Eynsford Concert Band is delighted that Major Michael Smith BA(Mus) LRSM has joined us as our Musical Director.
In April 2008 Mike was selected for a commission into the Corps of Army Music, and subsequently served as Director of Music of the Band of The Royal Irish Regiment and the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, before being asked to take up the much coveted appointment of Director of Music of the Band of the Grenadier Guards.
In July 2013 Mike left the Band of the Grenadier Guards to return to Headquarters Corps of Army Music in a staff officer post and also taking on the role of Corps Secretary, Corps of Army Music. In April 2015 he was appointed Chief Instructor at The Royal Military School of Music where he is responsible for the training of all Army Bandmasters and Musicians.
4 years after leaving the Band of the Grenadiers Guards, Mike has had the honour and unique distinction of being asked to return to the Grenadiers Band as their new Director of Music.
Mike’s appointment as Musical Director of Eynsford Concert Band has taken the band into a new and exciting era. Having the opportunity to have such an accomplished musician and band leader has been a real privilege and, amongst other achievements, allowed the band to build a close friendship with the Band of the Grenadier Guards, be crowned National Champions in 2014 and to represent the UK in the first European Championship for Wind Orchestras in 2015.