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Class of 2025

Dylan Smith is a freshman French Horn player at the University of Arkansas. He has successfully performed with ensembles ranging from award-winning hundred-piece bands like the Van Buren High School Marching Band to small wind ensembles and orchestras Like the Grand Avenue Baptist Orchestra and the Van Buren High School Wind Ensemble.  

During Dylan's time as a musician, he has been able to obtain 3 Arkansas marching state championships, one as section leader and mellophone featured soloist. He has also been able to perform in the Arkansas all-state honor band two separate times. He has made two appearances in the Arkansas all-state band and was a featured improv trumpet soloist in the Van Buren High School Jazz Band while earning a trumpet spot in the Arkansas all-region jazz band.   

As freshman music and biology major, Dylan is excited to carve out a path as a member of the Razorback Marching Band, UARK Horn studio, and the volunteer action center. Dylan is eager to learn more about music while immersing himself in campus life and culture. Dylan is also excited to explore other hobbies outside of the band program. One day, Dylan hopes to attend medical school and become a trauma surgeon while still sharing his passion for music with the younger generation by being active in music advocacy and playing horn in local ensembles.    

Dylan Smith: Bio
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