BJ Brooks – Director, Buffalo Marching Band

Big News!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. BJ Brooks has been named the new Director of the Buffalo Marching Band.

Dr. Teweleit who has served as the marching band director since 2008 will continue to work with the WT Bands and will still conduct the Concert Band. Dr. Brooks is only the fourth director of the Buffalo Marching Band since 1963. Dr. Garner (1963-1993), Don Lefevre (1994-2007), Russ Teweleit (2008-2020), and now BJ Brooks beginning the fall of 2021.


  1. Jim Cathey on June 27, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Was Dr. G literally the first marching director at WT? Surely there was a band before 1963.

    From Don Lefevre: Since 1963, there have only been 4 marching band directors.

    • Dionicio Cardenas on July 27, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      R.N. Brothers (1920-1923) Director of Bands
      C. E. Starin (1923-1942) Director of Bands
      Mr. M. J. Newman (1943-1958) Director of Bands
      Dr. Ted Crager (1958-1963) Director of Bands
      Dr. Garner (1963-1993)
      Don Lefevre (1994-2007)
      Dr. Russ Teweleit (2008-2020)
      Dr. Bj Brooks (2021-Present)

  2. Jim Cathey on July 12, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Who were the directors before Dr. Garner?

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