November 7 Newsletter

EASTON AREA HS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Congratulations Roger!

Congratulations to Roger for his participation in the NAfME All-National Orchestra this past weekend!

Roger performed with the orchestra on Sunday in Washington D.C. along with 7 other horn players from across the US.

We are so proud of you!
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What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • NEW - Orchestra concert this Wednesday!
  • NEW - Thanksgiving Week information
  • NEW - November Snacks Signup
  • MB Uniform Care Reminders
  • NEW - Marching Band Families: Yard Signs
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • NEW - IMA Craft Show Volunteer Sign-Up.
  • ENDS THIS WEEK - IMA Citrus Sale ends November 11
  • ENDS THIS WEEK- Wreath Fundraiser ends November 11

Weekly Schedule

THIS WEEK:

Monday, November 7
  • Service Electric Pep Band (report to instrumental room @ 9:30am)
  • Easton/ P'Burg JV Game (report @ 5:30pm)


Tuesday, November 8
  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm (arrive by 5:45pm @ HS auditorium)


Wednesday, November 9

  • Easton/ P'Burg Luncheon (drum majors - formal attire)
  • Fall Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm (students report @ 5:30pm)


Thursday, November 10
  • LVHN Veteran's Day Performance, 10:00am (wind ensemble)
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 8:00pm (sectionals to start by 5:30pm)


Friday, November 11
  • END: FRUIT SALE
  • END: WREATH SALE


Saturday, November 12


NEXT WEEK:

Monday, November 14

  • Guard Rehearsal, 3:00 - 6:00pm


Tuesday, November 15

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm
  • IMA Meeting, 7:00 - 8:00pm


Wednesday, November 16

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm


Thursday, November 17

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 8:00pm


Friday, November 18

  • Brass Quintet Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:00 - 7:00pm


Saturday, November 19

  • Herald Trumpets, 4:00 - 4:15pm


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

Event/ General Information

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Fall Orchestra Concert: Wednesday, November 09

Our Fall Orchestra concert will take place this Wednesday at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held in the HS auditorium and will include our chamber strings, 9th grade orchestra, & 10 - 12 symphony orchestra.


Admission is free.


Doors open at 6:30 PM.


This is a unique concert, as it will feature music from the movies. Tell friends & family to come join us as we present our first orchestra concert of the year!


DRESS REHEARSAL: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thanksgiving Week Information (Marching Band)

Below is the schedule for our marching band students the week of Thanksgiving.


Monday, November 21:

  • Elementary Pep Rallies (full band) - during school day
  • Powderpuff Game (full band) - report to EAHS @ 4:45 PM


Tuesday, November 22:

  • Easton/ P'Burg Band Dance (full band) - report to EAHS @ 5:15 PM


Wednesday, November 23:

  • EAHS Pep Rally (all instrumental) - during school day
  • Bonfire Parade (full band) - report to EAHS @ 4:30 PM


Thursday, November 24:

  • Easton v. Phillipsburg Game (full band) - report to EAHS @ 8:00 AM



The only event that students will uniforms for is the game on Thursday.

Snacks Needed for November - please donate

Sign-up to donate snacks for the band. It's a busy month of band events as we approach Thanksgiving Day events! Thanks in advance. You can follow this link to donate:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48A5AB2EA0FBC07-october

Marching Band Senior Families - Yard Signs

Every marching band senior will receive a yard sign to be placed outside their house the week of Thanksgiving. This yard sign is customized for each student and has been a big hit in past years. Students will be completing a Google Form this week with their information.


In addition, students will have the option to have their car decorated & have breakfast together on Wednesday, November 23 after sleeping out for the bonfire.

Marching Band Uniform Care Reminders

Please see below for helpful reminders regarding care for the marching band uniforms:



  • Sweat collars should be removed from the jacket and washed with mild detergent on gentle cycle (or hand washed). Hang to dry.
  • When the jacket is hanging at home, remove it from the garment bag. Keep the jacket on the hanger it was distributed on and let hang outside of garment bag.

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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

FUNDRAISING

Fall Craft Show - Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for help Friday night to set-up and throughout the event on Saturday. There are several different time slots to spread the work around as much as possible - many hands make light work! We are also looking for food donations for our concession stand and bake sale table.

There are several pages on this signup to consolidate all the volunteer and food requests into one list. Please scroll through the complete list when considering how to help.

As always, we appreciate all your help to make this a successful fundraiser for our students and our program.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48A5AB2EA0FBC07-fall
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2022 Wreath Fundraiser - Ends this week!

The IMA has teamed up again this season with Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center

We will be offering wreaths, poinsettias (both coupons and plants for delivery), grave blankets, white pine roping and cemetery logs.

The sale begins Monday Oct 31 and runs through Friday Nov 11

Delivery of items will be Saturday, Dec 10 from 930-1230 at Raub's Farm (same date/time as the Fruit Sale delivery!)

Extra coupon-only pickup will be Tues Nov 29 from 445-515pm at EAHS outside the instrumental room


Website for online ordering is - Wreath Sale 2022 – Instrumental Music Association (eahsmusic.org)

The IMA annual citrus sale is officially underway and ends this week!


This is one of the biggest fundraisers we do as an organization, so we need everyone to participate to make this a HUGE success! All of your favorites are back again, including 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 10th and will accept orders until Sunday, November 13th. https://freshfruitorder.org/EAHSmusic/

2. PDF PACKET - students will receive packets this week with instructions for the sale. In Person orders are due Friday, November 11th.

3. DIRECT SHIP - For the third straight 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 9th with pick up on Saturday, December 10th at Raub’s Farm.


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

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.