Marching Pride of Lawrence Township MessageNewsletter 082818

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Newsletter 8/28/18

Friday Rehearsal and Performance:

  • MPLT will perform at the LN vs. LC Football Game this Friday, August 31st
    • There will be rehearsal starting at 4:30pm
    • Students will be provided dinner as part of the Meal Plan
    • A detailed itinerary will be sent out soon
  • Reminder: There is no rehearsal on Saturday, September 1st or Monday, September 3rd

Dine to Donate:

  • Join your fellow MPLT families for an evening out, and support MPLT at our upcoming Dine to Donate events:
    • El Rodeo (11677 Fox Road) – Wednesday, September 5th, 11am – 10pm
    • Culver’s (5525 N. Post Road) – Tuesday, September 25th, 10am – 10 pm
  • See the attached flyers for more details

Meal Plan:

  • Football and Competition Season is upon us, and Meal Plan Needs Your Help!
  • Interested in volunteering your time as a Pride Baker, or helping serve dinner?

Professional Automotive Fundraiser:

  • This year’s Professional Automotive fundraiser is officially underway! Your student should have brought home a packet that includes an information sheet on the fundraiser, and an envelope to track donations. If your student did not receive this packet, extras are available in the LC and LN Performing Arts offices.
  • All MPLT students are encouraged to participate in this year’s Professional Automotive Fundraiser; 100% of proceeds will go to the student’s account!


  • There is only one more chance to order your MPLT merchandise this year!
    • The deadline for the third and final order is midnight on September 23rd
  • There are minimum order requirements for some of our merchandise; if we fail to meet these minimums, these items will be cancelled, and refunds given.
    • There are a few items that still have not yet met these minimums for the third order cycle:
      • Sweatpants
      • Leggings
      • Generic MPLT wear
    • If you have been thinking of ordering any of these items, now is the time to act!
  • Those who ordered in the second order cycle should be able to pick up your merchandise on or about the middle of September, and in time for the LC Invitational.
  • If you placed an order for apparel in the first order cycle and have not yet picked up your merchandise, please see Sue Felli in the LC Performing Arts office to pick up your items.

Fan Club:

  • Come join us at MPLT Fan Club nights, every Thursday from 8:30pm – 9:30pm throughout the season!
  • Families are encouraged to come and watch the band rehearse in the LC stadium. This is a great way to meet other families and see firsthand just how hard our students work!
    • Please note that should the weather turn severe (i.e. heavy rainfall, lightening, etc.), the marching band will be moved indoors for rehearsal. If this occurs, there will not be a Remind notice sent cancelling Fan Club night.

Remind 101:

  • All MPLT members are required to sign up for Remind 101 to receive important updates and messages. It is highly recommended that parents also sign up; this is the quickest way to receive timely updates!
    • To sign up, text @MPLTband to 81010
    • To sign up for the Leadership Remind, text @MPLTS to 81010


  • More volunteers are always needed from both schools for all events and committees throughout the season. How can you get involved?
    • courtclardy or Sue Felli at suzannefelli with your questions and availability.
  • All adults over the age of 18 must submit a Volunteer Background Check Form to their home school’s Performing Arts office
  • MPLT Alumni are always encouraged to come back and help out during the season!
    • Alumni should download the background check form specific to the school they graduated from.

After-School Dinners:

  • Our school district has a program that provides dinner for students participating in after school activities. Dinner consists of a protein, grain, veggie, and fruit option. Families must sign up for this program for their student to participate.
  • Students who wish to participate in this program need to contact Mrs. Felli in the LC Performing Arts office.
    • Note: It takes approximately 1 week for a student to be added to the dinner program after they have signed up. Please let us know if you’d like to participate as soon as possible!

Shuttle Busses:

  • The after-school shuttle bus for LN students leaves from LN door 11 at 4pm for all after school rehearsals; busses will no longer pick up students outside of door 16
    • Parents will always pick up from LC at the end of rehearsal – there is no return shuttle to LN.
  • If rehearsals are at LN, the shuttle bus for LC students will leave from LC door 11 at 4pm
    • There is no shuttle bus back to LC after rehearsal – Parents need to pick up students from LN
  • On Thursdays, students have the option of riding their regular bus home and meeting back at LC at 6:15PM in time for the 6:30PM rehearsal or taking the shuttle directly to LC and waiting in a supervised room for the rehearsal. Meals are the student’s responsibility.

Pick Up/Drop Off Procedures:

  • Please keep our students safe! When picking up your students after rehearsals, please pull into a designated parking spot. Do not park in the traffic lanes or block traffic.
  • LN Color Guard members are encouraged to be dropped off at LC for the G1 guard class. There is a shuttle bus to LN after class. Alternately, they can ride the normal shuttle from LN to LC which leaves from LN door 4 at the start of the school day.

Student Account Payments:

  • There are 3 more installments left in the MPLT minimum payment plan schedule:
    • $100 paid by Friday, August 31st, 2018
    • $100 paid by Monday, September 30th, 2018
    • $100 paid by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
  • 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 at jenniferjansen or (317) 964-7951

Save the Dates:

Day Date Event Location Time
Fri. 8/31 MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LN vs. LC Football Game LC 4:30p – 9:30p
Sat. 9/1 No Rehearsal – Labor Day Weekend
Mon. 9/3 No Rehearsal – Labor Day
Fri. 9/7 MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LN Homecoming LN 4:30p – 9:30p
Sat. 9/8 MPLT Rehearsal LC 10a – 5p
Fri. 9/14 MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LC Homecoming LC 4:30p – 9:30p
Sat. 9/15 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: LC Invitational LC ALL DAY
Sat. 9/22 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: Avon Invitational Avon High School ALL DAY
Fri. 9/28 MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LC Senior Night LC 4:30p – 9:30p
Sat. 9/29 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: Ben Davis Invitational Ben Davis HS ALL DAY

Regular Season Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday 4:30p – 6:30p (Band); 6:30p – 8:30p (Guard)
Tuesday 4:30p – 6:30p
Wednesday (10/17 – 11/7) 4:30p – 6:30p
Thursday 6:30p – 9:30p
Friday (Game Days) 4:30p – 9:30p
Friday (Non-Game Days) 4:30p – 7:30p
Saturday (Rehearsal Days) 10a – 5p
Saturday (Competition Days) All-Day (TBA)

Check the MPLT Google Calendar regularly for updates.

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