John Beyrent has been a music educator for over 30 years. Originally from Pennsylvania, he holds degrees from Wilkes University and Mansfield State University and has taken advanced graduate courses at New England Conservatory and Penn State University. He has taught instrumental music in Gilford, NH since 1985.
Mr. Beyrent has been an adjunct instructor at both Keene State College and Plymouth State University. He has been an active member of various state music organizations, serving as Secretary for the New Hampshire Music Educators Association and President of the New Hampshire Band Directors Association. He has hosted numerous district and state music festivals, served as an adjudicator for All-State and New England festivals and has been a guest conductor at several music festivals as well.
Mr. Beyrent is the founder of the Belknap Brass Quintet and each summer participates in the Yankee Brass Band, a recreation of an authentic 19th century brass band. He conducts the Gilford Community Band and the Carter Mountain Brass Band and has had several original compositions and arrangements for band, brass and woodwind ensembles published.