Weekly Update - 9/5
EASTON AREA HS - INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ASSOCIATION
This Week's Edition:
- Weekly Schedule
- Uniform Contracts Reminder - PAST DUE
- NEW - Canteen Snacks Donations Needed
- Date Modifications
- NEW - IMA Meeting Reminder
- NEW - Marching Band Photo Orders
- Jacket Sale
- Marching Band Uniform Pillow Sale
- Reminder - Yankee Candle Sale
Reminder - Mums Delivery Volunteers Needed
- Reminder - Orchestra Uniform Volunteers Needed
- Reminder - Band Uniform Dry Cleaning Information
- Band App
Weekly Schedule (September 5 - September 11, 2021)
- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 7
- Band Rehearsal, 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ EAHS
Wednesday, September 8
- HS Open House, 6:00pm
Thursday, September 9
- Band Rehearsal, 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ EAHS
- Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Uniform Fittings @ EAHS
Friday, September 10
- Away Game vs. Freedom, 5:00pm @ EAHS
Saturday, September 11
- Mums Pick-up, 3:00pm @ Raub's Farm
Stay up to date by viewing our online calendar on our website!
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 email@example.com.
Canteen Snacks Donations Needed
Now that school is back in full swing, we need to restock the canteen with healthy snack choices for the kids during rehearsals. The signup genius has full details of what items and quantities are needed. As a reminder, all items must be individually wrapped, and we can't accept any peanut butter items. Chips and cookies are also not able to be used for snacks.
Any questions please reach out to Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance. Every donation helps!
REHEARSAL TIME CHANGES/ ADDITIONS
MB Rehearsals (Week of 9/13):
Tuesday (9/14) will now be a 6 - 8 PM rehearsal & Thursday (9/16) will now be a 3 - 5 PM rehearsal. This is to accommodate having 8th grade students come to rehearse with us in preparation for 8th grade band night.
The previous schedule had Thursday as the evening practice. This conflicted with the EAMS Open House.
Percussion/ Guard Sectionals:
In preparation for completing our show and beginning our festival performances, we have added TWO percussion & guard sectionals. These sectionals will take place on:
Monday, September 13
Monday, September 20
For both dates, rehearsal will be from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding either of these schedule items, please contact Mr. Ballentine directly at email@example.com.
Marching Band Photo Order Form
All orders are shipped directly to your home address.
IMA General Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 7pm
2601 William Penn Highway
Meeting held at the EAHS Cafeteria.
Coupons from the Mums sales will be available for pick-up after the meeting.
Come learn how the Beast from the East is so well run!
Yankee Candle Sale
Link to Signup Geniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4AA9AD2FA5F58-yankee
Orders can be placed beginning Monday 8/30 through Friday 9/17. Orders are due no later than September 17, 2021. To order, you can use the attached order form or check back on the IMA website (www.eahsmusic.org) later this week to order online. Any questions, please contact Charity Piomelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 908-752-1347.
Marching Band Uniform Pillows
We present the best way to honor our current and past marching band students by providing the opportunity to own a piece of our history! We have created pillows using the uniforms that were worn from 2000 to 2020. This is a perfect graduation gift or holiday gift for any individuals that have or are currently paving the way for the “Beast from the East!” There is a limited stock available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. This fundraiser benefits the Instrumental Music Program and will be completed in time for the holidays!
Order yours today! https://eahsmusic.org/general/marching-band-uniform-pillows/
Mums Delivery - Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to assist with delivering mums and coupons on September 11 from 1:15pm - 5:00pm at Raub Farms. You can signup to help with the delivery on this sign-up link.
Remember: Many hands make light work!
Thank you for your support!
Calling all volunteers!
To do this, please view our website with step-by-step information on how to go about obtaining these.
Please be sure to also complete & return the volunteer form found under the strings camp/ band camp information sections of this newsletter. This form will also be mailed out in mid-July.
Additionally, if you are interested in serving as a nurse for the band during band camp & football games, please reach out to our medical coordinator, Mrs. Ferretti, at email@example.com.
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.
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.
PMEA D10 Band & Orchestra Auditions
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.
Orchestra Uniform Volunteers Needed
We need some volunteers to assist!
We will be fitting about 160 students for gowns and tuxes.
No experience or sewing expertise are required to help out, but your volunteer clearances are.
Please click here to sign up. Thank you!
AmazonSmile - support EAHS Music while you shop!
How does it work?
- Begin shopping at smile.amazon.com.
- If you’re not already, sign in with your Amazon credentials.
- From the “Pick your own charitable organization,” enter “Instrumental Music Association” and choose “Easton, PA.”
- Press “Select,” and begin shopping AND helping to raise money for the IMA!
What’s the catch?
- There’s no catch other than you must shop from smile.amazon.com.
- Amazon will not make donations to the IMA on qualifying purchases when orders are placed through amazon.com or from any Amazon shopping apps.
- Not all purchases are eligible even when placed through smile.amazon.com.
Band App - Stay Informed
The advantages of this app include:
- Notifications sent directly to phone or device.
- Instant communication to relay last-minute changes or details.
- Integrated calendar (with ability to import the calendar to your phone's calendar).
- Attachments tab to keep track of any forms.
It is recommended every parent/ guardian sign up for this app. To do so, please click this link. This group is specifically for any parent/ guardian of a student in the band or orchestra.