Marching Pride of Lawrence Township MPLT Newsletter 06/19/18

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Subject: Marching Pride of Lawrence Township MPLT Newsletter 06/19/18
Date: June 19th 2018






MPLT Newsletter 6/19/18


2 - 9 Rehearsals and Forms:

  • 2 - 9 Rehearsals start tomorrow, June 20th at LN 
  • Is your performer contract turned in?
  • The sports physical must be completed by Band Camp Registration on July 22nd. Click here to download the required forms. 
    • A physician will be onsite at LN to complete sports physicals for all interested MPLT students from 4pm – 8pm on June 21st and June 28th.
  • Click here to complete the Online Registration Forms
  • Volunteers are desperately needed to help with measuring students for uniforms from 6pm – 9pm on Wednesday, June 20th, and Thursday, June 21st! Please contact Jennifer Kedanis ( or Susan Sanders ( to sign up.


Drum Corps International Field Trip:

  • Please note that rehearsal will start at 10am on Friday, June 29th, due to the DCI Field Trip that evening. A detailed trip itinerary will be available soon.
  • Students are asked to wear an MPLT shirt to the DCI show. This can be a past show shirt, Pasadena shirt, spirit wear, or rookie camp shirt.
  • You will need to bring LUNCH AND DINNER for rehearsal meals
  • If you plan to purchase optional souvenirs or concessions, you will need to bring extra money
  • Chaperones are needed! If you have a background check on file from last school year, and chaperoned for Tag Day, LTWG or LTWP, please contact Amy Svendsen at or 317-294-6559. 


Background Checks:

  • All MPLT volunteers are required to have a background check completed annually. Please turn completed forms into your school's Performing Arts office as soon as possible.
    • LN/FCV Parents: Click here to download the LN Volunteer Background Check Form
    • LC/BMS Parents: Click here to download the LC Volunteer Background Check Form


Remind 101:

  • All MPLT members must sign up for Remind 101 to receive important updates and messages. It is highly recommended that parents also sign up.
    • Text @MPLTband to 81010


Steering Committee Meeting:

  • The next Steering Committee Meeting will be held at LN this Thursday, June 21st at 7pm, in the orchestra room. All MPLT parents are welcome!


Mandatory Parent Meeting:

  • There is a Mandatory Parent Meeting for all MPLT parents at LN on Wednesday, June 27th from 7pm – 8:30pm
  • The meeting will start with general MPLT information for ALL parents, then there will be breakout groups for LN and LC specific information.



  • Tag Day: MPLT Tag Day will take place on Saturday, June 30th, from 8am – 4pm.
    • MPLT performers will visit local businesses and request donations from their customers, who will then receive a “tag” (a Marching Pride sticker) as a thank-you.  Some marchers will act as traveling musicians to help “drum up” business!
  • Color Dash Fund Run: Registration is now open for the 2nd annual MPLT Color Run, to be held at Lawrence Park on August 18, 2018
    • All LN & LC Performing Arts students are eligible to participate for a $12 discounted registration fee. The registration fee includes an event t-shirt, race bib, and color packet for the participant. All Performing Arts students who wish to participate must fill out the attached paper registration form; do not register online, or you will not receive the discounted registration rate.
    • LN & LC Performing Arts students who participate in the Color Run are also eligible to participate in the fundraiser. 100% of donations collected by each participating student will be credited towards their student account.
    • This is a community event, and we encourage family members to register for the race and join in on the fun! Click here to access the event registration page.


Student Account Payments:

  • All payments will be made to your home school's booster organization:
  • Contact your home school’s performing arts assistant with billing questions:


Summer Financial Assistance Scholarship: 

  • Families in need of financial assistance are encouraged to complete the MPLT Summer Financial Assistance form.
  • Financial assistance forms should be submitted to your school's Performing Arts office by Wednesday, June 27th at 9 PM. Financial assistance forms will not be accepted until either the student has paid their initial $200 deposit, or until a payment plan has been signed for the 2018 - 2019 school year.



  • Volunteers are always needed from both schools for all MPLT events and committees. How can you get involved? 
    • Complete the “Marching Pride Volunteer Opportunities” section of the Online Registration Form, and let Committee Chairs know what you’d like to help with, or are interested in learning more about
    • Join us at a Steering Committee Meeting, or talk to any of the parent volunteers at the Mandatory Parent Meeting


Parent Preview Night:

  • MPLT Parent Preview Night will be on Saturday, July 28th, from 5pm – 8pm
  • This year’s dinner will be catered by Jug’s Catering. The Presale Dinner Reservation form is available in your school's Performing Arts office; please return your completed form and payment no later than July 24, 2018.



Save the Dates


Day                  Date                Event                                                  Location                  Time

W                     6/20                 Rehearsal                                                LN                     2pm - 9pm

Th                    6/21                 Rehearsal                                                LN                     2pm - 9pm

Th                    6/21                  Steering Committee Meeting              LN                     7pm

F                      6/22                  Rehearsal                                               LN                     2pm - 9pm

M-Th               6/25-6/28        Rehearsal                                                LN                     2pm - 9pm

W                     6/27                 Mandatory Parent Meeting                LN                    7pm

F                      6/29                 Rehearsal                                               LN                    10am – 4pm

F                      6/29                  Drum Corps Evening Field Trip           Muncie             5pm - 11pm

Sa                    6/30                 Tag Day                                                 Community       8am - 4pm

M                     7/2                    Rehearsal                                              LN                     2pm - 9pm

T                      7/3                    Rehearsal                                              LN                     2pm - 9pm

W                     7/4                    Lawrence July 4th Parade                     LC                     10am - 12pm

      7/5-7/21            VACATION!                                                    





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