March-a-Thon 2022

What is a March-a-Thon?

This event will take place during our regularly scheduled band camp.  Students will march the equivalent of 50 laps around the football field throughout the morning.  In addition, they will partake in team building activities, games, and other events.  

  • WHEN: Friday, August 12 from  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Easton Area High School band field
  • DONATIONS DUE: Wednesday, August 10
  • WHY: The money we raise during this event will help to offset the costs of maintaining our instrumental program and ensuring we can afford future years many wonderful opportunities.  Specifically this year, the March-a-Thon will also help get our jazz band students to Germany in the spring of 2023.  Our goal for this fundraiser is $6,000!  We need everyone’s help to achieve this goal!  
  • March-a-Thon 2022 Flyer (PDF)

We Need YOU

We are asking every student to find sponsors for this event!  If every student found $20 in sponsorships, the IMA would receive nearly $6,000.  It costs the IMA approximately $80,000 annually to support instrumental music at Easton Area High School.  This money goes towards the following:  

  1. Marching Band (including band camp, parades, competitions)
  2. Strings Camp (including guest clinicians, food)
  3. Guest Clinicians throughout the year for all students
  4. Equipment purchases (as needed to support the growing program)
  5. Instrumental Music Banquet & Senior Recital
  6. Meals (at various points throughout the year)
  7. Scholarships for graduating seniors (six $1,000 scholarships)
  8. Performances Tours for the Instrumental Music Department  

How can I donate?

  • ONLINE: Donations can be made online (when entering your credit card information, please indicate the name of the jazz band student on behalf of whom you’re donating so 50% of your donation can go toward their fundraising goal/contribution).
  • CASH/CHECK: If sending a check, please include the jazz band student’s name in the memo line; if sending cash, please write the jazz band student’s name on the envelope or include a note with the student’s name on it.
    • Mail donations to (or students can drop them in the lockbox in the instrumental room):
      Instrumental Music Association
      March-a-Thon
      P.O. Box 3535
      Easton, PA 18043

Mums Fundraiser – Fall 2022

The IMA has once again partnered with Lehigh Valley Home & Garden Center to bring you a beautiful section of hardy fall mums for your garden and front porch this year.

Sale dates

Our sale runs from Monday, August 2 through Monday, August 16.

Hardy fall mums

  • $8 each
  • 9-inch potted hardy fall mums
  • Available in purple, red, orange, white, and yellow

Mums coupons

  • $7 each
  • Redeemable for 9-inch potted hardy fall mums
  • Coupons are slightly lower in price, allow you a larger selection when redeemed at Lehigh Valley Home & Garden Center, and you can select your own mums
  • Redeem coupons by October 1, 2022

Delivery

  • Pick up mums and/or coupons on Saturday, September 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Raub’s Farm located at 1459 Tatamy Rd., Easton PA 18045.
    • If you are chaperoning the football game on September 10, please email Jen at flowers@eahsmusic.org to make arrangements for pick up.
  • There will be an additional pick-up date for coupons only on Tuesday, September 13 from 4:45-5:15 p.m. on the sidewalk just down from the Instrumental Room at the Easton Area High School at 2601 William Penn Hwy., Easton, PA 18045.

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.

AmazonSmile. You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Help raise funds for the IMA when you shop Amazon at smile.amazon.com.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Amazon

How does it work?

  1. Begin shopping at smile.amazon.com.
  2. If you’re not already, sign in with your Amazon credentials.
  3. From the “Pick your own charitable organization,” enter “Instrumental Music Association” and choose “Easton, PA.”
  4. Press “Select,” and begin shopping AND helping to raise money for the IMA!

What’s the catch?

  • There’s no catch other than you must shop from smile.amazon.com.
  • Amazon will not make donations to the IMA on qualifying purchases when orders are placed through amazon.com or from any Amazon shopping apps.
  • Not all purchases are eligible even when placed through smile.amazon.com.