May 21 Newsletter


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What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Memorial Day Rehearsals (full marching band)
  • Eagles Game Ticket Raffle - ongoing
  • Graduation Band rehearsal/ information
  • NEW: Uniform Turn In information
  • UPDATED: June 2023 Percussion Clinic
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • NEW: Summer/ Fall MB Schedule
  • 2023 Disney Tour Information
  • REMINDER: Contribution due on May 31 ($375)
  • RaiseRight Fundraising Opportunity


Sunday, May 21 - Sunday, May 28

  • Jazz Band Flensburg Germany Trip (report to EAHS 10:30am)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm


Monday, May 29

  • Memorial Day Parade, 8:00 am - 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 30

  • Flag Captain Interviews, 3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Academic Excellence, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 31

  • Disney Trip Contribution #2 DUE

Thursday, June 01

  • Drum Major Interviews, 2:00 - 6:30pm
  • Majorette Interviews, 6:30 - 8:00pm

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

Event/ General Information

Memorial Day Rehearsals (FULL MARCHING BAND)

Memorial Day is fast approaching! Please note our full marching band (instrumentalists & guard) will rehearse on the following date to prepare for our Memorial Day parade.

Tuesday, May 23

Rehearsal will be from 3:00 - 5:00pm.

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Do you like the Philadelphia Eagles?

YOU have the chance to win a pair of Eagles tickets for ONE game of the 23 - 24 season! The game will be October 01 @ 1:00 PM vs Washington Commanders.

Section 227

Row 29

Seats 1-2

Ticket Cost: $10.00/ entry

Tickets will be available to purchase at the June 04 banquet, where the winner will be drawn.

Those not planning to attend these events can contact Mrs. Franklin for individual purchases at

(Note: this is a general fundraiser for the IMA)

Uniform Turn In (Marching Band)


  • After the Memorial Day Parade, you will return ALL uniform components, including: red jacket, black pants, white pants, rain coat, hat, & garment bag.


  • After the Memorial Day Parade, you will return the following uniform components: white pants, rain coat & hat.
  • You will return your red jacket, black pants & garment bag after Graduation on June 06.


  • After the Memorial Day Parade, you are responsible for cleaning your uniforms per these instructions. Uniforms can then be return Thursday or Friday during school (June 01 or 02).

Thank you!

EAHS Graduation Band Rehearsal

The marching band (instrumentalists only) will be performing at graduation again this year. Please see below for preliminary information.

DATE: Tuesday, June 06 (rain date: Wednesday, June 07)

TIME: 6:00pm (report time: 4:00pm @ Cottingham)

REHEARSAL: Monday, June 05 (12:00 - 2:00pm @ EAHS instrumental room)

* Seniors attend from 12:00 - 1:00pm; grades 9 - 11 attend from 12:00 - 2:00pm

ATTIRE: Red band jacket; black uniform pants, long black socks; white band shoes

2023 Percussion Clinic Information

Our annual percussion clinic will take place on June 15 - 16, 2023. This clinic is mandatory for all percussionists for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

To view more detailed information, please click on the document below.

For questions, please reach out directly to Mr. Ballentine at

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/ fall dates for the 2023 - 2024 marching season.

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

'23 Florida Tour Information

Disney May Contribution Reminder

This is a reminder the next contribution for the '23 Disney Tour is due May 31. The contribution amount is $375.

There are two options to make this contribution:

  1. Online
  2. Check/ Money Order made out to IMA (on memo line, write: child's name - Disney). These can be placed in the IMA lockbox OR mailed to:

    Instrumental Music Association
    PO Box 3535
    Easton, PA 18043

To learn how much you have fundraised to date, please contact Mrs. Franklin at


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.

*If ordering Giant gift cards, please ensure you look for the logo below to use at Giant. Do not use any other logos, as they will not be able to be used at Giant.

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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.