Hughesville High School
Continuing to build upon our
"Traditions of Excellence"
About the Hughesville High School Band Program:
In the Hughesville High School Band Department, we pride ourselves in offering large opportunities in a small school environment. The Hughesville Band Program is made up of multiple performing ensembles. We offer 7-12 concert band, 7-12 marching band, two jazz ensembles, color guard (also winter stage) and various small ensembles. Small ensembles have included Brass Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir and Percussion Ensemble. Students are assigned at least one 50 minute lesson a week and band class which meets every day for 50 minutes. Band class is combined, Junior High and Senior High together. All grade levels perform together as one. Extra opportunities for instruction are available to those students who audition for PMEA festivals or are in a small ensemble. All bands, including jazz band, are open to all students from grades 7-12. All ensembles are available for public performance. Performances can be scheduled by contacting Mr. Mark Boyer, Director of Bands, at the contact information provided at the bottom of this page. We request at least one month notice for scheduling performances, especially for the concert and marching bands.
About Mr. Boyer:
Mark A. Boyer has served as Director of Bands for Hughesville Jr/Sr High School since June of 2005. Before coming to Hughesville he served as Director of Bands in Troy Area School District for 8 years and Assistant Band Director at Bald Eagle Area High School for one year. Mr. Boyer has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a production consultant and co-founder of the live entertainment department at Knoebel's Amusement Park. In 1998, Mr. Boyer began a marching band drill design business, providing marching band shows for multiple high schools throughout north-central Pennsylvania (www.marchingshows.com). This business was sold in 2012 to Marching Show Concepts. He also has used his marching band experience as a past instructor with many Central and North-Central Pennsylvania high schools. He was a contributing author for the Webb Weekly Newspaper, in which his article series was entitled "Listen to This". He is a member of the Williamsport Symphony "Billtown Brass" and is an active freelance trumpet player, conductor, composer and private teacher. His musical arrangements have been published by The Abingdon Press of Nashville, TN. Mr. Boyer is the current Secretary/Vice President of the Lycoming County Band Directors Association and has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Bradford County Music Educators Association. His professional membership includes LCBDA (4 time festival host), the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association (PMEA) (3 time festival host).
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