Jason Smith has been the 5th-12th grade Band Director at Wahoo Public Schools for the past 11 years. Prior to this position, Mr. Smith taught K-12 music at Bancroft-Rosalie Public Schools. At Wahoo, Mr. Smith is responsible for directing the marching band, concert band, middle and high school jazz bands, show band, and directs the musical pit. Mr. Smith is also a staff member for the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music and is a regular substitute for the polka band Less Talk More Polka.
He received a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009, and his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Arts Integration from Wayne State College in 2021.
Under his direction, Wahoo has received the Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) High School Music Participation Recognition for multiple years, the NSBA Academic Achievement Award, and the Best Communities for Music Education distinction. In 2021, Mr. Smith received the NMEA Music Educator of the Year Award. In 2023, he received the Nebraska VFW Teacher of the Year Award for grades 6th through 8th.
In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family- his wife Melissa and twin daughters Abby and Emily.