Director Reg Smith

Reg Smith playing his cornet in the Appalachian Mountains

After Harold Leckrone’s passing in November 1987 the band went through a time of transition and Reg Smith became the director. Reg is the truest expression of a community band director. During the day he is a contractor for an area asphalt company, and by night he directing the Manchester Civic Band or playing his trumpet with other area college and community bands. At home his living room is a practice studio, and his garage is the band music library. His favorite movie is Brassed Off, and his favorite march composer is R.B. Hall.