Weekly News of Note

October 2 – October 9

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Monday, October 3

Early morning band rehearsal 7:15 am (Be prepared for outside marching)

Tuesday, October 4

Early morning orchestra rehearsal 7:15 am

Wednesday, October 5


Thursday, September 29

Early morning band rehearsal 7:15 am (Be prepared for outside marching)

Phantoms rehearsal 3:05 – 4 pm

Friday, September 30

Early morning orchestra rehearsal 7:15 am (All musicians)

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October 15 – Nazareth Halloween Parade 12:00 pm.

October 19 – NIMAS general membership meeting 7:30 pm.

October 20 – Fall sports pep rally during school

October 20 – Nitschmann night football game 6:30 pm at the BASD stadium.

October 22 – Phantom’s performance

October 23 – Hellertown Halloween Parade 1:00pm.

October 30Bethlehem Halloween Parade 12:00 pm.



This is a link to the alphabetical lesson group list. Click on the link, find your name, and your group number will be to the right of your name. Find your group number on the schedule below. Your lesson time is to the left of your group number.

  • We begin chair auditions this week. Below is a link to an alphabetical list of what day and time your lesson is this week. If you cannot find your name, let me know and I’ll make the correction.

Audition & Lessons schedule for this week.

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Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer and get involved in the instrumental music program. We need volunteers for parades, concerts, and many other activities. 

Parents must have their clearances on file in the Nitschmann office.  If you are not sure if your information is on file, contact the Nitschmann office at 610-866-5781. Information on how to renew or apply for your clearances can be found at https://www.basdschools.org/volunteering.


– Log into Cut Time (www.cuttime.net)

– Scroll down on your parent portal page to the Financial Obligations section.


I emailed everyone the Instrumental Music Handbook.  You can also access the Handbook using your Cut Time account. 

  1. Open your Cut Time profile page.
  2. Click on the Files/Docs tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click on Parent information under the documents list.
  4. Click on Instrumental Music Handbook.

Let me know if you are not able to access the handbook and I will have the error corrected.

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Winter Poinsettia & Wreath Sale

Orders are due on November 7.

Flower and wreath delivery is on December 10 from 10:30 – 12 pm.

Checks should be made payable to NIMAS.

Students will receive $3 of fair share credit for each plant or wreath they sell.

Winter flower sale forms

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Wawa Shorti Hoagie Coupons

$4.50 each

$1 of each coupon goes to your child’s fair share account.

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Sold in $100 increments
$4.00 of every $100 purchased goes to your fairshare account.

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The Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association is now part of the Amazon Smile program.

Now you can shop at Amazon, get great deals and support the Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association all at the same time.  Please share this with your friends and family.

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
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  1. Log on to Amazon Smile. https://smile.amazon.com/
  2. If you can search for a charity from your home page type in:  Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association.
  3. If you cannot search from the home page click on YOUR ACCOUNT.
  4. Under Settings, look for Change your Charity.
  5. Click on Change your Charity.
  6. In the search box type Nitschmann Instrumental Music Association.
  7. Click on the select button to the right of NIMA.
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