Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Temple University Master of Arts in Music Education: New Jersey City University New Jersey Supervisor Certificate: New Jersey City University
Mr. Brian Maher
Mr. Brian Maher has been a Director of Bands and Instrumental Music for over two decades, and currently is a Band Director and Instrumental Music teacher in the Hamilton Township School District. Mr. Maher received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Temple University, and a Master of Arts in Music Education from New Jersey City University.
Mr. Maher's competitive Marching Band career spanned twenty-one years, and includes forty-nine first prize wins (with competition), also including two USBands New Jersey State Marching Band Championship wins, and two USBands National Marching Band Championship wins.
A music arranger and orchestrator from a young age, Mr. Maher has over 300 musical arrangements to his name, writing for competitive Marching Bands in New Jersey, Swing Bands on the East Coast, and even Philadelphia Mummers' String Bands! Mr. Maher is also a proud member of the Woodland String Band of Philadelphia, playing alto saxophone and arranging music for them.
Mr. Maher plays alto saxophone, clarinet, piano and a bit of plectrum banjo! He enjoys bike riding, watching classic cinema, and enjoys an ice cold soda on a hot summer day. (Dr. Pepper, RC Cola and Fanta Fruit Punch are his top three favorites!)
Mr. Maher lives in Crosswicks with his wife, Yasmin (who is also an educator), and his daughter, Madison.
"It's important to me that my students are taught to be confident, and to always strive for excellence, in whatever path they choose in life. Only then, will I know I have succeeded as an educator."