The PHS Music Department consists of the band, jazz band, and various choirs.

PHS Music Department in the News Andy Cripe | Gazette-Times 3-30-08 Philomath High School Director of Performing Arts Dan Johnson tries on a sousaphone that has seen years of wear and tear at the school on Saturday. Johnson plans to buy a newer fiberglass sousaphone with part of the money from a $5,000 Grammy Foundation grant.