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Schedule & News

For the week of November 20th
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Please continue to sell Fruit and Wreath this week.


Wind Symphony Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:30pm



Chamber Group – Saxophone

5:30pm – 6:30pm



LBA Special Board Meeting

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Band Room


Restaurant Night at Fazoli’s




Winter Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Clays Mill


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Happy Thanksgiving!




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Upcoming Events:

·         Band party coming-up on December 2

·         The Lexington Holiday Parade is Tuesday, December 6 (itinerary below)

·         The Lafayette Band Area Concert is Wednesday, December 7

Band Camp 2017


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

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


Fruit and Wreath Fundraiser


The last date to return Fruit and Wreath orders is Monday, November 28.  Order forms will be collected in the band room after school on Monday and Tuesday.  In addition, there is a collection box in the band room.

Orders can be placed in the following ways:

·         With a band member

·         By telephone (859-559-0333)

·         Online at www.shop.lafayetteband.org  If shopping online, add the student name in the comment box during check-out and the student will receive credit for the sale.

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

Volunteers are needed on Friday afternoon, December 9, to help unload the delivery truck and sort orders.

Pick-up and deliveries will be on December 10.

Contact Crystal Taylor or Carole Howell (859-420-7845) with questions.


Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donations


As the 2016 calendar draws to a close, many families consider where to make end-of-year tax deductible donations.  One excellent option is the Lafayette Band Association.  The Lafayette Band Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

All donations to the LBA are used to support the Lafayette Band program expenses – music instruction, marching band drill and music arrangements, concerts and performances, transportation, uniform care, etc. 

Donations can be made online at www.lafayetteband.org – simply click on the donate button (located on the right side of the homepage) to make a secure payment via PayPal or credit card.  Thank you for your continued support.


Fazoli’s Restaurant Night

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Kroger is a great place to purchase gift cards during your holiday shopping.  There are 452 options* available.

Support the Lafayette Band on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 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 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

* Kroger Cards – Starbucks, Cheesecake Factory, Applebee’s, Shell gas, BP gas, Toys R Us, Target, ebay, Old Navy , Kohls , Movie theatres, Visa Cards… and many, many more!


Smart Music

Link to Offer

This a great opportunity for students to purchase a Smartmusic subscription at home for half the price.

Coming Soon: 50% off SmartMusic Subscriptions

Next weekend only, classic SmartMusic student subscriptions will be just $20.

Tell your students and their parents to use promo code THANKS on the MakeMusic store between November 25 and November 28, 2016 to save 50%.*

*Discount valid only on purchases on the MakeMusic store made between November 25th through the 28th.


Band Party on December 2


We are having an end-of-season celebration for the band on December 2 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Bingo Hall. 

Please join us for music, food and fun!  Watch the e-News for detail


Holiday Parade Itinerary – Tuesday, December 6th

Download Itinerary

3:30 PM

Dress Into Uniform


In Attendance Block


Parade Rehearsal Begins


Load Buses


Depart For Downtown


Parade Begins


Approximate Time To Load Buses For Return Trip

8:00 PM

Approximate Time To Arrive at Lafayette

Click here to download the parade itinerary.

Uniform: Bring white shorts, camp shirt, white shoes, white long socks, and gloves. We will sell gloves for $6 each.

Snack: A snack will be provided to the students.

All epi Pens and inhalers have been returned to the students so the Chaperones will not have access to them at the Parade.


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. 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