On June 5, 2021, the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, 9th Grade Band, and Concert Band Grades 10-12 all performed as whole groups for the first time in quite a long time. The performances were all held on the new turf field located on the Easton Area High School campus and viewed by a limited number of families due to capacity restrictions.
On May 27, 2021, in front of the main entrance of Easton Area High School, the Orchestra Spring Concert included outdoor performances of four ensembles: EAHS Chamber Strings, EAHS 9th Grade Orchestra, EAHS 9-12th Grade String Ensemble, and EAHS 10-12th Grade Symphony 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
What to Expect
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.
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.
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.