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Schedule & News

For the week of February 26th

Spring Fundraiser (flowers and sweet treats) orders due this week.


Return fundraiser order forms




Symphonic Band – brass & percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm



LBA Board Meeting




Sky Zone Fundraiser (see below)

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Sky Zone


Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spin Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm



Symphonic Band – woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Drum Major Training

5:30pm – 7:00pm



Wind Symphony – woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Jazz Ensemble Brass

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Chamber Group Performances




No Rehearsal




Pancake Fundraiser Breakfast at Applebee’s (see below for details)

8:00am – 10:00am

Applebee’s on

Nicholasville Road


Upcoming Events:
February 28 – Sky Zone Fundraiser
March 2 – Chamber Performances
March 4 – Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s

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


Spring Flowers and Sweet Treats Fundraiser


This is the last weekend for the Spring Flowers and Sweet Treats Fundraiser.  Please ask to see these catalogs and encourage your student(s) to sell – for this fundraiser to be a success we need participation from all

The Lafayette Band will receive 45% profit from all items ordered.  In addition to catalog sales, we have the opportunity to place online orders for out-of-town family and friends.  To place an online order go to www.centuryresources.com and enter Group ID 47863.  The online orders will be shipped directly to the customer within 24 hours.  There are hundreds of items available online.

·         Remember to sell to the Lafayette Teachers

·         Order forms are due on Monday, February 27th

·         We ask that each student sell at least 10 items

·         “In Lieu Of” Payment Option = $50.00

A parent volunteer will be at school to collect orders at the following days and times:

·         Monday – after school in the band room

·         Tuesday – after school in the band room

·         Thursday – at the Chamber Group Performances

Any questions please contact:
Regina Wild (859-619-3423 or
Brenda Boggs (859-806-1967 or


Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s


Please join us at Applebee’s on Nicholasville Road for an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, March 4 from 8:00am to 10:00am.  Tickets are $7.00 each and guests are encouraged to purchase in advance since Applebee’s requires a final count for food preparation.  Tickets can be ordered online (click here) or purchased at Applebee’s on Saturday.

Applebee’s staff will prepare the meal but student volunteers are needed for greeters, seaters, servers and bussers.  Please click here for the volunteer sign-up.

Contact Jane DeRossett (859-396-5387 or fullpantry@hotmail.com) or Jim DeRossett (859-492-8909 or jjderossett@hotmail.com) to reserve a ticket or if you have any questions.


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:

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

Monday, March 27:  Cane’s Restaurant Day


Drum Major Audition and Training


The Lafayette High School Band Drum Major Training/Audition Sessions begin this week.

March 1

5:30pm – 7:00pm


March 6

5:45pm – 7:00pm


March 7

5:30pm – 7:00pm


March 8

5:45pm – 7:00pm


March 13

5:30pm – 7:00pm

First Cut

March 20

5:30pm – 7:00pm


March 22

5:30pm – 7:00pm


March 29


Final Audition

All sessions will take place in the band room at Lafayette.

Prepare your “band resume” before the first meeting.  Only include items that are band related.  Use the internet to find a business-related template for resumes.

Aaron Hudson will be providing the instruction this year.

Any questions, contact Mr. Smith at 381-3484.


Lafayette Band Color Guard Training and Audition


The Lafayette Band Color Guard training sessions will be on March 6, 8, 13 and 15.  The auditions will take place on March 20.  The times and locations will be announced.


2017-2018 Materials to be Received This Week


All families will receive a set of materials in the mail this week for the 2017-2018 band year.  The materials include:

  • 2017-2018 Payment Agreement (orange paper) – to be returned by March 15, 2017
  • LBA Membership Registration Form (blue paper) – required to volunteer with LBA
  • LBA Parent Volunteer Form (green paper)
  • Medical Authorization Form (yellow paper) – Mandatory for students to participate in Band
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization Form (cream paper) – Must be signed by a physician and parent in order for student to receive OTC medications.

Please complete and return these materials to the address provided on each form.  Or watch the e-News for collection dates during the spring mini camps.

The forms are also available on the Lafayette Band website at www.lafayetteband.org


Family Payments Matter for Every Student


As we begin planning for the 2017-18 band year, all LBA families need to understand that the family payments form the backbone of the band budget and all activities.  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 its 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 carry-forward into the budget for the 2017-18 year.  Family Payments matter!  For our students to have the best possible band and musical experience at Lafayette, families must 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!


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





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


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

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Kroger Card Registration Instructions





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503