Mark Smith - 2nd Baritone


Mark began playing the Euphonium whilst at secondary school, in Birmingham, in 1969.

Soon achieving his RSM grade VIII, he became principal player in the Birmingham Schools Wind Band, as well as joining 'Pressed Steel Fisher (Castle Bromwich)', Championship brass band, in 1972.

Successfully competing at many solo competitions, he was soon invited to become principal euphonium at 'Coventry Festival Band', moving to 'Amington Band' in 1974.

Playing for several bands over the years, Amington has always been his spiritual banding home, and he feels great pride in being a part of the successful 80s band, which climbed from 4th to Championship section in successive years, under Allan Morris snr.

Still competitive, Mark believes that success comes from hard work, commitment and social bonding, qualities which remain in abundance within Amington Band.