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For the week of October 1st

Congratulations on another fabulous competition at the 17th Annual Grant County Marching Band Festival! Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, Best Visual Performance, Best Music Performance, Best Overall Effect, and GRAND CHAMPION!!


Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




3:45pm – 6:00pm



Band Store Open


Parking Lot


Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 8:00pm

Dinner Provided


Fall Mini-Camp

9:00am – 5:00pm



Cheese and Sausage Pickup




No School




Fall Mini-Camp

9:00am – 5:00pm

Dinner Provided


No School




Band Store Open


Parking Lot


Football Game vs. GRC

6:30pm – 10:00pm




10:00pm – 12:00am






Calendar Notes


Water Jugs – Don’t forget to bring your water jugs to rehearsal this week.

M2 Lessons are ongoing.  Check the schedule for your time slot.  See section below for payment instructions.

LBA Name Badges –  See Janet Jones in the parking lot after rehearsal on Monday or Tuesday to pick-up you name badge if you requested on when joining the LBA.  She will be set up by the band field at 5:15pm each day.

Invitational Lanyards – If you still have your volunteer lanyard, please turn it in to the blue building. We need them for next year. Thank you!


Mini-Camp During Fall Break


All students are expected to attend the mini-camp during Fall Break this week.

·         Wednesday, October 5 from 3:45pm – 8:00pm     Dinner provided

·         Thursday, October 5 from 9:00am – 5:00pm          Lunch on your own – Bring lunch

·         Friday, October 6 from 9:00am – 5:00pm               Dinner provided – Lunch on your own – Bring lunch

W. Dale Warren will be here and dinner will be provided on Wednesday and Friday.


Food Crew Update for Mini-Camp


The Food Crew will be serving Dinner on Wednesday and Friday during the mini camp.  The students need to bring their own lunch on Thursday and Friday. 

LBA will be providing drinks and cookies for all meals. 

Wednesday Dinner
Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Chips, Fruit, Cookies 
     *We will have a vegetarian option. 

Friday Dinner
Pizza, Carrots/Dip, Fruit, Cookies, Drinks

Any questions or if you are available to help -contact Jane or Jim DeRossett at fullpantry@hotmail.com.


Football Game Itinerary for Friday, October 6th



Dinner (pizza provided)




Depart for stadium


Game vs. George Rogers Clark

8:00pm – 8:30pm

Approximate half-time show


Approximate end of game


Pick-up students


GattiTown for those that wish to go (see below)




Make sure you have everything in your red bag


Cheese, Sausage, and Popcorn Pickup


Popcorn, Cheese, Sausage & Chocolate products MUST BE PICKED UP on Thursday at 5:00 at Mini-Camp Dismissal in the Cafeteria. We do not have room to store/refrigerate items – everyone must pick up their order on Thursday!

-All products should be delivered and money collected between October 5 and October 8. CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO “LBA”. Money should be turned in during the week of October 9. Look in next week’s e-News for specific times that you can turn in money.

-Remember, Cheese & Sausage products must be refrigerated until delivered.

-Help is needed to distribute orders on Thursday. If you can help between 4:30 and 5:30 on Thursday, please email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com.

-Questions? Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com


Socks and Bowties – Order Now!

Download Form

Limited-Edition offer now through 10/16

Show your school spirit with these custom-made Lafayette socks and bowties. Specializing in small-batch accessories, Barrel Down South, has agreed to make these one-of-a-kind products to support the Lafayette Band. With the finest quality workmanship and unique to Lafayette, order yours today before it’s too late! Makes the perfect Christmas gift! Socks are $10 and Bowties are $30. Two ways to Order:

  1. Go to www.lafayetteband.org under “Featured Items” and pay with credit card.
  2. Turn in the Order Form with cash or check (payable to LBA) at the Band Store on Tuesday or Friday this week. Click HERE for the Order Form.



Custom Apparel Order Forms

Download Form

The Band Store has Custom Lafayette Apparel available for a limited time.  Click HERE for the order form. Many styles and patterns available – tees, baseball shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, and hats. Please give the order form and payment to Jennifer Longworth at the Band Store this week on Tuesday or Friday.


Band Store Open Tuesday and Friday


Tuesday: Parking lot at Winds dismissal (6:00pm)

Friday: 6:00 until start of football game along the sidewalk leading from the Practice Lot to the stadium.

·         NEW Lafayette custom socks and bowties order forms available

·         Lafayette custom wear orders – shirts, sweatshirts, tees and more!  

·         Raven car magnets, pins, patches, and buttons also available.

·         Fun buttons!

·         Drop-off/Pick-up Photo Button orders


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 ‘Marching Band’
  3. Password is Raven (please note the capital R)

Color Guard pictures coming soon! If your band student’s picture is not on the website, please contact Michelle Dunlap at micklepickle58@gmail.com. Also, please note that Photo Buttons cannot be ordered online. Please see announcement below regarding how to order Photo Buttons.


Photo Buttons for Sale – Order by October 13th

Button Order Form


For new band parents, you may have seen photo buttons being worn on lanyards. It’s a great way to support your band student and LBA. Each 3.5-inch Photo Button is $8. You can choose your photo from the online Lafayette Band pictures at www.shellshots.smugmug.com. Choose ‘Marching Band’ and password is Raven. Please note the photo name/number of the picture you would like for your Photo Button and complete the FORM. Make sure you fill out everything on the FORM and give to Melena or John Dailey with cash or check (payable to LBA). Forms can be dropped off on Friday at the Band Store. Orders already placed will also be ready for pick-up on Friday.


GattiTown After Friday Night Football Game

Download Flyer

After Friday night’s football game, all band members are invited to GattiTown for their salad & pizza buffet and to watch the half-time performance on the big screen! Cost is $6 for students and $7 for adults. Click HERE for flyer.


Chipotle Success


We raised $566.90 from our restaurant night at Chipotle!! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported The Pride of the Bluegrass! Watch next week’s e-News for October and November restaurant event dates.


Ordering SMBC Tickets


If you missed out on ordering tickets in the Lafayette block ticket order for the State Marching Band Contest, below is information from the KMEA.org website on how to purchase tickets now.

Ticket Sales – Advance sales for 2017 are open. Special ticket order line: 859-408-8247 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM weekdays.

Regional Quarterfinals tickets: $12.00, available onsite only.
Semi-Finals/Finals tickets available in advance or onsite.

·         General admission tickets to Semifinals are $12.00

·         All Finals tickets are Reserved Seating, either $15.00 or $25.00.

·         Children age six and under will be admitted free, but will not be given a ticket. For Finals (reserved seating) children who are admitted free may have to be held by adults.

·         Semifinals and Finals tickets will be available for purchase on-site the day of the event.

·         Finals tickets unless bought in advance will be available at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium only (see below)

·         Gates open one hour prior to the first band’s performance.

·         Ticket Order (typed-in)

·         Ticket Order (PDF)

Papa John’s Stadium Seating Diagram (overview graphic of stadium)

Ticket Availability Diagram (real-time view showing which seats have been sold)

$15 — Finals Reserved (Sections 128–133, 228–233)
$25 — Finals Premium (Section 303–314)
Other sections — non-finalist bands and finalist bands that want to watch other classes.

Finals tickets will be for sale at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium starting at 10:00 am Saturday, October 28.

Handicap seating available upon request

Tickets at the site are available for cash only.


Notes of Encouragement


This optional activity and long-standing tradition was started many years ago by a band mom to show the Band and Staff our love and support during this busiest time of the competition season.  This activity is not sanctioned by the LBA.  Anyone may choose to participate and write notes of encouragement for a specific section (e.g., trombones, color guard, etc.) to be distributed to students on the bus as they travel to KMEA competition on October 27.  The maximum number of notes assigned will be 10.

Review the sections below and email your choice to Casie Clements at LBAPresident1@gmail.com.  Casie will then send you a list of students and a sample note.

Notes must be returned no later than Friday, October 20.  Watch e-News for collection dates/times.  Notes can be returned to Cindy Haggan or Casie Clements.

Tips for Note Preparation:

·         Short, hand-written, anonymous note of support and encouragement!  Notes are not intended to suggest or emphasize winning.

·         Decorate paper with stickers, use scrapbook paper with music symbols, or whatever you choose.

·         Add your special touch!

Sections:  Baritones, Clarinets, Color Guard, Drum Majors, Flutes, Mellophones, Percussion, Saxophones, Sousaphones, Staff, Trombones, and Trumpets.


Family Payments


All Family Payments should now be paid in-full.

With Marching Band underway 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.


M2 Lessons – Fall 2017


Enrolled students are enjoying their M2 Lessons.

We still have not yet received M2 payments from eight families.  For your student to continue to receive these lessons we must receive payment ASAP.

Make check payable to “LBA” (please note student’s name in memo) and mail to:

     Lafayette Band Association
     PO Box 910450
     Lexington, KY 40591-0396

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


Remaining Marching Band Schedule



Football:  George Rogers Clark High School


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


KMEA State Quarterfinals – Tates Creek High School


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY – Papa John’s Stadium


“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