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Jack Smith

Known For: Skipton Brass

Email:
Address: Huddersfield
West Yorkshire, UK
Mobile: +44 (0) 7522 994 382

Born and raised in Gloucestershire, Jack Smith began his banding career as a member of the Chalford Band, where he started out on bass trombone and euphonium.

In 2002 Jack was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College of Music, where he studied trombone with Roger Harvey and piano with Raymond Banning, and won the college conducting prize before graduating with first class honours in 2007. He then went on to specialise in conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (studying with David Jones and Adrian Partington), becoming the first student of the conducting course there to earn a degree as Master of Music.

An exceptionally versatile musician, Jack has a wealth of experience to draw upon. As a conductor, instrumentalist and chorister, he has performed in a wide range of styles from music of the Renaissance up to the present day, including jazz and contemporary music. He also works extensively as an arranger and adjudicator.

Jack’s career as a bandsman has been equally diverse. He has played in bands from almost every section, and on all trombone, baritone and euphonium seats at various levels. He was solo trombone with the Newbridge (Celynen) Band during their rise to the Championship Section, and he has been in demand at various times as a guest player with a number of high-ranking bands, including Flowers, Redbridge and Tredegar.

Since 2008, Jack has enjoyed a range of conducting engagements with bands from all sections across the country. His first permanent appointment was as Music Director to Forest of Dean Brass (2009-10), a short but successful tenure brought to a premature end by Jack's return to London.

From 2010 to 2014, Jack spent four happy years with East London Brass as a roving member of their trombone section.

During the same period, he was appointed as Music Director to Epsom & Ewell Silver Band. Under Jack's direction, the band achieved several best-ever contest results, most notably at the 2013 National Championships (Section 2) and 2015 Regional Championships (Section 1).

Jack's relocation to Huddersfield in 2015 sadly brought his time with EESB to a close, but has also opened up exciting new opportunities in and around West Yorkshire. Soon in demand in the area as a guest conductor, Jack has been fortunate to work with a number of famous and historic bands across Yorkshire and the wider region.

Since 2015 Jack has enjoyed various spells as resident conductor to Thoresby Colliery Band, guest conductor with Meltham & Meltham Mills Band, and as MD for the Kippax Band, before being appointed as MD to Skipton Brass in 2017.

During Jack's time at Skipton, the band has returned to a full strength of players, won prizes at the Ripon Entertainment Contest in consecutive years, and continues to develop its concert programming and community profile both locally and online.

Whilst music clearly plays a huge part in Jack's life, he also enjoys many quieter and more sensible pursuits, such as cooking, reading & writing, hill-walking, cycling and phone-dropping.



Conducting Results

Date Contest Band Position Points Draw
1st Jun 2019 Ripon Contest Skipton Brass 12 14
2nd Jun 2018 Ripon Contest Skipton Brass 7 219 6
3rd Jun 2017 Ripon Contest Skipton Brass 8 221 5
5th Mar 2016 Yorkshire Area (Second Section) Kippax 6 10
16th Jan 2016 Butlins Mineworkers (Second Section) Kippax 20 4
31st Oct 2015 Brass Factor 2 Kippax Band 1   6
13th Sep 2015 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Horsham Borough 4 2
22nd Mar 2015 London and Southern Counties (First Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 5 1
1st Mar 2015 Oxfordshire & District BBA Winter Contest (First Section) Epsom & Ewell 5 2
28th Sep 2014 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Epsom & Ewell 5 5
16th Mar 2014 London and Southern Counties (Second Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 4 15
18th Jan 2014 Butlins Mineworkers (Second Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 13 5
21st Sep 2013 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) Epsom & Ewell Silver 6 10
17th Mar 2013 London and Southern Counties (Second Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 2 9
24th Feb 2013 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A March) Epsom & Ewell Silver 1 84 3
24th Feb 2013 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) Epsom & Ewell Silver 1 185 3
30th Sep 2012 SCABA Autumn Contest (Second Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 4 4
20th May 2012 SCABA Entertainment Contest (B Section) Epsom & Ewell 3 7
18th Mar 2012 London and Southern Counties (Second Section) Epsom & Ewell Silver 11 7
20th Nov 2011 GBBA March (Section B) Forest of Dean Brass 1 96
20th Nov 2011 GBBA Own Choice (Section B) Forest of Dean Brass 1 94
26th Sep 2010 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest (Open Section) Forest of Dean 3 187 1
16th May 2010 Weston-super-Mare (Second Section) Forest of Dean 3 188 1
14th Mar 2010 West of England Area (Second Section) Forest of Dean Brass 4 13
11th Oct 2009 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest (Open Section) Forest of Dean 2 190 1




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