Judge Details
Dan Smith

Caption : Music

Judging History
Dan Smith - from Santa Clara, California

Mr. Dan Smith is a long-time Musician, Educator, Consultant, Adjudicator & Pageantry Professional, and holds a BA Degree from San Jose’ State University an MA Degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

He is nationally known as an Arranger, Visual Designer, Clinician & Instructor, and as a Band Director - with his own Bands having performed a number of times in such nationally-televised events as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, the Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl in Miami, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was during his tenure as Director of Bands that his Independence High School 76th Cavalry Band from San Jose’, California won the 1981 Bands of America National Championship.

Mr. Smith has now been involved in Music & Pageantry for over 55 years, and has over 45 years experience as an Adjudicator & Adjudication Administrator for Concert Band, Marching Band, Drum & Bugle Corps, and Winter Guard & Winter Percussion Festivals & Competitions throughout the United States & Canada (including the World Championships for both DCI & WGI). And he is a co-founder of the Western Band Association.

Mr. Smith is currently the Music Department Coordinator at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. He continues to be an active performer on French Horn & Tenor Horn in several major Bay Area musical ensembles. He is a Charter Member and former Instructor of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, and performed as French Horn Section Leader with the Santa Clara Vanguard 50th Anniversary Alumni Corps.

He is a US Air Force Veteran and a proud father and grandfather, with one of his sons just retired after serving 20 years in the US Navy, and his other son and daughter-in-law both currently serving in the US Air Force.

UNLV SUPER SHOW presented by Yamaha

October 28 @ Sam Boyd Stadium

RCC Big Orange Classic

October 28 @ Riverside Community College

Clovis Golden State Tournament of Bands

November 04 @ Clovis High School

Independence Band Tournament

November 04 @ Independence High School


November 04 @ Veterans Memorial Stadium

Mission Viejo Field Show Tournament

October 21 @ Mission Viejo High School

Dublin Irish Guard Band Tournament

October 21 @ Dublin High School

Palm Desert Aztec Tournament of Champions

October 21 @ Palm Desert High School

Gilroy Garlic City Classic

October 14 @ Gilroy High School

Ayala Music In Motion Tournament

October 14 @ Ruben Ayala High School

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