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Schedule & News

For the week of November 6th

Please remember to sell Fruit and Wreath!


Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Band Room


No School




Wind Symphony – Woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:30pm

Band Room


Chamber Group – Tuba/Euphonium

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Clarinet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Auditions

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wellington Elementary


**Cheese and Sausage Money Due**


Band Room


Full Band and Color Guard Individual Pictures

4:00pm – 6:00pm



Chamber Group – Trombone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Chamber Group – Trumpet

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Winter Guard Auditions

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wellington Elementary






Upcoming Events: 

·         Color Guard Individual Pictures and Full Band Picture on Thursday, November 10

·         The Lexington Holiday Parade is Tuesday, December 6.

·         The Lafayette Band Area Concert is Wednesday, December 7.

Click here for information about Yamaha step-up instruments from Willis Music.

Band Camp 2017


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

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


Chamber Groups Begin This Week


Chamber groups for ALL wind players begin this week. Check out the November calendar for days and times.


Band Pictures on November 10


The band will have a group picture taken after school on Thursday, November 10.  Everyone will dress into uniform for the group picture.  In addition, Color Guard, Drum Majors and anyone who missed picture day will have their individual pictures taken after the group photo. If you have questions, contact Brenda Boggs (bsbboggs@yahoo.com or 859-806-1967).


M2 Payments


We still have TWO Lafayette Band Families who owe payment for their student’s M2 lessons.  It is imperative that these payments are turned in so that we may provide payment to our very talented and dedicated instructors.  If payment is not provided, these students will not be able to participate in the M2 program in the future. 


Cheese and Sausage Money Due


The following five students owe Cheese and Sausage money.  This money must be turned in after school on Thursday.  Please bring to Liz Booth in the Band Room before dressing for Picture Day.

Makayla Barker
Chamique Cowan
Audrey Cruser
Eli Dunlap
Jania Itson

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Booth at liz@mysland.com or 859-559-2650.


Fruit and Wreath Fundraiser


The Fruit and Wreath Fundraiser sales continue until November 28. 

·         Please continue to sell Fruit and Wreath.

·         All students are asked to sell a minimum of 10 items

·         The “in lieu of payment” is $50.

·         Place your order with any band member, by phone at 859-559-0333 or on the website. 

·         Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 10. 


Fundraising Notes


The holidays are fast approaching, which means LOTS of trips to Kroger!  Please make sure you register your Kroger Plus Card and encourage your friends and relatives to do so.  Everyone can participate, even those that live in a different state.  The Kroger Community Rewards number for the Lafayette Band is #10043.  Please purchase your holiday gift cards at Kroger – you will earn 4x fuel points!

Amazon Smile

You can support the Lafayette Band every time you shop at Amazon.  Use the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1163112 and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Lafayette Band Association.  Please share this link with family and friends.  This can be used in conjunction with Amazon Prime.

Bingo Volunteers
The marching season may have ended, but the bills are now due – and Bingo is our biggest fundraiser!  We need profitable nights at Bingo (right now!) to cover staff payments, buses, food for students, uniform cleaning, etc.

Our profit each night is from pull tab sales.  Our crowds are ready to buy – and we need volunteers to sell!  More sellers make it easier on everyone!  Every family is asked to volunteer for 12 nights at Bingo per year.  Please respond to Casie’s email messages and sign-up on Tuesday or Thursday (6:00pm – 8:00pm or 8:00pm – 10:00pm) and come to the Bingo Hall in Keithshire Shopping Center.  You will meet great parents and help support the band!


Family Payment Agreements


PLEASE NOTE: Family payments form the basis of the annual budget and our instructors and staff rely on us for their earned pay.  However, we are unable to provide payment because many families 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. 

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