Marching Pride of Lawrence Township Newsletter 09/04/18

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Newsletter 9/4/18

Friday Rehearsal and Performance:

  • MPLT will perform at the LN Homecoming Game this Friday, September 7th
    • 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
  • Please note: Rehearsals on Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th will be at LN. Rehearsals will resume at LC beginning this Saturday, September 8th.

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

Volunteers Needed:

  • Football and Competition Season is upon us, and MPLT needs your help now more than ever!
  • Volunteers are needed to assist with Meal Plan, Uniforms, Pride Bakers, and special events such as the annual Hayride and Halloween goodie bags.
  • More positions will be added as the season progresses, so keep an eye out for ways that you can help!
    • Click here for information on MPLT volunteer opportunities

Signing up to volunteer is easy! Click here to get started:

Professional Automotive Fundraiser:

  • This year’s Professional Automotive fundraiser is officially underway!
  • Extra information packets and envelopes 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!
  • Email Jen Jansen at jenniferjansen with questions


  • 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, 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.

Rehearsal Clean Up:

  • Cleaning up after rehearsal should never take more than ten minutes; however, that is only possible if we ALL do our part! In an effort to divide out rehearsal clean-up responsibilities evenly among the ensemble and help students/parents plan for potential delays in rehearsal dismissal, we have put together the following schedule to make sure that all students can plan their rides/ schedules accordingly. If you have a conflict please don’t hesitate to reach out so that we can make sure your students’ position is covered. Thank you for helping us maintain a standard of excellence through accountability in our organization!

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”- V.G.

~ MPLT Directors

Field Clean Up Assignments

Day Mon Tues Thurs Fri Sat
Band Room Flutes Clarinets Altos Tubas Mellos
Field Trumpets Drum Majors Baritone Low Reeds Drum Majors

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

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 2 more installments left in the MPLT minimum payment plan schedule:
    • $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
Tue. 9/4 MPLT Rehearsal LC 4:30p – 6:30p
Thu. 9/6 MPLT Rehearsal LN 6:30p – 9:30p
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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