e-News for the Week of November-26th

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Schedule & News

For the week of November 26th   



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Chamber Groups – Flutes

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Saxophones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Trombones

5:30pm – 6:30pm



LBA Board Meeting




Middle School Percussion Ensemble

6:30pm – 8:00pm



Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Double Reeds

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – French Horns

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Jazz Ensemble

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Tuba/Euphonium

6:30pm – 7:30pm



Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Groups – Clarinets

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Groups – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Pick-up socks and bow-ties

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Gym Foyer










All State Jazz Auditions

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Jessie Clark






Calendar Notes


All State Jazz Auditions – Saturday, December 2nd

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

Lexington Holiday Parade – See itinerary below – Tuesday, December 5th

All-State Auditions (Final Round) – Elizabethtown – Saturday, December 9th

Area Concert – Wednesday, December 13th (Pick-up purchased socks, bow-ties and pillows)

Painting with a Twist – Create a custom Raven painting – Sunday, February 18th

The Band Bash 2018 – Friday, February 23rd

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


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


Socks and Bow-Tie Pickup


Custom Lafayette socks are ready for pick-up! The bow-ties have been delayed but will be ready soon. If you ordered socks, you can pick up at the following places and times:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 from 4:30 to 5:30
Foyer between cafeteria and gymnasium

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 prior to the Area Band Concert
Foyer between cafeteria and gymnasium

We also have extra socks for sale – they make great stocking stuffers – $10 per pair.


Championship Band Group Photo and Trophy Section Pictures


The Full-Band Picture with medals and the new Section Trophy pictures will be available for purchase starting Friday, December 1 through December 31. By popular demand, all the individual pictures from August will also be available for purchase. To download or order printed pictures and merchandise:

1.       Go to www.shellshots.smugmug.com

2.       Click on ‘LHS Band Photos’

3.       Password is Raven (please note the capital R)



Painting with a Twist – Custom Raven Painting – Sign-up Now


On Sunday, February 18, Lafayette Band is hosting an afternoon at Painting With A Twist on Richmond Road. They have designed a custom Raven painting to celebrate Championship #19. The 3-hour session will be from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday, February 18. The cost is $45 and Painting With A Twist is donating 50% to the Lafayette Band!! This unique opportunity is limited to 50 people and is open to all band students, families, and supporters! Don’t miss out!

Sign-Up HERE. Passcode is “Raven”
View the painting that each person will create


Save the Date – The Band Bash 2018 – Friday February 23rd


(Formerly known as the “Jazz Band Dance & Silent Auction”)


The Band Bash: Hollywood Nights


A themed evening celebrating Hollywood – full of music, dancing, fun, and food featuring the Lafayette Jazz Bands. The evening will include a Silent Auction featuring restaurant gift cards, tickets, experiences, one-of-a-kind Lafayette Band items, and so much more!


Friday, February 23


All students, parents, families, and friends of Lafayette Band


Location to be announced


Pillows Pick-Up


If you ordered a Pillow, they will be available for pick up at the Area Band Concert on Wednesday, December 13th.


Kroger Cards


Remember to register your Kroger Card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Lafayette Band. The Lafayette Band NPO Number is 10043.

Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for Lafayette Band! Remember, in addition to groceries, Kroger has the biggest and best selection of gift cards. Buy at Kroger and use your registered Kroger Card!


Amazon Smile


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love! Same products, same prices, same service. Support Lafayette Band by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase from your computer or smartphone. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Lafayette Band.

Just go to www.smile.amazon.com to get started!


Holiday Parade Itinerary


Lafayette High School Band
Lexington Holiday Parade
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Dress into uniform


In attendance block


Parade rehearsal begins


Load buses


Depart for downtown


Parade begins


Approx. time to load buses for return trip


Approx. time to arrive at lafayette


-A Snack will be provided
-Have your Black shoes
-Polish your instruments
-You WILL need your black gloves
-Don’t forget your borrowed RED BAGS.


M2 Lessons Ongoing


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

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

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


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