Marching Pride of Lawrence Township Newsletter 09/25/18

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Newsletter 9/25/18

LC Senior Night:

  • MPLT will perform at halftime for the LC Senior Night football game this Friday, September 21st
  • All Lawrence Central MPLT Seniors and Senior parents will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony
    • Seniors should report with their parents to the north end of the track by 6:15 pm.
  • See the attached itinerary for the full schedule

Ben Davis Invitational:

  • MPLT will perform at the Ben Davis Invitational this Saturday, September 22nd at 8:56 pm
    • Rehearsal will start at 10:30 am, students should arrive by 10:15 am
  • See the attached itinerary for the full schedule
  • Lots of help is still needed to feed and clothe our marchers this Friday and Saturday, only 14 of 50 positions have been filled!
    • Click here to sign up and help bake desserts, prep uniforms, or serve dinner to MPLT students

Scheduling Updates:

  • Rehearsals will be at Lawrence North the week of October 1st – October 5th
    • Guard will rehearse at LC on Monday, October 1st, then will join the band at LN starting Tuesday, October 2nd
  • MPLT will perform in a Side-by-Side concert with Belzer and Fall Creek Valley on Tuesday, October 2nd
  • There are no rehearsals from October 6th – October 9th to give our students and staff time off for Fall Break
  • Rehearsals will resume at LC on Wednesday, October 10th
    • Rehearsals are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm from October 10th through October 12th
  • We will resume our regular after-school rehearsal schedule starting Monday, October 15th
    • There will be Wednesday rehearsals 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, from October 17th – November 7th
  • Rehearsal will be held at Lawrence North on Saturday, October 20th

PASIC Field Trip:

  • Percussionists from LN and LC will take a field trip to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
    • Permission slips have been sent home with all percussionists, and must be turned in with payment no later than Friday, October 5, 2018.
      • A digital copy of the permission slip is attached

MPLT Hayride:

  • This year’s Hayride will be on Wednesday, October 10th, after rehearsal.
  • Students will travel by bus to Stoneycreek Farm, and return to LC at approximately 9:30 pm
  • Hayride forms will be passed out to students this week, or you can download the copy attached to this week’s newsletter
    • Please complete and return the form with $12 payment to your student’s Performing Arts office by Friday, October 5th
  • Volunteers are needed! Visit for more information


  • The final deadline to order apparel has passed.
    • Those who ordered merchandise that did not meet the minimum order requirements will receive a full refund for any items not ordered.
    • Watch future newsletters for notification as to when the final order will be available for pickup at LC

Photo Day:

  • MPLT Photos will be taken on Thursday, September 27th. Performing Arts Photography by Bateman will be photographing the full band, seniors, sections, individuals, siblings, and friend groups.
    • Order envelopes have passed out to students and are available in the LC & LN Performing Arts offices.
    • Payment is due on Thursday, September 27th
    • Orders will be delivered to the school.
    • The schedule for photos is as follows:
  • 4:00pm Anyone wanting individual photos should be in their uniform, lined up, ready to take pictures
  • 4:30pm EVERYONE else arrives to change into uniforms
  • 5:00pm Everyone in uniform for Section photos
  • 5:30pm Full Band Photo. After photo, quickly change out of uniforms
  • 5:45pm Senior Photo. After photo, quickly change out of uniforms
  • 6:30pm Rehearsal Begins

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) – TODAY, September 25th, 10am – 10 pm
  • See the attached flyer for more details

Steering Committee Meeting:

  • ALL MPLT parents are invited to the upcoming Steering Committee meeting on Monday, October 1st at 7:30 pm
    • We will discuss upcoming competitions, events such as the Hayride, and more!

Winter Percussion Show Reveal:

  • The 2019 LT Winter Percussion show will be revealed on October 17th at 7:00 pm (after MPLT Rehearsal)
  • Interested students AND their parents should plan to attend this informative meeting

Professional Automotive Fundraiser:

  • Time is running out to participate in this year’s Professional Automotive fundraiser!
  • Extra information packets and envelopes are available in the LC and LN Performing Arts offices.
  • Email Jen Jansen at jenniferjansen with questions

Senior Exploration Day:

  • Seniors at LC and LN will be excused from classes on Wednesday, October 24th for Senior Exploration Day, a day designed for Seniors to visit colleges or job-shadow a potential career choice.
  • MPLT Seniors are encouraged to take part in Senior Exploration Day, but are expected to be at rehearsal from 4:30pm – 6:30pm that afternoon. Please plan your day accordingly.

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

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.
    • This is a great way to be part of your child’s life in a way that they will forever cherish. (Don’t let them fool you: they totally love it when you are involved.)
  • 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:

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. 9/28 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
Mon. 10/1 MPLT Steering Committee Meeting LC 7:30p – 8:30p
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
Sat. 10/13 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: ISSMA Regional Center Grove HS ALL DAY
Fri./Sat. 10/19 – 10/20 MPLT Contest: BOA Indy Super Regionals Lucas Oil Stadium TBD
Sat. 10/27 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: ISSMA Semi-State Ben Davis HS ALL DAY
Sat. 11/3 MPLT Rehearsal & Contest: ISSMA State Lucas Oil Stadium ALL DAY
Thu. – Sat. 11/8 – 11/10 MPLT Contest: BOA Grand Nationals Lucas Oil Stadium TBD
Tue. 11/13 MPLT Awards Celebration LN TBD

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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