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Schedule & News

For the week of November 12th   

Good Luck to everyone auditioning for All-State Band on Thursday.


Chamber Groups – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Trombones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Middle School Percussion Ensemble

6:30pm – 8:00pm



Band Store Open

6:30pm – 7:00pm



LBA Parent Meeting




Wind Symphony Woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Jazz Ensemble Rhythm Section

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Tuba/Euphonium

6:30pm – 7:30pm







All State Auditions

5:30pm –

Henry Clay






















Calendar Notes


All State Music UpdateDownload

Opportunity for Trombone Students – Kentucky High School Trombone Choir (Flyer).  Monday, November 13th at 5:00pm.

UK All State Audition Workshop – Some instruments (Flyer).  Sunday, December 3rd.

Lexington Holiday Parade – Tuesday, December 5th

Area Concert – Wednesday, December 13th

Willis and Yamaha – Holidays are a great time to look for step-up instrument opportunities!


It’s Picture Time!


We need a group shot of the marching band.

On Sunday, November 19th from 2:00pm-3:30pm, we have the gym reserved to take a group picture.  It’s important to have everyone present.

Picture Dressing Schedule
Drum majors, Alto saxes, Clarinets, Mellophones, Low reeds and Flutes – 1:30 pm
Sousaphones, Trumpets, Trombones, Percussion, Baritones and Color guard – 2:00 pm

Remember to bring your black marching shoes, long black socks, athletic shorts and your black Dri-Fit shirt.  No hats, so hair should be camera-ready. Please be on time!


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


Band Store



Continue to celebrate State Championship #19 with limited edition apparel and auto magnets from the Band Store!  By popular demand, we have added V-neck ladies cut shirts and sweatpants!  Print the order form HERE.  State Championship T-shirts will be available for cash & carry on Monday at the Band Store.

All orders with payment are due at the LBA Parent Meeting on Monday, November 13.
You can also mail order with payment by November 15 to:
Jennifer Longworth
909 Witthuhn Way
Lexington, KY 40503

Contact Jennifer Longworth with questions, jlongworth.rlr@gmail.com or (859) 361-0595.


Custom Embroidered Pillows

Download Form

Orders accepted until November 20
Makes a great Holiday gift
Don’t miss this unique one-time only offer – Order Now!

These custom, high quality, embroidered pillows are a great way to support the Pride of the Bluegrass! Choose between a general Lafayette pillow, a personalized band pillow, or the State Championship pillow that honors 19 years of winning! Locally made by Pilleauxtalk, each sale earns $20 for the band. Pillows are made of durable material that can even be autographed by friends to make it a truly personalized keepsake! For more information and pictures, click HERE.

Print the order form HERE and return to the band store on November 13th prior to the LBA parent meeting at 6:30. Sample pillows will be available to view. Pillows will be available for pick up at the Area Band Concert on Wednesday, December 13th. You may also order by emailing John and Melena Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or calling 859-619-4776.


KMEA Class 5A State Finals DVD

Download Form

We are making a one-time group order for KMEA Class 5A State Finals DVD.

Full retail price per DVD is $45 but for orders of 50 or more the price is $23 which includes shipping and sales tax.  If you are interested in participating then mail the linked form with a $23 check by Friday, November 17.

Only paid in full orders will be included in the group order.

Please note that per Box 5 DVDs will ship 6-8 weeks after the event and it takes 7-10 days for receipt of the DVDs once they are shipped.

Contact Greg Wild (wild@lexmark.com) if you have questions.


M2 Lessons Ongoing


Remaining M2 Schedule.  Check the schedule for your time slot.

Nov. 13-16
Nov. 27-30
Dec. 4,6-7

Oct. 2 for Sept. 4
Nov. 20 for Oct. 30
Dec. 12 for Dec. 5


Flags in the Stands – Please Return!


If you helped cheer our marchers on by borrowing and waving a French/Lafayette Flag-in-the-Stands please remember that thanks to several generous donations these are the property of LBA and must be returned.

Please bring to the Parent Meeting on Monday night.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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


Family Payments


Please Be Responsible and Do Your Part!!

All Family Payments should now be paid in-full.

For Lafayette Band to continue at our Championship level it is imperative that each family uphold their responsibility and make sure their Charms account is paid so that all students may enjoy the benefits of our first-class band.

To make a payment via PayPal log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com.  Our school code is “lhsband”. 

Band payments may also be paid by check made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mailed to:
     Lafayette Band Association
     PO Box 910450
     Lexington, KY 40591-0396

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 so that we may update your Charms account accordingly.  LBA must receive this notification each year.

Any questions please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com.



“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





This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of:

Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503