Phone: (719) 495-1149 ext 4044


Degrees and Certifications:

BM in Music Education, minor in Sociology - Utah State University

Mr. J Braden Smart

This is my first year at Falcon Middle School. I am really looking forward to teaching both band and choir. Go Firebirds!

I spent six years studying music at Utah State University, specializing in choral studies for the first 3 years and instrumental the last 3. My musical life began in 4th grade band and choir and has taken me all over the nation and even the world including annual trips in college to Vegas for the basketball tournaments, Ohio for the NCAA tournament, and China for the first ever international choral festival in Xian. 

Outside of music, I enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing (especially fly fishing). Calvin and Hobbes are some of the best comics ever written, and you can never go wrong picking a Marvel or Star Wars movie on a Friday or Saturday evening. I am also a devoted fan to Doctor Who, Psych, and Avatar the Last Airbender. One place I have always wanted to travel is to Ireland; Irish folk music is some of my favorite music.