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Schedule & News

For the week of February 14th


Sorry for the delayed e-News this week.  Our Charms mail system was offline with technical issues.







Wind Symphony Brass Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:30



Chamber Groups:




     French Horn

5:30 – 6:30



Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 7:45

Wellington Elem.


Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3:45 – 5:00



Chamber Groups:





5:30 – 6:30




6:00 – 7:00



Concert at Norsworthy Auditorium

7:00 – 8:00



      Attendance is mandatory for all students


(Fayette Main Office)


      Download the Itinerary




Guard Spring Training

6:00 – 7:45

Wellington Elem.



7:00 – 10:00

Wellington Elem.


Solo and Ensemble at Lexington Catholic HS

Assigned times

Lexington Catholic High School


Lafayette High School Band Winter Concert

Download Itinerary

Norsworthy Auditorium/ IAKSS (Fayette Schools Main Office)
701 East Main Street
Thursday, February 18, 2016


Load truck




Dress into concert uniform


Load Buses


Depart for IAKSS


Symphonic Band rehearsal on stage


Concert Band takes stage


Concert begins


Load truck & buses


Return to Lafayette
Unload truck & change from uniform


Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction


The Lafayette Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction, “Vive la France!”, is this Friday (Feb. 19) at Wellington Elementary!  This is a fun event for students and families to dress-up and dance to the music of the two Jazz Bands.  Silent Auction items are always needed and appreciated.  Contact Carole Howell for more information.  Families have been contacted to provide finger foods and snacks.  If you have not been contacted, the list is below:

Fruit and Desserts: Percussion, Flutes and Saxophones
Appetizers:  Mellophones and Trumpets
Veggie Trays: Trombones, Tubas, and Baritones
Chocolate Fountain Items: Colorguard
Chips and Dips:  Clarinets
2 Liter soft drinks and bottled water:  Jazz Band Members

Click here to view the Jazz Band Invitation

Update – Help is needed with the following committee:
Silent Auction Committee to contact businesses for donations


Family Payments Matter for Every Student


As we begin planning for the 2016-17 band year, all LBA families must understand that the family payments form the backbone of all band activities and our budget.  Fundraising and Bingo are important but they cannot replace the funds provided by the family payments. 

It is important that every family be responsible and meet financial obligations.  The lack of family payments has resulted in difficult situations for our musical instructors – we are not able to make timely payments and several have left to find employment elsewhere.  This has a negative impact on the musical instruction provided by Lafayette and our students’ growth as musicians.

The unpaid expenses from this year will need to carry-forward into the budget for the 2016-17 year.  Family Payments matter!  For our students to have the best possible band and musical experience at Lafayette, families need to meet their basic financial obligation.  If needed, please contact Mr. Smith at 859-396-3311 or chuck.smith@fayette.kyschools.us for a confidential conversation about a payment arrangement – he is more than willing to work with you and your circumstances.

Let’s finish this year strong – both musically and financially!


Discount Card Volunteers Needed


The Lafayette Band Discount Card is the band’s most profitable and easy to sell fundraiser.  We need a few parent volunteers to help contact current and new discount card businesses. 

If you are available from 2-4pm at least one day a week to contact businesses or would like more information, please contact Mike Booth (mikeboothgm@gmail.com) or Kay Warner (warner272@gmail.com). 


District Pep Band is Here

Download List

Attached is the pep band list of an A Band and a B band

Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 23        Pep Band A
6:30pm rehearsal – 8:00pm game

Wednesday, Feb. 24      Pep Band B
5:00pm rehearsal – 6:15pm game

Friday, Feb. 26         Pep Band A (possible double-header game)
5pm- report time if a 6:15pm game
6:30pm- report time if an 8pm game


A Good Week at Bingo


Thank you to the awesome volunteers who took time to work Bingo this week – it was a very good week financially!  Many thanks to everyone who sold pulltabs and worked skilled positions this week. 

Let’s keep this momentum going!!  Please volunteer at Bingo – your participation truly makes a difference and earns a profit for the band.  The more pulltab sellers we have each evening, the greater the profit.

Please come and help the band for a couple of hours on Tuesday or Thursday evening, especially between 6pm and 8pm.  No experience necessary.  Join us at the Bluegrass Bingo Center as we raise money for the band.


Wish List – Items to Donate


Here are some items needed for the band room: Pencils, Tissues, Paper Towels, and Clorox Wipes.  Donations are appreciated – Thank you!


Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K

Download Flyer

The Lafayette Band 5K Run/Walk is on April 30, 2016. Registration is now open! Go to www.runsignup.com to register.  Please share this event with your family and friends and use social media to get the word out! Please direct any questions to Carole Howell, 859-420-7845.

A Lafayette Band 5K sponsorship letter is available for businesses interested in sponsoring the race.  Questions and inquiries can be directed to Carole Howell, Ben Boggs, Brenda Boggs, Kay Warner, or Mike Booth.


Band Calendar


New and improved online Band Calendar has arrived!

Have you ever wondered if you have the most current Lafayette Band Calendar?  If you have a smartphone or tablet, there is a simple solution.  Simply subscribe to our calendar and you will always have the most up-to-date information.   Here are some simple instructions to make sure you always have the most current calendar of events.

  1. If you subscribed to our previous calendar, go into the email settings on your smartphone or tablet and delete any subscribed “Lafayette Band Calendar”.  These calendars will no longer be used and can safely be removed.
  2. To add the new calendar to your smart phone, simply view this email on your smartphone or tablet and click the link below and it will automatically add our online calendar as a subscribed calendar.

Click this link from your smartphone or tablet to subscribe

Want more features? Take a look at the new calendar on the website.  It has some additional features that are available to you.  

  1. If you want to receive an email notification when a new event has been added or an event has changed, you can subscribe to receive email notices.  These can be immediate or in a daily summary.
  2. You can also receive a summarized daily agenda email for the next 1-3 upcoming days as an email.  This option is called the daily agenda.
  3. If you want, you can also print the calendar.
  4. There are also different viewing options, which include daily, weekly, monthly and an agenda view.

To view these options, go to the website and click the online calendar menu option.  On the top right hand side of the calendar, you can click the icon with three lines to see these options.  See the picture below.

Visit the website at www.lafayetteband.org/calendar to view the calendar and review the options listed above.


Links to General Information


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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

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Kroger Card Registration Instructions