FRED E SMITH
Fred was trained at Berklee College of Music ‘08, where he received the Doug Timm Award for Outstanding Musicianship in Film Scoring.
Fred’s drum corps experience included performing with the Arizona Academy in 2001, Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets in 2002, and the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2003-2005 as a snare drummer.
Fred currently arranges the percussion and sound design for The Academy and synth design for the Blue Devils. He also arranged percussion and sound design for The Vanguard Cadets from ’13 to ’22 where they won 5 Open Class Championships. He has extensive experience composing and arranging for various high school marching bands, indoor drumlines, and wind ensembles.
Outside of the marching arts, Fred is an award-winning composer working in various media genres. Fred’s work includes Transformers 3, Need for Speed: The Run, Disney’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, and CW’s Supergirl.
Another big accomplishment was to work as a music arranger for the 87th Academy Awards and winning Best Film Music at the 2019 Burbank Film Festival for his feature film, Rock ‘n’ Roll Eddie.
His current projects include working on a Netflix animated series (Go! Go! Cory Carson), a new action feature film (Bad Blood).
Fred resides in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife and 3 children.