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Gary Smith


Directors Clinic

From 1976 to 1998, Gary was the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, where he conducted the nationally famous Marching Illini, Basketball Band, Symphonic Band II, and taught marching band procedures and band arranging in the School of Music. In 1988 Gary was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He continues to serve as a consultant, guest conductor, festival director, and clinician throughout the United States and the world. He is a published author in magazines and authored “The System,” a textbook used in many marching band procedure courses.

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