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Schedule & News

For the week of February 5th


Jazz Ensemble – Saxophones

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Symphonic Band – Brass & Percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Chamber Group – Horn

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Flute

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Double Reed

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spin Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Clays Mill Elem.


All-state Students leave for Louisville




Symphonic Band – Woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Chamber Group – Clarinet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


No Rehearsal




Upcoming Events:
February 7 – Bingo Pulltab Sellers Needed Tuesday Night (Maximum Payout)
February 17 – Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction
February 18 – Solo and Ensemble
February 22 – Winter Concert (all bands)

Band Camp 2017


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

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


FUNdraising Opportunities during February and March


We have many FUNdraising opportunities and events in February and March and everyone is invited and encouraged to participate!  Below is the list of events and more information will be available prior to each event:

Friday, February 17:   Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction (see below for more details)

Monday, February 20:     Oak Springs Grill Restaurant Day.  Join us for lunch or dinner and the band will receive 20% of the purchase price for meals.

Tuesday, February 28:     SkyZone Jump Park (click for details) – jump from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and support the band!  Bring your friends and family for a fun night!

Saturday, March 4:    Pancake breakfast at Applebee’s (click for details) from 8:00am to 10:00am

Wednesday, March 22:  Moe’s Southwest Grill Restaurant Day.

In addition, our new spring fundraiser will kick-off on February 13 and 14.  Students will receive information and sales flyers during band class for beautiful spring flowers and cookie dough/sweet treats.  Each student will be asked to sell at least 10 items. 



District Honor Bands and Jazz Bands


Congratulations to the 54 students selected to the District Honor Bands and the 14 students selected to the District Jazz Bands!  Lafayette will be well represented at the District 7 events.  The Honor Band rehearsals will be at Bryan Station High School on Thursday, March 9, Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11.  The Jazz Band rehearsals will be at Henry Clay High School on Thursday, March 16, Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18. 

Students need to bring $30 cash or check (payable to LBA) to Mr. Bishop in order to receive their District Honors Band music folders.


FCPS District Science Fair


For many years Kentucky American Water has sponsored the FCPS District Science Fair and for many years the LBA has helped with setup and tear down in exchange for a donation from Kentucky American.  This year the fair is at Bryan Station High on February 11th (the same weekend as All-state). 

Kentucky American needs help with setup starting at 4:30pm on Friday the 10th and tear down around 3:45pm on Saturday the 11th

If you are not familiar with this event, it’s not hard work, just a lot of it.  It’s mostly setting up tables and chairs — lots of tables and chairs!  So, the more help we can get the faster it will go.  This is a great opportunity for band families to come out and do community service together.  Please contact Matt King (matt@bleedsblue.com) if you are available to help either day or need additional information.


Fruit and Wreath Fundraiser


There are 5 students who have not returned the payments collected for their Fruit and Wreath orders. Please contact Crystal Taylor (859-351-7522) to make arrangements to turn in all remaining money collected. 

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


Jazz Band Dance and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Download Flyer

This is our favorite fundraiser of the year – mark your calendars for Friday, February 17th and make plans to attend this fun-filled event at Wellington Elementary!  The event will be held from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.  The cost is $7.00 for students (including college students) and $10.00 for adults. 

All students are asked to bring a food item or soft drink for the dance.  Please click here to view the Sign-up Genius link and select an item to bring.

This is a fun event for students and families to dress-up and dance to the music of the two Lafayette Jazz Bands. 

All Band Students, Color Guard, Lafayette Students, Alumni, Teachers, 8th Grade Marchers, Upcoming Marchers, and families are invited to attend.  Please invite a friend and share the event on social media.

There are many ways to get involved and have fun:

·         Tables are now “on sale” for “VIP Reserved Seating and Table Decorating Contest.”  This is a fun opportunity for sections, crews, friends, families, etc.  A table for 10 guests costs $80 and includes 10 entrance tickets.  A limited number of tables is available.  To purchase your table, contact Greg or Regina Wild (gandrwild@gmail.com) or call Greg (859-619-6990) or Regina (859-619-3423).

·         Each band section has been asked to create a Theme Basket to be included in the Silent Auction

·         Dance Contest(s)

·         If you are a baker, please consider putting your culinary and creative skills to work and create a delicious pie, cake or cookie display to be included in the Silent Auction.

·         Sign-Up Genius will be used to sign-up to bring food items to share

·         Silent Auction – Click here to see the amazing list of businesses who have donated to the Silent Auction.  Check back weekly to see our generous sponsor list grow and identify some items you would like to bid on.  More details will follow. 

Tickets and/or Packages:  Dolly Wood, Holiday World, Louisville Mega-Zip, Keeneland, Perfect North, Lexington Legends, Cincinnati Zoo, KY Horse Park, Malibu Jacks, Sky Zone, HealthwoRx Fitness, Movie Tavern, Cinemark, Florence Freedom, Lexington Healing Arts, Louisville Zoo, SkyZone, Woodhaven Golf, Hampton Inn, Mr. Sparkle, Cincinnati Reds, Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, Lexington Ice Center, Kentucky Kingdom, Gattitown, Kids’ Place, Red River Gorge Zip Lines and Holifield Photography.

Gift Baskets & Cards:  Joseph Beth, Peggy’s, Mingua Beef, Popcorn Paradise, Fresh Market, Lucky’s Market, Pink Spider, Ale-8, J&H, Jazzercise, Papa Murphy’s, PetSuites, Cosmic, Gordon Food Service, Cut & Paste, Fancy Nail, Trader Joe’s, Half Price Books and Guestworthy.

Restaurant Gift Cards:  City BBQ, Bluegrass Hospitality Group(Malone’s), Suttons, Teds Montana Grill, Columbia’s Steak House, GiGi’s, Graeters, MOD Pizza, Smashing Tomato, TGI Friday’s, Chuys, Johnny Carinos, A & W, The Ketch, Tazikis, Winchell’s, Wong Wong, Cheesecake Factory, O’Charley’s and Freddy’s Steakburgers.

One of a kind Lafayette Band Items: T-shirt Quilt made from Show Shirts, Pillows, Tote Bags, Subway Signs, Photography, Artwork and “Hour in the Tower”

Thank you to all of the generous businesses listed above.  If you would like your business included and are able to donate a gift certificate, product or service to the silent auction please contact Liz Booth (liz@mysland.com).

All crafty parents are also invited to create an item and donate to the Silent Auction.

All proceeds raised from the Fundraising event will support the Lafayette Band.


Looking for Band Camp, Contest or Concert Photographs?

Photo Gallery

The Lafayette Band website has a Photo Gallery and it can be accessed from the website home page!  The photos are categorized by event and year (e.g., 2016-2017: Day 7 Band Camp).  Many thanks to Michelle Dunlap for her hard work and dedication in taking the photos, organizing the photo gallery and uploading thousands of photos!


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We received $1300 this quarter for the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Support the Lafayette Band 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 Bingo Hall is located in the Keithshire Shopping Center on the corner of Clays Mill Rd and Keithshire (behind Burger King)

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


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