Marching Pride of Lawrence Township Message: MPLT Newsletter 9/19/17

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Subject: Marching Pride of Lawrence Township Message: MPLT Newsletter 9/19/17
Date: September 19th 2017

Newsletter 9/19/17


Rehearsals and Performances:


Apparel Orders:


Photo Day:

  • MPLT Photos will be taken on Thursday, September 28Performing Arts Photography by Bateman will be photographing the full band, seniors, sections, individuals, siblings, and friend groups.
    • Click here for the order form.  Order envelopes will also be available at rehearsals.
    • Make payment to Performing Arts Photography and turn in payment with the order, to the photographer, at the time photos are taken. 
    • Orders will be delivered to the school.
    • The schedule for photos is as follows:
      • 4:30pm            Anyone wanting individual photos
      • 5:00pm            EVERYONE else arrives to change into uniforms
      • 5:30pm            Everyone in uniform for Section photos
      • 6:00pm            Full Band Photo. After photo, quickly change out of uniform. 
      • 6:15pm            Senior Photo. After Seniors have completed the photo, quickly change out of uniforms. 
      • 6:30pm            Rehearsal Begins 


Meal Plan:

  • Please note that all meals are subject to change as itineraries become available.
  • Click here for the 2017 MPLT Meal Plan and More volunteer link.  We can always use your help!
  • Please contact Lynn Hardman at 317 432 4371 or email
    • Friday 9/22/17: Arby's sandwich, chips & applesauce (vegetarian option is Chipotle black bean burger)
    • For Saturday 9/23/17: The 2:30pm meal will be Taco Bar (beef, chicken, bean), chips w/nacho cheese and guacamole.  The hearty snack will be ham or turkey sandwich sacks.



  • Chaperones: Contact Amy Svendsen (317-294-6559) or Kaye Schoenling (317-709-0039) with questions.
  • Uniforms: Please go to MPLT Uniform Volunteers 2017 at to sign up to help with uniform needs throughout the season.
    • 9 parents needed per performance for uniform prep, final check of dressed marchers, getting hair up in shakos, and checking everyone back in after shows.
    • 6 parents per performance to commit to taking home unitards for washing and returning them to uniform room / mom. 
    • Please contact Dawn Schuchman at with questions.

Fan Club & Fundraising:

  • ALIBI’S Dine to Donate: Join us on Tuesday, 9/26/17 at Alibi’s Grill, 7381 N. Shadeland Ave.
    • 20% of all food sales will be donated to MPLT when you mention your support of the band!
    • Join MPLT families for dinner, go for lunch or order carry-out (call 317 841-7427)
  • O’Charley’s Fan Club Events: Eat at O’Charley’s (75th and Shadeland) on football performance or competition days, and wear your What’s in a Name show shirt, and you’ll receive 10% off your meal!
    • Purchase O’Charley’s ScripNow before you go, and add the 13% rebate to your student account!!
    • Contact your school’s Scrip coordinator for more details!
  • Fan Club:
    • The MPLT Fan Club will meet on Thursday, 9/21/17 at 8:00pm in the Hall of Fame at LC. Decorations, posters and additional fun things for the marchers will be discussed. Everyone is welcome!
    • Thursday evening rehearsals are Fan Club Nights.  Parents are encouraged to come and watch the band’s progress and catch up with fellow parents.   Rehearsals will continue to be in the practice lot until the stadium opens.
  • Hayride: The annual MPLT Hayride will be on October 11, at Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville after rehearsal. 
    • Please click here to SignUp for volunteer positions and donations of soup, chili, desserts and more.  
    • The cost will be $12 per person.  Watch for registration forms coming soon!
  • MPLT Window Clings: Car window clings are available for sale for $5.


Activity Bus:

  • Activity buses operate Monday through Thursday leaving at 7pm from LC door 11 (and LN door 4 when rehearsal is there).  MPLT students will be able to ride after Monday and Tuesday rehearsals.


Student Account Payments:

  • Outstanding balances should be no more than $200 (after August payment), unless specified in your payment plan.
  • All payments will be made to your home school's booster organization:
  • Contact your home school’s performing arts assistant for billing questions:


Senior Exploration Day:

  • Seniors are encouraged to participate in Senior Exploration Day on Wednesday, October 25th, however, they are expected to be at rehearsal that afternoon.


Save the Dates:
Day                      Date                      Event                                                                 Location            Time
Tu                           9/19                       Rehearsal                                                            LC                           4:30-6:30pm
W                           9/20                     Color Guard Rehearsal                                         LC                         7:00-8:50am
W                            9/20                       No Rehearsal                                    
Th                           9/21                       Rehearsal                                                            LC                           6:30-9:30pm
F                              9/22                       Rehearsal                                                            LC                           4:30-5:15pm
F                              9/22                       Football – LC Homecoming                           LC                           6:15-9:30pm
Sa                           9/23                       Rehearsal and Avon Invitational               LC                           ALL DAY
M                         9/25                     Rehearsal                                                       LC                         4:30-6:30pm
M                          9/25                     Color Guard Rehearsal                                  LC                         6:30-8:30pm
Tu                         9/26                     Color Guard Rehearsal                                  LC                         7:00-8:50am
Tu                         9/26                     Rehearsal                                                        LC                         4:30-6:30pm
W                          9/27                       No Rehearsal    
Th                           9/28                     MPLT Photos Taken                                        LN                          4:30-6:30pm
Th                           9/28                     Rehearsal                                                            LN                          6:30-9:30pm
F                              9/29                       Rehearsal                                                            LN                           4:30-5:15pm
F                              9/29                       Football – LN Homecoming                          LN                           6:15-9:30pm
Sa                           9/30                       Rehearsal and Fishers Invitational           LN*                        ALL DAY

                                                                *Rehearsal at LN, return to LC after competition.

Check the MPLT Google Calendar regularly for updates.

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