RSVP for Orchestra and Band Concerts

The Instrumental Music Program plans to host an outdoor concert for Orchestra and another outdoor concert for Band. Because seating is limited, attendees are required to RSVP to each event separately. Each concert requires a separate RSVP form to be submitted.

Orchestra Concert Details

  • Date: Wednesday, May 26 (rain date Thursday, May 27)
  • Time: Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and attendees may start arriving at 5:45 p.m.
  • Location: In front of the Easton Area High School main entrance.
  • Seating: Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.
  • Who can attend: One parent/guardian may attend for a junior, sophomore, or freshman student. Two parents/guardians may attend for a senior student.
  • RSVP deadline: Monday, May 24

Band Concert Details

  • Date: Thursday, June 3 (rain date Friday, June 4)
  • Time: Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and attendees may start arriving at 5:45 p.m.
  • Location: At the Easton Area High School turf field.
  • Seating: Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.
  • Who can attend: One parent/guardian may attend for a junior, sophomore, or freshman student. Two parents/guardians may attend for a senior student.
  • RSVP deadline: Tuesday, June 1

RSVP Form

Cousins Pizza Vouchers

The IMA has teamed up with Cousins Pizza at 1315 Tatamy Rd., Easton, PA 18045 to to sell 16-inch classic Neapolitan cheese pizza vouchers for $13 each. These vouchers are good through November 30, 2021.

Voucher information

  • Good for: 16-inch classic Neapolitan cheese pizza
  • Expiration: Vouchers good through November 30, 2021
  • Sale dates: May 3-17
  • Pick-up: Vouchers to be picked up the week of May 31. More details to come.
  • Questions: Contact Kathryn Raub at fundraising@eahsmusic.org

For students, here is a copy of the Cousins Pizza order form for paper-based sales.

Place your order

Instrumental Music Program Banquet 2021

  • Place: Forks Township Community Park amphitheater
  • Date: Saturday, June 5 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; rain date: Sunday, June 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Who will be attending: students involved with the instrumental program at EAHS and family members of seniors only
  • Costs: $0 per student; $25 per ticket for senior family members (up to 3 tickets)
  • Refunds: Tickets are non-refundable unless the banquet should be canceled, at which point partial refunds would be issued so the IMA can cover any of the banquet costs.
  • RSVP: Registration is closed.

March Forth: A Month of Giving to the EAHS Band and Orchestra

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.

GOAL: RAISE $15,000 BY
MARCH 4, 2021

Why $15,000?

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.

Information for Eighth Grade Instrumental Students

Students will begin to schedule for courses in February for the 2021-2022 school year. Please view the course registration guidelines below for what course to select for electives.

Course Registration

  • Band: Register for Freshman Band 9. This course meets on “A” Days. Students in this course will also participate in marching band.
  • Strings: Register for String Ensemble 9. This course meets on “B” Days.
  • Choir: Register for Choir 9. This course meets on “A” or “B” Days.
  • Band/Strings: Register for BOTH Freshman Band 9 and String Ensemble 9. Students in this course will also participate in marching band. There may also be an option titled Band/Strings 9.
  • Band/Strings/Choir: Register for one class titled: Freshman Band/Choir/Strings. Students in this course will also participate in marching band.
  • Students in color guard who also play an instrument will register for the respective course above.
  • The high school music department also has several offerings for class music, including: Piano Lab, Music Theory, Music Literature, Jazz Improvisation & Arranging, and Voice Lab.

If there is a conflict with a course, please do not worry. Feel free to email me at any time at ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

What to Expect

Color Guard

Students will receive information regarding clinics and auditions in February/ early March. These will take place throughout the spring and provide the students an opportunity to get to know each other, as well as begin to teach students the techniques they will learn in the high school program. Auditions will be held in April.

Orchestra

Students will be contacted in June 2021 with information regarding our Summer Strings Camp. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the high school and our orchestra program before the school year begins.

Band Instrumentalists

Students will be contacted in June 2021 with information regarding summer sectionals and Band Camp. Sectionals are small group practices, broken up by section. This provides students the opportunity to meet their section, get to know each other, and begin working on music and marching before Band Camp.

  • Percussionists: we typically conduct a percussion clinic in mid-June to assign parts for the upcoming marching season. The exact dates will be conveyed in the coming months.

Important Dates

Strings Camp

July 27-29

  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Band Camp

August 9-20

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 2:00-8:00 p.m.

August 23-26

  • 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Eighth Grade Instrumental Music Family Night

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 ballentinec@eastonsd.org by Wednesday, January 20 so we can plan accordingly.