Phone: (609) 660-8900 ext. 61134


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education (Trombone) - Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) - Class of 2015 Certified Teacher of Music, K-12 - State of New Jersey (2015-Present) TEACHING EXPERIENCE (2015-PRESENT): Joseph T. Donahue School - Instrumental Music Teacher - 2022-Present Barnegat High School - Assistant Marching Band Director - 2020-Present Barnegat High School - Esports Coach (League of Legends, Valorant) - 2021-Present Ocean Gate Elementary School - Instrumental, Chorus, and General Music Teacher - 2017-Present McKinley Ave. Elementary School - Instrumental Long-Term Substitute - 2015-2016

Mr. Wesley Brown (Instrumental Music)

Mr. Brown is the instrumental music teacher at Joseph T. Donahue School in Barnegat, NJ. He teaches beginner band lessons, as well as full band lessons in the spring. Mr. Brown is also the Assistant Band Director for the Barnegat High School Marching Band, and an Esports Coach for the Barnegat High School Esports team. 

Mr. Brown is a former Barnegat Bengal, graduating from Barnegat High School in 2011. Afterwards, he attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he received his Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education as a trombone major. While attending Barnegat High School and Rutgers University, Mr. Brown was heavily involved in the marching band programs, being Drum Major at Barnegat in 2010-2011, and Drum Major at Rutgers University for two seasons (2013-2015). Mr. Brown had the privilege of performing and conducting numerous high-profile events with the Marching Scarlet Knights, such as the Pinstripe Bowl, Russel Athletic Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, and Super Bowl XLVIII. Mr. Brown studied trombone in the studio of Michael Powell.

Mr. Brown began his Barnegat teaching career with the Barnegat Marching Band in 2020. As assistant band director, he helped lead the Marching Bengals to their first Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship in 2022, where they achieved the highest score in A class history. Mr. Brown oversees brass and woodwind pedagogy for the marching band, as well as audio/electronic systems. He officially joined the Barnegat Township School District faculty in 2022, where he teaches Instrumental Music at Joseph T. Donahue School.

Mr. Brown also teaches at Ocean Gate Elementary school in Ocean Gate, NJ. There, he teaches Pre-K-6th Grade general music, chorus, and band. During the 2021-2022 school year, Mr. Brown was awarded Teacher of the Year for the Ocean Gate School District.

Mr. Brown is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NafME), New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA), and the South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors Association (SJBODA). 

"Band is for everyone! No matter what other activities you are involved with; if you love music, you should be involved in band!"