Mr. Daniel McGrath

Phone: (609) 698-5880 Ext 4026


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Music (M.M.) in Wind Conducting - Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA) - In Progress 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

Mr. Daniel McGrath

Mr. Daniel McGrath is very excited to have to opportunity to serve as Instrumental Music Teacher & Jazz Band Director at Russell O. Brackman Middle School for the 2019-2020 School Year. This will be Mr. McGrath's fourth full year of teaching in the Barnegat Township School District. 

Previously Mr. McGrath served as 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. In addition, he served as the Part-Time Instrumental Music Teacher at Cecil S. Collins Elementary School from March-June 2016. Mr. McGrath is also the Head Director of the Barnegat Township High School Marching Band.

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. In Fall 2018, Mr. McGrath will begin pursuing a Masters of Music Degree (M.M.) in Wind Band Conducting through Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA).

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). In addition, he may been seen performing 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 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 was a graduate of the Lacey Township High School Class of 2010, and still resides in his hometown of Forked River, New Jersey. 

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


    Google Classroom Online Learning 

    In the event if ROBMS has to close school due to matters related to the COVID-19 Virus, please register your child for the following Google Classroom Groups in order to complete Band Class assignments outside of school:

    7th Grade Band - New Classroom Page will be created for 2020-2021 School Year


    8th Grade Band - New Classroom Page will be created for 2020-2021 School Year


    Jazz Band, Woodwind Choir - New Classroom Page will be created for 2020-2021 School Year

    A Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

    Student's Guide to Google Classroom


    If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Mr. McGrath by email at

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

    -Mr. McGrath


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