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.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser 2020

Just announced: online orders of $40 or more qualify for free shipping through Sunday, March 2, 2020!

The IMA is partnering with Yankee Candle® Fundraising, which has something for everyone, including a variety of candles, décor, home fragrance and kitchen products–some start at under $10! Best of all, our organization will earn up to 45% PROFIT ON EVERY SALE!

This fundraiser will be available through a catalog sold by students and last until March 2. However, this fundraiser also will be available online for those family members and friends who live outside of the area through July 8, 2020.

If you have any questions about the Yankee Candle Fundraiser, please email Kelsey Kish at yankeecandle@eahsmusic.org.


Catalog ordering instructions

Use the full-color catalog to shop, and sell to friends, family, and co-workers locally! Be sure to point out the “rub-and-smell” fragrances to help them choose the perfect scent!

  1. Please keep the PINK COPY of the order form and the brochure for reference at product delivery.
  2. Return the YELLOW AND WHITE COPIES with your order packet. Please print clearly and firmly on the order form in blue or black ink only.
  3. Be sure SELLER NAME AND ORGANIZATION NAME are printed on the top of your order form.
  4. Collect all the money while taking orders.

*Only catalog items may be listed on the order forms. Sales tax does NOT need to be collected.

Submitting packet instructions

  • Before you turn in your packet, be sure the order total and payment amount match.
  • Shoppers should make checks payable to IMA. No cash orders.
  • All checks from orders should be submitted. Do not write one big check for the entire packet.
  • Packets need to be placed in the Instrumental Room lock box no later than Monday, March 2, 2020.

Online ordering instructions

Orders will ship directly, and orders of $100 or more will SHIP FOR FREE!
Online orders of $40 or more qualify for free shipping through Sunday, March 2, 2020!

  1. Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com 
  2. Scroll down to “Start Shopping”
  3. Enter Group Number 999998097
  4. Discover over 500 items online, including web-only exclusives! Shop online through July 8, 2020!

Important dates

  • Catalog sales begin Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • All money and orders for catalog sales returned by Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Pick up orders in the EAHS cafeteria on Friday, April 3, 2020 between 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Online orders open through July 8, 2020

March Forth Campaign Passes $1200!

One full week into the March Forth campaign, your generosity has helped us raise over $1,200, which is over 10% of our goal of raising $10,000 by March 4! The IMA thanks you. The staff of the Instrumental Music Program of Easton Area High School thanks you. And, our students thank you “in person…”

With three weeks left in the campaign, please spread the word to friends, family members, and business connections. Any donation amount is appreciated and all donations to the campaign are tax deductible.

March Forth: A Month of Giving to the EAHS Band and Orchestra

As we strive to create one of the nation’s finest music programs, we are kicking off a new fundraiser called March Forth. This fundraiser will last through March 4th, which is known as “National Marching Band Day.” As our program grows, we want to continue to be able to provide EVERY student with the tools they need to be successful. Please consider donating to our first annual EAHS “Red Rover” Band and Orchestra March Forth campaign.

What is the March Forth campaign?

We are opening the March Forth fundraiser for one month, with a goal of $10,000 in unrestricted funds. It seems like a large sum of money, but if every student in the program found $30 worth of sponsors, we would exceed our goal! All donations are tax deductible.

GOAL: RAISE $10,000 BY
MARCH 4, 2020

Why $10,000?

It costs a substantial amount of money to not only maintain, but also to grow a quality music program. With your help, we hope to purchase some of the following in the near future:

  • New classroom sound system – $3,000
  • Replacement of chimes – $3,000
  • Marching band sound system – $2,000
  • New cello(s) – $2,000 each
  • Sousaphone – $7,000 each
  • Marching bell sets & cases – $1,000 each
  • Concert tuba – $6,000 each

Donate to March Forth

Donate and spread the word about March Forth to help us reach our campaign goal.

Recordings and photos through January

Here are some videos we were able to record during our rehearsals for the concert along with pictures from the year. While it is not every piece we were going to perform, we look forward to sharing all we have been working on in the spring.

Ensemble Recordings from January 2020

Photos from Fall 2019 and Winter 2020

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.