Bob Smith has spent 26 years as a marching instructor, visual caption head, consultant and drill designer for drum corps and marching bands around the country. He aged out of Phantom Regiment in 1985. Bob was a marching instructor or Visual Caption Head for Phantom Regiment (1987-1997, 2000-2004), including the 1996 DCI World Championship. He’s worked with some of the great pageantry masterminds of Drum Corps: DCI Hall of Fame members Michael Cesario Dr. Dan Richardson and John Brazale, as well as noted drill designers Greg Cesario, John Sanchez, Tony Hall and Jeremy Hunt. Bob was also the visual caption head for the Tar Heel Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (1998), served as a visual consultant for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (2006-2009), and most recently served as a visual consultant for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (2011-2004).
Outside of the drum corps world, Bob teaches mathematics at Leyden High School in the west suburb of Chicago. He is also the varsity tennis coach for the boys and girls teams. In 2011, he was inducted into the Illinois Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame.