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For the week of May 19th   

Please join us for the last LBA parent meeting of the year. We will present next year’s budget, install our new Board of Directors, and have some important information for next year. Lafayette Cafeteria Monday May 20 at 7:00 pm

“Summer Dates to Remember” document available for Download


Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Drum Line/Front Ensemble Camp

6:00pm – 8:00pm

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00pm – 8:00pm



No School – Election Day

Bingo – Color Guard student and parent pull tab night

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Spring Concert

Itinerary Below





Calendar Notes

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

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

Deadline for Standard payments ($1,200 and $600 sibling) – Thursday, August 15th

3rd Annual Lafayette Band Mattress Sale – Sunday August 25th

Ford Drive 4 UR School was a Great Success!

View Photos

We had over 100 people come out to test drive a car (or two) to earn money for the band! Thank you to all of the crews, volunteers, staff, parents, food trucks, and Paul Miller Ford for making this such a wonderful event! We will share official $$ raised as soon as possible!

Some photos from the event are posted on the web site.

Band Store

In celebration of Mini-Camp and in preparation for the 2019 Season, The Lafayette Band Store presents the newest shirt design! Ordering is open until Sunday, June 2. Items will be delivered in the latter part of June. Men’s and women’s styles and sizes available.


Spring Concert

Download Itinerary

Spring Concert 2019
Singletary Center for the Arts/UK
Wednesday, May 22
7:30pm (Perc concert 6pm)

Concert Band

Symphonic Band

Wind Symphony










Perc Concert


Perc Concert





4:30 @SCFA





Perc Concert




























Percussion dinner provided.  All others, dinner will be on your own before arriving

Percussion will help load the truck & bring percussion equipment back to the band room after the concert.

Tuba’s either take their own instrument or are present to help load the truck.

Remember- Black shoes & black socks (up to the calf)

Concert will last 90 minutes to 2 hours

We are dressing at Singletary.

Transportation is not provided

Uniform Update for Wednesday Concert


Black Shoes
Black Socks
Shirt to wear under concert jacket (red or black preferably)
Shorts/leggings to wear under pants 

Students please check your red bags for your shoes!  We may not be able to take extra shoes to the Singletary Center for the concert. 

Kings Island Trip Cancelled

The King’s Island trip that was planned for June 10th has been cancelled.  There were not enough sign-ups to meet the minimum number of students required to make the trip.

For those that signed-up, please send a note to lbatreas@gmail.com and let our treasurer know how you would like your registration fee refunded.  The amount can be applied to your family payment account, used as a credit against the cost of the marching tops that will be used this Fall, or refunded by check directly to you.

They will apply the amount as a credit on your LBA account unless they get other instructions from you by Saturday (5/25).

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.   

Save the Date:  Sunday, August 25th

The 3rd Annual Lafayette Band Mattress Sale will be on Sunday, August 25th. Hang on to your old mattress just a few more months so you can support the band with a new mattress purchase!! More details coming soon. Spread the word!

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.

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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