December 18 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Orchestra Concert - Monday (TIME CHANGE)
  • MB Uniform Care
  • REMINDER - Showcase Concert Information
  • Christmas...and All That Jazz - thank you!
  • REMINDER - Concert Band seating auditions due Wednesday
  • December concerts & performances
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • NEW - Sportswear & Shammy Shine are in!

Weekly Schedule


Monday, December 19

  • Winter Orchestra Concert, 7:30 - 9:00pm (students report @ 6:00pm)

Tuesday, December 20

  • MS Showcase Concert (during school day - more info in student band app)

Wednesday, December 21

  • Due: Concert Band seating auditions
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, December 23




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

Event/ General Information

Orchestra Concert: Monday, December 19

Our winter orchestra concert will take place on Monday, December 19. The start time for our concert will now be 7:30 PM with a student report time of 6:00 PM.

This change is due to the MS orchestra & choir concert being rescheduled from the inclement weather last week. Students were notified of this change Thursday afternoon.

For any families who have siblings in both MS choir/ orchestra & HS orchestra, if you need flexibility regarding report times for the HS, please contact Mr. Ballentine directly. We were happy to find a solution that at least provided both our MS & HS students the opportunity to perform.

Marching Band Uniform Care

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.

  • Ensure the jacket is hung on the hanger supplied at the beginning of the season.
  • Hang the jacket OUTSIDE of the garment bag.
  • 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.

Showcase Concert Information: Tuesday, December 20

On Tuesday, December 20, we will be taking our marching band (all instrumentalists & junior/ senior flags & majorettes) & 10 - 12 symphony orchestra to perform at EAMS for students in 6th - 8th grade. Please see the information below on what this will entail:

  • All students report to rehearsal room at beginning of Block 02.
  • Depart for EAMS @ 9:30 AM.
  • Rehearsal in EAMS auditorium & lunch (provided, but students may also pack own)
  • Concert from 12 - 1:15 PM.
  • Return to EAHS by 2:00 PM.

Marching Band Attire: full uniform (including hats & gloves). Students will need to bring their uniforms to school on Tuesday.

Orchestra Attire: full concert uniform

Students are responsible for any missed work.

Christmas...and All That Jazz THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, or attended our third annual Christmas...and All That Jazz event. We had a great time & hope you enjoyed the night listening to our wonderful jazz band!

Concert Band Auditions - due Wednesday

To any parents/ guardians of students in Block 01 & 04 concert band:

Seating auditions are due this Wednesday. Students were provided specific links to submit their playing videos. Every student is expected to submit a video.

December Concerts & Performances

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

Winter Orchestra Concert

  • Monday, December 19 7:30 PM

Middle School Showcase Concert

  • Tuesday, December 20 (during school)

* Marching Band, Choir & 10 - 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.


Sportswear & Shammy Shine are in!

Pickup for both will be in the high school lobby just outside of the auditorium before and after the orchestra concert Monday night, 12/19.

If you have any questions please email

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.