December 04 Newsletter


What's Included:


Congratulations to Roger Cabrera, Linus Dubischar, & Jonathan You on successfully auditioning into the NAfME All-East Orchestra!

This event is held once every two years and is composed of students from 13 states along the east coast.

We are so proud of you!

  • Weekly Schedule
  • MB Uniform Care - Parade Recap
  • TICKET INFORMATION INCLUDED - Christmas...and all that Jazz information
  • NEW - Christmas...and all that jazz donations sign up genius
  • December concerts & performances
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • HELP NEEDED - Fruit Sorting & Pick Up
  • ENDS THIS WEEK - Shammy Shine Car Wash Fundraiser

Weekly Schedule


Monday, December 5

  • Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday, December 6

  • Orchestra Council, 6:40am

Wednesday, December 7

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:30pm

Thursday, December 8

  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, December 9

  • Chamber Strings performances (5:00pm @ public market & 7:30pm @ Kiwanis)
  • END: Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser

Saturday, December 10

  • Fruit & Wreath Sale Pick Up @ Raub's Farms
  • Winter Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:00pm (student report @ 4:00pm)


Monday, December 12

Tuesday, December 13

  • IMA Meeting, 7:00pm in EAHS instrumental music room

Wednesday, December 14

  • Band Council, 6:40am
  • Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, December 15

  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, December 16

  • Girls' Basketball Pep Band, 6:00pm @ EAMS

Saturday, December 17

  • Christmas...and all that Jazz, 7:00pm @ EAHS instrumental room (tickets required)

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

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Event/ General Information

Marching Band Uniform Care - AFTER PARADE

Please read the following below for how to care for your marching band uniform now that the season has ended. Now is a good time to get your uniform dry cleaned.

Please note: Marching Band students will need their uniforms again on Tuesday, December 20 for an in-school performance at EAMS.

  • Ensure the jacket is hung on the hanger supplied at the beginning of the season.
  • Hang the jacket OUTSIDE of the garment bag. Especially after Saturday's rain, the jacket must be aired out to dry.
  • Pants should be hung on the creases. Please hang this OUTSIDE of the garment bag to air out after the rain on Saturday.
  • Make sure hats are not pressed up against other items. The top of the hat should not be rubbing against anything in a closet.
  • Guard: please adhere to the uniform care instructions given during uniform fittings. This document can also be found here.

*If you need any repairs completed on your uniform, please contact Mrs. Niosi or Mrs. Crawford. Do not complete any repairs at home.

Christmas...and all that Jazz Information (Tickets Required)

Save the date for our THIRD annual Christmas...and all that Jazz event!

What is it:

A laid-back evening in our instrumental music room with our jazz band performing holiday & big band classics.

Cookies & assorted holiday treats are provided.


Saturday, December 17 from 7:00 - 8:30pm

To purchase tickets, please view this form below. Tickets are $10/ each. Please note that ticket sales will close on Thursday, December 15 or once we reach our maximum capacity (whichever comes first).

Ticket Request Form

Christmas...and All That Jazz (Donations & Volunteer Sign Up)

Please see the sign up genius below if you are able to help donate baked goods OR volunteer for the event.

We are looking for many desserts, so please help if you are able. Not a baker? We are also looking for donations of m&ms and hot chocolate, too!

All donations can be dropped off between 3 - 5 PM on 12/17 to the instrumental music room.

December Concerts & Performances

Please see the list below for all performances & events occurring throughout the month of December.

Chamber Strings @ Public Market & Palmer Kiwanis

  • Friday, December 09 5:00 PM (students report by 4:40 PM to Public Market). Students will need to be picked up at 8:00 PM at the Pomfret Club on 4th street)

Winter Wind Ensemble Concert

  • Saturday, December 10 7:00 PM (students report @ 4:00 PM)

Christmas...and all that Jazz

  • Saturday, December 17 7:00 PM (students report @ 4:00 PM0

Winter Orchestra Concert

  • Monday, December 19 7:00 PM

* Dress rehearsal: Wednesday, December 14 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Middle School Showcase Concert (more info to come)

  • Tuesday, December 20 (during school)

* Marching Band, Choir & 9 - 12 orchestras

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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


HELPERS NEEDED - Fruit Sorting

Pick up for fruit & wreaths will occur this Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 - 12:30 @ Raub's Farms.

In addition, we are in need of volunteers on both FRIDAY & SATURDAY to help with fruit sorting and pick up. Please see the sign up genius below if you are able to help.

Volunteer Sign Up - parents/ guardians

Volunteer Sign Up - students

Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser


Winter is coming! Which unfortunately means so is the road salt... but you can stay on top of it with Shammy Shine gift cards.

The IMA is selling $10 and $25 gift cards now through December 9th, with pickup at the high school the week of December 19th. The IMA earns 30% of every card sold, so it's a great way to pick up that extra gift or stocking stuffer while helping out the band!

Please have your student return the tally sheet only with payment to Fundraising Box in the rehearsal room by the end of day on Friday, December 9th.

If you have any questions, please email Charity Piomelli at

If you'd like to bundle your cards with a car magnet or lanyard, email me to find out how!

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.