As we strive to create one of the nation’s finest music programs, we are kicking off our second annual March Forth fundraiser. This fundraiser will last through March 4th, which is known as “National Marching Band Day.” As our program grows, we want to continue to be able to provide EVERY student with the tools they need to be successful.
What is the March Forth campaign?
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 a substantial amount of money to not only maintain, but also to grow a quality music program. With your help, we hope to provide some of the following in the near future:
Six $1,000 scholarships
Private lesson subsidies ($750 for one year’s worth of lessons)
Guest clinicians ($500 for one clinician)
Concert tuba ($6,000 each)
It costs approximately $75,000 to maintain the programs the IMA supports on an annual basis. Your unrestricted donation helps us to defray the costs to not only maintain, but grow the program.
Donate to March Forth
Donate and spread the word about March Forth to help us reach our campaign goal.
We are looking forward to welcoming our 8th grade instrumental music families to the high school next year! We will be holding an informational night for you and your student on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting is for all 8th grade instrumental music students, including instrumentalists and color guard students.
The purpose of the meeting is to familiarize yourself with our high school music program. You will receive information regarding dates for next year, hear from current high school instrumental music students, discuss scheduling, learn about upcoming 8th grade evaluations, and opportunities for the 2021 – 2022 school year. More information is available on the 8th grade instrumental music flyer (pdf), which includes quotes from current high school students and pictures from this past year.
If you are unable to attend, please email Mr. Ballentine at email@example.com by Wednesday, January 20 so we can plan accordingly.
The IMA knows the Instrumental Music Program at Easton Area High School is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We want you to be able to stay connected to the program, to hear about upcoming events where you can support our Rover performers and programs, and to participate in or support fundraisers.
We are going to hold our April IMA meeting, virtually, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. A link to the meeting will be distributed a few days before the meeting. The main topics of the meeting include:
Updates about schedules and events.
Voting on IMA board members for the 2020-2021 school year (the list will be distributed before the meeting).
Voting on a proposed amendment to the IMA by-laws (the amendment will be distributed before the meeting).
Provide financial updates.
If you know someone who may be interested in serving on the IMA board for next year, please submit their name to Regina Gangemi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
As we work through the cancellations and restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to keep everyone informed of events previously scheduled for the next few weeks. We will communicate any updates as they arise.
New dates have yet to be determined.
Individual band and orchestra pictures
8th grade evaluations
Steel Stacks Jazz Festival on March 29
Panera Bread Night on March 17; April 7 is still scheduled at this time
Wilson Jazz Festival on March 21
Guard Clinic #2 on March 23
PMEA Region Band though students will have the option to audition online for All-State
Spring Craft Show
As of now, the Spring Craft Show is still scheduled for Saturday, April 4. However, we’ve tentatively secured Saturday, April 25 as an alternate date should we need it. We hope to make a decision soon about the craft show, and we will convey that decision to the IMA and our vendors.