Spring Wind Ensemble Concert
May 27, at 7pm
Easton Area High School Auditorium
Admission is Free
Enjoy an evening of good music while
you support the instrumental music program in our schools!!
Please help support the Easton High School Marching Band! You don’t need to spend a penny. We just need a few minutes of your time!
Come to Easton High School to test drive a new Ford. We earn $20 per test drive and can earn up to $6000 for the Instrumental Music Association. We need at least 300 drivers. Plus, we have the chance to test drive 2 cars to earn additional money. Koch33 Ford will bring cars to the high school for the test drives.
It only takes a few minutes to test drive a car. There are no strings attached. No one will try to sell you a car. This has always been a very successful fundraiser for the music program and we hope to continue that success. Bring friends, neighbors, grandparents, aunts and uncles if you can.
AND, to thank you for your time – enjoy the FREE student carwash and a FREE hotdog or hamburger.
The sights and sounds of Scotland will descend upon Easton when The College of Wooster’s Scot Symphonic Band performs in concert on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Easton High School, 2601 William Penn Highway.
Directed by Nancy Ditmer and assisted by Ned Brooks, the band has entertained audiences nationwide during its annual spring tour since 1976. The ensemble’s distinctive uniforms, which consist of kilts with hand-sewn pleats made from the College’s MacLeod tartan plaid, represent Wooster’s Scottish Presbyterian heritage.
The tour features music of various styles and genres representative of substantive wind band literature. The concert opens with John Zdechlik’s “Celebrations,” a spirited work consisting of two contrasting themes marked by changing colors and textures between woodwind and brass choirs.
Also on the program are contrasting works of Pittsburgh composer Samuel Hazo. “Sky is Waiting” represents a musical timeline of humankind’s quest for flight, while “Exultate” is an exciting piece written originally for the inauguration of Charles Dougherty as President of Duquesne University in 2001 and is dedicated by the Scot Band to Wooster’s newest President, Sarah Bolton, installed as the 12th president in October, 2016. “Bach’s Fugue à la Gigue” was originally composed for pipe organ and transcribed by Gustav Holst for military band in 1927.
Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for Rosa” pays tribute to Rosa Parks for her peaceful act of personal courage, which sparked the civil rights movement of the 1950’s. Written in three distinct sections, the first evokes Rosa’s peaceful early years, while the agitated middle segment portrays years of racial strife and the quest for social equality. The final section features the hymn, “We Shall Overcome” and ends with unresolved harmonies representing racism’s lingering presence in American society.
Other works include Percy Grainger’s lively and infectious “The Immovable Do,” two movements from Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances,” and Arthur Pryor’s distinctly American “Blue Bells of Scotland,” featuring Junior trombone soloist Thomas Matlak.
No Scot Band concert would be complete without the music of Scotland, featuring the bagpipers and Highland dancers, including the traditional concluding collaborative rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
There is no admission fee for the performance, but a freewill offering will be taken
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed
the Easton Area High School Orchestra’s annual
Music for everyone’s dining pleasure
was provided by
the Flute Ensemble
The dinner raised over $2,000.
The Orchestra made their donation to
Valley Youth House.
The 8th grade evaluation sign ups have been rolling along and the original sign up dates are almost full! So, we’ve added an additional evening for evaluations. If you have not already signed up, please use this link to select your time on March 7.
Join us on Saturday, February 18 from 5pm – 8pm
for the annual
Orchestra Spaghetti Dinner for Charity
Enjoy a delightful meal
as you are serenaded by the
Easton Area High School Orchestra
This year, the Orchestra students have chosen Valley Youth House as the recipient of this year’s donation.
It’s an exciting time of year as 8th grade band and orchestra students begin preparing for their transition to the high school instrumental music program! As part of that transition, mandatory evaluations will be held March 13, 14, 20, 27 and 28. This is an evaluation, not an audition, for participating in the high school instrumental program. 8th grade students will receive a letter in the mail letting them know what they need to prepare for their evaluation. Please click here to be taken to the sign up page for your evaluation time slot.