A native of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Wes Branstine holds degrees from Henderson State University and a Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts from North Texas State University. An outstanding soloist, brass clinician, and band clinician, he has had a successful career teaching in junior high, senior high, and college. Now retired, Dr. Wes Branstine was Professor of Music at Henderson State University for thirty-one years and trombonist with the Arkansas Brass and South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the International Trombone Association and is a superb woodworker!
Dr. Wes Branstine receiving the 2002 Judge’s Special Recognition Award at the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award:
Dr. Branstine receiving award from Gov. Mike Huckabee
Dr. Branstine’s acceptance speech
Dr. Branstine with State Rep. Tommie Roebuck