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!!!!!

Easton Bracelets Available for Purchase

This high quality stainless steel bracelet, complete with the bulldog logo and red paw charms, is offered at $20, exclusively through the EAHS Instrumental Music Association.  Additional charms are available for $2 each.  You can customize your bracelet with musical instruments, sports, band mom  and orchestra mom charms.  This makes a GREAT gift for the holidays.  Please email to order your bracelet.  

Fall Arts and Craft Show to Be Held on November 17

Come on out to a Fall Arts and Craft Show fundraiser benefiting  the Instrumental Music Association  on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Kick off your holiday shopping at this event taking place at the Easton Area High School Cafeteria, 2601 William Penn Highway.
Free Entry – Free Parking
 120 + Crafters & Vendors
 Handmade Jewelry
 Original Paintings
 Handmade Crafts
 Wood Crafters
 Holiday Gifts
 Tasty Treats

Phillipsburg Band Festival Rescheduled to Tuesday, October 30

Because of a Nor’easter on Saturday (thanks Mother Nature!) the Phillipsburg Band Festival is rescheduled to Tuesday, October 30.  On Tuesday the band will have after school rehearsal from 2:40 pm – 4 pm.  Dinner and time for homework is from 4 pm – 5:30 pm.  Please make sure your student brings a packed dinner and their uniform to school (white pants for instrumentalists).  Students will board the buses at 5:45 pm and depart for the festival at 6 pm.   The festival  begins at 7:00 p.m.  and the Beast from the East will perform at 7:20 p.m. 

Band Senior Night

BAND SENIOR NIGHT is Friday, October 12,  and the Rovers take on Bethlehem Catholic. Kickoff is at 7 pm, but we encourage you to get their early to watch our marching band for the pregame show!
It’s going to be a GREAT night for our BAND SENIORS and PARENTS! See you at Cottingham Stadium. 

Easton Phillipsburg Halloween Parade

The marching band will be participating in the annual Easton Phillipsburg Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 28.  The band members will board the buses at  the high school at 12:50 pm.  This joint town parade celebrates Halloween across two states  and step-off time is 3 pmThe parade starts in Phillipsburg, NJ, and ends in Centre Square, Easton, PA.

Bangor Band Festival is Saturday October 13

The Bangor Band Festival is being held at Bangor Memorial Park, 90 Eisenhart Blvd., Bangor, PA, on Saturday, October 13.  Students need to be at the high school to board the buses by 4 pm.  The Beast from the East a.k.a The Easton High School Marching Band is slated to perform at 6:05.  The band festival starts at 5:30 pm.

Citrus Sale Fundraiser

Forms for the citrus fundraiser will be distributed to string, band, and orchestra members during the week of October 15.  Online ordering will be available, but the fruit will still be delivered to the school, and the student who sold the citrus is responsible for pick-up and delivery to their customers.  The deadline to order is November 8 for in person sales and November 18 for online sales.  Fruit pick-up will be on Saturday, December 8, from 8 am – 10 am at the high school cafeteria.   Volunteers are needed on Friday, December 7, to unload the fruit off the truck.  Please see the above Forms and Fundraiser tab for the necessary forms and additional instructions.  

Marching Band to Perform at Lafayette Football Game

The EAHS Marching Band will be performing at a Lafayette College football game on Saturday, November 3, 2018. All marching band students will be admitted into the game for free. Parents, friends, and family wishing to attend the game are eligible to purchase group tickets through the IMA for a discounted rate from Lafayette College. Group ticket order
forms will be distributed during the week of October 1. These forms are due Wednesday, October 17. Adult tickets will be $10 and youth tickets (under 13) will be $6. Please make all checks out to IMA, as we will send in one group order. Students may return these group ticket order forms to the manila envelope in the instrumental music room.

November IMA Meeting

The next IMA meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 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. Ballantine.