Meet the Band Night 2020

Hopefully all is well with you! Rather than focus on what we cannot do, we are going to focus on what we can do. In lieu of having parent spectators for this performance, the event will be live-streamed. No spectators will be permitted to attend. We still wanted to share what we have worked on as a marching band with families and community members. Our students have learned how to come together and work as one throughout this process with so many obstacles, we hope you will consider joining in to see what they have accomplished together.

Please read the information below for important details on how this event will work.

When

  • Wednesday, August 26 (live-stream begins at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Rain Date:​ Thursday, August 27

How to watch

Live-stream on the IMA Facebook page and/or YouTube channel. Specific information will be sent out prior to start.

Facebook Live Recording

Alternative Live Recording

What to expect

  • 6:40 p.m. – Parade onto band field from senior lot
  • 7:00 p.m. – Performance of Escorpion (music/routine & drill)
  • 7:15 p.m. – Senior Recognition
  • 7:30 p.m. – Stand song performance
  • 7:45 p.m. – Senior performance of Alma Mater

Pick up procedure

Pick up will be approximately 30 minutes AFTER the conclusion of the performance (around 8:15 p.m.). This will allow for all families to watch the virtual live-stream and then drive to the Easton Area High School.

Families with a senior student

Every senior will have their name read (similar to a typical senior night). Seniors will also be wearing flowers throughout the duration of the evening. In the event we are able to have an in person gathering at a later date, we will recognize our seniors again at that time when deemed appropriate and safe.

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 Jason Alley, 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: Charissa Rivera
    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 Jason Alley, 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

How do I…

  1. Click the link to the Zoom meeting sent in the email.
  2. You will be prompted to download the Zoom application onto your computer or mobile device.
  3. After installation, you will join the meeting. If you’re not joined to the meeting, return to the email and click the link again to the Zoom meeting.
  4. Enter your full name so the IMA is aware of who is in attendance.
  5. You will be placed into a waiting room until the meeting begins.
  6. Upon entry, your microphone will be muted and you may elect to disable your video.

If using a computer…

Click the Stop Video button in the bottom-left of the screen.
Stop video icon in Zoom toolbar

If using a mobile device…

Click the Stop Video button in the bottom-left of the screen.
Stop video icon in Zoom mobile toolbar

Your microphone will be muted when you join the meeting, but after asking a question, it’s important to mute your microphone to ensure there’s no audio feedback.

If using a computer…

Click the Mute button in the bottom-left of the screen.
Mute mic icon in Zoom toolbar

If using a mobile device…

Click the Mute button in the bottom-left of the screen.
Mute mic icon in Zoom mobile toolbar

If using a computer…

  1. Click Participants at the bottom of the screen
    Participants icon in Zoom toolbar
  2. Click the Raise Hand button at the bottom of the list of participants.
    Raise hand button in Zoom

If using a mobile device…

  1. Click More at the bottom-right of the screen.
    More icon in Zoom mobile toolbar
  2. Then click Raise Hand.

Votes will be taken using the Zoom Polling feature. When a vote is called, you will be automatically presented with the voting options directly in Zoom. Votes will be collected anonymously and tallied automatically.

  • Select your choice.
  • Click the Submit button.