This will give you an opportunity to meet and speak with all the crew leaders to determine which crew fits you best.

In the meantime, if you have a burning crew question, feel free to reach out to the following crew leaders for answers to your specific questions.

Chaperones: Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com)
Field Crew: Matt King (matt@bleedsblue.com)
Uniform Crew: Amy King (amy@bleedsblue.com)
Food Crew: Jane and Jim DeRossett (fullpantry@hotmail.com)
Band Store: Jennifer Longworth (jlongworth.rlr@gmail.com)
Media Crew: Michelle Dunlap (micklepickle58@gmail.com) or Dwayne Imes (dwimes@icloud.com)


Amazon Smile Program


Help us promote the AmazonSmile program to increase our donation potential!

Tweet the following from your Twitter account:

Amazon donates to Lafayette Band Association when you shop @AmazonSmile.http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112 #YouShopAmazonGives

Post this on your Facebook page:

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Lafayette Band Association. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112 and support us every time you shop.

Email your family and friends and Share this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112 and ask your donors, volunteers, employees, and friends to bookmark this link so all their eligible shopping will benefit Lafayette Band Association.


Photos from the Jazz Band Dance


We just received the photos taken by Triple Play Productions at the Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction in February.  Please click on the link below to view and download the photos.  http://www.lafayetteband.org/photo-gallery/


Graduation on Wednesday, May 24


FCPS has set the May graduation dates and Lafayette High School will graduate on Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00pm. The 2017/2018 Wind Symphony will perform at Graduation.

May 16 – Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 18 – Graduation rehearsal from 3:45 to 5:00pm
May 24 – Lafayette Graduation at 4:00pm at Rupp Arena. Transportation to Rupp Arena will not be provided.  An itinerary will be provided soon.


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:

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


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


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 910450
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