Disney Tour 2023

We are excited to share with you that our marching band and orchestra have the opportunity to travel again during the 2023 – 2024 school year. Next year, our program will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, where both our marching band and orchestra will have performance opportunities! This experience is a result of the hard work many have put in to provide us with this unique opportunity. Each of your children continues to excel in rehearsals and bring pride to the community in our performances. Thank you for supporting them.

The reasons why we travel with our ensembles are:

  • To provide educational opportunities to our students through performances/ adjudications
  • To bring recognition to our school district and music program
  • To build a sense of community between the members of our groups

When planning this trip, there are many different aspects we must consider, including:

  • School Schedule
  • Costs
  • Performance Schedules & Availability

All members of our marching band and high school orchestra (grades 9-12) are invited to perform. The decision to take each group will be made independently based on the commitment forms that are returned. In order for each group to perform and learn as one, we need to field a representative group.

2023-2024 Disney Tour Kickoff Letter (PDF)

Contribution Schedule

Contribution scheduleAmounts
March 31, 2023$200
May 31, 2023$350
July 31, 2023$350
September 30, 2023$350
November 30, 2023remaining contribution

Submit your student’s contribution

Electrify Your Strings

Come see our Easton Area School District (EASD) orchestra students in grades 6 – 12 perform alongside world-renowned cellist Greg Byers in a rock-inspired concert! It will be complete with memorable and well-known rock songs suitable for all ages, adults & students! You won’t want to miss this event! Take advantage of this opportunity to hear some classic rock tunes and enjoy a night of music with our EASD music program!

  • Date: Tuesday, April 04
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Easton Area Middle School Auditorium at 1010 Echo Trail, Easton, PA 18040
  • Admission: $5 in advance; $10 at door

Questions? Please reach out to Mr. Ballentine at ballentinec@eastonsd.org.

Instrumental Music Banquet 2023

The Instrumental Music Association invites you to attend the annual instrumental music banquet! The evening will include a buffet dinner, dessert, dancing, and special awards presented by Mr. Christopher Ballentine.

High school students who are members of the instrumental music program including the band front are guests of the IMA and their dinner will be paid for by the IMA. Family members and guests are encouraged to attend for a nominal cost. There is no limit on the number of guests a student may bring to the banquet.

  • Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
  • Time: Doors open at 2:00 p.m. with opening remarks at 2:45 p.m. Dinner to follow
  • Location: The Palace Center at 623 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18109
  • Cost: Instrumental students costs will be covered by the IMA; guests are $40 each while children 2 and under are free
  • Menu: Tossed garden salad, herb roasted chicken, sliced roast beef, penne vodka, ranch-style red whipped potatoes, steamed vegetable medley, dinner rolls, cake, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, and tea
  • RSVP: No later than May 1 with payment included for guests

If you wish to contribute additional funds to cover our costs, donations can be made out to and mailed to:

Instrumental Music Association
Attn: Banquet
PO Box 3535
Easton, PA 18043

Spring Flowers Fundraiser

The IMA has teamed up with Lehigh Valley Home & Garden Center to offer a selection of petunias, begonias, marigolds, and hanging baskets. To provide an even greater choice, we also are offering coupons to be used at Lehigh Valley Home & Garden Center to select flats or hanging baskets of your choice.

Plant and Coupon Pick-up Details

  • Pick up plants and coupons on Saturday, May 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Raub’s Farm at 1459 Tatamy Rd., Easton, PA 18045.
  • Extra coupon pick up on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-6:00 p.m. outside the Easton Area High School Instrumental Room.
April 5April 27May 1May 6June 1
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Spring Flowers Fundraiser Dates

Spring Flowers and Coupons Order Form

Designer Purse Bingo – May, 7 2023

We are looking forward to hosting our 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 trays.

Design Purse Bingo Event Details

  • 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: Sold online for $30 through May 3, 2022. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $30.

Volunteers Needed

Please contact Kathy at bingo@eahsmusic.org or (610) 597-7473 to let her know your willingness to assist with preparations for the Designer Purse Bingo. The IMA needs volunteers to:

  • 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 Bingo Tickets Online

Parents, stay informed with the BAND app

This year, Band and Orchestra will be using a platform called the BAND app to communicate. This is a supplement to the emails sent out weekly.

The advantages of this app include:

  • Notifications sent directly to one’s phone or device.
  • Instant communication to relay last-minute changes or details.
  • Integrated calendar (with ability to import the calendar to your phone’s calendar).
  • Attachments tab to keep track of any forms.

It is recommended every parent/ guardian sign up for this app. This group is specifically for any parent/guardian of a student in the band or orchestra.

Download and join the BAND app.