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Schedule & News

For the week of September 25th

Congratulations to Lafayette – the Grand Champion of Ryle Tournament of Bands! 
Congratulations to the Color Guard and Percussion for their individual first place finishes! 


Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Band Store

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Parking Lot


LBA Board Meeting




Winds Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:00pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:30pm – 8:30pm



Percussion Rehearsal

6:00pm – 8:30pm



Full Rehearsal

3:45pm – 5:45pm



Winds & Percussion Rehearsal

3:45pm – 6:15pm



Color Guard Rehearsal

5:00pm – 8:00pm



Football Game vs Bryan Station High School
(see itinerary below)

4:45pm – end of game



Band Store Open

Football game




After game


Calendar Change:  The Lexington Holiday Parade is Tuesday, December 6.

Upcoming Events:
Mini-Camp on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Senior Night on Friday, October 14

Band Camp 2017


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

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


M2 Schedule and Payments


M2 Lessons began several weeks ago.  We have not received the $150 payment from 12 families.  It is imperative that we receive payment so that we may take care of our wonderful, talented instructors.  Thank you for your promptness and attention to this matter.


Notes of Encouragement for State Finals


This optional activity and long standing tradition was started many years ago by a band parent to show the Band and Staff our love and support during this busiest time of the competition season.  This activity is not sanctioned by LBA.  Anyone may choose to participate and write notes of encouragement for a specific section (e.g., trombones, color guard, etc.) to be distributed to students on the bus as they travel to KMEA competition on October 29.  The maximum number of notes assigned will be 10. 

Review the sections below and email your choice to Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com.  You will receive a list of students and a sample note next week.

Notes must be returned no later than Friday, October 22.  Watch e-news for collection dates/times.  Notes can be returned to Karina Lancaster.

Tips for Note Preparation:

§  Short, hand-written, anonymous note of support and encouragement!  Notes are not intended to suggest or emphasize winning.

§  Decorate paper with stickers, use scrapbook paper with music symbols, or whatever you choose.

§  Add your special touch!

Sections:  Baritones, Clarinets, Color Guard, Drum Majors, Flutes, Low Reeds, Mellophones, Percussion, Saxophones, Sousaphones, Staff, Trombones, and Trumpets


Cheese, Sausage and Candles Fundraiser


·         Product delivery will be Thursday, October 6th at the end on mini-camp.  Volunteers will be needed that afternoon starting at 2:00pm to help unpack and sort the delivery.

·         Money collection will be the week of October 10-14 (exact dates and times will be posted in e-news).

·         All money must be turned in by Friday, October 14th to be eligible for any prizes.

Remember the “In Lieu Of” payment option of $50.00 is still an option and will be collected through October.

Any questions please contact:
Liz Booth:  859-559-2650, or
Carole Howell:  859-420-7845 or cehowe2@gmail.com


Senior Night on Friday, October 14


The Lafayette Band will recognize the seniors and their families before the football game on Friday, October 14.  The families of senior students will receive an e-News update this week with additional information about this special event.  If an 11th grade student has selected the “Early Graduation Pathway,” please contact Brenda Boggs (bsbboggs@yahoo.com or 859-806-1967) to be included in this recognition event. 


Football Game Itinerary for Friday, September 30



Color Guard hair and make-up


Dress into uniform






Depart for Stadium


Game vs. Bryan Station High School

8:00 – 8:30

Approximate time for half-time show


Approximate end of game


Please have rides ready


White socks/shorts


Cleaned marching shoes


All things in red bag

The half-time show will be live-streamed (approx. 8:00).  Link through www.lafayetteband.org
Gattitown after the Game for those that wish to go!


Gattitown After the Home Football Games

Download Flyer

The Lafayette Band will be heading to Gattitown after the home football games on Friday nights for pizza, salad, cinna-sticks and drink buffet. Costs are: Students $5 plus tax and Parents $7 plus tax.  A video of the halftime performance will be displayed on the huge video screens.

The dates are September 30 and October 14.


Band Store Update


The band store will be open on Monday, September 26 from 5:30-6:30pm in the senior parking lot and on Friday, September 30 at the football game.  There will be a table set up in the senior parking lot on Monday evening and the trailer will be at the football game on Friday.

We will have Lafayette Invitational patches and buttons, Vox Populi patches, pins and buttons and a limited number of show shirts.  Patches and pins are $7 each and buttons are $3 each.  Please stop by and get your show shirt before they are all gone! 

The band store is selling “Lafayette Generals” water bottles.  They are $10 each, dishwasher safe and you receive free soda/water at all of the football games if you purchase one.  Save yourself the line at the concession stand, support the band, and buy your water bottle today!


Color Guard Outfit Sale


The Color Guard is cleaning out the closet! They are selling Color Guard outfits dating back to the 1970’s.  They are in great condition and make a wonderful keepsake.  In addition, the outfits can be used for Halloween and costume parties, dance recitals, etc.

Please contact Lisa Wilcox (859-967-8456) or Frankie Stivers (859-948-4409) for more information.


Family Payments Agreements


Family payments for 2016-2017 are $1,100 and should have been completed by August 15 but were extended to August 31 due to transitional issues with the Charms database.  However, if the payment was not completed by August 31, an additional late payment of $150 for the “deferred payment schedule” was added per the payment agreement.  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.

Please continue to be financially responsible and complete your family payments in a timely manner.  This is the most expensive time of the marching season and we need to provide payments for meals, show design, transportation, and musical instruction.  Our instructors would appreciate receiving payment for their hard work and dedication to our students.  Thank you.


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


“Remind” System to Communicate Information


The Lafayette Band uses the “Remind” system to communicate important information to students and families.  The students have been encouraged to join the appropriate “remind” groups to receive updates, schedule changes, and reminders from the band directors.  Families are welcome to join.

Text the following codes to 859-519-8446:
@lafayetteb  (for all band students)
@lhswinds  (for Wind Symphony)
@62d72  (for Symphonic Band)
@lhsconcer  (for Concert Band)


Fall Band Schedule



Football:  Bryan Station High School


Football:  Madison Central High School  (Senior Night for the Band)


Contest:  Tates Creek High School


Football:  Tates Creek High School (8th Grade Band Night)


KMEA State Quarterfinals (preferred date for students to take the ACT)


KMEA State Finals in Louisville, KY


All Volunteers


Fayette County Public Schools requires a background check for anyone who volunteers in or with the schools.  Please submit to a new background check or verify the date on your current background check by clicking on this link.  Please complete the background check prior to the start of band camp.  This must be completed in order to volunteer in any capacity with the band (e.g., serve meal at band camp, field crew, uniform crew, etc.). Contact Brenda Boggs at bsbboggs@yahoo.com with any questions.


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