October 23 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • DUE THIS WEEK- MB Uniform Care Reminder
  • October Snacks Signup
  • NEW - Marching Band Senior Thanksgiving Sign Information
  • REMINDER - Fall Orchestra concert approaching!
  • THIS WEEK- Whitehall Band Festival
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • NEW - IMA Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up.
  • IMA Citrus Sale is underway!
  • IMA Craft Show - November 12

Weekly Schedule


Monday, October 24
  • Flag Sectional, 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Majorette Sectional, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Tuesday, October 25

  • Orchestra Council, 6:40am
  • MB Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 26

  • Band Council, 6:30am
  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm

Thursday, October 27

  • MB Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Friday, October 28

  • Home vs. Nazareth, report @ Cottingham - 5:30pm

Saturday, October 29

  • Whitehall Band Festival, report @ 3:30pm


Sunday, October 30

  • Easton/ P'Burg Halloween Parade, report @ 12:45pm

Tuesday, November 1

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, November 2

  • Band Council, 6:40am
  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Thursday, November 3

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, November 5

  • Rutgers v. Michigan Game

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

Event/ General Information

Snacks Needed for October - please donate

Sign-up to donate snacks for the band. It's a busy month of band events - football games and competitions! Thanks in advance. You can follow this link to donate:


Marching Band Uniform Care Reminders

Please see below for helpful reminders regarding care for the marching band uniforms:

  • Sweat collars should be removed from the jacket and washed with mild detergent on gentle cycle (or hand washed). Hang to dry.
  • Dry cleaning receipts for instrumental uniforms should be submitted in an envelope with student name - dry cleaning to Mrs. Niosi by October 30. This is to ensure all jackets are cared for properly.
  • When the jacket is hanging at home, remove it from the garment bag. Keep the jacket on the hanger it was distributed on and let hang outside of garment bag.

Whitehall Band Festival Report Times

Report time for this week's festival is 3:30 PM. We will rehearse briefly and depart at 4:30pm.

Students should pack a dinner to eat.

Our performance time is 6:45 PM.

Prior to the festival, ensure the following has been completed:

  • Uniform is in good condition (no wrinkles, cleaned, etc.), clean gloves, clean shoes.
  • Instrument/ Equipment is cleaned (no water spots, etc.)
  • All uniform guidelines are followed (no jewelry, nail polish, hair tucked NEATLY into hat - instrumentalists)

The festival begins at 5:00 PM and is located at Whitehall HS.

Orchestra Concert Dress Rehearsal & Concert Reminders

Our fall orchestra concert is fast approaching! Please see details below:

DRESS REHEARSAL: Tuesday, November 08 6 - 8 PM (EAHS AUDITORIUM)

CONCERT: Wednesday, November 09 7 PM (STUDENT REPORT TIME 5:30 PM)

FYI - Marching Band Senior Thanksgiving Sign Form

Parents/ Guardians of MARCHING BAND SENIORS:

Each year, we place individualized yard signs for every senior band member outside their house the week of Thanksgiving. It is a great way to recognize their accomplishments during Turkey week!

During the next two weeks, senior band members will receive a Google Form that must be completed in order for this to happen. It will be sent via the students' band app.

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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


Fall Craft Show - Saturday, November 12th

We are looking for help Friday night to set-up and throughout the event on Saturday. There are several different time slots to spread the work around as much as possible - many hands make light work! We are also looking for food donations for our concession stand and bake sale table.

There are several pages on this signup to consolidate all the volunteer and food requests into one list. Please scroll through the complete list when considering how to help.

As always, we appreciate all your help to make this a successful fundraiser for our students and our program.


The IMA annual citrus sale is officially underway!

This is one of the biggest fundraisers we do as an organization, so we need everyone to participate to make this a HUGE success! All of your favorites are back again, including 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 10th and will accept orders until Sunday, November 13th. https://freshfruitorder.org/EAHSmusic/

2. PDF PACKET - students will receive packets this week with instructions for the sale. In Person orders are due Friday, November 11th.

3. DIRECT SHIP - For the third straight 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 9th with pick up on Saturday, December 10th at Raub’s Farm.

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

IMA Craft Show - coming November 12!

The EAHS Instrumental Music Association will be holding its biannual craft show on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Easton Area High School cafeteria.

This event is an important fundraiser for the IMA and provides invaluable support for the instrumental students at the high school.

As we have done in the past, our show is open to both crafters and vendors.
Please indicate on the application if you are a crafter or a vendor. Applications

are available on our website eahsmusic.org and can be downloaded below.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gretchen Burwell at
eahscraftshow@gmail.com or text/call (484) 903-2350.

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.