e-News for the Week of May-7th

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Schedule & News

For the week of May 7th


Color Guard

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Percussion Training

7:00pm – 9:00pm



LBA Parent Meeting




No Rehearsal




No Rehearsal




No Rehearsal




Percussion Mini-Camp

4:00pm – 7:00pm



Mini-Camp with Jaasiel

4:00pm – 7:00pm



Percussion Mini-Camp

9:00am – noon



Mini-Camp with Jaasiel

9:00am – noon



Upcoming Events:
May 15:  Restaurant Day at Puccini’s (all Lexington locations)
May 15:  Family Payment must be paid in full to receive $100 discount
May 16 and 18:  Graduation Rehearsal for Wind Symphony
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


Raffle Totals


Thank you to the students and parents who participated in the raffle fundraiser.  We sold 2,075 tickets for a profit of $10,750.  Thank you to Dalton Stanland who sold the winning $10,000 raffle chance to Deloris Lewis.  Congratulations, Ms. Lewis!!!


LBA Parent Meeting on Monday, May 8

Proposed 17/18 Budget

Please join us for the LBA Parent Meeting on Monday at 7:00pm in the Lafayette Cafeteria. This is the easiest way to be involved in your child’s band experience. Meet parents of your student’s peers and find out what’s going on now and what lies ahead for the Lafayette Band. LBA Parent meetings are open to current band families and families with incoming students this fall.  Discover how you can use your time and talents to get involved.

The proposed budget for the 2017-2018 year will be presented at the LBA Parent Meeting on May 8.  Please click here to view the proposed budget.


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.  Please send payment to:

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


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.


Restaurant Day at Puccini’s on Monday, May 15

Puccini’s Flyer

Save the date and plan to 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!


“Trash to Treasure” Yard Sale on June 3


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.  Watch the e-News for information about drop-off dates, publicity and opportunities to volunteer.


Chaperone Information Meeting


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a band chaperone there will be an informational meeting at 9:15 am Saturday, May 13 during the mini-camp in the Lafayette Cafeteria.  If you have questions or are interested and cannot make the meeting contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.


Win a $15 Gift Card


5 Minutes + One Form + One Signature = Chance to win $15 Gift Card.

Drawings for two gift cards will be held at the end of mini-camp.

The Medical Authorization form is the yellow form you received in your packet or you can click here to download the form.

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

Your options:

1.       Mailed forms must be received by Friday, May 12 (mail to: Lafayette Band Association PO Box 910450 Lexington, KY 40591) OR;

2.       Turn in form to Mr. Bishop or place in the black box in the band room OR;

3.       Turn in the form when you drop off your student at mini-camp on Saturday.

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


Thank You to the Bingo Volunteers


Many, many thanks to the following families who volunteered at Bingo at least 10 times since June 2016.  We truly appreciate your commitment to this fundraiser!

















Smith, D.















Booth, R.













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.


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.


Southland Street Fair on Saturday, May 13


Join the fun on Saturday, May 13 at the Southland Street Fair!  This is a great opportunity for the Lafayette Band to participate and give back to the community.  The fair will be held on Southland Drive and includes music, food trucks, vendors, inflatables, etc.  The event is free and open to the public.   Here is a link to the Southland Street Fair website where you can view the entertainment schedule, food options and vendors:   http://southlandstreetfair.com/

Volunteers are needed from 11:00am – 9:00pm and three hour shifts are available.  Click on the link to volunteer https://lexingtonhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/southlandstreetfair/events

and receive a free Southland Street Fair t-shirt.  This is a great opportunity to give back to our community and earn volunteer service hours.


Chaperone Crew


We currently have a shortage of male chaperones for the upcoming marching band season. If you are interested in volunteering as a chaperone and fit the chromosome requirements please contact Mike Booth at mikeboothgm@gmail.com.  Chaperone volunteering opportunities for everyone else will open up in June.


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:

·         Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm  (May 8)

·         Mini-camp on May 12 and 13 (5:30pm-8:30pm and 9:00am-noon)

·         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


Family Payments Matter for Every Student


As we plan for the 2017-18 band year, all LBA families need to understand that the family payments form the backbone of the band budget and all activities.  Fundraising and Bingo are important but they cannot replace the funds provided by the family payments. 

It is important that every family be responsible and meet its financial obligations.  The lack of family payments this past year has resulted in difficult situations for our musical instructors – we are not able to make timely payments and several have left to find employment elsewhere.  This has a negative impact on the musical instruction provided by Lafayette and our students’ growth as musicians.

The unpaid expenses from this year will carry-forward into the budget for the 2017-18 year.  Family Payments matter!  For our students to have the best possible band and musical experience at Lafayette, families must meet their basic financial obligation.  If needed, please contact Mr. Smith at 859-396-3311 or chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us for a confidential conversation about a payment arrangement – he is more than willing to work with you and your circumstances.

Let’s finish this year strong – both musically and financially!


F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D





We received $1300 this quarter for the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Support the Lafayette Band when you shop on Amazon.  Use this link every time you shop at Amazon:


The Amazon Smile link can be used with Amazon Prime.

Setup Instructions


Each family is asked to volunteer 12 times per year to maintain this fundraiser.

The Bingo Hall is located in the Keithshire Shopping Center on the corner of Clays Mill Rd and Keithshire (behind Burger King)

The Kroger Community Rewards number for Lafayette Band is #10043

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.

Please come and sell pulltabs for a few hours:

6:00-8:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm


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 910396
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