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For the week of September 24th

Bring your water jugs to rehearsal each day!


Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm



LBA Board Meeting

6:30pm – 8:00pm




3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard

5:30pm – 8:30pm




6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Chipotle Restaurant Night

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Fayette Mall


Winds and Percussion

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Color Guard

5:00pm – 8:00pm



Football Game vs. Dunbar

6:30pm – 10:00pm



       Senior Night Recognition




       8th Grade Band Night





10:00pm – 12:00am



Grant County Contest

See Itinerary Below



Calendar Notes


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

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!


Football Game Itinerary for Friday, September 29th



Color guard hair and make-up


Winds and percussion dress into uniform


Attendance block


Depart for stadium with 8th grade students


Game vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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


Senior Night


Lafayette Band Senior Night is Friday, September 29.  Students will be recognized before the football game for their contributions to the Lafayette Band.  Parents of seniors or juniors graduating early, please complete this form (Click Here) immediately to allow for event preparation and recognition of your student.

Parents of seniors will meet Casie Clements outside the Springhill Drive entrance to the stadium promptly at 6:30pm on September 29th. Casie will coordinate family check-in and will distribute numbers to each family as you arrive.  Please follow numerical order and find your place in line.

The Lafayette Band Association will pay admission for two guests per senior to remain for the football game and enjoy the half-time performance by the Lafayette Band.  Families will be directed by Casie to enter the field where they will be joined by the senior students.  The announcements will begin at 7:00pm.  Each senior’s name will be announced and they will be presented with a certificate.  After the entire group is recognized on the field, families will be escorted to the rear of the stadium for photographs.  We will be honoring 41 seniors, so please be on time for this special event.

Please call or text Casie Clements (859-229-5118).  Thank you and Congratulations!


Grant County Contest

Download Itinerary and Driving Directions

“Pride of the Bluegrass”


Grant Co. HIGH SCHOOL Band Competition
Dry Ridge, Kentucky

SATURDAY, September 30, 2017

8:00 am

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


Lunch served at Lafayette; do not leave campus.




Depart for Grant Co.






Contest Begins






Awards for Prelims


DINNER – Depends on Draw


Finals Begin – Performance Time Depends on Draw








Arrive at Lafayette

BAND MEMBERS — It is very important to check and double-check the items in your Red Bag prior to every performance! Make certain all required items are present, clean. This is important information to remember prior to every football game and competition!

Parents and Students — Carefully review these instructions:

  • Bring money for gloves if needed. $8
  • Clean and polish shoes
  • 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 gym shorts
  • 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 ponytail or purchase a wig cap. 

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.


Eat at Chipotle – Fayette Mall – This Wednesday 5-9pm


Click HERE for fundraising flyer. Eat at Chipotle at Fayette Mall between 5:00 and 9:00 on September 27 and have a great dinner while supporting the Band. CHIPOTLE IS GIVING 50% BACK TO THE BAND!!!


Custom Apparel Order Forms Available Now

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 Wednesday or Friday.


Band Store Open Wednesday and Friday


Wednesday: 5:15 to 6:00 in Parking Lot

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

·         NEW 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


Fundraising Winners Announced


A BIG Thank you to our winning individual sellers and the winning section – the Sousaphones!

We had 76% overall participation with over $12,000 profit from Popcorn, Cheese, Sausage, & Chocolates. Hats off to the Freshman Class with 83% participation!

Remember, 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 next week’s eNews for specific times.

Here is a list of all the Individual Winners and Section Percentages:

Top 6 Sellers and dollar amount of product sold:
1. Brittany Nguyen, $991.50 (winner of $100 gift card)
2. Dallas Smith, $636.50 (winner of $50 gift card)
3. Annika Prevette, $521.00 (winner of $25 gift card)
4. Ava Tomb, $496.50 (winner of $10 gift card)
5. Adrian Underwood, $488.50 (winner of $10 gift card)
6. Ella Tomb, $446.00 (winner of $10 gift card)

Top Online Seller:
Nicole Johnson (winner of 5 pound bag of gummies!)

Section Contest: Winner of “Time in the Tower”
Based on % of items sold
1. Sousaphones                93.33%
2. Alto Saxophones         92.00%
3. Flutes                               80.80%
4. Baritones                        76.67%
5. Mellophones                62.96%
6. Low Reeds                     62.92%
7. Color Guard                  58.81%
8. Trombones                    57.41%
9. Percussion                     50.86%
10.Clarinets                        48.40%
11.Trumpets                      46.98%


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

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 on Wednesday and Friday at the Band Store. Orders placed last week will also be ready for pick-up on Wednesday.


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.


Grant County Food Crew and Menu


The food crew will be serving lunch at LHS and dinner at Grant County on Saturday 9/30.  If you would be available to help please contact Jane or Jim DeRossett at fullpantry@hotmail.com

COOKIES will be needed for both meals. Please drop off Saturday morning in the parking lot. Look for Stacey Stone “the Cookie Lady” and her grey van. 


11:00 Lunch
Subs, pasta salad, chips, fruit, cookies, water or Gatorade

4:30 Dinner (time depends on draw)
Pizza, carrots and ranch, fruit, cookies, water and Gatorade

10:00 Snack


Medications for the Grant County Contest


If your child needs to take prescription or over-the-counter medication that we do not already have physician’s signature for during the day on Saturday you will need to complete and turn in the FCPS “Physician Order and Parent/Guardian Authorization Administration Form” found under the Downloadable Forms section of the Lafayette Website (www.lafayetteband.org). 

On Saturday morning, turn in the completed form along with the medication needed for that day only in its original container to any chaperone at the blue building next to the practice field.

Please note that over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a physician’s signature on the FCPS form noted above.  If a physician has already signed the LBA Medical Form then you do are not required to submit an additional form for OTC medications you initiated on the LBA Form.

If you have any questions you may contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com) or Merrille Stevens merrillestevens@gmail.com


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:  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