Wesley Sanders is a senior at Vernon Township High School. He is the principal tubist of his school’s Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Brass Choir. Additionally, Wesley plays bass trombone in his high school’s Jazz Band and Pit Orchestra. He has been Drum Major of the Viking Marching Band for two years. He is also a four-year member of the Sussex County Youth Orchestra, where he will be a featured soloist in the upcoming spring concert. Wesley has successfully auditioned and has served as principal tubist of multiple honors ensembles throughout his high school tenure, including the Sussex County Honors Band, North Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, North Jersey Region I Wind Ensemble, New Jersey All-State Orchestra, and the New Jersey All-State Wind Ensemble. Most recently, he was the winner of the 2022 New Jersey Wind Symphony Youth Soloist Competition. Wesley currently studies privately with Barbara Garrison and John Palatucci, and plans to pursue music in college with a minor in tuba performance.