Music Education

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

We are dedicated to our music programs at Williamsport Area School District. From kindergarten through the primary years, we use music to help teach fundamentals, with an emphasis on “fun.” As children grow into intermediate schools and middle school, they are introduced to instruments and offered instrumental instruction as well as vocal instruction and opportunities to perform in band and chorus. 
Orchestra rehearsing onstage

At Williamsport, we provide a variety of programs for our vocal and instrumental talent offering a wide range of music selections from classical to contemporary. The district boasts ten vocal groups, three bands and three orchestras. Specialized groups like our Strolling Strings, Marching Millionaires, orchestras, and vocal ensembles are often invited to perform at various community events, and have even performed at the White House.
Marching Millionaires
Strolling Strings
WAHS Sinfonietta
Jazz Orchestra
Millionaire Big Band
String Quartets
Millionaire Singers
Les Chanteuses
GQ (men’s acapella group)

We are pleased to have a dedicated staff of 22 throughout the district who work with the children on their techniques, exercises, and education about many types of music. Furthermore, our district, its administration, and various others have continued to provide support in many forms to preserve and continue our strong music programs in the district. It is this dedication that has lead to Williamsport Area School District’s designation as a Best Community for Music Education for 16 consecutive years.
Students onstage performing in a musical
Williamsport graduate, Dashon Burton, is a bass-baritone classical singer who has toured with many orchestras, performed in operas and is a member of the Grammy-award winning vocal group, Roomful of Teeth.
Dashon Burton WASD Alumnus and Professional Singer