Marching Pride of Lawrence TownshipNewsletter 9/10/18

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Newsletter 9/10/18

Student Account Payments:

  • If you have not yet paid your August installment payment of $100, please do so ASAP, it was due as of August 31st.
  • 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

Friday Rehearsal and Performance:

  • MPLT will perform at the LC Homecoming Game this Friday, September 14th
    • 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

LC Invitational:

  • MPLT will perform at the LC Invitational this Saturday, September 15th
    • Rehearsal will start at 9am
    • Students will be provided with dinner as part of the Meal Plan; students should bring a lunch from home, or have something brought for you
    • Parking: MPLT members are to park either at the Northeast Office Complex off of Caito Drive, or at Belzer Middle School. DO NOT park at the Options Treatment Center, or your vehicle will be towed!
    • Students who leave campus after rehearsal need to return in time for dinner. The streets and parking lots will be very congested at this time, please plan extra time so that you are not late to dinner.
    • Students who plan to stay at LC after rehearsal must wear their 2018 show shirt to receive free admission into the Invitational. No students will be allowed to hang out in the band room or inside of LC until dinner, unless they are under the direct supervision of an MPLT staff member or director.
    • All LC volunteers should receive an email with detailed information regarding their volunteer assignment. If you have questions, or do not receive this email, please contact lcpaavolunteers. All LC marching band parents are needed to staff this event.
    • Any LC or LN parent who volunteers for a shift at the Invitational can watch the event for free. Volunteers will be able to watch MPLT perform. Please email lcpaavolunteers if you can help.

Dine to Donate:

  • Join your fellow MPLT families for an evening out, and support MPLT at our upcoming Dine to Donate event:
    • Culver’s (5525 N. Post Road) – Tuesday, September 25th, 10am – 10 pm
  • See the attached flyer 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

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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.

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.

Save the Dates:

Day Date Event Location Time
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
Tue. 10/2 MPLT Side-by-Side with BMS & FCV LN 7p – 9p
Fri. 10/5 MPLT Rehearsal & Performance: LN Senior Night LN 4:30p – 9:30p
Wed. 10/10 MPLT Hayride Stonycreek Farm 6p – 11p

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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