Weekly Update - 10/17


This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • UPDATED - Marching Band White Pants Return
  • NEW - Uniform Reminder - Competitions are coming up!
  • Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Uniform Information
  • NEW - Healthy Snacks Needed!
  • UPDATED - Neshaminy Band Festival Information
  • NEW - Phantoms Ice Hockey Pep Band
  • SAVE THE DATE: Fall Orchestra Concert & Dress Rehearsal
  • NEW - Band Jackets are In! Sportswear sale is underway!
  • NEW - The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is officially underway!
  • NEW - Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale coming soon!
  • Noto's Hoagie Sale Information
  • NEW - Big Thanks for a Big Wagon!!!
  • Raub Farms - THANK YOU!
  • SAVE THE DATE - Fall IMA Craft Show
  • Reminder - Band Uniform Dry Cleaning Information
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Weekly Schedule (October 17 - 23, 2021)

Tuesday, October 19

  • Orchestra Council, 6:40am @ EAHS
  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS

Wednesday, October 20

  • Chamber Strings Rehearsal, 2:45 - 4:00pm @ EAHS
  • Flag Sectional, 5:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Thursday, October 21

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Friday, October 22

  • Away Game vs. Emmaus, report 4:45pm @ EAHS

Saturday, October 23

  • Neshaminy Band Festival, 4:00pm @ EAHS

Sunday, October 24

  • Easton / Phillipsburg Halloween Parade, 1:00pm report @ EAHS


Monday, October 25

  • Wreath & Poinsettia Fundraiser BEGINS!

Tuesday, October 26
  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS

Wednesday, October 27

  • Chamber Strings Rehearsal, 2:45 - 4:00pm @ EAHS

Thursday, October 28

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS (pizza dinner provided)

Friday, October 29

  • Away Game vs. Nazareth, report 5:00pm @ EAHS

Saturday, October 30

  • Pennsbury Band Festival, 4report 4:00pm @ EAHS

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

Upcoming Events

Marching Band White Pants Return


If you have not already returned your white pants, please do so this week after band practice! Do not bring them into school with you, as they will get dirty and there is no place to store them.

The pants will be inspected & distributed for the Neshaminy Band Festival on Saturday, October 23.

If you have any concerns about how to return these pants, please reach out to uniforms@eahsmusic.org or ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

Uniform Reminder - Competitions are Coming Up!!!

Please make sure to wash your sweat collar and steam your jacket. This week is a great time to take your uniform to the cleaners. Check to make sure your name is inside your rain jacket and your white band shoes are cleaned. The white pants will be ready this week. We will be in the uniform room this week if you need gloves or have a uniform repair. It's going to be an exciting week!
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Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Band Uniforms & Contracts

Orchestra/Wind Ensemble uniform contracts are past due. Please send in your contracts and payments as soon as possible.

Healthy Snacks needed!

Please help us provide some healthy snack options for the kids for the rest of October and November. We have several band competitions and parades over the next couple weekends in addition to practices that run throughout November.

Thank you in advance for your donation!! Every contribution helps. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Smith at canteen@eahsmusic.org


Neshaminy Band Festival Information - UPDATED

The Neshaminy Band Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23 (address below):

2001 Old Lincoln Hwy

Langhorne, PA 19047

The festival begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/ senior citizens. Easton's performance time is 8:05 p.m.

Information for Students:

  • Report time is 4:00 p.m. @ EAHS. Buses depart at 4:15 p.m.
  • Students will pick up white pants upon arrival @ EAHS. It is recommend for students to arrive BEFORE 4 p.m. to ensure we have a timely departure.
  • Students should eat BEFOREHAND. However, it is also recommended they bring a packed dinner or snack with them. Do not bring any peanut products, chocolate, or any drinks other than water. This is to ensure the safety of all students and also protect all the uniform components on the buses. Snack & water will be provided for the students both on the way there AND on the way home.
  • Students will wear full uniform (always bring raincoats). Instrumentalists will wear white pants, which means long white socks.
  • Instruments must be cleaned & polished with a cleaning rag and or shining polish. It is recommended to do this on Wednesday or Thursday, as instruments will be packed Friday after classes for our away game.

Come on out to Neshaminy HS and support your "Red Rover" Marching Band. Wear Easton colors, sit together, and cheer loudly for the Beast from the East!

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Phantoms Hockey Game Pep Band - Saturday, November 13

The Phantoms Ice Hockey Team has once again asked the EAHS Band to perform at one of their home games this season. This is a great experience to play in an awesome venue and allow others to see what our program is about! Details are below:

DATE: Saturday, November 13 (afternoon report time)

WHAT: Pep band performance at Phantoms Ice Hockey Game - transportation provided

COST: $10/ student; $16 for family/ friends (any student who wishes to attend but has a financial concern should talk to Mr. Ballentine)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Students will be given hard copy forms in classes this week. Forms are due back in the manila envelope at the front of the rehearsal room by Friday, October 29 (10/29).

Questions? Reach out to Mr. Ballentine at ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

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Our Fall Orchestra Concert is fast approaching! The concert will be held on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm in the EAHS auditorium.

There will be a dress rehearsal for 9 - 12 orchestra students on Tuesday, November 09 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.


Band Jackets are In! Fall Sportswear Sale is Underway!!

Band Jackets

Band jackets are in. You may pick them up in front of the band room after rehearsal on both Tuesday and Thursday this week. Thank you.

Fall Sportswear Sale

The fall sportswear sale is open! It will be running now through Oct 31 at the link below. If you need extended adult sizes not listed in the store you can email Charity Piomelli at merchandise@eahsmusic.org with the item & size you would like and she will see if it is available for you.


Please note items are not ordered and made until the store is closed, and all orders will be delivered together once they are in. And while we are all excited to get our merch, please keep in mind our vendor is subject to the same supply chain issues that are hitting everyone right now. The goal is to have everything in before Thanksgiving week, but we may need to be flexible with delivery expectations. Thank you for your patience.
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The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is officially underway!

Did someone say orange? This is one of the biggest fundraisers we do as an organization, so we need everyone to participate to make this a HUGE success! We’ve added some exciting, new items this year- two “samplers” of outstanding fruit- perfect to bring as a gift to holiday parties!

They are MULTIPLE ways to drive sales. As always, students can sell directly to friends and family in-person, or customers can place their orders online through our dedicated website. Additionally, customers can opt for direct ship.

1. WEBSITE - will be live on October 11th and will accept orders until Sunday, November 14th. https://freshfruitorder.org/EAHSmusic/

2. PDF PACKET - students will receive packets this week with instructions for the sale. In Person orders are due Wednesday, November 10th.

3. DIRECT SHIP - For the second year, we are offering Direct Ship items on the website which will enable customers to have items sent directly to their door - perfect for out-of-town customers and gift giving! There are a few items that are only available for direct ship and some that are the same as our regular offerings. Direct ship items cost more than regular items b/c the UPS fee is included.

4. DELIVERY - Fruit is scheduled to come in on Friday, December 10th with pick up on Saturday, December 11th at Raub’s Farm.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lynn Franklin at (610) 207-4239 or at IMAfruitsale@gmail.com.

2021 Fall IMA Craft Show

SAVE THE DATE! The Fall Craft Show is right around the corner!

Saturday, November 20

9:00am - 2:00pm

EAHS Cafeteria


Help to spread the word about the great event! Are you a crafter/ vendor or know someone who is? Reach out to craftshow@eahsmusic.org to receive an application!

Noto’s Deli Hoagie Coupons – Fall 2021

Thank you for everyone's support of IMA with the Noto's coupon sale. We will announce the pickup date and location soon. About the Noto’s hoagie coupon sale:

  • Expiration date: coupons are good through January 31, 2022
  • Cost: coupons are $8.00 each and are good for one 10″ hoagie (ham, turkey, roast beef, Italian, egg salad, chicken salad or tuna salad)
  • Pick-up: late October with location to be determined
  • Questions: please contact Mrs. Howe at foodcoupons@eahsmusic.org

Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale coming soon!

Sale starts October 25th. You will be able to order online at eahsmusic.org soon. Keep an eye out for next week's newsletter for more information.

Other News

Big Thanks for a big wagon!!!

Many thanks to Kris Trelease for donating a new wagon to the IMA! This is a real back saver to all the band members and volunteers who haul hundreds of water bottles, snacks, & more around at all of our events.

Thanks Kris!

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Raub Farms - THANK YOU!

Thank you to Raub Farms for having our pep band out to perform this afternoon! A huge thank you to Mrs. Delgado for coordinating our concession stand and all of the volunteers who donated food & items for the event!


It is the responsibility of each band member to keep his or her uniform clean and in excellent condition.

It is important that the band present an excellent appearance at ALL times.

Uniforms are to be DRY CLEANED ONLY.

The white sweat collars inside the Band Jacket, Honor Guard Jacket, and Drum Major Jacket should be removed and hand washed after each performance. Do not use bleach. White gloves are to be worn at each performance. These can be machine-washed and hung to dry. Additional pairs of gloves can be purchased for $3.00.

We have selected Lehigh Valley Dry Cleaners who can guarantee us that the whites will stay white and not turn gray. EVERYONE MUST USE THIS DRY CLEANER.



PALMER -- Wm. Penn Plaza Shopping Center, Wm. Penn Hwy, Easton -- 610-258-8988

EASTON – Northwood Corner Nazareth Rd. Easton – 610-253-9161

HECKTOWN -- 193 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem -- 610-759-5600

PRICES – Lehigh Valley Dry provides us with a 10% discount. Always mention that you are in the Easton High School Band to receive your discount. Separate pieces will be accepted to be cleaned at the same discount. Uniforms should be cleaned as often as needed.


SASHES: Use a professional dry cleaner; do not use steam or press.

Please note: only take the sashes to the dry cleaner when they are dirty. This will prolong the life of the sash. You may spot clean sashes with Ivory soap and water.

BLACK PANTS: Make sure to properly hang pants after each performance. DO NOT IRON!

Please contact Mrs. Niosi or Mrs. Martyak with questions regarding uniforms.


PMEA D10 Band & Orchestra Auditions

Solo lists for the 2021 - 2022 PMEA District festivals have been released.

Auditions take place on Saturday, December 04, 2021. To view the solo lists & see more information about the requirements, please visit the PMEA D10 website.

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.