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For the week of October 28th    

Congratulations Lafayette Band!
Division AAAAA State Champions!
20 State Championships for the Pride-of-the-Bluegrass!
Herald Leader Story






Bingo – Flute Parent and Student Pull-Tab Night

6:00pm – 10:00pm















End of Marching Season Party

7:00pm – 10:00pm


Calendar Notes


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

LBA Membership Name Tags – We still have a lot of name tags that need to be picked up. They are available at the band store. PLEASE pick them up, if you still need one! Hang on to them for future marching years if you can!

Chamber Groups – Starting November 5th.  See calendar for dates and times for each group.

Championship Group Photo – Sunday, November 11th (details to come)

District 7 All-State Band Audition – Thursday, November 15th and Henry Clay

Parade Practice – Friday, November 30th from 3:45pm – 5:00pm

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

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

Fundraiser Money Collection


ALL MONEY IS PAST DUE!  There are still 15 students have not turned in money. YOU MUST TURN IN THIS WEEK.  Checks should be made payable to “LBA”. Please turn in money to Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop in the band room by Wednesday 10/31.


Questions? Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com .

Food Crew News


The Food Crew will once again need your help this Saturday, November 3rd, to make our Celebration of our 20th State Championship a great night! Please email lbafoodcrew@gmail.com or text Kelly at 859-221-9560 to sign up.

Attention Bakers: we would love homemade treats for the Championship party! Cookies, candy, cake, salty snacks, fruit/veggie snacks. Please email lbafoodcrew@gmail.com if you can bring something.

Last year, we had donations of gift cards to raffle off at the party. Amazon cards, restaurant cards, anything a Champion might want! The kids loved it! Please consider donating, details about drop off to follow.

Championship Group Photo


Save the Date – Championship Group Photo on Sunday afternoon, November 11 at Lafayette. More details to come!

SnapRaise Fundraiser Kickoff on November 11


SnapRaise is a totally online fundraiser that is donation-based. Each band student will be asked to collect 20 email addresses. Emails will be sent through SnapRaise to those individuals. 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 are kept or stored by SnapRaise after the fundraiser ends.

Email recipients will have 4 weeks to make an on-line donation. The more band students that get at least 1 online donation, the bigger percentage of the money we get to keep! Our goal is $15,000.

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! THE KICK-OFF FOR THIS FUNDRAISER WILL BE AFTER THE CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11!

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

English Flair Interiors:  Fundraiser


Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to support the Lafayette Band. Band parent, Melissa Asbury, had a selection of custom painted bourbon barrel lids and staves available for purchase at the Lafayette Invitational Band Contest–I hope you had a chance to stop by and take a look! Melissa is now accepting custom orders. A portion of all sales from September 15-November 15 will be donated to the Lafayette Band! For more information and to place an order, check out her Facebook post: English Flair Interiors Lafayette Band Fundraiser These make fabulous holiday gifts–don’t wait until the last minute to order!  Please share with your friends and family on social media!

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)

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.

Band Store


The Lafayette Band store presents an ongoing fundraiser via TeePublic.

You can order instrument-specific swag (t-shirts, mugs, notebooks) for your favorite bandie. The gear isn’t specific to Lafayette, so I’m sure you will find something for your favorite musician.

Orders will be shipped directly to you!

Did you miss out on the pre-season shirt pre-orders? The price is higher, but the design is available via our TeePublic store.


Fall 2018 Marching Schedule


Sep-8 – Bourbon County, Bourbon Country High School
Sep-15 – Lafayette Invitational Band Contest
Sep-22 – Ryle Tournament of Bands – Larry A. Ryle High School, Union Kentucky
Oct-13 – Bourbon County – Mid-States Band Association
Oct-20 – KMEA Quarterfinals
Oct-27 – KMEA Semifinals and Finals – University of Kentucky Kroger Field

Football Games
Aug-31 – Lexington Catholic
Sep-14 – Moeller
Sep-21 – Henry Clay
Oct-12 – Madison Central
Oct-19 – Tates Creek

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

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”







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