Mark Smith has been Choral Director at Bedford High School for 31 years. Started in 1985. He holds both a Bachelor & Master degrees in Music Education/Conducting from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. A native New Yorker, Mark grew up next to Broadway. he is constantly involved with community theatre & dinner theatre around the Toledo area, as well as producing one musical, one dramatic play and one variety show each year at BHS. All in all, Mark has directed, musical directed, performed, conducted and produced over 160 full scale musical performances. He directs the Soiree Singers, Varsity Choir & Concert Choir at the High School and the 8th Grade Choir at the Junior High. He also teaches a Stage Craft Class and a beginning computers class. His choirs constantly receive superior/excellent ratings at Regional & State Choral Festival and has produced four professional choral recordings with the most recent recording, "RING IN THE HOLIDAYS" He enjoys traveling with his choirs to festivals in Florida, Bahamas, Chicago, Toronto and New York City which have all received acclaimed awards.
Music, golf & family dominate Marks life and balances his life. Mark is the Head Boys Golf Coach in the Spring and served as the Head Girls Golf Coach in the Fall for 15 seasons. The girls team have reached the STATE Finals 7 years in a row and have been Monroe County Champions numerous times. Mark was the assistant golf coach for 10 years prior to becoming Head Boys Golf coach. In the fall of 2006, the Boys Golf Team reached the STATE Finals for the first time in 20 years. Since then the boys golf team claimed the District and Regional titles twice and placed 6th in the state in 2009 and 4th in the State in 2010.
Mark is also the PGA Assistant Professional at Highland Meadows Golf Club and a Teaching Professional at the Claire Batista Golf Academy at The Legacy Golf Course. He is in much demand as an individual instructor giving over 150 private lessons each season and has developed an outstanding Junior Program, including the Junior League, the Junior Club Championship, Junior camps & clinics as well as adult clinics for all ages. He is a Class A member of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) Michigan Section, a member MIGCA (Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association), and USGA (United States Golf Association) and a Certified US Kids Golf Instructor. Mark was recently inducted into the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Hall of Fame. You can also see Mark on WNWO NBC TODAY Show every thursday morning presenting golf tips during the “Tee Time Thursday” segments! http://www.facebook.com/mark.smith.39794895
My favorite Songs
1.Go Light Your World - Kathy Troccoli
2.Big House - Audio Adrenaline
3.Rock Steady - Marc Broussard
4.These are the Days - Jamie Cullum
5.Maybe I’m Amazed - Bryan Duncan
6.Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo ole
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Name: Mark Smith
Birthday: February 4th
Major: Music Education/Conducting
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Book: Golf’s Sacred Journey, 7 Days at the Links of Utopia.
Favorite Movie: Legend of Bagger Vance
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Quote: Practice with a Purpose.... “It is what it is!”