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Schedule & News

For the week of November 25th

All-State First-Cut Auditions – List – Congratulations!


Jazz Ensemble Brass

7:30am – 8:30am

Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Clarinets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm

LBA Parent Meeting

7:00pm – 8:00pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Chamber Group – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Middle School Percussion Rehearsal

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Bingo – Trumpet and Low Reed Students/Parents

6:00pm – 10:00pm



Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

7:30am – 8:30am

Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Chamber Group – Trumpets

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chamber Group – Trombones

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm


Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm


Parade Practice and SnapRaise Fundraiser

3:45pm – 7:00pm

More Below


All State Jazz Audition


Calendar Notes

Fall M2 Lessons this Week – Dates listed below.  Refer to your individual lesson times.

LBA Parent Meeting – Monday, November 26th in the cafeteria

Parade Practice and SnapRaise Fundraiser – Friday, November 30th from 3:45pm – 7:00pm

All-State Jazz Audition – Saturday, December 1st in Louisville

Winter Guard Rehearsal – Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Jessie Clark

Holiday Parade – Tuesday, December 4th approx. 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Area Band Concert – Wednesday, December 5th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the gym

Jazz Concert – Friday, December 7th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

All State Band Auditions – Saturday, December 8th in Elizabethtown

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

KMEA DVD Group Purchase

Order Form

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

Full retail price per DVD is $45 but we are placing a group order for $25 each which includes shipping and sales tax.  If you are interested in participating please complete the form by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00pm.

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

The current plan is to distribute the DVDs starting on Monday, December 17th at the Brooklyn Pizza restaurant night.  Additional pick-up times will be announced.

Contact Cathy Concors (lbapresident1@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Payment must be made online via Paypal.

SnapRaise Fundraiser

-Collect 20 email addresses and bring with you on November 30 (parade practice).
-Bring your phones and emails on the 30th.
-Emails will be sent after November 30.
-The better our participation, the more $$$ we get!
-Great for family and friends who do not live in the Lexington area.

SnapRaise is a totally online fundraiser that is donation-based. Each band student will be asked to collect 20 email addresses and bring back on November 30. Emails will be sent through SnapRaise to those individuals after the 30th. The email will contain a brief description and short video of the Lafayette Band – asking for donations. Donations are all made via SnapRaise’s secure website. No emails or credit card info is kept or stored by SnapRaise after the fundraiser ends. Email recipients will have 4 weeks to make an online donation. The more band students that get at least 1 online donation, the bigger percentage of the money we get! Our hope is that this fundraiser is a huge success and we can eventually replace some of our current fundraisers with this brand-new, easy-to-use, safe and secure fundraiser! Many of the large bands around the country use this fundraiser with some making upwards of $40,000. Average donation using SnapRaise in Kentucky is over $200 per student. If all Lafayette Band students participate, we could raise $35,000!!!!!

Parade Practice on Friday

3:45pm Outside
5:00 Change into uniform
5:20 Go to stadium
6:15 End rehearsal
SnapRaise in the cafeteria until 7:00pm

It is very important to check and double-check the items in your Red Bag. Make certain all required items are present and clean.

·         Have your band camp shirt to wear under your uniform.

·         Wear long black socks – plain, no stripes!

·         Bring Clean black shoes.

·         Bring the black shorts

·         Bring any necessary items for hair (No buns)

·         No visible jewelry when in uniform, please remove jewelry or cover piercings.

Championship Gear

Get your Lafayette Band Championship Gear now! Orders are due by December 4 and will be delivered before Christmas. All items can be found at the following link, but will have to be checked out separately, based on design.  Please email LafayetteBandStore1@gmail.com with questions.



Order Band Pictures Online

Pictures are now available for purchase! Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com to order individual, sectional, and Wind Symphony pictures. Several options are available. You can download a digital copy of each picture for only $8. There are also options to order printed pictures to be mailed to you (cost varies by size and shipping starts at $3.99 for all mailed pictures). Keepsakes such as mugs, magnets, phone cases, and more are available for online purchase (shipping costs apply). To download or order printed pictures and merchandise:

1. Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com
2. Click on “Lafayette” at the top of the page or the LHS gallery
3. Password is “beautiful”

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Michelle Dunlap at micklepickle58@gmail.com

Band Store

TeePublic offers many pop-up sales this time of year. We will be adding new designs in soon to reflect our recent victory!  Check back in often!

Fall M2 Lessons

Following are the Fall 2018 M2 lesson dates.  Refer to the specific dates/times for your instrument:

Aug. 27-30

Sep. 17-20

Nov. 5, 7-8

Dec. 3, 6

Sep. 4-6

Oct. 8-11

Nov. 12-15

Dec. 11, 12

Sep. 10-13

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

Nov. 26-29


(Oct. 1 for Sep. 3; Oct.2 for Nov. 6; Nov. 19 for Oct.29)

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:  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.

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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