Lafayette Band Fundraising: The Key to Championship Success
Fundraising is key to the Lafayette Band’s success. The Lafayette Band Association offers a wide-range of fundraising activities to keep The Pride of the Bluegrass at a championship level. We need everyone’s help to ensure the legacy of Lafayette Band’s standard of excellence. To get involved or if you have questions about fundraising, please email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com
ON-GOING FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
If you would like to donate to the Lafayette Band program, please click the donate button below. The Lafayette Band Association is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. We thank you for your support!
We welcome the support of area businesses to the on-going tradition and excellence of the Lafayette Band. With over 200 members and families, thousands of Band Alumni and other supporters, Lafayette Band reaches deep into the Lexington community and beyond. Becoming a Corporate Sponsor can benefit both business and community while helping to ensure the continued success of the Lafayette Band. Please email LBAsponsor@gmail.com for more information about our exciting Corporate Sponsorship Program.
RESTAURANT & EVENT NIGHT FUNDRAISERS
Throughout the year, restaurants and establishments in the Lexington community host "fundraising nights" that allow LBA families & friends to enjoy a meal or event, while supporting the band! LBA receives a percentage of all purchases made during these special events. Watch for announcements on social media and in the weekly band eNews.
Lafayette Band is proud to sponsor “Tuesday Night Bingo” at 1230 Eastland Drive (Jackpot Bingo). Bingo runs year-round and if you are interested in volunteering on Tuesday evenings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lafayette Band Association is proud to be a part of volunteering at venues such as Churchill Downs. Whether it’s carving meat on Millionaires Row or working concessions, LBA receives a donation for each person’s time and work. Opportunities will be announced in the weekly eNews.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS & PRODUCTS
Sunday, August 5 from 11am to 5pm in the Lafayette Cafeteria
Want a good night’s sleep? Lafayette Band has just what you need! Our Mattress Fundraiser offers a showroom set up at Lafayette High School of quality name-brand mattresses at 50% off retail price! And the best part? The Band makes a profit from every mattress sale. Invite your friends, your neighbors, and everyone you know to the Lafayette Band Mattress Sale.
DISCOUNT CARD FUNDRAISER
JULY 30 THROUGH AUGUST 17
A perennial community favorite, the annual Lafayette Band Discount Card Fundraiser kicks off at the start of Band Camp! The Discount Card is sold for $10 and provides year-long savings and buy-one, get-one free offers at merchants throughout Lexington. All band families are asked to sell 15 Discount Cards. There is an Opt-Out for this fundraiser of$75 (tax-deductible donation to Lafayette Band Association).
AUGUST 23 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11
Popcorn Paradise Gourmet Popcorn * Cheese & Summer Sausage * Chocolates Each year in August and September, band members sell cheese, summer sausage varieties and gift packs. Adding to the success of this fundraiser, the Band also has available Kentucky Proud Gourmet Popcorn from Lexington-basedPopcorn Paradise. We even have our very own popcorn - The Lafayette Band Mix! This fundraiser offers some scrumptious goodies, while supporting the Lafayette Band. All band families are asked to sell at least 15 items. There is an Opt-Out for this fundraiser of$75 (tax-deductible donation to Lafayette Band Association).
LAFAYETTE INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY ASBURY UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Each Fall, the Lafayette Band hosts its very own Lafayette Marching Band Invitational with some of the finest bands throughout the Commonwealth. The all-day competition is held on the campus of Lafayette High School and also serves as a fundraiser forThe Pride of the Bluegrass. Lafayette Band is proud to have Asbury University as the official Invitational Presenting Sponsor.
SNAP-RAISE (NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018)
Snap-Raise is an online giving campaign personalized to Lafayette Band. It’s quick, easy, and secure with no products to sell and no money collection! Students will be asked to collect email addresses of friends and family. Personalized emails will be sent out about our fabulous Lafayette Band where individuals, both near and far, can donate to the Pride of the Bluegrass. It’s a snap, and it has the potential to be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!
THE BAND BASH 2019 at OLEIKA SHRINE TEMPLE
The Band Bash is a great evening of fun, food, music, and bidding for students, parents, and families! All families and students come together to have a great time for a great band. Dance the night away to the awesome tunes of the Lafayette Jazz Bands while bidding at the Silent Auction on great items like restaurant gift cards, event tickets, and one-of-a-kind Lafayette items. The Band Bash is held at Oleika Shrine Temple on Southland Drive.
LAFAYETTE BAND RAFFLE (APRIL & MAY 2019)
Tickets for this fabulous raffle are only $10 each and anyone can win! There is no age requirement, and you do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Band members and their families are eligible! The raffle is conducted under Kentucky Charitable Gaming Commission rules and regulations.
FUNDRAISE WHILE YOU SHOP
The Lafayette Band Store has all your gear to support the Lafayette Band. Look for the Band Store at various times through band camp and the marching season. Look your best by buying from the Lafayette Band Store and support The Pride of the Bluegrass!
This year all individual and section portraits will be taken by our own professional photographer and band parent, Michelle Dunlap. Support the band by buying pictures and photo memorabilia for family and friends!
KROGER CARD COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Lafayette Band NPO Number 10043
Simply register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Lafayette Band from the list and click on confirm. Lafayette Band NPO Number is 10043. Remember, purchases will not count for Lafayette Band until after you register your card(s). Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for Lafayette Band!
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