MSU Ushering & October Concerts

MSU Ushering & October Concerts

MSU Football

I am still in need of at least two people to help usher the grandstands at tomorrow nights MSU football game.

Check-in time is at 4:30 pm at the main ticket office under the scoreboard on the north side of the stadium.

There are event staff jackets inside the ticket booth for you to wear while working the event. Please check the weather before you leave home, there was a chance for rain earlier in the week but I believe they have taken rain out of the forecast. The only way a game is cancelled is if there is lightning.

I will give everyone who shows up a quick breakdown of their jobs. Overall, ushering football games is super simple.

We have A LOT of open spots for the rest of the season so please look at the rest of the games on the schedule to see if you can help out.

MSU Football Ushering

MSU Football Ushering

Good Morning Lancers and Families,

Last night concluded our outdoor concerts for the year and I would like to extend a big thank you to all those who worked in the last month at the different events. Luckily the weather cooperated at all of the concerts except one. Now with the beginning of the school year we will be starting ushering at MSU home football games. Saturday, September 14th is the first home game versus Augustana.

To sign up for ushering please follow this link to see all of the sign ups:

Ribfest Tickets & Ushering

Ribfest Tickets & Ushering

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you to those who helped last night at the Disturbed concert taking tickets. Things went very smoothly with the large crowd that was there for the concert. Now we move on to working many events here in the next month down at Riverfront Park. I talked with Mat from the Civic Center and he will be asking us to help at just about every event the rest of the outdoor concert season helping take tickets. During Ribfest there will be the addition of helping usher the reserved seating areas in the Vetter Stone Amphitheater.

More info. on Ribfest

Here are the sign ups for the concerts at Ribfest:

38 Special - Thursday Aug. 1

Dwight Yokam - Friday Aug. 2

Vince Neil - Saturday Aug. 3

Kep Moore Concert & More

Kep Moore Concert & More

Good Morning,

There is one more spot open for ticket taking for the Kip Moore concert next Thursday evening at Riverfront Park. You will need to report to the ticket office by 6:00 pm to work. They are asking that if you are working events down at Riverfront Park to wear Lancer branded apparel so that they will know you are there to work, they won't be making us wear the yellow event staff jackets.

Here is the link to sign up

The Final Lap!

The Final Lap!

Whew — what a race!

Lancers and families — that was officially one of the smoothest and most amazing trips that I have ever taken with a group. Thank you all for being so phenomenal and representing Mankato and Minnesota at the highest level. Thank you to the chaperones and staff that traveled with us for helping to make sure everything happened at the highest level. It takes a village and we made it happen!

Now we have one week left of racing and a finish line to cross!

Lancer Parent Association Board Application

Hello Lancer Families,

We are fast approaching the last few weeks of the season which brings the time for filling spots on the Lancer Parent Board. We will be filling three spots on the board and we need YOUR time and talents to help the Lancers so consider putting your name on the ballot!

Click here to fill out the application

Applications are due July 12th and balloting will happen the night of the Lancer Banquet on July 14th.

If you have any questions about the Parent Board I will be glad to answer them for you, just email me at

Thank you to everyone who has made this season a success.

Dave Wilkie
Lancers Parent Association President

Racing to Texas!

Good Morning Lancers!

I still have trouble letting you know how incredibly proud I am of yesterday — words were said and tears were shed, but I truly hope that you never forget the feeling of performing those 4 shows yesterday — they were ALL amazing!

Now we Race to Texas! Please make sure that you are preparing today for a long bus ride and everything that we are headed into. The weather looks very similar to what we had this weekend, so we need to hydrate as much as possible today, tomorrow, and every day on tour!

Here are my final reminders —

Pack Tonight

Do not wait until tomorrow morning. Use the packing list in the student handbook and double/triple check everything.

Be on Time

Please make sure that you are there at 8:30 ready to load tomorrow!


Just like Mini-Tour please make sure these are brought to me right away tomorrow morning. It would make it much easier if they were all in a ziplock bag with your name on them!


We two of our largest performances of the season this week and we need to make sure that everyone is 110% – that starts today!

This is going to be an incredible trip — please review all of the rules/policies in the student handbook and let's have an amazing week! See you tomorrow!

Michael Thursby
77 Lancers Director

Thunder of Drums Volunteers NEEDED!

Good Morning Lancer Families,

Next Tuesday evening, July 9th, the Kiwanis Thunder of Drums is happening at Blakeslee Stadium on the MSU campus. This is a DCI competition featuring some of the top drum corps from across the country. You will see some amazing performances out on the field which take what the Lancers do on the street to another level!

Each year the Mankato Kiwanis ask the Lancers Parent Association to help them out as ushers at the performance. Rhonda Geving has lead this for us for the past 9 years and is again heading up our volunteer contingent. She has requested 20 volunteers for the evening that will spread across the stadium to help the DCI fans find their seats.

We have started an online volunteer sign up here:

If you have any questions please email me and I will get them answered as best I can.

Dave Wilkie
Lancers Parent Association President

Tour Health & Wellness

Good Afternoon,

As was mentioned last night we will be very focused on making sure all Lancers are well taken care of on this upcoming trip. To help with that if you have any recent health changes that I need to know about please make sure that your health form is updated through the school district – you received these forms when you registered.

Also, if you have any prescription medication please make sure to fill out the medication form AND make sure that I receive the medication prior to departure on Saturday and Tuesday.

Medication Form

Finally, please make sure that you are doing everything possible to take care of your body as we prepare for the final stretch in some of the warmest weather we will face. Please hydrate tonight and tomorrow so we can have an incredibly awesome weekend and tour!

Michael Thursby
77 Lancers Director

Raffle Ticket Turn-In & Tour Talk

Raffle Ticket Turn-In & Tour Talk

Tonight is Tour Talk and also raffle ticket turn in. We will start accepting turn in's at 4:30 pm till just before Tour Talk at 7:00 pm. Please read carefully the instructions on the front of your ticket bag on what you need to do for ticket turn in. The couple big things that I would like to stress though is NO CASH will be accepted. Please write one check to LPA for all the cash you have received. DO NOT unstaple the ticket bundles and rubber band the bundles in numerical order to help speed up the ticket turn in process. We need all sold and unsold tickets returned this evening!

The Final Lap

The Final Lap

And now entering the home stretch…The 2019 Lancers!

You read that right, we are closing in on the final lap of The Race and the 2019 season. While we still have a lot to accomplish it never hurts to say thank you to all of you for what has been a remarkable season so far. This past weekend we had the opportunity to perform and it was amazing! Now we push to finish strong!

A few reminders as we head into another busy week.

Pie In the Park

Pie In the Park

This season is racing by so very fast, it's hard to believe Pie in the Park is Tuesday already. I have pre-ordered the pies for those that placed orders with the parent board and will pick those up right before we cut pies at East tomorrow night. If you did not place an order with us, you can drop your pies off between 5pm - 8pm at the East cafeteria tomorrow night, or bring them with to practice on Tuesday morning.

Charms | Tour Payments

Good Morning,

I believe I have everything updated in each Lancer's charms account for tour payments as of TODAY, June 24. Please review and be prepared to make your final payment/turn in raffle tickets and money on tour talk night Wednesday, June 26. As always, if you have any questions, need a clarification of transactions, or to remind me of specific transactions, please contact me ASAP at


Kim Schanbacher
77 Lancers Marching Band Parent Association Treasurer