April 2 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • UPDATED: Electrify Your Strings Information (please read)
  • NEW: Electrify Your Strings volunteers needed
  • PAST DUE: FL Trip Contribution #1
  • SENIORS: IMA Scholarship Information
  • 23 - 24 Color Guard Information
  • Instrumental Music Awards Banquet
  • NEW - COMING SOON - Chipotle Fundraiser!
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • Summer Dates 2023 released
  • ENDS THIS WEEK: Spring Flower Sale!
  • Spring Craft Show - THANK YOU!
  • NEW: Designer Purse Bingo (get your tickets NOW!!!)
  • RaiseRight Fundraising Opportunity

Weekly Schedule


Monday, April 03

  • Winter Guard, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, April 04

  • Orchestra Rehearsal - Electrify Your Strings (9:30am - 1:30pm)
  • Electrify Your Strings Concert, 7:00 pm (student report time: 6:00pm)
  • DUE: IMA Scholarships

Wednesday, April 05

  • END: Spring Flower Sale
  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Thursday, April 06

  • Drum Major Clinic #2, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Friday, April 07



Monday, April 10


Tuesday, April 11

  • Guard Clinic #3, 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • IMA Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, April 12

  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Winter Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Thursday, April 13

  • Jazz Lab, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Guard Clinic #4, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 14

  • Drum Major Clinic #3, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Banquet Cover Designs DUE
  • DUE: Jazz Band t shirt orders (link sent in jazz band app)

Saturday, April 15


Sunday, April 16


Stay up to date by viewing our online calendar on our website!

Event/ General Information

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PLEASE READ: Electrify Your Strings Information

On Monday, April 03 - Tuesday, April 04, our orchestra program will be participating in an "Electrify Your Strings" event. We are bringing in a guest clinician who will work with our 6 - 12 EASD orchestra students.

The experience will culminate in a concert on Tuesday, April 04 at 7:00 PM in the MS auditorium. This concert will be a rock-infused concert, with electronic sounds & electric string instruments, along with covers of famous rock tunes!

This is a ticketed event! Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit our website. Ticket sales will close Monday at midnight!

This is a NEW event for our program & we can't wait to share it with you!



  • EAHS students will NOT rehearse with the guest artist on Monday due to flight changes.


  • EAHS students will rehearse with the guest artist on Tuesday, April 04 from 9:30 - 1:30 at EAMS.
  • Transportation will be provided to & from EAMS.
  • Students should bring a bagged lunch unless they spoke to Mr. Ballentine about needing a school lunch last week.
  • Cellos & basses should bring their home instruments/ cases to school.

Tuesday Concert Report Time: 6:00 p.m. at EAMS

Attire: jeans, orchestra t shirt

Electrify Your Strings volunteers NEEDED!

Our EYS concert is this Tuesday! In order to make the event a success, we are in need of a few student AND adult volunteers.


Please see the sign up genius below if you are interested in volunteering!


FL Trip Contribution #1 Reminder

The first trip contribution in the amount of $200 was due LAST Friday, March 31. Contributions can be sent in via the following ways:

  • Fundraising (March Forth, Noto's Hoagies, Scrip Gift Cards)
  • Check (made out to IMA) & placed in lockbox
  • Online

If you have financial concerns, please reach out directly to Mr. Ballentine at ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

If you were not able to attend the trip meeting earlier in March, please review this Google Slides presentation with updates regarding the trip, contribution schedule & more.

For questions on how much you have fundraised, please reach out to Mrs. Franklin at finman@eahsmusic.org.

IMA Scholarship Information - DUE APRIL 04

*Attention ALL Seniors*

The IMA will once again award six $1,000 scholarships this year to the seniors in the instrumental music program. The IMA Scholarship Application was made available Tuesday, February 7, on the EAHS Scholarship Website at scholarships.eastonsd.org.

The application and recommendations will be submitted online this year. The deadline to return the application is Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

*Questions regarding the IMA Scholarship can be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Brunetti at scholarships@eahsmusic.org

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2023 - 2024 Color Guard Audition Information

We are preparing for our color guard clinics for the 2023 - 2024 school year! Any students interested in joining the color guard should click on this link for more information.

Clinics will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 - 8 PM (more details found within the link above).

We hope to see you at the first clinic on 3/28! Spread the word!

2023 Instrumental Music Banquet - DUE MAY 01, 2023

As the school year begins to come to a close, we are looking forward to our annual end-of-year banquet! The banquet is a time when our instrumental music program comes together to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. It is a formal event where every student gets recognized.

It is truly a great event!

In order to make this event a success, we need YOUR help! Every student MUST RSVP saying whether they will or will not attend. There are TWO ways to do this:

  1. All families were mailed invitations via USPS this past week. Complete the hard copy invitation and follow the return instructions.
  2. Complete the online RSVP option at https://eahsmusic.org/.

Event Details:

DATE: Sunday, June 04, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM

LOCATION: The Palace Center (Allentown, PA)

COST: Free for all students; guests of students $40/ person

RSVP: every students should RSVP by May 01, 2023

Coming Soon! Chipotle Fundraiser!

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Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

Please view the attached document that includes all concert & event dates for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

2023 Summer Dates

For planning purposes, please see a list of TENTATIVE summer dates, including both strings camp & band camp.

Please note, an official list of 2023 - 2024 dates will be sent out towards the end of this school year.


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Spring Flower Fundraiser!

We are once again selling flowers as we prepare for spring! This sale includes both physical plants AND coupons if you wish to pick out your own flowers!

Please see the details below on this fundraiser! As a reminder, 50% of all profits will go towards student contributions for the FL and/ or Germany trips.

SALE DATES: Monday March 13 - Wednesday April 05

PICK UP DATES: Thursday, April 27 (coupons only); Saturday, May 06 (coupons & flowers)

HOW TO ORDER: Paper form (attached) OR online through our website!

QUESTIONS? Reach out to Mrs. Mazur at flowers@eahsmusic.org

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Designer Purse Bingo!

Come join us for this year’s IMA Designer Purse Bingo! This important fundraiser for the IMA offers a fun time of playing bingo to win some high-quality purses while also trying your luck at some handsome door prizes and tricky tray items. Tell all your family and friends.

  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023

  • Time: Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; games begin at 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Easton Area High School cafeteria

  • Tickets: $30.00 per ticket

To make this bingo fundraiser a real success, the IMA needs your help. To volunteer, contact Kathy Raub at bingo@eahsmusic.org or (610) 597-7473 to help with some of the following:

  • Get sponsors; organize tricky trays, purses, and door prizes; set up for the Designer Purse Bingo; check people in on the day of the event; sell bingo boards, tricky tray tray tickets, 50/50 tickets on the day of the event

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS for Designer Purse Bingo on the IMA website.

Raise Right - Fundraising Opportunity

An EASY & EFFECTIVE means of fundraising! 100% of the amount fundraised goes to helping offset student contributions for our upcoming travel opportunities.

Participants can buy gift cards at face value. There is a percentage listed that you earn for every purchase. Gift cards are either instant download and/ or physical gift cards. You can then spend the gift cards as you would normally, knowing you helped fundraise!


Click here to learn more about the program, create your account & begin fundraising! Friends & family can help fundraise anywhere in the country - it is a great way to get relatives involved who may not be able to participate in our normal fundraisers.

Easton Area High School Instrumental Music

The Easton Area High School (EAHS) Instrumental Music Program has a long history of success. The program consists of nearly 380 students in grades 9 – 12 and encompasses marching band, three concert bands, three orchestras, two jazz ensembles, pep band, and pit orchestra.