Zach Smith has been involved in marching and concert percussion for eight years. Zach started off playing cymbals in the sixth grade, moving to the snare drum in the seventh grade. In the eighth grade he auditioned for the snareline at Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps out of Atlanta Georgia to get his feet wet in the drum corps activity. Although he did not make the line that year he was invited by Sean Womack, one of the instructors with Spirit at the time, to join his indoor percussion group. Zach marched vibes with Doublestop Indoor Percussion in 2010 and snare drum in 2011, 2012, and 2013. 
In the ninth grade Zach auditioned with Drum Corps International's open class corps Music City where he marched snare drum with Music City in 2011, 2013, and 2014. Zach played snare his freshman and sophmore years in high school, bass drum his junior year, and was drum major his senior year. In 2015 Zach marched with the World Championship WGI Indoor Percussion group Music City Mystique and will be spending his fouth year with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps as the Percussion Section Leader for the corps. 

Zach is currently the percussion instructor at Mortimer Jordan High School and North Jefferson Middle School and has several individual students taking private lessons. Zach is certified through the Alabama Board of Education to teach at any school in Jefferson County.
Zach is available for:
​   Full Battery Percussion Instruction
    Percussion Arranging
    Private Lessons

        Notable Groups:
            Music City Mystique
            Music City Drum and Bugle Corps
            Doublestop Indoor Percussion
Contact References:

  >Craig Cagle - 205-413-9642
      Band Director - Mortimer Jordan High School 
​      Morris, AL.

  >Chris DeBerry - 615-496-4452
      Caption Head - Music City Drum Corps
      Nashville, TN.
High ​School Accomplishments
Freshman Year
  > Snare drum - Music City Drum & Bugle Corps 
  > Snare drum - Doublestop Indoor Percussion 
  > Snare drum - Mortimer Jordan High School
  - University of North Alabama Band Extravaganza
  - University of North Alabama Concert Band 
  - Band Director Musicianship Award 
  - Voted by peers Most Outstanding Freshman
  - National Honor Society
  - GPA 3.90

Sophmore Year
  > Snare drum - Doublestop Indoor Percussion
  > Snare drum - Mortimer Jordan High School
  - University of North Alabama Band Extravangaza
  - Band Director Musicianship Award 
  - Voted by peers Most Outstanding Sophmore
  - Wrote Homecoming Show - Music and Drill 
  - National Honor Society
  - GPA 3.91

Junior Year
  > Snare drum - Music City Drum & Bugle Corps
  > Snare drum - Doublestop Indoor Percussion 
  > Bass drum - Mortimer Jordan High School
  - Drum Line Section Leader 
  - Band Director Musicianship Award 
  - Wrote drumline cadence and warmup exercises
  - Voted by peers Most Outstanding Junior
  - National Honor Society
  - GPA 3.87


Senior Year
  > Snare drum - Music City Drum & Bugle Corps
  > Drum Major - Mortimer Jordan High School
  - Full Battery Tech
  - Section Leader - Full battery
  - Voted by Peers as Most Outstanding Senior
  - Band Director Musicianship Award
  - Wrote drumline cadence and warmup exercises
  - National Honor Society
  - GPA 4.0
  - Academic Scholarship to UAB - Biology Major


Zach@zachsmithdrumz.com
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For more information contact Zach at: 
Zach@zachsmithdrumz.com