e-News for the Week of September-17th

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For the week of September 17th

Thanks to everyone who volunteered yesterday for the second annual Lafayette Invitational
Band Contest!  We couldn’t have pulled it off without your support and dedication!


Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




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



Band Store Open

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Parking Lot





Calendar Notes


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

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


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.


Fall Fundraiser


Ordering of Popcorn, Cheese, Sausage, and Chocolates has now concluded. 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. Look in the e-News for specific times. Thanks to everyone who participated! Sectional and Individual Winners will be announced this week!!!


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

For questions, contact Michelle Dunlap at micklepickle58@gmail.com.

Please note that Photo Buttons cannot be ordered online. Please see announcement below regarding how to order Photo Buttons.


Photo Buttons for Sale

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.

This year, Photo Buttons are being made by the 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 will be collected at rehearsal dismissal on Wednesday at 5:45, Thursday at 6:15, and Friday at the Band Store. Look for the balloon!


Show Shirt Re-Order

Download Order Form

By popular demand, the Band Store is offering a REORDER opportunity for The Raven Show Shirt. Order forms with payment are due Thursday, September 21 at 7PM. No late orders will be accepted. No extras will be ordered. Please turn in orders to Jennifer Longworth in the parking lot after practices this week. If you have questions, please email Jennifer at jlongworth.rlr@gmail.com.


Band Store Open Friday, September 22


The Band Store will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 on September 22 in the Parking Lot.

Raven car magnets, pins, patches, and buttons available. Invitational patches, buttons, and programs also available if you did not get a chance to purchase on Saturday. Limited amount of Lafayette apparel available.


Chipotle at Fayette Mall on September 27th


Click HERE for fundraising flyer. Full rehearsal ends for everyone at 5:45 on Wednesdays, so go to Chipotle in Fayette Mall next week 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 are enjoying their M2 Lessons.

We still have not yet received M2 payments from several 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:  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