Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John C. Smith
John Smith has served as the High School Band Director at Clear Creek Amana since the fall of 2008. Prior to coming to CCA Mr. Smith had held the position of band director at Wapello, Anamosa, and Maquoketa Valley High Schools.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Music Education from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in May 1991. He has continued his education receiving credit from Drake University, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin- Platteville
His professional memberships include the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Jazz Educators of Iowa and the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association. While teaching at Maquoketa Valley Mr. Smith served as the president of the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters.
Mr. Smith has also served as an adjudicator for both high school and middle school contests in the midwest. He has written marching band drill for several area schools and served as a clinician in the marching instruction for area marching bands. For 6 years Mr. Smith also work with the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps as the visual caption head.