Jonathan Smith, the newest member of the quintet’s roster of composers and arrangers, comes from Gunthorpe, a Norfolk village in the East Anglian region of England. In 1977, he joined the Regimental Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards. He was its principal euphonium player and soloist throughout his 24-year service, culminating in his appointment as a band sergeant major. Smith completed 11 international tours with the Coldstream Guards, including tours of Japan, Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and South Korea.
He now lives in the alpine area of the French Haute Savoie, where he works as an arranger and copyist with the Dakota Music Service team in musical preparation for Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh shows, films, television and concert spectaculars. In addition to running a small band publishing service, he is musical director of the Echo Des Memises de Thollon and plays euphonium in La Musique Municipale de Bernex.
For six months of the year, he arranges and orchestrates music for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the largest Christmas show in the United Kingdom, now in its 29th year. He has been involved in this successful production for the last 21 years.
He is delighted to be involved with Mainstreet Brass and looks forward to a long and happy musical relationship with the quintet