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Schedule & News

For the week of December 4th

Holiday Parade and Area Concert this week!

Good Luck to everyone auditioning for All-State Band on Saturday.


Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Holiday Parade (see itinerary below)

3:30pm – 8:00pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spin Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Concert Band Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Band Store Open

6:30pm – 9:00pm



AREA CONCERT (see itinerary below)

7:30pm – 8:45pm



Students with concert assignments –     note time and responsibilities




Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Deadline to order Color Guard and Band Group Photos (see below)




Fruit and Wreath Delivery – Volunteers needed to help sort items

4:00pm – 6:00pm

LHS bus foyer


Fruit & Wreath – Pick up Orders

Volunteers needed to help fill orders

8:00am – noon

LHS bus foyer


All-State Band Auditions


John Hardin HS


Band Camp 2017


Freshmen, Guard and Percussion camp: July 24-28, 2017

Full Band Camp: July 31-August 4, & August 7-11, 2017


Color Guard and Band-Group Pictures


LHS Band Parents,

Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band this season.  Below is information to view and order your photos.  Please take advantage of this online opportunity.  The photos will go offline Thursday night, Dec. 8th, at 11:59pm.  Enjoy.

LHS Band PHOTOS ONLINE:  Deadline to order – Thursday, Dec. 8th
Instructions to view and order:

·         Go to www.tripleplaypro.photoreflect.com

·         Click on the appropriate banner:

o   LHS Colorguard & Band

·         Password for all photos = generals

·         Photos are organized by LAST NAME

Here are few answers to FAQ:

·         Photos are in a raw format, if you would like any edits please make note of them during check out

·         All orders are mailed in about 4-5 weeks direct to the address you provide during checkout

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the information listed below.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with your band and Color Guard.

Kris Dryden, President/Owner
Triple Play Productions
office: 859.621.2525


Fruit and Wreath Fundraiser


Roby’s Garden will be delivering our fruit orders this Friday (December 9th) after school.  Volunteers are needed to help unload and sort the fruit boxes and some light lifting will be involved.  Contact Crystal Taylor or Carole Howell if you’re available from 4:00-6:00pm Friday and/or Saturday morning.

Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 10 between 8:00am and noon.  Let Carole or Crystal know in advance if you are not able to pick up your order on time.  Please make arrangements for immediate delivery to maintain freshness of the items.  Money collection will begin on Monday, December 12.

A tax deductible “In lieu of” payment of $50 can be made to ensure LBA maintains budgetary responsibilities and commitments.

Contact Crystal Taylor or Carole Howell (859-420-7845) with questions.


Holiday Parade Itinerary – Tuesday, December 6th

Download Itinerary

3:30 PM

Dress Into Uniform


In Attendance Block


Parade Rehearsal Begins


Load Buses


Depart For Downtown


Parade Begins


Approximate Time To Load Buses For Return Trip

8:00 PM

Approximate Time To Arrive at Lafayette

Click here to download the parade itinerary.

Uniform: Bring white shorts, camp shirt, white shoes, white long socks, and gloves. We will sell gloves for $6 each.

Snack: A snack will be provided to the students.

All epi Pens and inhalers have been returned to the students so the Chaperones will not have access to them at the Parade.


Area Concert Itinerary

Download Itinerary

5:30 PM

Set up chairs, stands, percussion, PA (Lafayette students)


Concert Band


Symphonic Band




7th grade seated


6th grade seated


8th grade seated


5th grade seated


Mass band rehearsal (all students in chairs)


Open doors to parents


Concert begins and moves on time!


Concert ends (each student takes chair back to cafeteria)

Click here to download area concert itinerary

Uniform:  Remember to bring your red bag on Wednesday, December 7th and pack it with your band shorts, a t-shirt (a red one actually works better), long BLACK socks, and your BLACK concert shoes. If you ordered concert shoes, you may pick those up on Wednesday afternoon before the concert.

If you have not been fitted for a concert uniform, Mama Waffles will be in the band room at dismissal on Wednesday.


Band Store


The band store will be open during the Area Band Concert on Wednesday, December 7.  There will be a table set up in the gym foyer from 6:30pm until after the concert is over, around 9:00pm.  We will have Christmas ornaments, water bottles, patches, pins, buttons, baseball caps, cold weather gear, and apparel for sale.  Please stop by and check us out.  Ornaments and water bottles make great stocking stuffers and we have some nice embroidered quarter zips and apparel available for gifts!  The final custom order is in and if you placed an order, you may stop by the table to pick it up. 


Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations

Link to donate

Dear Lafayette Band Family,

The gift giving season has arrived and the Lafayette Band Association invites you to consider a tax deductible, end-of-year donation to the Lafayette High School “Pride of the Bluegrass” Band Program. 

Since 1990, the “Pride of the Bluegrass” has won the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Championship an incredible 18 times and earned the title of Grand Champion in more than 60 state, regional, and national competitions.  Lafayette has performed and competed on a national level in events such as the prestigious MidWest Clinic, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Tournament of Roses Parade, and Bands of American Competitions.  The ability to perform and remain competitive at this level requires human resources and funds to pay for travel, uniforms, food, instruments, scholarships, props, consultants, and more. 

Unfortunately, fundraising efforts and band payments have been unable to meet the financial needs of the program.  As a member of the Lafayette Band Association, you can attend monthly meetings to review the budget and learn about program activities and related income and expenses.  Please consider making a donation to LBA to ensure our students continue to have the opportunity to perform at school events, community concerts, and parades, compete in state, regional, and national band competitions, and experience life-changing events.

Donations can be made here.  You may also mail a donation to this address:
Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910450
Lexington, KY 40591

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  We sincerely appreciate your consideration and support. 

Happy Holidays,
Charles Smith
Director of Bands

The Lafayette Band Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is tax- exempt under this section of the Internal Revenue Code. The Federal Tax ID is #61-1163112.


F  U  N  D  R  A  I  S  E  R    D  A  S  H  B  O  A  R  D





Kroger is a great place to purchase gift cards during your holiday shopping.  There are 452 options* available.

Support the Lafayette Band on Black Friday and Cyber Monday when you shop on Amazon.  Use this link every time you shop at Amazon:


The Amazon Smile link can be used with Amazon Prime.


Each family is asked to volunteer 12 times per year to maintain this fundraiser.

The Kroger Community Rewards number for Lafayette Band is #10043

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.

Please come and sell pulltabs for a few hours:

6:00-8:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm

* Kroger Cards – Starbucks, Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, Shell gas, BP gas, Toys R Us, Target, eBay, Old Navy , Kohl’s , Movie theatres, Visa Cards… and many, many more!


Family Payment Agreements


PLEASE NOTE: Family payments form the basis of the annual budget.  Our instructors and staff rely on us for their earned pay.  However, we are unable to provide payment to these individuals due to many families who have not completed the agreement. 

Family payments for 2016-2017 are $1,100 and were due in August – or an additional late payment of $150 for the “deferred payment schedule” was added per the payment agreement. All payments should have been completed by November 15, 2016.

For those who have not paid, or are behind in their payments, please be responsible – others are relying on you.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Smith at chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us or 859-396-3311 for a confidential payment arrangement.


Charms Database


The Lafayette Band uses Charms, a web-based organizational software system to track student contact information, financial statements, email communication, and more. 

To log into Charms, go to www.charmsoffice.com.  Click “Enter” on the top menu and click “Parents/Students/Members” on the dropdown list.  Login using the school code “lhsband” and enter your student ID/password.  If you need your student ID, please contact Liz Booth at lafayettebandaccounts@gmail.com. The student ID is assigned by Charms and is a combination of letters and numbers. 

If your student has an outstanding balance, you will receive a monthly financial statement.  The monthly payments will be billed individually in the Fixed Payment ledger.  Amounts received that are less than the billed fixed payment amount will be temporarily stored in the Miscellaneous ledger.  When the amount in the Miscellaneous ledger is sufficient to pay a monthly payments, we can transfer the amount to the appropriate fixed payment. 

Band payments may be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to “LBA” (please note the student’s name) and mail to:

Lafayette Band Association
PO Box 910396
Lexington, KY 40591-0396


Links to General Information


Click Here for Contacts

Follow us on: Facebook and Twitter (@lafayetteband)

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





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503