Mr. Spencer Smith

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Music Education (BA)

Mr. Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith is the Assistant Director of Bands at Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas. Mr. Smith’s responsibilities include conducting the Concert Band, team-teaching the marching band, and instructing beginner brass classes at Rogers and Reynolds Middle School.

Prior to teaching in Prosper, Mr. Smith served as an assistant director at Klein Oak High School from 2015-2017 where he was mentored by Todd Clearwater, Chris Rapacki, and Max Mullinix. His responsibilities included conducting the fourth band, team-teaching the fifth band, International Baccalaureate Music, specializing in visual fundamentals with the marching band, and instructing beginner low brass classes at Krimmel and Hildebrandt Intermediate. During his two years at Klein Oak, Mr. Smith's concert bands twice received sweepstakes awards at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest.

In 2015, Mr. Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Houston under the direction of David Bertman, Marion West, John Benzer, and Marc Martin. During his time at U of H, Mr. Smith performed with the Symphonic Winds, the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band, and studied euphonium under Danny Vinson, Mark Barton, and Phillip Freeman.

Mr. Smith currently teaches on staff for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, having previously taught with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014. He performed as a member of the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011 and with the Madison Scouts in 2012-13, aging out as a section leader in 2013. In 2011, Carolina Crown was awarded the Jim Ott Memorial Award for Excellence in Brass.

From 2011-2014, Mr. Smith served as a marching technician and instructed low brass master classes for the Spring High School band in Spring, Texas. During his time at Spring, the band placed as a finalist twice at the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional and advanced twice to the Texas UIL State Marching contest. Mr. Smith continues to benefit greatly from the mentorship of Gabe Musella and Terri Risinger.

Mr. Smith is a 2010 International Baccalaureate graduate of L. D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas where he was taught by Jeremy Earnhart, Van Mathews, John Alstrin, Jolette Wine, Brandon Holt, and Steve Madsen. In 2007, the marching band was named the Bands of America Grand National Champion.

Outside of work, Mr. Smith is an avid follower of Dallas sports and is the self-proclaimed all-time greatest Texas Rangers fan.