Phone: (609) 660-7510 Ext 74112


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Music (M.M.) in Wind Conducting - Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA) - Class of 2021 Dual Bachelors of Music (B.M.) in Music Education & Trumpet Performance - West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA) - Class of 2014. High School Diploma - Lacey Township High School (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) - Class of 2010 Professional Trumpet Playing & Conducting Experience: -Atlantic Pops Community Band (Egg Harbor, NJ) - January 2022-Present -Toms River Municipal Concert Band (Toms River, NJ) - June 2021-Present -All South Jersey Junior High Honor Band Conductor (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) - March 2020 -Brass Tacks Jazz Orchestra (Manahawkin, NJ) - January 2017-Present -CityBeats - NYCFC Brass Band - Through Gallant Entertainment Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) - April 2015-August 2018 -Professional Trumpet Player for Various Community Theater and High School Theater Pit Orchestras Teaching Experience (2013-Present): -Barnegat High School - Instrumental Music Teacher - 2022-Present -Barnegat High School - Head Marching Band Director - 2019-Present -Russell O. Brackman Middle School - Instrumental Music Teacher - 2017-2022 -Barnegat High School - Indoor Color Guard Director - 2019-2022 -Barnegat High School - Volunteer Marching Band Instructor - 2016-2018 -Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School - General Music Teacher, Chorus Director, and Drama Club Director - 2016-2017 -Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School - General Music Teacher, Chorus Director, and Assistant Band Director - 2016-2017 -Cecil S. Collins Elementary School - Instrumental Music Teacher - March-June 2016 -Manchester Twp. Middle School - Long Term Substitute Instrumental Music Teacher - February-April 2015, January-February 2016 -Lanoka Harbor Elementary School & Cedar Creek Elementary School - Long Term Substitute Instrumental Music Teacher - September-December 2015 -Toms River East High School - Marching Band Instructor - 2013-2016

Mr. Daniel McGrath (Instrumental Music Teacher, BHS)

Mr. Daniel McGrath is very proud to serve as Instrumental Music Teacher & Director of Bands at Barnegat High School for the 2022-2023 School Year. There, he will be teaching: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Guitar Workshop during the school day. After school, Mr. McGrath is the Head Coach for the Marching Band, as well as the Advisor for the Chamber Ensembles, the Pit Orchestra, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. This will be Mr. McGrath's seventh full year of teaching in the Barnegat Township School District. 

Previously Mr. McGrath served as the Instrumental Music Teacher & Jazz Band Director at Russell O. Brackman Middle School from September 2017-June 2022. In addition, he served as the General Music Teacher at Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary School & Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School, where he was the Chorus Director and Drama Club Director at LMDS, and the Chorus Director and Assistant Band Director at JTDS during the 2016-2017 School Year. Lastly, Mr. McGrath served as the Part-Time Instrumental Music Teacher at Cecil S. Collins Elementary School from March-June 2016.

Mr. McGrath attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA), where he received a dual Bachelor of Music Degrees (B.M.) in both Music Education and Trumpet Performance. As a student at West Chester, he was an active member of the School of Music, participating as a member of the Wind Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, "Incomparable" Golden Rams Marching Band, and Statesmen Jazz Ensemble. Mr. McGrath is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Degree (M.M.) in Wind Band Conducting through Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA) and will graduate in Spring 2021.

In addition to his educational experience, Mr. McGrath is an active trumpet player throughout the Tri-State Area. Currently, Mr. McGrath performs with the Brass Tacks Jazz Orchestra (Manahawkin, NJ), the Toms River Municipal Band (Toms River, NJ) and the Atlanitc Pops Community Band (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ). In addition, he has previously performed at Yankee Stadium as a member of City Beats, the Official Brass Band of New York City Football Club (NYCFC) through Gallant Entertainment Inc (Brooklyn, NY). At the same time, Mr. McGrath has performed for a variety of musicals for high school and community theater pit orchestras throughout the state of New Jersey. Mr. McGrath even had the opportunity to conduct the All South Jersey Junior High Honors Band in March 2020.

Mr. McGrath is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA), South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors Association (SJBODA), and the International Trumpet Guild (ITG).

As a music educator, Mr. McGrath believes that music is for everyone! Regardless of age, talent, skill, or ability, music is an art form that can be achieved by all students through performance.

Mr. McGrath grew up in Forked River, and was a graduate of the Lacey Township High School Class of 2010. He currently lives in Manahawkin, New Jersey. 


    For the latest news and updates, please use this website as a resource. You may also Follow Mr. McGrath on Twitter @MrMcGrathMusic , @BarnegatBands AND @MarchingBengals!

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    Please visit the tabs with detailed information about Mr. McGrath's Classes for the 2023-2024 School Year!


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    Thank you for your support of the Instrumental Music Program at BHS! I hope you have a wonderful school year!

    -Mr. McGrath