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Schedule & News

For the week of March 5th

Congratulations to the Lafayette Winter Guard for winning their class at the Bryan Station Tri-   State show.


Wind Symphony – Brass & Percussion

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Jazz Ensemble

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Drum Major Training                                 

5:45pm – 7:00pm



Color Guard Training

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lafayette (Gym)


Symphonic Band – Brass & Percussion

3:45pm – 5:00pm



Flute/Clarinet Marching Fundamentals

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Drum Major Training

5:30pm – 7:00pm



Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Spin Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Clays Mill Elem.


Wind Symphony – woodwinds

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Alto/Low Reeds Marching Fundamentals

5:30pm – 6:30pm



Drum Major Training

5:45pm – 7:00pm



Color Guard Training

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lafayette (Gym)


District Honor Band


Bryan Station HS


Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill Elem.


District Honor Band


Bryan Station HS


District Honor Band


Bryan Station HS


Upcoming Events:
March 14 – Fran Kick Leadership Workshop

First come first served tickets to Commanders Own Marine Band on Friday, March 10 8pm at Singletary Center.  Best band in the world in Lexington.  Tickets are free.  See Mr. Smith or Mr.   Bishop.


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


Fran Kick Student Leadership Workshop


The Leadership Workshop is a great opportunity for students!  Fran Kick will be at Lafayette on Tuesday, March 14 for a student-oriented session on leadership applications. The workshop will be held in the cafeteria from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and the cost is $20/student.

Click here to register for the workshop.


FUNdraising Opportunities during March


We have many FUNdraising opportunities and events in 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:

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

Monday, March 27:  Cane’s Restaurant Day


Thanks to Those that Helped with the Pancake Breakfast


Thanks to all who helped make our first Applebee’s Pancake fundraiser a success!  Special thanks to the 20 students that woke early on a Saturday morning and served, hosted, and cleaned up.

Tyler Conn

Caleb Matocha

Josh Andreatta

Zoe SirLouis

Haley Haggan

Anna Sommer

Ashley Williams

Chase Harberson

Ntinyari Miriti

Adrian Underwood

Jacob Underwood

Miranda Stone

Ashley James

Ally Watrous

Rachel Booth

Kassidy Stivers

Julia Clements

Matt DeRossett

Lauren Fentress

Julia Crandall


We served about 80 guests and had a great time! Looking forward to doing this fundraiser again.


Drum Major Audition and Training


The Lafayette High School Band Drum Major Training/Audition Sessions began last week.

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

Click for Details

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.

This announcement is for any student that is interested in auditioning for membership in the Lafayette High School Band Color Guard. The first audition training session will be on Monday, March 6 at 6:00pm in the gym at Lafayette High School.  A parent or guardian needs to attend the first session.  An additional 3 training sessions will be held in March culminating in the audition that will be on Monday, March 20.  Audition information can be found by calling Mr. Smith at 381-3484.


2017-2018 Materials Mailed Last Week


All families should have received a set of materials in the mail 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

Update  FCPS Background Check

Kroger Card Registration Instructions





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Lafayette High School Band
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503