September 25 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • THANK YOU - First Flags
  • NEW - MB Uniform Care Reminders
  • Rutgers vs. Michigan Game Ticket Information
  • Band Picture Day Ordering Link
  • SAVE THE DATE: Band Senior Night
  • NEW - Chicken BBQ Dinner at Raub's Farm!
  • IMA Fall Craft Show
  • REMINDER - Snack Sign Up Genius
  • Band App - PLEASE JOIN!

Weekly Schedule


Monday, September 26
  • Flag Sectional, 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Majorette Sectional, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Tuesday, September 27

  • Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm
  • Orchestra Uniform Fittings, 5:15 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, September 28

  • Orchestra Uniform Fittings, 5:15 - 8:00pm

Thursday, September 29

  • Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm
  • Orchestra Uniform Fittings, 5:15 - 8:00pm
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, September 30

  • Away Game vs. Pocono Mountain East, 4:30pm report @ EAHS


Monday, October 3

  • Guard Rehearsal, 3:00 - 6:00pm
  • Choir Concert, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 4

  • Band Rehearsal, 2:45 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 5

  • Band Council, 6:30am

Thursday, October 6
  • Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 8:00pm (8th grade band rehearsal w/ HS)

Friday, October 7

  • Home Game vs. Bethlehem Catholic, 5:30pm report time @ Cottingham.

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

Event/ General Information

Host Families Needed - PLEASE READ!

In October, we are hosting approximately 40 students from Flensburg, Germany as a part of an exchange program between both of our jazz bands. In order to make this experience possible, we are in need of host families to house students from Germany from October 10 - 16, 2022.

Please see more information on the form below. If you are interested, please submit that form.


To view a sample schedule for hosts, please see below:

Monday, October 10

3:45 p.m. Arrival at Newark International

7:00 p.m. Arrival at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

Meet host families and depart for homes – provide snack/ dinner

Tuesday, October 11

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

7:00 a.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

7:00 p.m. Host pick up at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

Wednesday, October 12

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

7:00 a.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

6:00 p.m. Host pick up at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

Thursday, October 13

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

7:00 a.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

9:30 p.m. Pick Up from EAHS

Friday, October 14

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

7:00 a.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

2:20 p.m. Depart w/ host families for home - Provide dinner to students

5:00 p.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room for football game

11:00 p.m. Host pick up from EAHS Instrumental Music Room

Saturday, October 15

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

8:00 a.m. Drop Off at EAHS for NYC

10:30 p.m. Host Family Pick Up at EAHS

Sunday, October 16

Provide Breakfast to students (cereal, eggs, oatmeal, etc.)

Free Time with Host Families - Provide Lunch

2:00 p.m. Drop Off at EAHS Instrumental Music Room

Rehearsal with jazz bands

5:00 p.m. Farewell Dinner w/ host families & jazz bands

6:30 p.m. Combined Jazz Concert with Flensburg & EAHS


Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make our First Flag Band Festival a success! It took a huge village to pull off an event of this caliber and it is because of every person who donated time, money, baked goods, etc. that we were able to be successful.

A special thank you to Rhonda Gillespie & Jennifer Martellucci, coordinators of this year's festival and for Jennifer Smith for taking care of many of the logistical aspects.


MB 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.
  • Dry cleaning receipts for instrumental uniforms should be submitted in an envelope with student name - dry cleaning to Mrs. Niosi by October 30. This is to ensure all jackets are cared for properly.
  • 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.


  • Instrumentalists should return their white pants on Friday, 9/30 when reporting for the away game vs. Pocono Mountain East.
  • If a student has an excused absence for Friday, they should bring their pants on Thursday, 9/29.

Updated: Rutgers vs. Michigan Game - TICKET INFORMATION

Our marching band will be playing at the Rutgers vs. Michigan Game on Saturday, November 05.

The game time will not be announced until a few weeks prior to the game. This is determined by the Big Ten. Our band will be partaking in the following opportunities:

Rehearsal w/ Rutgers prior to kick off

Participate in pregame festivities w/ Rutgers

Play in the stands during the game

Perform @ halftime w/ Rutgers band

To purchase tickets as spectators, please click the link below. This is directly through Rutgers Athletics. This is NOT for members of the marching band, only for friends & family if you wish to attend. There are TWO options:

  • End zone seats for $35/ each
  • Home side seats for $60 - 65/ each

To view the seating chart for Rutgers, click here.

Band Picture Day Ordering Link

To order full band OR section pictures from the marching band picture day in August, please click on the link below.

Christmas City Ordering Site


Parents/ Guardians & Family: please save the date Friday, October 21 for our band senior night.

All band seniors will be recognized at halftime on the 21st. The full band will perform our field show at pregame.

First Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner

Support the Instrumental Music Program while enjoying a delicious BBQ chicken dinner with a dine-in option at Raub’s Farm Market or pick up your dinner for take out.

$15 meal includes

  • Chicken leg quarter with BBQ sauce on the side
  • Two sides: potato salad, coleslaw, or baked beans
  • Dinner roll with butter
  • Soda or bottled water
  • Dessert

Date and location

  • Sunday, October 9 from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Raub’s Farm Market located at 1459 Tatamy Road, Easton, PA 18045
  • The pep band will be performing

Order your dinner

  • Pay for your ($15/order) when picking up your dinner at Raub’s Farm Market.
  • Please submit a new form for each dinner order.

You can pre-order your dinner here:


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IMA Fall Craft Show - coming November 12th!

The EAHS Instrumental Music Association will be holding its biannual craft show on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Easton Area High School cafeteria.

This event is an important fundraiser for the IMA and provides invaluable support for the instrumental students at the high school.

As we have done in the past, our show is open to both crafters and vendors.
Please indicate on the application if you are a crafter or a vendor. Applications

are available on our website and can be downloaded below.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gretchen Burwell at or text/call (484) 903-2350.

Current Sign Ups

September Snack Sign Up Genius

Please see the sign up genius below if you are willing to donate snacks for various events/ rehearsals throughout the month of September.

Band App - Please Join!

The band app is used as an additional tool for communication (in addition to these newsletters). It is highly encouraged that every parent/ guardian join our band app for this year to stay up to date on events & important information within the program.

To join, please click on this link:

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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.