Weekly Update - 8/22

Easton Area HS Instrumental Music

This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Uniform Contracts Reminder - PAST DUE
  • Cottingham Reopening Information
  • Meet the Band Night Information
  • 9/11 Memorial Parade Information
  • Mums Fundraiser - ends Monday

  • First Flag Sponsorship - due Saturday
  • Volunteer Information
  • Band App
  • Amazon Smile

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Weekly Schedule (August 22- 29, 2021)

Sunday, August 22

  • Palmer Days, 3:00pm - 9:00pm @ Fairview Park

Monday, August 23

  • Band Camp, 2:00pm - 4:30pm @ EAHS
  • Cottingham Stadium Re-opening! Students dismissed @ 5 PM from EAHS, report to Cottingham by 5:45 PM

Tuesday, August 24

  • Band Camp, 2:00pm - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Wednesday, August 25

  • Meet the Band Night, report at 4:00pm @ Cottingham Stadium.
    Stadium gates open at 5:00pm

Thursday, August 26

  • Band Camp, 2:00pm - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Friday, August 27

  • Opening Home Game vs. Pocono Mountain East, 5:30pm

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

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Upcoming Events

Uniform Contracts - PAST DUE

Please submit all uniform contracts and payments for dry cleaning and shoes to the uniform room if you haven't already done so. These contracts should be placed in the manila envelope hanging at the front of the instrumental music room.

Students can now use the QR code to submit uniform repair requests to Mrs. Niosi or Mrs. Martyak. The QR code is located on the uniform room door.

Cottingham Reopening - Monday, August 23

Cottingham Reopening is scheduled for Monday, August 23.

  • Rehearsal at EAHS from 2:00 - 4:30 PM (students should pack their own dinner)
    • Students should wear shorts & t shirt to practice and BRING full uniform (no hat or raincoat)
  • 5:00 PM - Students dismissed/ individual transportation to Cottingham Stadium for ceremony
  • 5:45 PM - Warm up at Cottingham/ Reopening Performance
    • Family/ friends encouraged to attend - 6:30 PM ceremony start time
  • 8:00 PM - Pick up at Cottingham Stadium

In the event of the reopening being postponed to Tuesday, we will have regular rehearsal 2 - 8 PM on Monday. Mr. Ballentine will send out messaging on the band app & via email when a decision is made.

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Meet the Band Night - Wednesday, August 25

Please see below for our annual Meet the Band Night, to be held on Wednesday, August 25.

Location: Cottingham Stadium

Time: Students report: 4:00 PM; Gates open: 5:00 PM; Performance begins: 5:30 PM

What to Expect: Preview the 2021 edition of our "Red Rover" marching band and see what our students have worked on these last two weeks at camp. In this night, you will see:

  • Parade into Cottingham
  • Pregame Preview
  • Halftime Preview
  • Demonstration of how we learn drill
  • Community Block Band - learn how to march alongside your child

This event is FREE to attend. Please tell friends & family. We look forward to sharing this great night with you! The event should conclude around 6:30 PM.

9/11 Memorial Parade

When: Saturday, September 04, 9am – 12pm

Students will report to EAHS at 9:00am. Bus transportation to the parade location will be provided.

The parade steps off at 11:00am. Students will wear full uniform for this parade.

More information will be shared when we receive final details about the event.



The fall mums fundraiser started on Monday, August 9th and runs through Monday, August 23rd. We are selling 9-inch potted mums (several color choices) for $7 each. Coupons are also redeemable at the nursery for $6 each.

There will be two pick up dates in mid-September (the 11th for plant and coupons, the 14th for coupons only).

Order online: https://eahsmusic.org/general/fall-mums-fundraiser-fall-2021/

Thank you for your support!

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First Flags Information

Introductory Letter

Pre-Sale Ticket Order Form
Business Sponsorship Form

Parent/ Guardian-Owned Business Sponsorship

Patron Ads

There are MANY ways that you can help! One of the best ways to help us fundraise is to contact businesses who may be interested in sponsoring the instrumental music program. There are options for businesses to also get special shout outs on our social media, in our concert programs & more.

Parents & Guardians: there is a DISCOUNTED rate for pre-sale tickets. This form is due back by September 04.

There are also ways for you to take out an ad for your child. You can also choose to put a shout out in the program (only $5!). All ads are due by August 28.

Questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Jennifer Martellucci: firstflags@eahsmusic.org.

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AmazonSmile - support EAHS Music while you shop!

How does it work?

  1. Begin shopping at smile.amazon.com.
  2. If you’re not already, sign in with your Amazon credentials.
  3. From the “Pick your own charitable organization,” enter “Instrumental Music Association” and choose “Easton, PA.”
  4. Press “Select,” and begin shopping AND helping to raise money for the IMA!

What’s the catch?

  • There’s no catch other than you must shop from smile.amazon.com.
  • Amazon will not make donations to the IMA on qualifying purchases when orders are placed through amazon.com or from any Amazon shopping apps.
  • Not all purchases are eligible even when placed through smile.amazon.com.

Other News

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.

Booster Bulletin

Calling all volunteers!

As we prepare for the upcoming year, we are looking for volunteers to help at various events! In order to do this, clearances need to be on file with EASD.

To do this, please view our website with step-by-step information on how to go about obtaining these.

Please be sure to also complete & return the volunteer form found under the strings camp/ band camp information sections of this newsletter. This form will also be mailed out in mid-July.

Additionally, if you are interested in serving as a nurse for the band during band camp & football games, please reach out to our medical coordinator, Mrs. Ferretti, at medicalrecords@eahsmusic.org.

Thank you!

Reminder for Volunteers - please submit your clearances

All new volunteers - Please email a copy of your district approval letter for clearances to vp@eahsmusic.org

Band App - Stay Informed

This year, we are using a platform called the "band" app to communicate. This is a supplement to our emails sent out weekly.

The advantages of this app include:

  • Notifications sent directly to phone or device.
  • Instant communication to relay last-minute changes or details.
  • Integrated calendar (with ability to import the calendar to your phone's calendar).
  • Attachments tab to keep track of any forms.

It is recommended every parent/ guardian sign up for this app. To do so, please click this link. This group is specifically for any parent/ guardian of a student in the band or orchestra.

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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.