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Alan Smith

Class of: 2018

Alan Smith has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 45 years. He has taught some of the finest ensembles in the marching band, drum corps, and winter guard activities. For 30 years, Mr. Smith served as the Drill Coordinator/Visual Caption Supervisor for the Seminole High School Marching Band in Seminole, Florida. During his time at Seminole, the band won numerous Outstanding Visual Performance awards at Bands of America and Florida Marching Band Championships competitions. Seminole was a BOA Regional Champion and Grand National Finalist on several occasions. The band was also an FMBC Class 4A and 5A State Champion for many years. In 2003, the Seminole band program became the first marching band in the state of Florida to receive the John Phillip Sousa Sudler Shield Award. Mr. Smith has designed for several successful drum corps and winter guards in his career including Suncoast Sound, Capital Regiment, Colts, The Company, The Cast, and Seminole World. In 2018, Mr. Smith was inducted into the Florida Federation of Color Guards Hall of Fame. Mr. Smith, while retired from day-to-day pageantry instruction, remains busy in the pageantry arts. He is an active marching band adjudicator and clinician for the New York State Field Band Conference and FMBC. He has served on the board of the Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit and is on the FFCC announcing staff as well as the WGI announcing staff for regionals and World Championships. Currently, Mr. Smith is in his 32nd year in public education. He is the AP Human Geography Teacher and past Social Studies Department Chair at Seminole High School. He is a founding teacher in the Center for Educational Leadership Academy and the iHawk Academy for Personalized Learning. He has been selected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers on four separate occasions.