Weekly Update - 10/31


This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Playoff Game Information
  • NEW - Fall Orchestra Concert Information
  • NEW - Phantoms Hockey Game Information
  • Let's keep those uniforms looking good!
  • Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Uniform Information
  • UPDATED - Philadelphia Holiday Parade
  • UPDATED - Healthy Snacks Needed!
  • UPDATED- The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is officially underway!
  • NEW - Citrus Sale QR Code - let friends and family order from their own smartphone!
  • UPDATED - Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale ONGOING
  • SAVE THE DATE - Fall IMA Craft Show
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Weekly Schedule (October 31 - November 13, 2021)

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm @ EAHS

Thursday, November 4

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Friday, November 5

  • Football game vs. Freedom (student report time, 5:00pm @ EAHS)


Monday, November 8

  • Wreath & Poinsettia Sale ENDS

Tuesday, November 9

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • IMA Meeting, 7:00pm @ EAHS
  • Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Wednesday, November 10

  • Citrus Sale ENDS
  • Fall Orchestra Concert, students arrive 5:30pm, concert from 7:00 - 8:30pm

Thursday, November 11

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm @ EAHS

Friday, November 12

  • Possible Playoff Game, place and time TBD.

Saturday, November 13

  • Phantoms Hockey Game (students report 4:00pm @ EAHS)

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

Upcoming Events

Playoff Game vs. Freedom

This Friday, November 05, Easton will be playing Freedom at BASD. Please see below for information for all marching band students:

  • Student Report Time: 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Bus Departure Time: 5:15pm
  • Attire: Full uniform (instrumentalists wear black pants) - ALL BRING RAINCOATS

We will perform during the first half of halftime.

Fall Orchestra Concert Information

Our Fall Orchestra Concert will be held on Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm in the EAHS auditorium. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30pm. Masks are required to be worn while inside EAHS.

Please see the pertinent information below:

Student Report Time: 5:30pm

What to Wear:

  • Students should wear an undershirt & shorts (they will put their uniform over top of this).
  • Students wearing tuxedos should BRING long black socks with them. They should be long enough so that they go mid-calf.
  • Students who have their shoes at home should bring these with them.
  • Upon arrival, students will change into their uniforms (these are kept at the school except students in Chamber Strings & Jazz Band).

On Tuesday, November 09 will be a dress rehearsal for all orchestra students from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Winds & Brass should only attend from 6:00 - 7:00pm.

  • Students should plan to arrive to the dress rehearsal by 5:45pm so we can begin promptly at 6:00pm

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Phantoms Hockey Game Information - Saturday, November 13

We will be having a pep band perform at the Phantoms Hockey Game on Saturday, November 13. Please see below for important information regarding this event:

  • Student Report Time: 4:00pm @ EAHS
  • Bus Departs: 4:15pm
  • Attire: Easton band shirt (outermost layer)
  • What to Expect: We will perform both outside the entrances, along with indoors on the main concourse prior to the start of the game. After our performances, students will then have the opportunity to watch the game. There is transportation both to & from the PPL center. Students will need to wear masks while indoors at the event, along with on the buses.

Let's keep those uniforms looking good!

WOW! What an incredible job this weekend. Your uniforms looked fabulous! Please make sure to take your uniform out of the garment bag and air it out. If you did not take your jacket to the cleaners, now would be a great time! Check to make sure all wrinkles are steamed out of your jacket. Wash your sweat collar and white gloves too. Wipe up and clean your white band shoes. Many students need to use white shoe polish to tidy them up to get them back to bright white.

If we pinned up the black lining of your band jacket at the parade, please make sure to bring it into the uniform room on Tuesday and we will sew the lining up. Stay tuned for an update on when you can pick up your white pants if your pants were sent to the dry cleaners.

Thank you for your support in keeping your uniform looking sharp!

If you have any concerns, please reach out to uniforms@eahsmusic.org or ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Band Uniforms & Contracts

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Philadelphia Holiday Parade

This year, our marching band will be performing in the Philadelphia Holiday Parade (this is INSTEAD of the West Chester Christmas Parade). Students have been alerted to this change in mid-October.

We are awaiting specific details of the event, but please see a rough estimate of what to expect below:

Date: Saturday, December 04

Report Time: 12:30pm @ EAHS

Bus Departs: 12:45pm

Parade Starts: 4:30pm (Center City ending at City Hall)

Estimated Time of Arrival Back at EAHS: 9:00pm

When more information becomes available, I will share this out. 6ABC will be broadcasting the parade. All students were given a release form to sign & return (much like we did for the West Chester parade), which will allow our band to have the opportunity to be televised.

These forms are due back Friday, November 12.

REMINDER - Healthy Snacks needed!

Please help us provide some healthy snack options for the kids for the rest of October and November. We have several band competitions and parades over the next couple weekends in addition to practices that run throughout November.

Thank you in advance for your donation!! Every contribution helps. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Smith at canteen@eahsmusic.org

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The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is officially underway!

Did someone say orange? This is one of the biggest fundraisers we do as an organization, so we need everyone to participate to make this a HUGE success! We’ve added some exciting, new items this year- two “samplers” of outstanding fruit- perfect to bring as a gift to holiday parties!

They are MULTIPLE ways to drive sales. As always, students can sell directly to friends and family in-person, or customers can place their orders online through our dedicated website. Additionally, customers can opt for direct ship.

1. WEBSITE - will be live on October 11th and will accept orders until Sunday, November 14th. https://freshfruitorder.org/EAHSmusic/

2. PDF PACKET - students will receive packets this week with instructions for the sale. In Person orders are due Wednesday, November 10th.

3. DIRECT SHIP - For the second year, we are offering Direct Ship items on the website which will enable customers to have items sent directly to their door - perfect for out-of-town customers and gift giving! There are a few items that are only available for direct ship and some that are the same as our regular offerings. Direct ship items cost more than regular items b/c the UPS fee is included.

4. DELIVERY - Fruit is scheduled to come in on Friday, December 10th with pick up on Saturday, December 11th at Raub’s Farm.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lynn Franklin at (610) 207-4239 or at IMAfruitsale@gmail.com.

The next attachment is a flyer with information and a QR code that you can download, print, and share with anyone.

2021 Fall IMA Craft Show

SAVE THE DATE! The Fall Craft Show is right around the corner!

Saturday, November 20

9:00am - 2:00pm

EAHS Cafeteria


Help to spread the word about the great event! Are you a crafter/ vendor or know someone who is? Reach out to craftshow@eahsmusic.org to receive an application!

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Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale starts MONDAY!

Sale starts October 25th. You will be able to order online at https://eahsmusic.org/general/wreath-sale-2021 starting Monday the 25th.

You can see all the beautiful items for sale above, or in the attached PDF file.

If you want to send in your order, please use the attached Word Document.

Items and coupons will be picked up at Raub’s Farm 1459 Tatamy Rd Easton, PA 18045 on Saturday December 4th from 1-3pm.
*An email reminder will be sent out along with a receipt of your order and courtesy calls will begin at 245pm
There will be an additional pick-up date for coupons ONLY on Tuesday November 30th from 5pm-530pm in front of the Instrumental Room at the high school.

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.

Citrus Sale QR Code!

If you're reading this newsletter on your phone, you can let your friends, family, co-workers, or complete strangers who love fruit start their Citrus Order by scanning the QR Code below with their phone's camera!

If you are not familiar with QR codes, this image can be read by a smartphone's camera and will ask to open a link in the smartphone's default browser. No personally identifiable information is passed by the QR code. The smartphone's owner can then order their citrus on their own phone. No forwarding emails, no texts.

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