Marching Pride of Lawrence Township MPLT Newsletter 06/19/18

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MPLT Newsletter 6/19/18

2 – 9 Rehearsals and Forms:

  • 2 – 9 Rehearsals start tomorrow, June 20th at LN
  • Is your jkedanis) or Susan Sanders (susansanders914) to sign up.

Drum Corps International Field Trip:

  • Please note that rehearsal will start at 10am on Friday, June 29th, due to the DCI Field Trip that evening. A detailed trip itinerary will be available soon.
  • Students are asked to wear an MPLT shirt to the DCI show. This can be a past show shirt, Pasadena shirt, spirit wear, or rookie camp shirt.
  • You will need to bring LUNCH AND DINNER for rehearsal meals
  • If you plan to purchase optional souvenirs or concessions, you will need to bring extra money
  • Chaperones are needed! If you have a background check on file from last school year, and chaperoned for Tag Day, LTWG or LTWP, please contact Amy Svendsen at or 317-294-6559.

Background Checks:

  • All MPLT volunteers are required to have a background check completed annually. Please turn completed forms into your school’s Performing Arts office as soon as possible.
    • LN/FCV Parents: Click here to download the LN Volunteer Background Check Form
    • LC/BMS Parents: Click here to download the LC Volunteer Background Check Form

Remind 101:

  • All MPLT members must sign up for Remind 101 to receive important updates and messages. It is highly recommended that parents also sign up.
    • Text @MPLTband to 81010

Steering Committee Meeting:

  • The next Steering Committee Meeting will be held at LN this Thursday, June 21st at 7pm, in the orchestra room. All MPLT parents are welcome!

Mandatory Parent Meeting:

  • There is a Mandatory Parent Meeting for all MPLT parents at LN on Wednesday, June 27th from 7pm – 8:30pm
  • The meeting will start with general MPLT information for ALL parents, then there will be breakout groups for LN and LC specific information.


  • Tag Day: MPLT Tag Day will take place on Saturday, June 30th, from 8am – 4pm.
    • MPLT performers will visit local businesses and request donations from their customers, who will then receive a “tag” (a Marching Pride sticker) as a thank-you. Some marchers will act as traveling musicians to help “drum up” business!
  • Color Dash Fund Run: Registration is now open for the 2nd annual MPLT Color Run, to be held at Lawrence Park on August 18, 2018
    • All LN & LC Performing Arts students are eligible to participate for a $12 discounted registration fee. The registration fee includes an event t-shirt, race bib, and color packet for the participant. All Performing Arts students who wish to participate must fill out the attached paper registration form; do not register online, or you will not receive the discounted registration rate.
    • LN & LC Performing Arts students who participate in the Color Run are also eligible to participate in the fundraiser. 100% of donations collected by each participating student will be credited towards their student account.
    • This is a community event, and we encourage family members to register for the race and join in on the fun! Click here to access the event registration page.

Student Account Payments:

  • All payments will be made to your home school’s booster organization:
    • For LC or Belzer students, make checks payable to Lawrence Central Performing Arts Association (LCPAA): or suzannefelli or 317-964-7550
    • LN: Jen Jansen jenniferjansen or 317-964-7951

    Summer Financial Assistance Scholarship:

    • Families in need of financial assistance are encouraged to complete the MPLT Summer Financial Assistance form.
    • Financial assistance forms should be submitted to your school’s Performing Arts office by Wednesday, June 27th at 9 PM. Financial assistance forms will not be accepted until either the student has paid their initial $200 deposit, or until a payment plan has been signed for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
      • LN/FCV students should contact Jen Jansen at jenniferjansen to set up a payment plan; LC/FCV students should contact Sue Felli at suzannefelli to set up a payment plan.


    • Volunteers are always needed from both schools for all MPLT events and committees. How can you get involved?
      • Complete the “Marching Pride Volunteer Opportunities” section of the Online Registration Form, and let Committee Chairs know what you’d like to help with, or are interested in learning more about
      • Join us at a Steering Committee Meeting, or talk to any of the parent volunteers at the Mandatory Parent Meeting

    Parent Preview Night:

    • MPLT Parent Preview Night will be on Saturday, July 28th, from 5pm – 8pm
    • This year’s dinner will be catered by Jug’s Catering. The Presale Dinner Reservation form is available in your school’s Performing Arts office; please return your completed form and payment no later than July 24, 2018.

    Save the Dates

    Day Date Event Location Time

    W 6/20 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    Th 6/21 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    Th 6/21 Steering Committee Meeting LN 7pm

    F 6/22 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    M-Th 6/25-6/28 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    W 6/27 Mandatory Parent Meeting LN 7pm

    F 6/29 Rehearsal LN 10am – 4pm

    F 6/29 Drum Corps Evening Field Trip Muncie 5pm – 11pm

    Sa 6/30 Tag Day Community 8am – 4pm

    M 7/2 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    T 7/3 Rehearsal LN 2pm – 9pm

    W 7/4 Lawrence July 4th Parade LC 10am – 12pm

    7/5-7/21 VACATION!

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