Weekly Update - 9/26


This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Thank You - First Flags
  • Uniform Contracts Reminder - PAST DUE
  • Chamber Strings & Jazz Band auditions
  • Marching Band Photo Orders
  • Band Senior Night Information - Parents & Guardians
  • NEW - Did someone say Orange???
  • NEW - Volunteers needed to hem uniforms
  • ENDS Monday 9/27 - Marching Band Uniform Pillow Sale
  • Reminder - Band Uniform Dry Cleaning Information
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Weekly Schedule (September 26 - October 2, 2021)

Monday, September 27
  • Uniform Pillow Sale Ends
  • Chamber String Auditions, 3:00pm
  • Orchestra, WE, Jazz Uniform Fittings 5:30 - 8:30pm

    Tuesday, September 28

    • MB Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00pm

    Wednesday, September 29

    • Chamber String Auditions, 3:00pm

    Thursday, September 30

    • MB Rehearsal 3:00 - 5:00pm

    Friday, October 1

    • Orchestra Uniforms Contracts Due
    • Home football vs. William Allen- report to Cottingham 5:30pm (Band Senior Night)

    Next Week

    Monday, October 4

    • Fall Choir Concert, 7:00 - 8:30pm

    Tuesday, October 5

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

    Wednesday, October 6

    • Jazz Band Auditions, 5:00 - 8:00pm

    Thursday, October 7

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

    Friday, October 8

    • Half Day of School
    • Jazz Band Auditions, 3:00 - 5:00pm

    Saturday, October 9

    • Away Game @ Bethlehem Catholic - meet @ EAHS 1pm; bus departs 1:15pm

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

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    Upcoming Events


    Our 47th Annual First Flag Band Festival was a huge success. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and supported our students to make this night possible. What a spectacular crowd as well to cheer on all of the visiting bands and our very own marching band.

    The purpose of last night's festival was to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of all students involved. Thank you for your continued support.

    A huge thank you to Jennifer Martellucci for organizing the program books published last night and to Rhonda Gillespie for organizing the event and all of the logistics that go along with it. Last night was entirely run by volunteers - it is amazing what we can accomplish together.

    For those who purchased candy grams for your EAHS student, they will be distributed tomorrow during the day. Guard students can stop by at any point during the day to pick up their candy gram or else they will be distributed to them on Tuesday.

    Below is a link of the halftime show from last night:


    Uniform Contracts - PAST DUE

    All uniform contracts are past due. Please return uniform contracts and payments to Mrs. Niosi and Mrs. Martyak.

    • Air out band jackets and ensure they are safely hung on the large black hanger.
    • Sweat collars should be removed from the inside top of the jacket and washed by hand with dish soap.
    • White gloves can also be washed by hand with dish soap and hung to dry.
    • If your band jacket or black pants are wrinkled, please carefully use a steamer.
    • All black pants should be hung on the hanger by first matching up the bottom of the pants ensuring the creases are on the outside corners.
    • All students were also asked to write their initials on the inside of their white band shoes.

    Thank you for your wonderful support in keeping your uniforms looking SHARP!

    Contact Mrs. Niosi or Mrs. Martyak with all uniforms questions or repairs at uniforms@eahsmusic.org.

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    Band Senior Night - Parent/ Guardian Information

    Band Senior Night is Friday, October 01 at Cottingham Stadium. All seniors in the marching band will be recognized during halftime. The full marching band will perform our halftime show at pregame.

    Please see the document here that outlines important information for you as parents & guardians in order to make this evening a success.

    As a reminder, all individuals who are walking out during halftime must be by the end zone with 6:00 left in the 2nd quarter so we can make sure all is organized before the recognition.

    Seniors will receive a rose to wear throughout the evening as a way of recognizing their accomplishments.

    I look forward to sharing this night with all of our seniors.

    Mr. Ballentine

    Jazz Band & Chamber String Auditions

    Audition materials for Chamber Strings & Jazz Band have been released.

    Chamber Strings auditions will take place this week on Monday, 9/27 and Wednesday, 9/29.

    Jazz Band auditions will take place the week of October 04.

    All information regarding these opportunities can be found on the instrumental music library doors.

    Thank you -

    Did Someone Say Orange??

    The Annual IMA Citrus Sale is scheduled to begin on October 11th. More details to come soon!

    Orchestra/ WE/ Jazz Uniform - Volunteers Needed!!!

    The Orchestra and Wind Ensemble uniforms are ready to be hemmed! If you can sew and can help us with some hems and basic repairs, please contact Carrie Stein at uniforms-orch@eahsmusic.org.

    Marching Band Photo Order Form

    For any families interested in ordering the full group & section photos taken during band camp by Christmas City, please view this link here.

    All orders are shipped directly to your home address.

    Thank you!

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    Marching Band Uniform Pillows - ENDS MONDAY!!

    Sale ends Monday, 9/27!

    We present the best way to honor our current and past marching band students by providing the opportunity to own a piece of our history! We have created pillows using the uniforms that were worn from 2000 to 2020. This is a perfect graduation gift or holiday gift for any individuals that have or are currently paving the way for the “Beast from the East!” There is a limited stock available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. This fundraiser benefits the Instrumental Music Program and will be completed in time for the holidays!

    Order yours today! https://eahsmusic.org/general/marching-band-uniform-pillows/

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    Other News


    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.