IMA chaperones and volunteers needed

Thank you for your interest in wanting to support the IMA through volunteering!

The IMA relies on the participation of its members to chaperone student events and to support and organize fundraising events. All IMA members with ACT 153 clearances on file with the Easton Area School District are eligible to participate as a chaperone or volunteer.

I’d like to chaperone or volunteer with the IMA

  1. Complete the IMA Parent/Guardian Interest Form.
  2. Send a copy of your ACT 153 clearance approval letter, even if you sent it in last year, from the Easton Area School District to Doris Lynch, IMA Vice President, at vp@eahsmusic.org.

If you don’t have your ACT 153 clearances on file with the Easton Area School District, please follow the steps in the next section.

I don’t have my ACT 153 clearances on file with the Easton Area School District

  1. After completing the IMA Parent/Guardian Interest Form, please complete all documents listed on the Easton Area School District website. ACT 153 clearances are good for five years.
  2. Mail hard copies of these documents to:
    Easton Area High School
    Attn: Main Office (Clearances)
    2601 William Penn Highway
    Easton, PA 18045  
  3. Wait for a confirmation letter from the school district that states your approval to volunteer.
  4. Send a copy of this approval letter to the IMA Vice President at vp@eahsmusic.org.

Band Camp 2020

Marching Band Schedule

Please review the current marching band schedule for Fall 2020. This was most recently updated July 2020. Please be flexible as dates and times may need to be adjusted. We will do our best to communicate any changes as far in advance as possible.

Band Camp Forms

We are preparing for band camp 2020! The following forms were sent out via US Mail the week of June 29. For your convenience, here is an electronic copy of each page contained in the mailing. Please be sure to read over all information thoroughly.

Memorial Day Tribute 2020

Memorial Day is one day in our year when have the dedicated opportunity to pay our respects for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms.  While no in-person gathering will be held this year, our EAHS band & orchestra students wanted to still reflect on this day.  

Thank you to all those and their families who gave their lives to allow us to enjoy our freedoms.  

Remote IMA General Meeting Help

The link to the remote IMA General Meeting, which will use Zoom and includes an embedded password, will be emailed to all members, so please don’t share it with anyone other than another IMA member.

  • You will be prompted to download the Zoom app when clicking the meeting link you received in the email
  • You will be placed in a waiting room until the meeting begins
  • Your video will be enabled and your audio muted when entering the meeting
  • Use the “Raise Hand” feature to ask a question during the meeting
  • Voting will occur using the Polling feature in Zoom

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Updates – April 5, 2020

April IMA Meeting – April 14, 2020

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 president@eahsmusic.org by Wednesday, April 8, 2020. 

Updates for end-of-year events

  • IMA Banquet: The IMA banquet has been rescheduled to Friday, June 26 and will be no cost to parents/guardians. A location will be announced at some later date. More details about the banquet are addressed in a letter from Mrs. Kate Mattison, the coordinator of the banquet.
  • Craft Show/Flea Market:  The craft show/flea market is canceled.
  • Drive 4 UR School:  The spring Drive 4 UR School is canceled.
  • Purse Bingo:  Purse Bingo is tentatively postponed to the beginning of August.
  • Saturday Night Swing:  Saturday Night Swing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6

Upcoming events postponed or cancelled

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.

Postponements

New dates have yet to be determined.

  • Individual band and orchestra pictures
  • 8th grade evaluations
  • Steel Stacks Jazz Festival on March 29

Cancellations

  • All rehearsals
  • 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.