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    Welcome to Mr. Jeffrey Smith's Band/Music website.
       Mr. Jeffrey Smith
     
       Director of Bands 5-12, 6th Grade General Music
     
     
       Ext. 5512 or 3312
       jsmith@miamieast.k12.oh.us 
       High School/Junior High Music Rooms

     
    Biography and Fun Facts for Mr. Jeffrey Smith
     

    Jeffrey is a 1998 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he received his BA of Music in Music Education.  In 2003, he received his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, where he completed his Administrative Licensure Program in 2006.  Jeffrey has also completed the Curriculum, Instructional, and Professional Development degree program at the University of Dayton.

     

    Jeffrey started his career in the Southeastern Local School District before coming to Miami East in the fall of 2000.  Under his direction, the Miami East Concert Band and Chamber Choir have received Superior ratings at District XI OMEA Competition.  In 2010 the Concert Band advanced to State Contest, receiving an "Excellent" rating and in 2012 and 2013 the Concert Band received a "Superior" rating (the highest rating possible).  With 28 and 32 members respectively, both bands were among the smallest groups to receive a Superior either year in the entire state.  The back to back Superior ratings put the band in an elite group of Class C bands to repeat.  In 2014, the Concert Band pulled the "clean sweep" by receiving straight Superiors at District and State Contest.  As of Spring 2024, The Concert Band has qualified for State Contest 11 consecutive years and 12 of the last 13 years. In addition,  the Viking Pride Marching Band has been repeat Class A Finalists at the Mid-States Band Association Class A Championships and won Small Division and Overall Parade Grand Champions in 2010 and 2012 at the Music in the Parks Festival at Cedar Point.

     

    Jeffrey has performed in various performance organizations, including the Miami University Wind Ensemble, Miami University Symphony Orchestra and Miami University 6:30 Jazz Ensemble, The Miami University Men’s Glee Club, The Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra.  He still performs occasionally throughout the Dayton area, playing for various functions, pit orchestras and as a private instructor.  He is also a member of the Ohio Music Education Association.
     
     
    Fun Facts:
    • I am married to my wife Jacquie and have a little girl, Lauren, who was born in 2011.
    • We have 3 dogs....Chloe, Charlie, and Camden and a cat Cooper.
    • I am a rabid Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan...my basement is a shrine, no joke.
    • I also play recreational hockey in the CAHL (Chiller Adult Hockey League) for the Springfield Isotopes. My previous team, the Dayton Bombers had a run of 5 consecutive championships a few years ago, so that was fun.
    • I love to travel.  Destinations include Toronto and Quebec, Western Europe, Hawaii (favorite destination), Northern California, Las Vegas, Bahamas, The Florida Keys, the Southern and Western Caribbean, Washington D.C., DisneyWorld, and Corolla in the North Carolina Outer Banks.
    • I love all kinds of music, especially Jazz, "Classical", and Alternative Rock.
    • I have a vast knowledge of useless trivia concerning all sorts of music and musicians (especially 60's and 70's Rock)
     
     
     
     Mr. Smith
Last Modified on April 26, 2024