Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Justin A. Smith
Mr. Smith is currently in his 13th year as a Texas Music Educator. Mr. Smith is a native of Henderson, Texas and received his BM from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston in 2003. Mr. Smith was inspired to become a band director by his middle school band director Mr. Tommy Moore. Mr. Smith follows the lead of Mr. Moore by wanting band to be positive force in every students life, and for students to become better people and musicians while being in the GHS Band.
While at Moores, Mr. Smith studied trombone with Michael Warny and music education with Eddie Green and Tom Bennett. Mr. Smith taught at Cypress Springs HS for 11 years, serving as Assistant Director for 5 years, and Director of Bands for 6 years. While at Cypress Springs, the band earned multiple UIL Sweepstakes awards, as well as being named Best in Class for marching and concert contests. Mr. Smith comes to Georgetown from a year as Director of Bands at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. The KHS Band was a Finalist and Bronze medal winner at the Sam Houston State Marching Festival, and the band earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award, Mr. Smith also assisted the Non-Varsity Concert Band to it’s first Sweepstakes in 9 years.
Mr. Smith is a member of TMEA, TBA, TMAA, the International Trombone Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Smith lives in Georgetown with his beautiful wife Jessica, and their pets Charley, Garfield, and Ally.