Every month, one band member is recognized as having gone above and beyond what is expected of them in the band.

Eric Karschner

Eric has been selected as the Band Member for the month of July. He was instrumental in the creation of this website. In addition to this, he is our principal (and only) bassoon player, as well as the saxophone section leader. He has been playing bassoon for about 2 years, and saxophone for about 7.


At the East Lycoming School District, we pride ourselves in offering large opportunities in a small school environment. The Hughesville Band Program is made up of multiple performing ensembles all under the direction of Mr. Dwyer. During school hours, we offer concert band, grouped by grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Outside of school hours, we offer marching band and jazz ensemble. Occasionally, opportunities come along for students to perform at special venues. Most recently in 2019, the band had the pleasure of performing at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Elementary students are assigned one 25 minute lesson a week, while Jr./Sr. High School students attend band class every day for 50 minutes. Extra opportunities for study and performance are offered by the Lycoming County Band Director's Association as well as the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. All extra-curricular ensembles are open to students from grades 7-12.



Phone: 570-584-5111


Last Updated on July 10, 2020