Weekly Update - 10/3

EASTON AREA HS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Uniform Contracts Reminder - PAST DUE
  • NEW - Orchestra/ WE/ Jazz Uniforms Contracts Due & Last Fitting
  • UPDATED - Jazz Band auditions
  • NEW - IMA General Meeting
  • Did someone say Orange???
  • NEW - IMA Craft Fair coming soon
  • Marching Band Photo Orders
  • NEW - Full Instrumental Concert Calendar
  • NEW - Noto's Deli Hoagie Coupon Sale
  • Reminder - Band Uniform Dry Cleaning Information
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Weekly Schedule (October 3 - October 9)

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 - 6:00pm
  • Noto's Hoagie Fundraiser ENDS


Saturday, October 9

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



Next Week

Monday, October 11

  • NO SCHOOL
  • Boys' Soccer Senior Night Pep Band 5:30 - 6:30pm @ EAHS


Tuesday, October 12

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • IMA General Meeting, 7:00-8:00pm @ EAHS Cafeteria
  • IMA Fruit Sale begins!


Wednesday, October 13

  • Girls' Soccer Senior Night, 5:30 - 6:30pm @ EAHS.


Thursday, October 14

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Field Hockey Senior Night Pep Band 5:30 - 6:30 pm @ EAHS


Friday, October 15

  • Home Game vs. Liberty, 5:30pm @ Cottingham


Saturday, October 16


Sunday, October 17


  • Raubs Farms Pep Band, 1:00pm @ Raubs Farms




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

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Congratulations Senior Band Members Class of 2022!

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.

Orchestra/ WE/ Jazz Uniforms Contracts Due & Last Fitting

Orchestra/Wind Ensemble uniform contracts are past due. Please send in your contracts and payments as soon as possible.

Any remaining Orchestra and Wind Ensemble members who have not yet been fitted (as well as those selected for Jazz Band and Chamber Strings) will have ONE FINAL OPPORTUNITY to be fitted for uniforms on Thursday, October 14!

Students have received a sign-up genius to pick a time slot. Volunteers are needed to assist with fittings on this evening. Please contact Carrie Stein at uniforms-orch@eahsmusic.org if you can help or if you have any questions.

Many thanks to the team of moms who have assisted with fitting and sewing!
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Jazz Band Auditions

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


Jazz Band auditions will take place this Wednesday, October 6 & Friday, October 08.


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


Thank you -

IMA General Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7pm

2601 William Penn Highway

Easton, PA

Meeting held in EAHS Cafeteria.


Come learn how the Beast from the East is so well run!

Did Someone Say Orange??

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

IMA Craft Fair coming soon!

The IMA Craft Fair will be held on November 20th from 9:00am - 2:00pm at the EAHS Cafeteria.

Read the attached flyer and check the IMA website for upcoming details. https://eahsmusic.org/

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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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2021 - 2022 Instrumental Music Calendar

Please see the attached document that outlines concerts & events for the 2021 - 2022 school year. This calendar does NOT include marching band events, as they are contained within a separate schedule.

Fundraising

Noto’s Deli Hoagie Coupons – Fall 2021

The IMA is working with Noto’s Deli, 930 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042, to help our music program raise money in tasty fashion.

About the Noto’s hoagie coupon sale:

  • Sale dates: September 28 through October 10
  • Expiration date: coupons are good through January 31, 2022
  • Cost: coupons are $8.00 each and are good for one 10″ hoagie (ham, turkey, roast beef, Italian, egg salad, chicken salad or tuna salad)
  • Pick-up: late October with location to be determined
  • Questions: please contact Kara Howe at foodcoupons@eahsmusic.org


Coupon Form (paper and online) are available at https://eahsmusic.org/general/notos-hoagie-coupon-fall-2021/

Other News

Uniform Update: DRY CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS


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.


Please Note: DO NOT USE OVER THE COUNTER HOME DRY CLEANING KITS.


LEHIGH VALLEY DRY CLEANERS - 3 LOCATIONS

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.


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

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.

uniforms@eahsmusic.org

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.