e-News for the Week of May-27th

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Schedule & News

For the week of May 27th

If a polo shirt was ordered with Mr. Smith, see Ms. Wild on Wednesday for pickup.


No School








Graduation Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm


Section Leader Meeting

5:15pm – 6:00pm


Color Guard – 2018-19 senior meeting

5:15pm – 6:30pm


Bingo – Pull Tab Help Needed

6:00pm – 10:00pm



     (Senior Class pull-tab night)



Graduation Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm







Lafayette Graduation

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Rupp Arena


     (Itinerary below)

















Calendar Notes


Asbury Leadership Workshop – This event has been cancelled.  Refund information will be provided to those that have already registered.

M2 Summer Music Academy – Begins June 11 – All dates below.

Video Assignments Due – Given April 27-28
     Assignment #1 – June 22
     Assignment #2 – July 16

Summer Mini-Camps – June 9th and July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette; Bring instruments and water jugs.

Summer Band – All first-time Lafayette Band members should plan to attend, and veterans are encouraged to attend.  (School-owned instruments can be checked-out at 6:30pm each day.)
     July-9th and July-16th 7pm = 8pm

DeMoulin Educational Clinic – June 15th from 9am to 5pm; More Information

Class Meetings – July 19th All upper-classmen 11am – 12pm

Big Brother and Big Sister Picnic – July 19th – More details to come

Chaperone Training – July 21st from 10am to 12pm at Beaumont Library.  More below.


Lafayette Band Association is Debt Free!


The LBA Board of Directors is proud to announce that as of today, all remaining debt has been paid. We are officially debt-free! It has taken a great deal of sacrifice, hard-work, and dedication from the entire Lafayette Band family over the last couple of years. We thank everyone who has helped make this possible.

The LBA Board is diligently working to build reserves and spend every dollar wisely for future events and trips. It is the LBA’s expectation that 100% of band families make their 2018-2019 Family Payments and that all students and families participate in next year’s fundraising. The possibilities for the Pride of the Bluegrass are endless, but only with everyone’s continued support. Thank you!


Graduation on Thursday, May 31

Web Information

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.  More information is available on the
web site.

Important Update from the Uniform Crew:
Polo shirts for graduation are most likely coming in on Wednesday of this week.  If your student ordered a polo shirt through Mr. Smith, he/she needs to be watching for the announcement in case they come in early.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that your student see Ms. Wild to pick up their polo shirt after school on Wednesday!


Band Camp 2018


Following are the band camp dates for 2018

Freshmen and Percussion
July 23-27 from 8am to 5pm

Color Guard
July 23 – 27 from 3pm to 10pm

Band Camp
July 30-August 3, 2018
   Jul-30   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Jul-31   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-1   8am – 5pm
   Aug-2   8am – 5pm
   Aug-3   8am – 5pm

August 6-10, 2018
   Aug-6   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-7   8am – 5pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm
   Aug-8   8am – 5pm
   Aug-9   8am – 5pm
   Aug-10   8am – 5pm

Summer Mini-Camps – June 9th and July 14th from 9am to 5pm at Lafayette.  Bring instruments and water jugs.


Color Guard Summer Training



Saturday, June 9

9am – 5pm

Saturday, July 14

9am – 5pm

* Lunch on your own; Bring water jugs.


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.


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 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.


Section Leaders for 2018-19 Marching Band




Grace Hughes

Julia Clements

Crystin Bromagen

Jeffrey Imes





Eleanor Scripps

Jacqueline Mullins



Alto Sax


Dalton Stanland

Luke Dailey



Low Reeds


Catron Arnold

Josh Andreatta





Sayre Compton

Zach Partin

Ashley Horne




Color Guard





Band Council



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


2017-2018 Lafayette Band Memory Book and DVDs


Please stay tuned for distribution information of DVDs. If you have not picked up your memory book, please 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!!


Summer M2 Lessons (Summer Music Academy)


Summer M2 Lessons will be held on the following dates

June 11, 18, 25
July 9 & 16


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


Chaperone Training


Chaperone training for 2018-2019 for all new and returning chaperones will be held July 21 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon at the Beaumont Branch library conference meeting room. All chaperones must complete a Fayette County Public Schools Volunteer application and background check before chaperoning any Lafayette Band activities. Complete the application here: https://apps.fcps.net/volunteer/

To RSVP for the training, contact Sherri McPherson at sherrimcpherson@windstream.net


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 – Commodore Classic – Tates Creek High School
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
Aug-31 – Lexington Catholic
Sep-14 – Moeller
Sep-21 – Henry Clay
Oct-12 – Madison Central
Oct-19 – Tates Creek


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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