LCPAA Message - LCPAA News You Can Use - September 5, 2019

From: "LCPAA" <melodypancheri@PROTECTED>
Subject: LCPAA Message - LCPAA News You Can Use - September 5, 2019
Date: September 5th 2019

News You Can Use - September 2019

Fundraiser Pick up – September 5

If you haven’t picked up your fundraisers, please plan to do so today – 4:30pm-6:30pm. Come to Door 16 to the Studio Theatre. Yankee Candles may not arrive in time.

Yankee Candle

Orders are still accepted ONLINE ONLY. For online shopping: visit, enter the group number 990102986, and click the start shopping now button. When you check out, type in your favorite performing arts student’s name so they receive credit for the sale.

Products will be shipped directly to the buyer with online shopping. Shipping and taxes may apply. All online Yankee Candle sales will be shipped directly to the purchaser.

ONLINE Yankee Candle sale through January 8, 2020.

Please contact LCPAA Fundraiser Coordinator, Beth Sheeley with questions at fundraiser@PROTECTED or 317-752-2693.

Color Run Online Donations – Due to their proximity to Hurricane Dorian, the Get Active Fundraising headquarters has temporarily shut down, resulting in a delay of their online donation processing. We are unable to credit student accounts for online donations until processing is finalized. 

The Gala

Performing Arts Gala - On Saturday, September 7th, we will have our 10th annual Performing Arts Gala. All proceeds from the Gala go directly to the LCPAA scholarship fund.  The fund is used to assist students and families to offset participation fees. If the you planning on attending the Gala or would like to contribute to the fund, please contact Melody Pancheri, Administrative Assistant at melodypancheri@PROTECTED.

*Location and directions will be provided upon receipt of payment.


Lawrence Central Marching Band Invitational

There will be 26 bands marching in the LC Invitational Saturday, September 14. Performances begin at 2:30pm. MPLT performs at 10:30pm. Admission -$8 adults, $5 students, $3 programs.

Call for Volunteers for the Marching Band Invitational at LC on Saturday, September 14th

Many open volunteer spots available for the Marching Band Invitational. Shifts are available throughout the day in parking, water tables, cookie baking & sales, checking hand stamps, etc. If you sign up for a shift, you can use your volunteer name tag for free admission to watch MPLT perform that later that evening. Please contact lcpaavolunteers@PROTECTED or text 317-374-7463 for shift information. Thank you!

Calling all Pride Bakers - Desserts Needed for Marching Band Invitational on September 14th

Care to share your dessert specialty at the Marching Band Invitational? We are in need of 15 homemade desserts for hospitality to serve to judges and visiting directors for meals at the invitational. Whole cakes, pies, cobblers, brownies, etc. are welcome as well as mini desserts and cookies. Do not place in zip lock bags as we will do that. Please drop off desserts in the LC service kitchen by 10am on Saturday, September 14th. Please contact Lilya Davidson at lildavidson127@PROTECTED for more details. Thank you!


MIC Choral Festival

Wed. Sept 18 our LCPAA will be hosting all of the MIC schools for the MIC Choral Festival. A free concert begins at 7 PM conducted by honored guest clinician, Dr. Betsy Burleigh from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. FREE performance

Parent Volunteers Needed - We are in need of parent volunteers for hospitality to serve to visiting directors, guest conductors, and musicians for dinner at the MIC Choral Festival. We also need volunteers to help with supervision. Hours: 4:30pm to 7pm. Please contact Milo Ellis at miloellis@PROTECTED and Kayla Harris at kaylaharris@PROTECTED for more details.


LC vs. LN Football Game at Lucas Oil Stadium

MPLT will perform Friday, September 6, 2019 at the LC vs. LN football game, held at Lucas Oil Stadium. Game starts at 8:00pm. Approximate time for half-time performance is 8:55pm. Come support LC and MPLT.

Pre-sale tickets are available in the LC Athletic Office (Door 9) - $10 adults, $5 K-6th grade, or $15 at the gate.


Fall Play Auditions

Auditions for the Fall Play are Monday and Tuesday 4pm-6pm in the Studio Theatre. No preparation is necessary. Callbacks are on Wednesday with the cast announcement on Friday, September 13.


Rookie Show DVDs

Please place your order for the Rookie Show DVDs by Friday, September 13. Order forms can be picked up from Ms. Horrigan or in the Performing Arts Office. DVDs are $20. Please make checks payable to LCPAA.


Pink sheet distribution: “Parent Service Assignment Form”

During the week of August 12th, every student will receive a “Parent Service Assignment Form” that they need to bring home to their parents or guardians to sign and return. Each family will be assigned to 2 or 3 events, which can be switched to other events, as needed. These forms are due back by August 23rd. Please contact Jenn O’Neill (at 317-374-7463) or Tracy Thatcher (at 317-504-1543) for more information about this at lcpaavolunteers@PROTECTED.

Forms are still being collected. If you have not turned yours in, please do so.



The Performing Arts Office is in need of donations to keep the office stocked for students. Many times students come in to grab an extra snack, or they need other items like bathroom supplies and tissues. For this purpose, a SignUp has been created. Please feel free to donate other items not listed on the form. Thank you for your support!

Please bring in the items to the Performing Arts Office.


Disney 2020

The LC and LN Performing Arts are going to Disney in March 2020. Choir students are highly encouraged to go as they will be competing and performing at the Heart of America Competition. Information can be found here. All other PA students are encouraged to attend as well. Students will attend workshops designed for their respective PA classes. Information for PA students other than choir can be found here.

Please make sure to register with Music for Travel - information is listed on the forms.


Quota Fees

Each class is charged a participation/quota fee for charges associated with that class.  This fee covers uniform or costumes, props, special music arrangements, instruments in good repair, etc. To the look at the specific fees for your student’s performing arts class, please see the attachment.  Quota fees are due September 1 & February 1.  Payments can be made by cash or check at the Performing Arts office located in the Hall of Fame inside Door 11. Credit card payments may be made at by selecting “Make an Online Payment” and following the link.  There is a service charge for paying by credit card.


Season Passes

Performing Arts Department Season Passes for the year are available for purchase. One FREE season pass is given to every student who has paid their total year quota before September 30. A season pass can also be purchased for $40. All Season Passes, whether purchased or received through entire Quota Payment, must be acquired by September 30. 



For more information and a calendar, please go to



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Calendar of Events

September 5    4:30-6:30 PM   Fall Fundraiser Pick Up

September 6    8:00 PM           LC vs LN Football Game at Lucas Oil Stadium / MPLT performs at half-time

September 7    7-9 PM             LCPAA Gala

September 9    4-6 PM             Fall Play Auditions
                         6:45 PM           LCPAA Board Meeting

September 10  4-6 PM             Fall Play Auditions

September 11  4-6 PM             Fall Play Callbacks

September 13  7:00 PM           LC Football Game - Homecoming

September 14  2:30 PM           LC Marching Band Invitational performances begin
                         10:30 PM         MPLT performs at LC Invitational        

September 18  4-6 PM             Fall Play Rehearsals begin
                          7:00 PM           MIC Choral Festival

For a complete calendar of events, please go to and click on calendars.


Performing Arts Staff

Matthew James                  Director of PA, PA Department Chair,           Matthewjames@PROTECTED      (317)964-7451
                                                 Director of Bands
Emily Trapani                        Assistant Director of Bands                           emilytrapani@PROTECTED          (317)964-7491
Milo Ellis                                Director of Choral Activities                          miloellis@PROTECTED                (317)964-7441
Kayla Harris                          Director of Choirs                                           kaylaharris@PROTECTED            (317)964-7457
Craig Ghormley                    Director of Orchestras                                     craigghormley@PROTECTED       (317)964-7442
Kathleen Horrigan                Director of Theatre                                          kathleenhorrigan@PROTECTED   (317)964-7477
Julie Reid                               Director of Color Guard                                   juliereid@PROTECTED                (317)964-7492
Tangela Davis                        Director of Dance                                             tangeladavis@PROTECTED          (317)964-7492
Steve Yoder                            Director of Percussion                                      stevenyoder@PROTECTED          (317)964-7562
Jay Young                              Director of Jazz Band                                       jayyoung@PROTECTED               (317)964-7563
Melody Pancheri                  Performing Arts Administrative Assistant       melodypancheri@PROTECTED     (317)964-7450

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