April 17 Newsletter


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What's Included:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • UPCOMING: Jazz Festival - Saturday, April 29
  • NEW: Jazz Festival Sign Up Genius
  • COMING SOON: IMA Spring Bingo
  • NEW: Bingo Sign Up Geniuses
  • DUE MAY 01: Instrumental Music Awards Banquet
  • Eagles Game Ticket Raffle - ongoing
  • UPCOMING: Small Ensembles Concert - Wednesday, May 01
  • Instrumental Music Department Concert/ Event Dates
  • Summer Dates 2023 released
  • NEW: Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser
  • RaiseRight Fundraising Opportunity

Weekly Schedule


Monday, April 17

  • Winter Guard, 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • Jazz Lab, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Chipotle Fundraiser, 5:00 - 9:00pm
  • BEGIN: Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 18

  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Guard Clinic, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 19

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

Thursday, April 20

  • PMEA All State Conference
  • Girls' Lacrosse Senior Night (report 4:50p, play @ 5p)
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Guard Clinic, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 21

  • PMEA All State Conference
  • Drum Major Clinic #4, 2:30 - 4:00pm

Monday, April 24

  • National Honor Society Induction (Chamber Strings perform; report 6:15pm)
  • Winter Guard, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, April 25

  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Guard Clinic, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 26

  • Band Council, 6:40am
  • Chamber Strings, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Tuba Lessons, 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • Winter Guard, 4:45 - 6:45pm

Thursday, April 27

  • Jazz Lab, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Jazz Band, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Guard Clinic, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 28

  • Boys' Volleyball Senior Night Pep Band (4:45pm report)

Saturday, April 29

  • EAHS Jazz Festival (starts 5:00pm) - jazz report 2:30pm

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

Event/ General Information

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EAHS Jazz Festival - Saturday, April 29

Our jazz festival is fast approaching! Please see the details below:

DATE: Saturday, April 29

TIME: Performances begin @ 5:00p; Doors open @ 4:30p

ADMISSION: $10 adults; $5 for students/ seniors 65+

*tickets are cash only

The festival will include over 10 bands, including our own EAHS jazz band, EAHS jazz lab and EAMS jazz band!

In addition, there will be food available for purchase & candy grams to send to your favorite students!

We hope to see you there for this great event!

EAHS Jazz Festival Sign Up Genius

We are in need of several donations & volunteers to make our jazz festival a success. Please see the sign up genius below if you are willing to help support this GREAT event!

Donations & Candy Grams Sign Up Genius

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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.

Bingo Sign Up Geniuses

We are in need of volunteers & MANY donations for our annual designer purse bingo. Please see the links below for how you can help:

Volunteer Sign Up Genius

Donations Sign Up Genius

Tricky Tray Sign Up Genius

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2023 Instrumental Music Banquet - DUE MAY 01, 2023


It is a GREAT event!

There are TWO ways to do this:

  1. All families were mailed invitations via USPS in early April. Complete the hard copy invitation and follow the return instructions.
  2. Complete the online RSVP option at https://eahsmusic.org/.

Event Details:

DATE: Sunday, June 04, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM

LOCATION: The Palace Center (Allentown, PA)

COST: Free for all students; guests of students $40/ person

RSVP: every student should RSVP by May 01, 2023

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Do you like the Philadelphia Eagles?

YOU have the chance to win a pair of Eagles tickets for ONE game of the 23 - 24 season! The exact game will be confirmed once the fall schedule is announced.

Section 227

Row 29

Seats 1-2

Ticket Cost: $10.00/ entry

Tickets will be available to purchase at several upcoming events:

April 29 EAHS Jazz Festival

May 3 Small Ensemble Concert

May 7 Bingo

May 12 Spring Band Concert

May 13 Jazz Band Saturday Night Swing

May 19 Orchestra Concert

June 4 Instrumental Music Banquet - Winner drawn

Those not planning to attend these events can contact Mrs. Franklin for individual purchases at finman@eahsmusic.org.

(Note: this is a general fundraiser for the IMA)

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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Shammy Shine Gift Card Fundraiser


Extend spring cleaning to your car with a Shammy Shine gift card!

The IMA is selling $10 and $25 gift cards now through May 5th, with pickup at the high school during the May 12th concert. The IMA earns 30% of every card sold, so it's a great way to take care of routine car maintenance while helping out the band & orchestra!

Shammy Shine offers many services, including free self-service vacuums with every wash. Full details on their website https://www.shammyshine.com/.

Cards may be ordered using a credit card at this link, or by cash/check (made payable to IMA). If paying by cash or check, please have your student return the tally sheet only with payment to the Fundraising Box in the rehearsal room by the end of day on Friday, May 5th.

If you have any questions, please email Charity Piomelli at merchandise@eahsmusic.org.

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.