November 28 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • MB Uniform Care Reminders
  • UPDATED - Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information (Sat., Dec. 03)
  • REMINDER - PMEA D10 Audition Information
  • COMING SOON - Christmas...and all that Jazz information
  • NEW - December concerts & performances
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • LAST DAY - Sportswear Sale!
  • NEW - Shammy Shine Car Wash Fundraiser

Weekly Schedule


Monday, November 28


Tuesday, November 29

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

Wednesday, November 30

  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 1

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

Saturday, December 3

  • Philadelphia Holiday Parade, report 2:00pm
  • PMEA D10 Auditions, report @ Parkland HS (time TBD)


Monday, December 5

  • Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday, December 6

  • Orchestra Council, 6:40am

Wednesday, December 7

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 8

  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, December 9

  • Chamber Strings performances (5:00pm @ public market & 7:30pm @ Kiwanis)
  • END: Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser

Saturday, December 10

  • Fruit & Wreath Sale Pick Up @ Raub's Farms
  • Winter Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:00pm (student report @ 4:00pm)

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

Event/ General Information

Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information

The Philadelphia Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, December 03.

STUDENT REPORT TIME @ EAHS: 2:00 PM (this has been updated 15 minutes)

  • Students should pack a dinner with them.



The parade steps off from 2nd and East Market Street. It will travel west to City Hall where it will turn right and will go into the telecast area, then turn right onto North Broad Street and the parade officially ends at Broad and Arch Street.

The parade is televised, however, they do not guarantee they will show every group due to commercials.

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.

PMEA D10 Audition Information

PMEA D10 Band & Orchestra auditions will take place on Saturday, December 03 @ Parkland HS.

For students auditioning, please read this important information below:

  1. You must arrange your own transportation to & from Parkland HS that day. School transportation is not provided. Our audition time is usually early in the morning, so it will not conflict with the parade later on that afternoon.
  2. You must have an original copy of the music. Be sure to check you have the correct edition.
  3. Read through all requirements regarding what movements to be preparing, scales, octaves, rhythms specified, etc.
  4. ** ALL STUDENTS AUDITIONING MUST schedule a time to be heard prior to auditions on 12/03. We can treat this like a mock audition to help prepare you for auditions.

Christmas...and all that Jazz (COMING SOON)

Save the date for our THIRD annual Christmas...and all that Jazz event!

What is it?

A laid-back evening in our instrumental music room with our jazz band performing holiday & big band classics.

Cookies & assorted holiday treats are provided.


Saturday, December 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm

Stay tuned for more information!

December Concerts & Performances

Please see the list below for all performances & events occurring throughout the month of December.

Philadelphia Holiday Parade

  • Saturday, December 03 (see above)

Chamber Strings @ Public Market & Palmer Kiwanis

  • Friday, December 09 5:00 PM

Winter Wind Ensemble Concert

  • Saturday, December 10 7:00 PM

Christmas...and all that Jazz

  • Saturday, December 17 6:00 PM

Winter Orchestra Concert

  • Monday, December 19 7:00 PM

* Dress rehearsal: Wednesday, December 14 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Middle School Showcase Concert (more info to come)

  • Tuesday, December 20 (during school)

* Marching Band, Choir & 9 - 12 orchestras

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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


Sportswear Sale - ENDS TONIGHT!

Our annual fall online sale is open now and will run through midnight on Monday, Nov 28. We have your favorites as well as some new designs!

Barring any unexpected holiday-related supply chain issues, orders will be ready for pickup the week of Dec 19th - just in time for Christmas!

If you have any questions please reach out to Charity Piomelli at

Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser


Winter is coming! Which unfortunately means so is the road salt... but you can stay on top of it with Shammy Shine gift cards.

The IMA is selling $10 and $25 gift cards now through December 9th, with pickup at the high school the week of December 19th. The IMA earns 30% of every card sold, so it's a great way to pick up that extra gift or stocking stuffer while helping out the band!

Please have your student return the tally sheet only with payment to Fundraising Box in the rehearsal room by the end of day on Friday, December 9th.

If you have any questions, please email Charity Piomelli at

If you'd like to bundle your cards with a car magnet or lanyard, email me to find out how!

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.