Elementary Band

How to sign up for Elementary Band:

Step 1: Pick up an interest form from your teacher, or download and print it here.

Step 2: Fill out the form with your information and what instrument you would like to play, and hand it in to your homeroom teacher.

Step 3: If renting, head to rmsides.com and fill out the rental agreement information. (Please note: the $25.95/month price expires after a two month period where it then becomes $33/month). The rental includes everything you need, including the lesson book. 

Anyone with questions regarding instrument rentals, contact either Mr. Dwyer, or our instrument dealer Brett Rynhart at rynhartmusic@gmail.com. 

Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch should contact Mr. Dwyer to request using a school owned instrument at adwyer@elsd.org

How do I choose an instrument?

During a typical school year, we hold an instrument night where interested students can talk with current high school students about the instruments.

This year however, it will largely be up to you! Check out Be a Part of the Music to see some quick demonstrations of each instrument.

Otherwise, look up each instrument online and see what people do with them! Mr. Dwyer is also happy to answer any specific questions or concerns. Any student can play any instrument, but the biggest factor should be that you are motivated to want to play.

The instruments available to choose from include:





French Horn


Baritone (Tuba)

Percussion (Snare and Mallet Instruments)


Each elementary band lesson lasts 25 minutes and occurs once a week during the school day.

Lessons occur everyday that school is in session. In the event of a half-day or two hour delay, lessons are cancelled.

Students who miss a lesson are asked to sign up for a make-up lesson with Mr. Dwyer.

  • Monday

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday


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

Email:   adwyer@elsd.org

Last Updated January 2021