Weekly Update - 11/07


This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Fall Orchestra Concert Information
  • UPDATED - Orchestra Uniforms
  • NEW - Volunteers needed for Craft Show
  • NEW - Phantoms Ticket Pick Up
  • Phantoms Hockey Information
  • Let's keep those uniforms looking good!
  • Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information
  • NEW - Turkey Week Schedule of Events
  • UPDATED- The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is officially underway!
  • UPDATED - Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Sale ENDS Monday!
  • NEW - Uniform Pillow Sale - Pick Up Date
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Weekly Schedule (November 07 - 13, 2021)

Monday, November 8
  • Wreath & Poinsettia Sale ENDS
  • IMA Meeting, 7PM @ EAHS

Tuesday, November 9

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ 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

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

Friday, November 12

  • Philadelphia Holiday Parade Channel 6ABC release forms DUE
  • Phantoms Hockey Ticket Pick Up, 4:00 - 6:00pm @ EAHS

Saturday, November 13
  • Phantoms Hockey Game (students report 4:00pm @ EAHS)


Tuesday, November 16

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

Wednesday, November 17

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm

Thursday, November 18

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

Saturday, November 20

  • IMA Fall Craft Show, 9:00am - 2:00pm

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

Upcoming Events

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

Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Band Uniforms & Contracts

Concert week is here!

Orchestra students who ordered shoes can pick them up before or after dress rehearsal on Tuesday. Uniforms will be distributed before the concert Wednesday and collected afterward. Please see Mr. Ballentine’s concert announcement for further instructions.

Chamber Strings students will pick up their shoes and uniforms after their dress rehearsal Tuesday.

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

Volunteers Needed for the Craft Show

We’re excited to host our 24th annual fall craft show on Saturday, November 20 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Easton Area High School (through the cafeteria doors).

  • Over 120 crafters and vendors are registered this year
  • Expect some good eats at the food court
  • This public event is a big fundraiser for the IMA

In order to make this event a success, we need adult and student volunteers to help out. The volunteer positions are setup in 2 hour blocks - you do not need to volunteer for the whole day - any time is helpful.

We have the following positions available for adult volunteers:

  • For the early risers, we need people to: Sign-in vendors, set-up food, unload and carry crafts.
  • Throughout the day, we need people to serve and sell food.
  • For later risers, we need help carrying crafts back to vendors vehicles.


We have the following positions available for student volunteers:

  • For the early risers, we need people to: Sign-in vendors, set-up food, unload and carry crafts and make announcements.
  • Throughout the day, we need students to sell 50/50 tickets, sell treasure hunt tickets, make announcements, collect donations, and sell/serve food.


Please check out the sign up links to see how easy it is to donate your time for this important event!

Phantoms Ticket Pick Up

The Phantoms Hockey Game will take place this Saturday, November 13. For those who ordered tickets IN ADDITION TO THE STUDENT TICKET, pick up will take place on Friday, November 12 from 4 - 6p in the EAHS instrumental music room.

ALL STUDENT TICKETS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED. They will be given to the students on Saturday when we arrive at the PPL center.

Phantoms Hockey Game Pep Band Information

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!

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.

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.

Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information - Saturday, December 04

This year, our marching band will be performing in the Philadelphia Holiday Parade (this is INSTEAD of the West Chester Christmas Parade).

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

The 6ABC release forms are due back by Friday, November 12. Hard copies of this form can be found at the front of the room underneath the board.

Turkey Week 2021 - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

We are looking forward to Thanksgiving Week this year. With this, there are MANY events that occur throughout the week (& a few modifications this year). Please read the schedule below:

Monday, 11/22: Powderpuff Game (report at Cottingham 5:15p) - Easton attire

  • Game begins at 6:00p at Cottingham

Tuesday, 11/23: Easton/ P'Burg Band Dance (seniors only) - report to HS cafe by 4:45p

  • Dance will be held from 5:00 - 6:15p

Wednesday, 11/24: Easton Pep Rally & Bonfire Parade - report to HS by 2:30p

  • Busing provided to Cottingham Stadium from HS
  • More info to come

Thursday, 11/25: Easton vs. P'Burg Game - report to HS by 8:00a

  • Full Uniform (white pants - instrumentalists)


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The IMA Annual Citrus Sale is 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.

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Winter Wreath and Poinsettia Sale - ONGOING

You are able to order online at https://eahsmusic.org/general/wreath-sale-2021 up until Monday, November 08!

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 2:45pm

If you cannot pickup your order on Dec. 4th due to the Philadelphia Holiday Parade, orders will be held for pickup on Sunday at Raub's Farm.

There will be an additional pick-up date for coupons ONLY on Tuesday November 30th from 5:00 - 5:30pm in front of the Instrumental Room at the high school.

Uniform Pillow Sale - PICK UP DATE

To all those who purchased a marching band uniform pillow, pick up will take place on Saturday, December 11 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Pick up will take place in the EAHS instrumental music room.

The first batch of pillows have arrived back and look fantastic! We are anticipating all pillows to be completed by the end of November.

Thank you for your continued support!

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.