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For the week of October 29th



















Championship Party

7:00pm – 9:00pm



Deadline to Order Band Pictures

See details below



Pancake Breakfast – Band Store open during event

8:00am – 10:00am

Applebees Nicholasville Road


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


Calendar Notes


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

Chamber Groups – Chamber groups for ALL wind players begin next week. Check out the November calendar for days and times.

Chamber Groups – Tuba/Euphonium chamber times have changes to 6:30pm – 7:30pm starting in November.

Chamber Groups – Trombone chamber times have changed to Mondays at 5:30pm starting November 6th.


Championship Celebration


To celebrate Championship #19 and the incredible 2017 Marching Season, the Lafayette Band Association will be hosting a party for all band students from 7:00-9:00 in the LHS cafeteria. We’ll have a DJ and food to celebrate this incredible accomplishment!

Please Buy Tickets
HERE for flyer about the event.
LBA will be having a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday, November 4 at Applebee’s on Nicholasville Road from 8am to 10am. Tickets are $8 and include All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, bacon, and drinks. We want all Marching Band students and families to gather together one last time to celebrate #19!! APPLEBEE’S WILL DONATE 50% OF SALES TO THE BAND!!

We need band students (and some parents) to help serve, host, and clean-up. Applebee’s does all the cooking! Click HERE to sign-up and be part of the fun as we celebrate The Pride of the Bluegrass and the spectacular 2017 Marching Season!!


The Band Store is hard at work on all Championship #19 merchandise. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon!


Food Crew Update


Thank you to the Food Crew for all your help setting up, serving, and cleaning up after our State Champs this past season!!!! We have had a great time and appreciate all the help. 

Special thank you to Stacey Stone aka “the Cookie Lady” for being so awesome!!!  

-Jim and Jane DeRossett


Custom Lafayette Socks and Bowties – Order Now!

Download Form

Show your 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! Socks and bowties will be available for pick-up the week of November 27. Makes the perfect Christmas gift! Socks are $10 and Bowties are $30.

To Order: Go to www.lafayetteband.org under “Featured Items” and pay with credit card.


Order Band Pictures By November 3



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)



Flags in the Stands


If you helped cheer our marchers on by borrowing and waving a French/Lafayette Flag-in-the-Stands please remember to turn these back in.

We need to make a few repairs and get an accurate count before we head to State.

Please turn in to Carole Howell, the band store or to the Dailey’s at the fundraiser money collection this week.

Thank you for your cooperation.


M2 Lessons Ongoing


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

Oct. 31-Nov. 1-2
Nov. 6-9
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


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

Looking to buy/sell tickets to State semis and/or finals? Find your seller/buyer in our FB group.


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.


 “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