February 26 Newsletter


What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • NEW: Noto Coupon Pickup
  • Donations for Pit Orchestra Dinners
  • Musical Concession - Donations and Volunteers Needed!
  • SENIORS: IMA Scholarship Information
  • DUE MARCH 6: WE Audition Information ('23 - 24 school year)
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • Summer Dates 2023 released
  • March Forth Fundraising Campaign is here!!
  • NEW: Designer Purse Bingo
  • RaiseRight Fundraising Opportunity

Weekly Schedule


Sunday, February 26
  • Jazz Band @ Steel Stacks, report time: 3:30pm

Monday, February 27
  • Pit Orchestra, 3:00 - 8:00pm
  • Noto Hoagie Coupon pickup, 5:15 - 6:00pm, outside of the music room entrance.
  • Guard, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, February 28

  • Pit Orchestra, 3:00 - 8:00pm
  • Noto Hoagie Coupon pickup, 7:00 - 8:00pm, outside of the music room entrance
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 1

  • Pit Orchestra, 3:00 - 8:00pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm

Thursday, March 2

  • EAHS Musical

Friday, March 3

  • EAHS Musical

Saturday, March 4

  • EAHS Musical


Sunday, March 5

  • EAHS Musical

Monday, March 6

  • Jazz Lab, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Winter Guard, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Wednesday, March 8

  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Winter Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm

Thursday, March 9

  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Region Orchestra

Friday, March 10

  • Region Orchestra concert, 7:00pm

Saturday, March 11

  • Steinart High School Jazz Festival

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

Event/ General Information

Noto Coupon Pickup

Kara Howe will be available outside the band rehearsal room Monday the 27th from 5:15 - 6:00pm and Tuesday the 28th from 7:00 - 8:00pm to hand out Noto Coupons to those who ordered them.

Pit Orchestra Dinners

The IMA provides dinner to the students in the Pit Orchestra during full dress rehearsal days (Fri. 2/24, Mon. 2/27, Tues. 2/28, Wed. 3/1). We are asking for help with donations of fruit, dessert & meals on 2 of the nights, along with volunteers to help serve/clean-up each night. Please remember NO NUTS in any of the products donated.

Please contact Jennifer Smith (imajennifersmith@gmail.com) with any questions. Thank you!!


Musical Concession

Once again this year we will be selling snacks and drinks at each of the Easton Area High School Musical performances of Once Upon a Mattress. Please consider donating an item and/or volunteering to help during one of the performances. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation that can be used to purchase items needed instead, please reach out to Lee Ann Kubbishun (lkubbishun@yahoo.com) or Kim Crawford (kscraw1978@gmail.com).


IMA Scholarship Information - DUE APRIL 04

*Attention ALL Seniors*

The IMA will once again award six $1,000 scholarships this year to the seniors in the instrumental music program. The IMA Scholarship Application will be available Tuesday, February 7, on the EAHS Scholarship Website at scholarships.eastonsd.org.

The application and recommendations will be submitted online this year. The deadline to return the application is Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

There will be an informational Zoom meeting about scholarships at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 8. The link will be posted on the website and the senior class Schoology page.

We look forward to reading and considering your application.

*Questions regarding the IMA Scholarship can be directed to Mrs. Jennifer Brunetti at scholarships@eahsmusic.org

Wind Ensemble Audition Information

Any band instrumentalists in grades 9 - 11 interested in auditioning for wind ensemble/ symphony orchestra for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please read this informational document. That document includes:

  • Required scales/ rudiments
  • Excerpts
  • Google form to submit all videos

Auditions are due via video by Monday, March 06.

I look forward to hearing your auditions!

Full Instrumental Department Dates 2022 - 2023

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

2023 Summer Dates

For planning purposes, please see a list of TENTATIVE summer dates, including both strings camp & band camp.

Please note, an official list of 2023 - 2024 dates will be sent out towards the end of this school year.


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March Forth Campaign - ENDS MARCH 04!

March 04 is known as “National Marching Arts Day.” To tie into this day, we are opening the March Forth fundraiser for one month with a goal of $15,000 in unrestricted funds. It is a large sum of money, but if 500 people donated $30, we would reach our goal! All donations are tax deductible.

It costs approximately $80,000 to maintain the programs the IMA supports on an annual basis. Through the donations of many over the past three years, some of what we have been able to provide includes:

  • Maintaining instruments & uniforms
  • Student leadership seminars (Drum Major Academy, etc.)
  • Provide six $1,000 scholarships on an annual basis to graduating seniors
  • Bring in guest clinicians/ private lessons
  • Purchase new instruments & cases
  • Offset costs of travel within the instrumental music program


There are THREE ways to make a donation:

  1. The IMA website (www.eahsmusic.org) – donate & pay all online!
  2. Paper form (check/ cash) – attached to this email
  3. Facebook @ Easton Area High School Instrumental Music Association

50% of any contributions received for the March Forth campaign that are affiliated with a band/ orchestra student can go towards their trip contributions. Unfortunately, we are not able to have any Facebook contributions count towards student contribution goals.

Please consider donating today: https://eahsmusic.org/general/march-forth-2023/

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Designer Purse Bingo!

Come join us for this year’s IMA Designer Purse Bingo! This important fundraiser for the IMA offers a fun time of playing bingo to win some high-quality purses while also trying your luck at some handsome door prizes and tricky tray items. Tell all your family and friends.

  • Date: Sunday,May 7, 2023

  • Time: Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; games begin at 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Easton Area High School cafeteria

  • Tickets: $30.00 per ticket

To make this bingo fundraiser a real success, the IMA needs your help. To volunteer, contact Kathy Raub at bingo@eahsmusic.org or (610) 597-7473 to help with some of the following:

  • Get sponsors; organize tricky trays, purses, and door prizes; set up for the Designer Purse Bingo; check people in on the day of the event; sell bingo boards, tricky tray tray tickets, 50/50 tickets on the day of the event

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS for Designer Purse Bingo on the IMA website.

Raise Right - Fundraising Opportunity

An EASY & EFFECTIVE means of fundraising! 100% of the amount fundraised goes to helping offset student contributions for our upcoming travel opportunities.

Participants can buy gift cards at face value. There is a percentage listed that you earn for every purchase. Gift cards are either instant download and/ or physical gift cards. You can then spend the gift cards as you would normally, knowing you helped fundraise!


Click here to learn more about the program, create your account & begin fundraising! Friends & family can help fundraise anywhere in the country - it is a great way to get relatives involved who may not be able to participate in our normal fundraisers.

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.