Weekly Update - 11/28


This Week's Edition:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • NEW - Uniform Update
  • UPDATED - Orchestra Uniform Contracts Overdue
  • UPDATED - Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information
  • NEW - Wind Ensemble Concert Information
  • NEW - Christmas & All That Jazz Information
  • NEW - Orchestra Dress Rehearsal - Winter Concert
  • Winter Wreath Pickups
  • NEW - Volunteers needed for wreath distribution
  • Volunteers needed for fruit sale distribution.
  • Uniform Pillow Sale Pick Up Date
  • UPDATED - Merchandise Update
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Weekly Schedule (November 28 - December 11, 2021)

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30

  • Marching Band Rehearsal, 3:00 - 5:00pm @ EAHS
  • Winter Wreath and Coupon Pickup, 5:00 - 5:30pm outside rehearsal room

Wednesday, December 1

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 2

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

Saturday, December 4

  • Winter Wreath Pickup, 1:00 - 3:00pm @ Raub Farm (1459 Tatamy Road Easton PA)
  • Philadelphia Holiday Parade, 1:30 - 9:00pm


Monday, December 6

  • Winter Choral Concert, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Wednesday, December 8

  • Chamber Strings, 2:45 - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 9

  • Jazz Band Rehearsal, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, December 11

  • Fruit Pickup
  • Band Pillow Pickup, 10:00am - 12:00pm @ EAHS Instrumental room
  • Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:00 - 8:00pm
    Students report @ 5:30pm

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

Uniform Update

Please make sure to clean your sweat collar and air out your band jacket. Steam your jacket and ensure that your white pants are hung on the hanger correctly. Take a moment to wipe down your band shoes and ensure that your white pants are clean and ready for the upcoming parade.

If you have any concerns, please reach out to uniforms@eahsmusic.org or ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

Orchestra / Wind Ensemble Uniforms & Contracts

There are still students that need to hand in their Orchestra/Wind Ensemble uniform contracts. These contracts are past due. Please send in your contracts and payments as soon as possible.

If you have any concerns, please reach out to uniforms@eahsmusic.org.

Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Holiday Parade Information - Saturday, December 04

Please see below for details regarding the Philadelphia Holiday Parade.

Date: Saturday, December 04

Report Time: 1:30pm @ EAHS

Bus Departs: 1:45pm

Parade Starts: 4:30pm (Center City ending at City Hall)

Estimated Time of Arrival Back at EAHS: 9:00pm

Attire: Full uniform (white pants)

The parade steps off at 2nd & East Market Street and will travel west to City Hall. It will then turn right onto North Broad Street. Easton is almost the last unit in the parade (#53).

This is the first time this parade is being held - we hope you can come & support the band in this parade!

Winter Wind Ensemble Concert

The EAHS Wind Ensemble will host their winter concert on Saturday, December 11 beginning at 7p in the auditorium. Student report time is 5:00p.

Students should wear their wind ensemble uniforms. Uniforms remain at the school, with the exception of students in jazz band & chamber strings.

We look forward to seeing you at this concert!

Christmas...and all that Jazz Information

The jazz band will be hosting our 2nd annual "Christmas...and all that Jazz" concert on Saturday, December 18. The event will begin at 7p in the EAHS instrumental music room.

The concert is FREE to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated. An RSVP is required, as there is limited space in the rehearsal room. Information on how to RSVP will be sent out later this week.

Thank you!

Winter Orchestra Concert Dress Rehearsal

This EAHS orchestras will have their winter dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 16. The rehearsal will take place from 6 - 8p in the HS auditorium.


Winter Wreath Pickup

For your convenience, IMA has set up two opportunities to pick up your wreaths / poinsettias. Thanks so much for your order and support of the IMA!

Tuesday, November 30th, 5:00 - 5:30pm outside instrumental room.

Pick up for Wreaths and More Coupons ONLY. Jen Mazur will be parked in the blue Toyota Scion (looks like a toaster) - if you have any issues please text or call 610-390-4954.

Saturday, December 4th, 1:00 - 3:00pm @ Raub Farm (1459 Tatamy Road Easton PA)

Pick up for Wreaths and More coupons AND other items. If you have a conflict due to the Philadelphia Holiday Parade, the Raub family will hold your items for pick up on Sunday, Dec 5th.

Volunteer Opportunity for distributing wreaths

This sign up genius link below is for the Wreath Fundraiser Saturday Dec 4th.
Thank you so much for considering volunteering to help as we know this date overlaps with the Philadelphia parade! Only need a few volunteers are needed, if you're able to help thank you so much!! Also, if your kids need volunteer hours, there are spots set aside for students!


Volunteer Opportunity! Help with distribution of Fruit Sale

Here is another great opportunity for adults and students to help out the IMA - help with the sorting and distribution of the fruit orders.

This sign-up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45a8af23aa8-fruit is for both students and adults for volunteering on Dec. 10 or Dec. 11th - you choose!

Thanks as always for supporting the IMA!

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!

Merchandise Sale Update

Online Sale Update: Due to shipping delays the orders are not done yet. It will likely be another couple of weeks, I will keep you all posted and let you know when they can be picked up.

In-stock Merchandise: We still have a few shirts, black beanie hats, varsity striped scarves, and red embroidered blankets in stock - all perfect Christmas gifts for Rover fans! If anyone is interested please email me at the address below and we can make arrangements for you to get the items.

New Sweatshirt Style: A few of you reached out asking to order the charcoal crew neck sweatshirt with the front pocket, the order form is attached. Order forms are due no later than Friday, December 10. Orders can be paid by cash or check made payable to IMA.

LAST CHANCE for JACKETS!! The red windbreaker student jacket has been discontinued by the manufacturer. There are still some quantities available, but not many. Therefore we would like to offer one last chance for students to get them. We are including the black pullover as well in case that is also discontinued by next fall. Orders may be placed online at the IMA website, or by the attached order form. All orders must be received no later than Friday, December 10.

Please note: Crew Neck and Jacket orders will be placed with our vendor on Monday, December 13. They are not expected to be delivered in time for Christmas, so please keep that in mind when planning your order.

Please feel free to email merchandise@eahsmusic.org if any questions. Thank you.

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.