January 16 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • NEW: Florida Trip Information
  • REMINDER: EAHS Indoor Color Guard
  • NEW: 8th Grade Instrumental Music Night (Jan. 30)
  • SAVE THE DATE: Winter Band Concert
  • NEW: Senior Recital Audition Information
  • REMINDER: MB Uniform Care
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates

Weekly Schedule


Monday, January 16


Tuesday, January 17

  • Orchestra Council, 6:40am
  • Pit Orchestra, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Girls Basketball Pep Band, 6:15 - 8:45pm

Wednesday, January 18

  • Band stage set up, 6:30am
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Thursday, January 19 (B DAY)

  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, January 20 (B DAY)

    9th grade & wind ensemble report: 5:30pm

    10 - 12 concert band report: 5:45pm

Saturday, January 21

  • Northampton County Band Rehearsal, report @ EAHS 7:15am


Monday, January 23

  • Pit Orchestra, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Winter Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm & 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 24

  • Pit Orchestra, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Girls' Basketball Game, 6:15pm @ EAMS

Wednesday, January 25

  • Band Council, 6:40am
  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Winter Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm

Thursday, January 26

  • PMEA D10 Orchestra Festival (Exeter Township HS)
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, January 27

  • PMEA D10 Orchestra Festival (Exeter Township HS)

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

Event/ General Information

Sportswear Pick Up - FINAL DATE

If you were not able to get your order in December we will have one more pickup this Friday night, 1/20, in the high school lobby just outside of the auditorium before and after the winter concert.

If you have any questions please email merchandise@eahsmusic.org

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'23 - 24 Disney Trip Information

This section of the newsletter is a recap of the trip meeting held on Monday, January 09.

It is because of the hard work our students put in on a daily basis that we are afforded these opportunities. This planned tour provides valuable performance experiences, along with will bring recognition to our school & program, while building a sense of community amongst our students.

There are two items linked below:

The itinerary provided is subject to change and is in its most basic form. Within the next month, we will confirm our schedule of events and what we will be doing each day. This will be provided via email updates.

The cost is listed as a range at this time, as we are waiting on airfare & a few other costs. In addition, the cost will be set once we have an estimate of the # of students traveling. For example, if 250 students travel, the cost will be different than if 270 travel, etc. It is our goal to reduce the cost of the tour as much as possible.

To reserve a spot on our trip next year, students must return the commitment form (p. 05 of the trip information letter), along with a $75 deposit by Friday, February 03. Checks should be made payable to IMA. This can be returned to the gray lockbox located in the instrumental music room OR can be mailed to:

Instrumental Music Association
Easton Area High School

PO Box 3535
Easton, PA 18043

** Should you have any financial concerns regarding the trip, please reach out directly to Mr. Ballentine at ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

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NEW: EAHS Winter Guard


We are starting an indoor color guard this year FOR THE FIRST TIME! This group is open to ANY high school student.

What is indoor?

Indoor guard consists of baton, flag, rifle, & sabre spun to choreography inside. Typically, indoor consists of a lot of dance & body movement. It is a GREAT opportunity.

Here are some videos of high school indoor groups:

Bethel High School

AMP Winter Guard

What is the schedule?
For the first year, we will be getting the program off the ground. To do this, there will be THREE different groupings:

Flags 1 (4:45 - 6:45 PM on Mondays)

Flags 2 (7:00 - 9:00 PM on Mondays)

Majorette (4:45 - 6:45 PM on Wednesdays)

If students are interested in this group, join this band app here.

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8th Grade Instrumental Music Night

On Monday, January 30, we will be welcoming 8th grade members of the EAMS band & orchestra to the high school for an informational night!

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm in our instrumental music room. If you know any 8th grade students who currently play an instrument or participate in the color guard, please help to relay this information!

Winter Band Concert: Friday, January 20

Our winter band concert will be held on Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 PM in the EAHS auditorium.

Student report time will be as follows:

9th grade & wind ensemble: 5:30 PM

10 - 12 concert band: 5:45 PM

2023 Senior Recital Information

Each year, we hold a recital where seniors are able to perform solo/ small ensemble works. This year's recital will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

In order to perform on the recital, students must audition. Information on what is required to audition can be found below:

Senior Recital Informational Document

To submit an interest form, students should complete this form by Friday, February 24.

REMINDER: Marching Band Uniform Care

Please read the following below for how to care for your marching band uniform now that the season has ended. Now is a good time to get your uniform dry cleaned.

  • Ensure the jacket is hung on the hanger supplied at the beginning of the season.
  • Hang the jacket OUTSIDE of the garment bag.
  • Pants should be hung on the creases. Please hang this OUTSIDE of the garment bag if damp to air out.
  • Make sure hats are not pressed up against other items. The top of the hat should not be rubbing against anything in a closet.
  • Guard: please adhere to the uniform care instructions given during uniform fittings. This document can also be found here.

*If you need any repairs completed on your uniform, please contact Mrs. Niosi or Mrs. Crawford. Do not complete any repairs at home.

Students will need their red band jackets & white pants for the winter band concert on Friday, January 20.

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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

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.