Eighth Grade Evaluations

If you are an incoming 9th grade instrumental music student, please click on this link to sign up for your evaluation.  These are meant to help in the planning process for next year. Please feel free to also ask any questions you have about the high school music program.  Remember, this is an evaluation, not an audition.   Please email Mr. Ballentine  at ballentinec@eastonsd.org with any questions or concerns.  We look forward to you joining us at the high school next year! 

Designer Purse Bingo Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

50/50 Plus Tricky Tray
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
Easton Area High School Cafeteria
2601 William Penn Highway
Easton,  PA 18045
Click here to save $5 per ticket by purchasing your tickets in advance!  If you a would like to sponsor a purse please click here.

2019 Trip Registration

The marching band and orchestra will travel to Florida over winter break 2019 to play at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville during halftime and at Universal Studios in Orlando respectively.   To receive updates on the trip please fill out this form.  Students will be sent home with information packets in the upcoming weeks.  Parents are invited to attend the Tuesday, February 12,  IMA meeting at 7 pm in the cafeteria to receive more information about the trip.

Spring Craft Show Seeks Vendors

The EAHS Instrumental Music Association will be holding its biannual craft show on Saturday, March 30, 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to become a crafter/vendor at our Spring Craft Show. The show will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Easton Area High School cafeteria, 2601 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045. This will be an ideal opportunity to sell your unique items. This event is an important fundraiser for the IMA and provides invaluable support for the instrumental students at the high school. We hope you will assist in our fundraising efforts and participate in our Spring craft show.  Please fill out and return this form to secure your spot.

Pastie Fundraiser — Due to Inclement Weather Pick-Up Will be on Thursday, February 21

Brrrrrrrrr! The weather is getting colder.  A nice warm “Pastie” baked in the oven would hit the spot right now!  What is a pastie?  A pastie is a hand-made, naturally good, meat or vegetable pie turnover.  Mr. Pastie pasties are delivered frozen and are great for lunch, dinner or after school snacks.  Now is your chance to stock up AND earn music money.  This sale will take place in January with a February delivery.

  • Orders will be collected from January 14 through January 25.
  • Delivery date:  Wednesday, February 20 from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Senior Cafeteria — Pick up will be on the snow date.  
  • Delivery SNOW date:  Thursday, February 21 from 3:00 to 5:30 in Senior Cafeteria.  Please pick-up your items as we are unable to store any pasties not picked up.  

Directions: Record your orders on the Order Form.  Fill in the totals from your order form on the Order Summary Sheet.  Turn in your payment and the Order Summary Sheet only by the date above to the lock box in the band room.  Make checks payable to IMA.  Keep the Order Form to use for delivery to your customers.  

Any questions please email Dana Dagon at at dana.dagon16@gmail.com

February IMA Meeting Rescheduled to Tuesday, February 19

The next IMA meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 pm in the Easton High School cafeteria.   The IMA meetings are always held the second Tuesday of the month (please pen us into your calendar).  All are welcome to attend.  This is a great way to learn about the committees that need volunteers and  get to hear band updates first -hand from Mr. Ballentine.

A member of our instrumental family had a  house fire and their residence is not habitable.  It is a family of four with two dogs. They are currently in temporary housing. We are looking to collect donations in the form of gift cards to pass on to the family. Donations can be sent or dropped off at 2690 Penns Ridge Blvd, Easton, PA 18040. Any monetary donations should be made out to the Easton Instrumental Music Association and will be passed onto the family.  Please contact Matt Gifford @ mdgiff@gmail.com with any questions.

The family is also in need of meals as they only have a two-burner stove and no oven in their temporary home.  If you are interested in making a meal, please text  Kimberly VanPell directly via cell/text at 484-241-7594 with your email address and you will receive an email to sign up for the meal train.

Help Needed for Fruit Unloading and Sorting

The citrus fruit will arrive on Friday, December 7th.  We need many parent helpers to assist the students with unloading the truck, checking the fruit, and sorting the orders for pick-up. VOLUNTEER TO HELP on Friday, December 7, beginning at 4:00 pm.  Based on past years, we expect to finish the sorting by 9 pm.  (Ideally, parent volunteers will arrive by 4:30 pmhowever, help is needed throughout the afternoon/evening – even if you can’t come until after 5 pm, that is fine!) 

Sign up to volunteer by emailing IMAfruitsale@gmail.com

Student volunteers will sign up on the volunteer sheet that will be posted in the Band Room this week. Dinner will be provided.  Students who help on Friday and stay until the end may take their orders that night.

STUDENTS PLEASE PICK-UP your order on Saturday, December 8, between 8 am – 10 am at the high school cafeteria.

Thanksgiving Week Rundown

The week of November 19 begins the countdown to the storied football rivalry on Thanksgiving Day between the Easton Red Rovers and the Phillipsburg Stateliners.   Here’s the rundown:

The Powder Puff Football game is on Monday, November 19.  Band members have the option to be a part of the pep band.   If your student signed up to participate, Mr. Ballantine will give them the details.

The pizza party with Phillipsburg band members is on Tuesday, November 20.  Please come to the high school at 5:15 pm to board the buses.  Return time is approximately 8 pm.

Please wear warm, comfy clothes for the Wednesday, November 21, parade to the EAHS bonfire.  Band members will need to meet at the high school at 4:15 pm to board the buses to Paxinosa.  They will march back to the high school for the lighting of the bonfire.

Report time for the Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, November 22, is 8 am at the high school.  Band members will wear their white pants.  The game is held at Fischer Stadium – Lafayette College.  Let’s go ROVERS!!!!!