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For the week of September 10th

Congratulations Lafayette! – Grand Champions of the Bourbon County Band Contest!
here to see the Finals performance.


Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm



LBA Parent Meeting

7:00pm – 8:30pm



Fundraiser forms due





3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Invitational meeting for all volunteers




Lafayette Invitational

See Itinerary Below



Calendar Notes


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

Flags in the Stands – French/Lafayette Flags handed out in the stands during competitions must be returned after each performance.  If you took one home with you on Saturday please return at Parent Meeting on Monday night.  Thank you for your cooperation.


A Message from the President


A HUGE thank you to our amazing crews for their support during the Bourbon Co. Contest.  You are all wonderful and appreciated more than words can express!

One small request from the Field Crew…
It would be IMMENSELY appreciated if we could get some help unloading trucks when we return from contests.  Many hands make light work!  If you would be so kind, while you’re hanging out waiting for your students to return, to come on over and help unload instruments (next to the music building) or field equipment (next to the field trailer) we could not thank you enough!  Just head toward any of the big white trucks you see pulling in.  You’ll catch on in a hurry.  The faster we unload the faster everyone can get home.  Thank you SO much!!!!


Pie in the Face


The Mellophones were rewarded for their excellent participation in the Discount Card Fundraiser last Thursday. They all had a great time smashing pies in the faces of Mr. Smith and Mr. Bishop! If you missed it, watch the video HERE.  


All Fundraiser Forms are Due Monday, September 11th


Click HERE for the information flyer.
Click HERE for the Popcorn Paradise order form.
Click HERE for the Cheese & Sausage order form
Click HERE for Chocolates order form


If for some reason you cannot turn in your Order Forms on Monday, we will collect Order Forms on Tuesday at 6:00 and Wednesday at 5:45 in the Parking Lot (look for the van with the balloon).

Product delivery will be on Thursday, October 5 at the end of Mini-Camp rehearsal. Products should be delivered and money collected between October 5 and October 8. Money should be turned in during the week of October 9.

The goal for this fundraiser is $11,000. We will receive 50% back on each bag of delicious popcorn sold and 45% on each sausage, cheese, and chocolate item sold. We ask for everyone’s participation in order to meet the budgetary requirements of the Band program.

ONLINE ORDERING: For cheese, sausage, and chocolates, you can invite friends and family to order online and items will ship directly to them! Go to www.centuryresources.com, click “Online Webstore” and use code 47863 (or choose city and state). Make sure customers enter your name so you get credit. Top Online Seller wins a 5 pound bag of gummies! You can also share on email and social media by going to www.centuryresources.com, choose “My Current Fundraiser”, click ‘I’m A Student” and enter code 47863. 

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES: The top dollar amount seller will receive a $100 gift card of their choice. 2nd place will receive a $50 gift card and 3rd place will receive a $25 gift card.

SECTION PRIZE: The winning Section will receive special, unprecedented “Time in the Tower” during band rehearsal. The Section Prize will be awarded to the Section who sells the highest percentage of items. If paying the Opt-Out donation, you will be credited for 15 items. If your Section wins, you must have sold at least 10 items to receive “Time in the Tower”.

Email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com or contact Melena Dailey (859-619-4776) or John Dailey (859-353-2900) for questions.


Lafayette Band Invitational Presented by Asbury University


The Lafayette Band Invitational on September 16 is going to be a fun and exciting day!  The information and online ticket sales for the Lafayette Band Invitational has been posted at www.lafayetteband.org/libc/

We need all families and students to volunteer to be a part of this great event!  There are volunteer opportunities in concessions, ticket sales, parking, stadium ushers, band guides, and more!  The volunteer schedule is divided into 3-hour shifts during the day and evening and designated for adults and students.  It promises to be a fabulous experience for everyone and a significant day in the great history of the Lafayette Band!

Student Sign-up Link

Adult Sign-up Link          ß Adult volunteer sign-up is now available!
There will be a meeting on Friday, September 15 at 7:00pm for all student and parent volunteers.  The students will have rehearsal on Friday afternoon and a pizza dinner will be provided to the students.  Please join us in the cafeteria at 7:00pm for information about your volunteer assignment, the schedule for Saturday, where to report, parking, etc.

Drink Donation Link
After signing up please drop off donations Tuesdays and Thursdays after rehearsal in the parking lot or bring them to the Invitational meeting on Friday 9/15

For drink donation selections, we can only sell Pepsi products, Aquafina water, and Gatorade 20oz bottles.

PLEASE watch, step up, sign-up, and help make this a great success for Lafayette and our invited bands and their families!

We will be having a BAKE SALE TABLE and need help stocking it. If you would like to donate some baked goods or have a contact at a bakery please contact Stacey Stone stone1016@yahoo.com.


Lafayette Invitational Itinerary


“Pride of the Bluegrass”
Lafayette Invitational Band Contest
Lexington, KY


FRIDAY, September 15, 2017




Pizza for students


Meeting for ALL volunteers (Cafeteria)




SATURDAY, September 16, 2017


Rehearsal – DO NOT BE LATE.  Eat breakfast before you arrive.


Lunch (On your own. Concessions will not open until 11:30am. Those with volunteer assignments should have food money for your day.)


Students with assignments will report to their designated leader for instructions. A review from previous night’s meeting.


Dress (eat before you arrive).  Please car pool or be dropped off – parking is extremely limited.






Recognition Ceremony


ALL band members change out, then ALL report for clean-up duties to your designated leader.


End of day.  Arrange to be picked up from school.

Parents and Students — Carefully review these instructions: 

·         Bring money for gloves if needed.  $8.00 

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

·         Wear long black socks – plain, no stripes! (It’s good just to keep an extra pair of socks in your bag)

·         Bring the black shorts, deodorant, hand towel, wipes for your red bag.

·         If there is a problem with your uniform, see a member of the uniform team.

·         We always appear in public dressed in full uniform unless Mr. Smith or Mr. Bishop have informed the students otherwise.

Hair should not touch the collar when dressed in uniform, therefore, students with longer hair should bring items to secure their hair in a top knot or purchase a wig cap.  Wig caps can be purchased from the Uniform Team for $1 for a package of 2 caps.”  

Have class – YOU are the “PRIDE OF THE BLUEGRASS”®! Always support other performing groups! Refuse to say anything negative, no matter what might be said to you.


Lafayette Invitational Information


The Lafayette Band Invitational is this Saturday, September 16 and the gates will open at 11:30am.  The national anthem is at 12:45pm and the first band performs at 1:00pm.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for premium reserved seating.  All volunteers will receive free admission.  The Invitational schedule can be found here.  Lafayette will perform at 9:00pm on Saturday evening. 

·         Due to parking limitations, students should be dropped-off at school or car pool. 

·         Student volunteers will wear the blue band camp shirt provided to students.

·         Parent volunteers should wear Lafayette clothing. 

·         Volunteers will check-in near the single blue door for the music suite and receive a volunteer lanyard and a wristband for admission. 

Don’t forget to purchase your Invitational Program for $5.00


Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs on September 23


This great money-making opportunity is back for Lafayette Band at the very popular “Downs After Dark” event on Saturday, September 23. Churchill Downs will donate $125 to LBA for each person who helps with the buffet and becomes a “meat-carver” on Millionaires Row. No experience necessary! Must be 18 or older. Shift is from 3pm to 10pm and includes training, dinner and a real chef’s hat! Sign-Up HERE. A brief online training is required prior to working. You will be sent the information about how to complete after you sign-up.

Several LBA parents volunteered at Churchill Downs in June and it was a great experience – the people-watching was fascinating! If you have been waiting for a way to get involved, this is it! Email John and Melena Dailey at LBAfundraising1@gmail.com for questions.


Band Pictures and Photo Buttons


Pictures taken by Michelle Dunlap and Photo Buttons will be available for purchase beginning Sunday, September 17. Look in next Sunday’s e-News for ordering information. All pictures will be available for online purchase. You will have the choice to download each picture for $10 each or order a printed copy (price varies by size and shipping costs will apply). There will be a separate order form for Photo Buttons. All details available next week!


Show Shirt Pick-Up


If you haven’t picked up your pre-ordered Raven shirt yet, Jennifer Longworth will be in the parking lot at dismissal each day this week. There are also limited numbers of short-sleeve t-shirts available for purchase in Small through X-Large sizes.


Band Store Open During Invitational


The Band Store will be open all day during the Invitational on September 16. ‘The Raven’ car magnets should be available! Invitational Patches & Buttons will also be available in addition to all ‘The Raven’ items.


Chipotle at Fayette Mall on September 27th


Click HERE for fundraising flyer. Full rehearsal ends for everyone at 5:45, so go to Chipotle in Fayette Mall on September 27 and have a great dinner while supporting the Band.


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 just enjoyed their first week of M2 Lessons.

We still have not yet received M2 payments from 8 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


Fall Band Schedule



Football:  Frederick Douglass High School


Contest:  Bourbon County High School


Lafayette Invitational Presented by Asbury University


Football:  Dunbar High School (8th Grade Band Night and Senior Night)


Contest:  Grant County


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