Andy Smart studied music at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also toured as a featured trumpet soloist with Blast! between 1999 and 2005. He has instructed the Blue Knights drum & bugle corps from Denver, CO in various capacities since 2002. Prior to teaching the Blue Knights, Andy was a marching member for 6 years. He has composed, arranged, and instructed marching bands across the country since 1995, and he has been judging competitive marching events since 2005. He is overwhelmed at the opportunity to be able to work alongside the best teachers and students in the business here at Carolina Crown!