Gary E. Smith’s prolific achievements and reputation in his career of music education has earned him one of the highest honors of being elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 2018.
First published in 1984, The System–Marching Band Methods is the quintessential marching band instruction textbook intended for music students, drum majors, colorguard, college music majors and band directors. It covers all the methods for building, improving and maintaining an outstanding marching band organization. The book is also co-authored by many leading band directors and specialists in various fields of music education.
Over the years, the book has undergone many editions. This edition has been completely redesigned and includes a substantial amount of new material.