MSG Henry Smith

, trombone


Minneapolis, MN

Joined the band:



Section Leader

Bachelor's Degree:

University of Michigan

MSG Henry Charles Smith has been a member of the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band in Washington, D.C., since 1995. In addition to his duties as a trombonist, he also serves as conductor and drum major for ceremonies and funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. Immediately following graduation from the University of Michigan (B.M. 1983, M.M. 1984), he began his orchestral career as a member of the Orchestra Sinfonica della Radio and Televisione Italiana di Torino in Turin, Italy. Next, he served seven seasons as bass trombonist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Opera Association in Norfolk before relocating to the National Capital Region. Smith is a licensed commercial airplane pilot and father to twin daughters, Linh and Minh.