Judges

We have 51 judges available for WGI and directors.

Adam Sage

Delray Beach, FL
Adam Sage is an active choreographer, designer, adjudicator in the pageantry arts. Adam has worked with numerous programs in the southeast including Tarpon Springs High School, East Lake High School, Seminole High School (1993 WGI A class Bronze medalists), Clearwater High School, Kell High School and Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Pope High School was the 2000 WGI Open class Silver medalists and the 2002 WGI World class Bronze medalists. Kell High School was the 2005 WGI A class Silver medalist. In addition, Adam recently designed for Spanish River High School Winter Guard in Boca Raton, Florida (2009 Winter Guard International Scholastic A Silver medalists).

Adams drum corps experience includes being a member of the Suncoast Sound from 1988 to 1989, and The Cadets of Bergen County from 1990 to 1991. He was the caption head for the Magic of Orlando from 1992 to 1993; caption head for the Crossmen from 1994 to 1995. Adam then spent 1996 through 2002 working with the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Sage was also the caption head and designer for the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2003 and 2004. 2005 through 2008, he spent with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as their caption head and designer. 2009-2011, he was the caption supervisor and designer with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. Adam was the color guard caption head and designer for the Madison Scouts from 2012-2014.

Adam is also actively involved with Winter Guard International (WGI). He was the director of The Company Colour Guard from 1995 to 1999. The Company was a two time WGI World Champion in the A (1995) class and Open (1996) class. He was also the director of the Phantom Regiment Winter Guard in 2007 and 2008 and CrownGUARD in 2009 and 2010. He was also a member of the Emerald Marquis from 1990 to 1991.

Sage is the director and designer for the Kennesaw Mountain High School Color Guard in Kennesaw, Georgia 2003-present (2004 Winter Guard International Scholastic A Worl
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Albert Lilly

Martinsville, IN
Dr. Albert Lilly holds a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN), a Master of Music degree from Jordan College/Conservatory of Music at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), and a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, IN). He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at Marian University (Indianapolis, IN), where he teaches concert and marching band, trumpet and horn lessons, directs the brass choir, teaches the brass methods course as well as other courses in music education and arranging. He works with more than a dozen high school band programs throughout the country as arranger, consultant, or program coordinator. Bands he has directed or arranged for have won more than 18 state, circuit, or association titles, and literally hundreds of best music and best general effect awards. Dr. Lilly previously worked with programs including those at Monrovia High School (Monrovia, IN), Carmel High School (Carmel, IN) and Martinsville High School (Martinsville, IN).

Dr. Lilly has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 1996 and served as Music Caption Head from 2002 to 2016. In 2014, He was named as a member of the Central States Judges Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Lilly has also served as the music caption consultant for the Florida Marching Band Tournament. Dr. Lilly has served as a member of the artist-faculty for the National Trumpet Competition and adjudicates state solo contest for ISSMA frequently, serving as a member of the brass revision committee. Al currently also adjudicates for Winter Guard International in the WGI Winds division, a winter indoor marching competition designed for full wind sections in the indoor performance arena. Dr. Lilly adjudicates concert festivals and competitions for the Indiana State School Music Association, the Indiana Music Educators Association, and the Mid-States Band Association.

Dr. Lilly is also a trumpet artist
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis A Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis Open Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis World Class

Andrew Markworth

Centerville, OH
Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger, and consultant writing for marching bands, indoor percussion and winds groups and drum corps all over the world.

He is currently the music director for Rhythm X; both the 3 time gold medalist percussion group (2008, 2009, 2013) and the 3 time gold medalist winds group (2015, 2017, 2018). He is also the music arranger and coordinator for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX and The Company Performance Ensemble from the United Kingdom. Andrew was the Front Ensemble Arranger/Coordinator for Carolina Crown from 2007-2014.

Andrew currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Kara, daughter Natalie, and son Brady.
WGI: Winds: One on One-Expert Clinician
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

Billy Saccomanno

Lakeland, FL
WGI adjudicator
WGI: Guard: Movement Regional A
WGI: Guard: Movement A Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Open Class
WGI: Guard: Movmt Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Indep World Class

Brian Mason

Morehead, KY
Dr. Brian S. Mason is the Interim Associate Dean of the School of Creative Arts, Professor of Percussion, and Coordinator of the Percussion Studies Program at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. He has been a member of the Percussive Arts Society Board of Advisors, Past President of the PAS KY Chapter, is Associate Principal Percussion with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, is Principal Percussion for the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra, and appears as a guest artist with high school and university percussion ensembles across the US. Among his many accolades he is the recipient of the MSU Distinguished Teacher Award, the MSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award, the KMEA College/University Teacher of the Year Award, the and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boyle County High School.

A highly respected innovator of the contemporary marching percussion ensemble, Brians career in the Drum Corps International activity spanned more than two decades, claiming two World Championships and three High Percussion titles, along with many other awards and honors during his tenure with the Cavaliers (1987-96), Yamato (1997-99), Phantom Regiment (1998-02), and the Santa Clara Vanguard (2006-10). He also serves as a member of the Winter Guard International Percussion Judge team.

Brian received his D.M.A. and B.M. at the University of Kentucky and his M.M. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Brian has published articles in Percussive Notes, has been interviewed in Modern Drummer and Band and Orchestra Magazine, and co-authored the 2000 Modern Drummer Readers Polls No. 1 Drum Set Method Book, The Commandments of R&B Drumming (Warner Brothers). Brian is a performing artist for Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian cymbals, Evans drumheads, Black Swamp Percussion, and Etymotic Hearing Protection, and his original works are published through Row-Loff Productions, Bachovich Music Publications, and Tap Space Publications.
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music A Class
WGI: Percussion: Music A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Music Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Music World Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music World Class

Brian Murphy

Boston, MA
I have been involved with the pageantry arts for over 40 years. I am currently a WGI Design Analysis judge and have been judging winter and fall for over 15 years. Previously, I have been the lead designer for St. Anns Color Guard, Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps and numerous marching band programs.
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class

Carol Abohatab

Campbell, CA
Carol Abohatab currently choreographs for the Bluecoats Indoor World Guard, and choreographed for and trained the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard from 2006 - 2016. She also taught the SCV A Corps from 1996 - 1999, 2006 - 2010, and resumed again in 2017 to the present. She has taught the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps since 2013. In the 2017 winter season, she was fortunate to be a guest clinician at Fantasia, Opus 10, Pride of Cincinnati and Homestead High School.

Carol has been teaching Modern Dance and choreographing (dance and equipment) consistently in the Drum & Bugle Corps and Winter Color Guard activity since 1987. A few of these groups include Spirit of Atlanta, Glassmen, SCV, State Street Review, Emerald Marquis, and San Jose Raiders World Guard. In 2015 she toured Europe with the Blue Devil International Corps and has taught clinics and adjudicated in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Since 2009 she has served on the WGI steering committee, and in 2011, published three DVDs in a dance training series for Winter Guard International.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mills College in Oakland, she earned her BS and MFA degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography and studied with Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais in New York. As well as producing her own concerts, her choreography has been presented by WestWave Dance Festival, sjDANCEco, Summerfest, in Tuscany, Italy at La Macina di San Cresci, and amongst the statues in La Piazza del Signoria in Florence. She has completed four artist residencies in Italy, specializing in site-specific improvisation pieces using the culture and stories of inspiration as her motivation.

Carol is currently on the dance faculty at West Valley, Mission, San Jose City, and Evergreen Colleges in California, teaching Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Choreography, and Repertory.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician Regional A/A

Chris Dillon

Carlsbad, CA
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Christian Cruz-Vargas

Miami, FL
Christian Cruz-Vargas has been involved in a wide variety of musical settings since starting his career. He has performed classically with the FIU Wind Ensemble, Parris Island Marine Band Wind Ensemble, Armed Forces School of Music Wind Ensemble and Concert Band and most recently with the FIU Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble. While in the Marine Corps he also served as the drum-set player in the Big Band of Parris Island as well as the Jazz combo. Along with these accomplishments as part of the Armed Forces he was able to travel the United States playing professionally with wind ensembles, percussion ensembles and parade bands. Being featured in several NFL games, music festivals and other great performances.

Christian has also been involved as a writer, arranger, consultant, and educator. Since 2007 he has written for several schools in the USA including Richmond Hill High School (GA) FountaineBleua HS (LA) Olympic HS (NC) and others. As an instructor he taught from 06-08 at G. Holmes Braddock High School winning the Percussion State Championship in Class 1A in 2006. While in the USMC he taught for Richmond Hill High school taking various high drum trophies in multiple marching festivals in GA. After leaving the Marine Corps he began teaching at Felix Varela Senior High School winning the state percussion championship in 2010 as Percussion Caption Head. He went on to serve as the assistant director of Velocity Independent leading them to their first finals appearance. After taking the role as director in 2015 Velocity was renamed FIU and nder his instruction as Director FIU Indoor Ensembles have won 5 straight fan favorite awards, 3 Gold and 2 Bronze Medal as well as several Finalist appearances. Most recently he has been name the creative director of two time open class champion Chromium Winds, serving in the role since their inception.

His education includes G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, Florida International University and the Armed Forces School
WGI: Winds: One on One-Expert Clinician
WGI: Winds: Expert Clinician Regional A/A

Christine Clayton

Portland, OR
Christine Clayton recently moved to Clearwater, FL after stints in Portland OR, Nashville TN, and Southern California. She spent her college years as a color guard performer with the University of Southern California and the Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps, then spent 15 years teaching high school and college color guard in the Los Angeles area including Granada Hills Charter High School and USC. After moving to Nashville in 2005 her primary pageantry focus moved to judging while still keeping her hand in instructing as a clinician and writer for groups in Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Oregon.

During the fall Christine is a Visual judge for marching band circuits across the country and in the winter adjudicates movement and visual for guard and percussion respectively. In the past Christine has served as the Director of Education for the Winter Guard Association of Southern California, the Judges Liaison for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit and the Movement Caption Manager for WGI. She currently holds the positions of Judges Liaison for the NWAPA, Judges Coordinator for CWEA and Judges Education Director for the Florida Federation of Judges Association.

Christine holds her B.S. in Business Management and her MBA in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix and in all her spare time is the Manager of Medicaid Credentialing Operations for Aetna Health Care.
WGI: Guard: Movement Regional A
WGI: Guard: Movement A Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Open Class
WGI: Guard: Movmt Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Indep World Class

Dale White

Dayton, OH
Dale White, Dayton, Ohio, is a General Effect judge for WGI and has served continuously for 18 consecutive years.
As a National Champion baton twirler, Dale studied with WGI Hall of Fame member, Fred Miller, and was a member of the Millers Blackhawks Musical Corps. Locally, he is a member of the Ohio Music Educators Association.
In addition to his WGI participation, Dale is actively involved with coaching and judging baton twirling, an activity that has taken him to some 25 countries. Under the structure of the United States Twirling Association and the World Baton Twirling Federation, he serves as the Judges Representative for the USA.
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Daniel Campbell

Camillus, NY
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class

Daniel Wiles

Avon, IN
Daniel Wiles has been teaching for over 25 years in the world of Pageantry, and has been involved in Drum Corps and Color Guard since the age of 9. He resides in Avon, Indiana with his wife Sarah, and their beautiful children Olivia, Aidan and Brennan. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English Education from Indiana University. Daniel marched in the Cavalier Cadets from 1980-1984, and The Cavaliers from 1985-1989!
For the last 17 years, he has been the Visual/Program Coordinator and Color Guard Director for Avon High School. Avon HS is the 2008, 2009, 2010 Bands of America Grand National Champion. Avon HS has placed in the Top 3 at Grand nationals since 2007! Avon High School is also the 2009 WGI Scholastic World Champion and has been in the Top 5 since 2002! He helped orchestrate the ascension of the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps as their visual coordinator from 2003-2008, and assisted in putting The Troopers back in finals as their visual coordinator from 2008-2010. In 2012, Daniel was the Visual coordinator/Drill designer for the Bluecoats. From 2002- 2004, Daniel served as a member of the WGI instructor task force. He has been a member of the WGI Advisory board for over 23 years! In 2009, Daniel received the prestigious Sudler Shield award as one of the directors of Avon High School. He is the new Artistic Director for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer

Dave Pickett

Ray Township, MI
Dave Pickett holds two undergraduate degrees from Western Michigan University with majors in Business Administration and Music Education. His Masters degree is from Michigan State University in Percussion Pedagogy.
Marched with and taught DCI finalist drum and bugle corps
Timpanist for the Kalamazoo Symphony.
Former Timpanist with the Flint Symphony.
Percussionist with Macomb Symphony.
Dave has been an active member of The Percussive Arts Society since 1981.
Recognized internationally as a clinician, adjudicator and performer of all percussion musical styles
Former Assistant Director of Bands at Sterling Heights, MI; Stevenson High School
Currently assists as the Percussion Specialist for the Romeo School District, Romeo, MI and the St. Clair Schools in St. Clair, MI, Armada School District, Armada, MI
Dave has written and instructed the music book, the percussion book and / or designed the drill program for over 160 different high school bands across the US since 1985
In 1991 he created his own business, DP Music-Total Percussion; where he teaches, writes music and presents educational and motivational clinics for students and educators of all levels across the US from coast to coast. Check: www.DPMusic.info
Dave is active as a motivational facilitator of Drum Circles for corporate clients as well as school and senior citizen groups
In 2008 Dave was inducted into the highly selective organization, The Guild of Professional Drum Teachers
Has been on the education team with Vic Firth for 14 years.
Has performed concerts, clinics and adjudicated music ensembles in over 30 different states in the US.
Started teaching marching techniques and designing marching drills during his first year in college.
Has judged visual and music programs for DCA, DCI, BOA, WGI, USSBA, MAPS, SCPA, RMPA, IPA, TMEA & IHSMA since 1984.
Has judged and been a clinician for the Michigan Competing Band Association and the Michigan Color Guard
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual World Class

David Kaiser

Venice, FL
David is Director of Bands for Wyoming City Schools, Wyoming, OH, teaching grades 5 - 12 band, jazz band, and marching band. He has taught in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio in his 33-year career. David is an active member of the Central States Judges Association of America for the past 15 years and is currently Music Caption Head, a WGI Winds Music Analysis Adjudicator, as well as judging for the indoor circuits IPA, MEPA, and GPC. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Ohio Music Educators Association, where is has chaired various All-State and District Jazz Events in both Illinois and Ohio, as well as serving on the OMEA Adjudicated Events Committee. Over the years, Davids bands have had tremendous success in Concert, Marching, and Jazz programs. David was Co-Chair of the Miami Valley Jazz Camp for many years, and has guest conducted honor Jazz bands, Concert bands, and recently the Kettering Civic Band. He has a BA in Music Education from Western Illinois University and a MA in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. David is also a performing member of the Ohio Valley British Brass Band.
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis A Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis Open Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis World Class

Dean Broadbent

Pembroke Pines, FL
Mr. Broadbent is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Prior to coming to Flanagan in 2001, Mr. Broadbent taught music at Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, Connecticut.

He marched from 1990-1992 in the Connecticut Hurricanes senior drum and bugle corps and with the 1993-1996 Cadets of Bergen County. Mr. Broadbent has teaching experience with the 1997 Boston Crusaders, and with the Cadets from 1998 to 2002 (including a year as the Color guard caption head in 2001) and 3 DCI World Championship Titles. Mr. Broadbent returned to the Boston Crusaders from 2004-2006 and has returned to the Cadets in 2009 & 2010. Other color guard teaching experiences include Danbury HS, Connecticut from 1994 to 1998, Norwalk HS, Connecticut from 1998 to 2001, the 2001 St. Anns World bronze medalist, 2002 Braddock Independent as well as the Southern Knights Winter Guard from Brighton, England from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Broadbent currently is working on program coordination for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for Debuque, Iowa.

Mr. Broadbent has been the Director of Color Guards at Flanagan High School since 2001. Since then, Flanagan has received the Scholastic Open Bronze medal in 2003, State Color Guard Champions in 2004 & 2006 as well as WGI Scholastic World Class Finalist since 2004. They are the South Florida Winter Guard Association Champions for the last 15 consecutive years, longer then any other school in South Florida history. In 2008 & 2012, Flanagan was named the WGI Scholastic World Champions, 2013 & 2015 Scholastic World Silver Medalist and in 2009 and 2011 the WGI Scholastic World Bronze Medalist. Flanagan was also the 2012 recipient of the WGI Scholastic World Fans Favorite Award. Mr. Broadbent currently serves on the South Florida Winter Guard Association Board, SFWGA Judging Administrator, WGI Advisory Board and WGI Board of Directors.

In 2013 Mr. Broadbent was inducted into the South Florida Winter Guard Association Hall of Fame.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Don Click

Katy, TX
Don Click is co-founder of Independent World Class percussion group Music City Mystique and served as the Executive Director until 2006. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors and is the Director of Creativity on the Design Team.

Don currently teaches, programs and is responsible for the visual design for groups in all classes of WGI percussion competition. He has, and continues to design, consult and program for many groups across all classes of the WGI percussion division and has had many finalists and medal recipients in his 22 year WGI career. He is a sought after judge both for fall marching band competitions as well as winter percussion shows.

How can Don bring value to your production?

His ability to see the big picture and make suggestions that will give you the details that contribute to the success of the whole.

By using words and descriptors that are tailored to the teaching/design level of the staff. His comments have the ability to be understood by all involved, including teaching staff and students.

Don takes into consideration the ability of the members themselves ensuring achievable recommendations.

While coordination of the audio and visual design aspects are so important, his comments about each element of the production will enhance other elements within the program. He realizes the importance of how the audio and visual components act in harmony for maximum effect.

Within Winter Guard International, Don has held the responsibilities of being a member of the Percussion Advisory Board, Percussion Steering Committee, and member of the Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Winter Guard International Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in 2013. Don currently serves on the WGI Executive Committee as Treasurer. He also served as President of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit where he was formerly the Percussion Coordinator.
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

Doug Casteen

Moseley, VA
JUDGE BIOGRAPHY - DOUG CASTEEN
SUMMARY:
Mr. Doug Casteen currently resides in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of NC State University. He has been judging and instructing marching bands, drum corps and color guards for over 30 years. His marching experience includes marching in DCI with Avant Garde from Saratoga Springs, NY, the 27th Lancers from Revere, MA, and the Star of Indiana from Bloomington, IN. He has been active as an adjudicator for USBands and Band Masters Associations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, and Oklahoma. He is currently the Chief Judge for the Atlantic Indoor Association, Chief Judge for the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative, and a Overall Effect judge in WGI Winds Division. He as judged all Visual captions Drum Corps International. He judged 13 seasons for WGI Color Guard Division in the GE. He was inducted inducted into the AIA Hall of Honor in 2006 for his contributions in education and training of instructors and judges.


DETAILED EXPERIENCE:
Judging Experience:
DCI - (2009 - 2013) - Ensemble Visual, GE, Field & Guard
WGI - (2000 - Present) - GE Judge for Guard Division (12 Seasons), Visual / OE Judge (5 Seasons)
AIA - (1996 - Present) - Chief Judge since 2004. Awarded the AIA Hall of Honor designation in 2006.
VMBC - Chief Judge since 2016
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect A Class
WGI: Winds: Visual Analysis A Class
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect Open Class
WGI: Winds: Visual Analysis Open Class
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect World Class
WGI: Winds: Visual Analysis World Class

Eric Kitchenman

Lansdale, PA
Eric has been involved with pageantry his entire life. He began at age five when his father directed a drum and bugle corps in 1964. In 1980 his career began in the movement arts as a marching technician and indoor guard instructor for North Penn H.S. In 1981 he began his designing career by stepping up and writing the indoor color guard program and later the percussion program. In 1982 and 1983 he was a visual technician for the Westshoremen Senior drum and bugle corps. His first drum corps effort in drill writing was with The Conquest Alliance from Brighouse in the United Kingdom and he played a part in leading the corps to their first championship in 1986.

Erics first U.S. drum corps design effort was in returning to his alumnus the Crossmen and designing programs in 1987 through 1991, 1996 and 1997, staff coordinator in 1998 and finally the program coordinator and assistant director for the Crossmen in 2004. In addition he was the drill designer for the Velvet Knights in 1992 and 1993, the Skyliners in 1994 and 1995, the Spirit of Atlanta in 1999 and visual coordinator for the Bluecoats in 2001 and then designer in 2002. In 2000 he was hired to design the Buccaneers senior corps program where he remained until 2004. In 2006 and 2007 he returned to be the visual coordinator and designer for the Reading Buccaneers in which they achieved two undefeated seasons. In 2007 and 2008 Eric was the Associate Program Coordinator for the Cadets. Most recently in 2013 and 2014 Eric was the Program Coordinator and Staff Coordinator for the Boston Crusaders.

Erics marching band experience started in 1978 as a marching technician for Upper Dublin H.S. After two years he was hired at North Penn H.S., first a technician and then visual coordinator and designer where he has remained for 37 years. He was director and designer of the North Penn Visual Ensemble from 1980 - 1991. In 1989 North Penn HS achieved a Gold Medal in Scholastic A competition at WGI Finals. Over th
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class

Gary Graves

Petal, MS
Mr. Gary Graves holds undergraduate degrees in both marketing management and education as well as a masters degree in education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also holds National Board Certification as an exceptional needs specialist. He has been honored by Whos Who Among American Colleges and Universities, Whos Who Among Americas Teachers as well as by the Mississippi Dept. of Education as a Star Teacher. In addition, has received the Association for Excellence in Education grant on three separate occasions. Most recently he has worked with the Mississippi Department of Education and the Southern Mississippi Youth Entrepreneurship Program to develop the curriculum for entrepreneurship programs used in schools throughout the state. This spring he was awarded the Leo W. Seal Grant for Innovative Education. Mr. Graves currently teaches learning strategies, entrepreneurship and marketing at Petal High School.
He has judged marching band, color guard and indoor percussion throughout the South and Midwest for over twenty years. He is currently a judge for Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Association, the Mississippi Indoor Association, and the Louisiana Color Guard and Percussion Circuit. In 2014 he was inducted into the Gulf Coast Color Guard & Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame as well as the Louisiana-Mississippi Color Guard & Percussion Hall of Fame. and Mr. Graves is in his 11th year as a visual judge for WGI Percussion.
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual World Class

Hieu Nguyen

Brookline, MA

Hieu Nguyen is originally from Danbury, CT. He first became involved in the marching arts as a tenor saxophone player in his high school marching band. From there, he began in the colorguard activity by joining his high school winter guard and found a great love for the activity which continues till this day. Since then, Hieu has performed with many successful groups including: Alter Ego, St. Johns of Beverly, and St. Anns World Winterguards. He has also performed in DCI with the Cadets in 2001, 2003, and 2004.

Hieu began his extensive movement training at Boston University where he was a member of the dance theatre group. He focused his training in ballet, modern, and hip hop movement. During law school, he expanded his training to contemporary movement and earned a position in the Anna Myer contemporary dance company from Cambridge, MA where he performed professionally for several years.

Hieu has shared his passion in the activity by teaching and choreographing for several successful units. He has been on staff at Bethel High School for several years before taking on the role of Director and choreographer of the award winning and WGI finalist Bethel Independent Winterguard in 2008. Hieu was the choreographer and a show designer for the University of Delawares Winterguard program Delazure in 2009 and 2010. Currently, Hieu is on staff at Shenendehowa High School as a choreographer where he has been since 2009.

Hieu began adjudicating in 2006. He is thrilled to be adjudicating for WGI and hopes to be a part of the activity for many years to come. Outside of the activity, Hieu is an Attorney running his own law practice in Boston, MA specializing in family law and domestic violence prevention. Hieu is also an avid runner and is a proud finisher of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Boston Marathons for team Boston Arts Academy raising over $14,000 for Arts based education. In 2013, Hieu completed the NYC Marathon raising over $2,000 for the WGI Scholarship fund.
WGI: Guard: Movement Regional A
WGI: Guard: Movement A Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Open Class
WGI: Guard: Movmt Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Indep World Class

James Mahoney

Philadelphia, PA
James Mahoney is a lifelong and dedicated participant in the activity. He performed with the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as Maine Attraction, Quasar and Odyssey winter guards. Additionally, James worked in several design, consultation and instructional capacities for many winter guard units, including: Indio HS, Norwalk HS, Flanagan HS, Spring HS, 27th Lancers, Odyssey, Fantasia, St. Anns and Blessed Sacrament. He previously served several terms on WGIs Steering Committee, and was its Chief Judge. James resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Boston, Massachusetts and works in the information technology field.
WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Jeff Gentry

Indianapolis, IN
Jeff Gentry,
Since 1985 Jeff has written & designed for Marching Bands, Color Guards, Drum Lines and Drum & Bugle Corps in twelve different states and two provinces of Canada.
His visual designs have been awarded 6 consecutive World Class, 5 Open Class, 1 A Class and 1 AA Class Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) State Championships. This is a unique distinction as he is the only designer to have had groups win all four of IPAs movement classes and at least one IPA Champion for 8 consecutive years. On the International stage he is in rare company having designed for back to back WGI Scholastic World Class Champions in 2005 & 2006.
His marching band designs have accumulated multiple State titles, hundreds of Visual/GE Visual caption awards and been consistent Indiana State Finalist.
Notable programs Jeff has designed for include: Avon HS - IN, Center Grove HS - IN, Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps - Canada, Escambia HS - FL, Franklin Central HS - IN, Germantown - HS - MS, Great Lakes Percussion - MI, Hilliard Darby HS - OH, Irmo HS - SC, I2 - IN, Plainfield HS - IN, Tate HS - FL and Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.

He became a WGI Visual judge in 2015 and will be adjudicating the new GE Visual Caption as well in 2016
WGI: Percussion: Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual World Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual World Class

Jennifer Oswald

Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Oswald began her pageantry career in 1985 and through the years has performed with The Kingsmen, Emerald Marquis and Escapade as well as The Velvet Knights, The Blue Devils, The Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps. She has worked with numerous high school colorguards and drum corps which include Mission Viejo High School, Centergrove High School, Pope High School, Pacific Crest as well as The Spirit of JSU and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Jennifer has also been judging with the Winterguard Association of Southern California for several years.
Outside of her colorguard activities, Jennifer works as Director of Stage and Backlot Operations at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. Some of her biggest film and television projects include Sully, Hairspray Live, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Inception, Fast & Furious, Tropic Thunder, The Little Fockers, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4, Land of the Lost, Transformers, National Treasure 1 & 2, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Saving Mr. Banks and Gone Girl.
Jennifer resides in Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Southern California.
WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class

John Fisher

Bellevue, WA
Mr. Fisher has been involved in the Pageantry Arts in one form or another for over 30 years. John has performed with several drum and bugle corps including the Harrisburg Westshoremen, 27th Lancers, the Madison Scouts and Reading Buccaneers. He was on staff with the Troopers Drum Corp based out of Casper, Wyoming. John also has instructed and designed for many high school units on the East coast.

He is a member of the National Judges Association and judges for the Northwest Pageantry Association, Northwest Marching Band Circuit and many other judging circuits throughout the United States. John also is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International (WGI) and Music for All (BOA).
WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class

John Howell

North Huntingdon, PA
I currently reside in North Huntingdon Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh. I am currently employed as a Business Education Teacher in the Hempfield Area School District where I teach Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Web Page Design and Video Game Programming. I hold degree in Bachelor of Administration in Business Management and an Accounting minor from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

I am a visual designer and have taught and written shows for various nationally acclaimed marching bands, drum and bugle corps and indoor winter colorguards and I continue to conduct clinics and consultations for bands, winter colorguards, and judging associations across the United States and Internationally.

I have been a visual adjudicator over 28 years and judge for BOA, DCI, DCA, and various other judging associations and have had the opportunity to judge internationally on numerous occasions. I was a member of the MENC Blue Ribbon Committee writing marching band curriculum standards. I also conduct both the Trinity Handbell and Hand Chime choirs at my church in which I have been a member of for over 35 years.
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual World Class

John Leonard

Flower Mound, TX
John Leonard, a native of Chicago, began his dance studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts and received his Bachelors of Arts with honors in dance from Columbia College of Chicago. Leonard continued his dance studies at Arizona State University where he was a graduate student and teaching assistant on scholarship. Leonard has performed with the Cavaliers and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Field of View and Pride of Cincinnati winter guards, Ludwig Dance Theatre, and the national and Japan tours of the Broadway show Blast.

A teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years, his work has been seen in most of the fifty United States and even abroad in places like Thailand, Indonesia, Italy, and Japan. Mr. Leonard is in his ninth year as director of the Scholastic World Marcus Color Guard program, and has worked with distinguished organizations such as Fred J. Miller Clinics, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Crossmen, First Flight, and Field of View. Locally, Leonard served five years on the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) executive Board in various roles such as: Secretary, Vice President of Color Guard, and two years as President. Leonard recently completed a two-year term on the WGI Color Guard Steering Committee as the A/Open representative.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Keith Baker

Staunton, IL
DCI and MiD-West Color Guard Circuit Judge-
Judging winter guard since 1991 with TIDA, KIDA, UWGA, NJA, and MCCGA. Currently judging for Mid-West Color Guard Circuit on GE and Ens.

DCI visual judge since 2003. 6 time championships adjudicator with experience on all visual captions, most recently at the 2013 Open Class prelims on Visual Proficiency.

Drill writer for bands and indoor drumlines across the Midwest and East coast helping numerous units earn finalist placements at BOA and WGI regionals.

WGI Judge and Color guard instructor with marching bands and winter guards for 15 years throughout Illinois and Virginia.

Certified Cheer adjudicator in Illinois through IHSA. Former dance adjudicator with IDTA.
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class

Keith Potter

Indianapolis, IN
WGI: Winds: One on One-Expert Clinician
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Ken Giese

Henderson, NV
Ken Giese is an experienced instructor, designer, and adjudicator for marching bands, winter guards, marching percussion lines, indoor marching winds units, and drum and bugle corps. He is the former chief judge of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit, and a long time ensemble analysis judge for Winter Guard International. He is currently an active visual judge for Music For All ( Bands of America), Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International (Percussion Division), and numerous other local circuits. Mr. Giese currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he is a high school mathematics teacher for the Clark County School System.
WGI: Percussion: Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual World Class

Kristen OMelia

Woburn, MA
WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class

Martin Griffin

Toms River, NJ
Martin Griffin received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from William Paterson University where he performed with the NJ Percussion Ensemble and he also has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Kean University. He has been a Band Director in NJ for 30 years and he is currently the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Monroe Township High School. His responsibilities include directing the Marching Band (17 years), Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble as well as teaching AP Music Theory. The MTHS Marching Band was crowned NJ State and National Champions in 2013 and they were selected to represent New Jersey at the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in 2016. In addition, the MTHS Wind Ensemble has received multiple Gold and Superior ratings and they have performed at NJPAC and Carnegie Hall. The MTHS Percussion Ensemble has received numerous superior ratings and they twice represented Middlesex County at the NJ Teen Arts Festival. Marty performed for five seasons with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps and he has been a percussion arranger for high school bands throughout NJ since 1987, currently the arranger for JP Stevens High School, a BOA regional finalist. Marty currently judges for numerous organizations including Winter Guard International, Bands of America and Drum Corps International. Marty has judged the Drum Corps Japan Championships held in Yokohama, Japan and he is currently the Percussion Caption Head for Drum Corps Associates as well as judging coordinator for The Mid Atlantic Percussion Society. Marty has served as a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and he is on the faculty of the Music For All Honors Band performing in the 2021 Rose Bowl Parade.
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music A Class
WGI: Percussion: Music A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Music Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Music World Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Music World Class

Meghan McCourt

New York, NY
Meghan McCourt first began dancing as a child and then participated in cheerleading and color guard as a performer prior to returning to dance. She pursued undergraduate studies in Dance Education at George Mason University. Meghan is an alumnus of the Dominion Winter Guard and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

She has experience as a choreographer and instructor for various marching band, winter guard, cheerleading and show choir programs. Meghan is currently an adjudicator with Winter Guard International, Bands Of America, Drum Corps International and many associated circuit partners.
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Michael Higbe

Orange Park, FL
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Michael Turner

San Franciscp, CA
Michael Turner has been involved in all levels of the pageantry activity for over 30 years. He currently judges for DCI, WGI, WGASC, and many organizations all over the world.
WGI: Guard: Movement Regional A
WGI: Guard: Movement A Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Open Class
WGI: Guard: Movmt Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Movement Indep World Class

Mike Stone

West Hills, CA
MIKE STONE resides in Los Angeles, California and has been adjudicating various pageantry competitions for 19 years. He attributes his interest in pageantry to his high school music and marching band program. Mr. Stone has studied and taught in, several different music education programs. He is currently an adjudicator at the highest level and judges both nationally and internationally.
Mr. Stone is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:
Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC)
Winter Guard International (WGI)
Drum Corps International (DCI)
Bands of America (BOA)
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Paul Lampkin

Sanborn, NY
Paul Lampkin is entering his 35th year judging for WGI. He is a 2015 WGI Hall of Fame recipient. He was WGI Task Force Coordinator for 3 years and GE Caption Head for 8 years. Mr Lampkin has also judged for DCI and marching band contests throughout the USA.
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Rob Billings

Westminster, CO
Rob has been a designer, choreographer, drill writer, teacher, and adjudicator in the pageantry arts for over 25 years. Most notably, Rob served as the guard caption head, drill writer, and choreographer for the Blue Knights Drum Corps 1996-2008, guard designer and choreographer for the Santa Clara Vanguard D&B corps 2010-2011, and the Phantom Regiment, 2012-2014, last summer he spent with the Madison Scouts. Rob is the director and designer for Opus 10 winter guard, and he was the artistic director, and designer for Oracle winter guard. He also serves as the artistic director for OPE dance company in Denver.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Rob Ferguson

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Rob is the Director and Program Designer for Matrix Performing Arts from Akron, OH, and the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He currently is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions, a pageantry design resource company that specializes in custom show design packages, resources, and consulting. Rob has designed and taught within all realms of the pageantry arts throughout the U.S. and abroad. Rob judges in both the marching band and indoor drumline arenas throughout the U.S.
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

Robert Solomon

Van Nuys, CA
Robert Solomon has been involved in the marching arts since 1979. He played trumpet and was drum major at El Camino Real HS in Woodland Hills, CA. Robert continued to perform as a member of the color guard for the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and at California State University, Northridge. He then turned to instructing and has designed for several top programs in Southern California, and continues today. He has been judging since 1996 and is an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and various state and local associations.

Robert is a banker and lives in Los Angeles, CA with his Golden Retriever George.
WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class

Ron Hardin

Waikoloa, HI
As an adjudicator, Ron Hardin is very active and closely connected with the pageantry activity. Ron has designed hundreds of shows for bands, drum lines, winter guards and drum corps. Annually, he designs for a select amount of groups around the country.

Ron is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the world, having done many clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Since 1999, Ron has served as a visual judge for Winter Guard International, annually adjudicating for many circuits, regionals and world championships.

Ron has performed judging clinics for NMEA, NSBA, WGI, several indoor percussion circuits and the Judging Association of Mid America. Ron has produced several instructional videos, and has appeared in WGIs Meet the Judge series.

His designs have appeared in several BOA regional finals, won numerous state championships, circuit contests and have won three WGI Percussion Gold Medals.

As an instructor, Ron has been a part of teams earning six DCI World Championships and eight High Visual Awards, including the 2012 & 2013 John Brazale Best Visual Award.

Rons experience in the drum corps activity is extensive, spanning over twenty years. As a performer, he spent the 1991 and 1992 seasons with the Star of Indiana. Upon the completion of his performing career, Ron joined the Blue Devils as a member of their visual staff. After eight seasons, he then spent five years as the Visual Caption Head of the Santa Clara Vanguard. Ron then went on to spend four years as Visual Caption Head of the Canton Bluecoats before taking his current position as Visual Caption Head of the World Champion Carolina Crown, where he has served since 2011.

In addition to instructing, Ron has designed visual programs for Yamato, Pride of the Lions, Magic of Orlando, Minnesota Brass, Legends and Pioneer. He has also served as Visual Coordinator for the Blue Stars.
WGI: Percussion: Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual A Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual Open Class
WGI: Percussion: Visual World Class
WGI: Percussion: Effect Visual World Class

Rosie Queen

Indianapolis, IN
Working in pageantry since 1983.
Carmel H.S. 2003- present
--WGI SO Champion 2007
--WGI SW Champion 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
--BOA Grand Nationals Champion 2005, 2012, 2016, 2017

Pride of Cincinnati 1997- present
--WGI IW Champion 2001, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2017

Bluecoats Indoor 2018-present

-WGI Flag Fun-damentals , WGI Toss video, and WGI Spinfest Clinician.
-Director, Technician, Designer, Producer of top programs around the country.
-Equipment/Technical/Training expertise.

I have helped many teams in A, Open, and World make their shows better in a variety of ways: more cohesive design, drawing focus more clearly, making performers stronger, ideas to enhance your overall design, pre-season planning, etc...
Im here to help and look forward to hearing from you!!
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Scott Snell

Amsterdam, NY
Scott Snell has been involved in the marching arts for the past 34 years as a performer, instructor, designer, clinician and adjudicator. Most notable Scott has been the Program Coordinator for the Shenendehowa Colorguard program located in Clifton Park, NY for the past 22 years. The program at Shen currently has 4 competitive guards with over 60 students, competing at the Regional A, A and World levels. Shen also has an intramural program for 4th graders and a program for students with special needs. During Scotts time at Shen the Varsity level guard has grown from the A level, through Open class and currently competes at the World Class level. This experience has allowed Scott to see first hand the challenges that accompany growth and how best to tackle those challenges each day. In addition to overseeing the Shen program Scott has sat on the WGI Advisory board 5 times, has been a clinician for NYSSMA, the Mid-York Colorguard Circuit and NYS Federation of Contest Judges, held the position of Vice-President of the Mid-York Colorguard Circuit 2004-2018, President 2018-present and also works as an adjudicator for the NYSFCJ in the captions of Field Visual for marching band and equipment for winterguard. Over the years Scott has reached out to many people in the colorguard community who have been very helpful in regards to a wide range of questions and now is excited and honored to have the opportunity to help others in any manner possible.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician Regional A/A

Shane Gwaltney

Smyrna, TN
A champion Battery Arranger, Visual Designer, and Program Coordinator. Shane has arranged and worked with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, along with several High School and Independent programs across the country. His inspiration and motivation comes from the kids and programs that allow him to be involved. He is also a proud artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drums, Evans Drum Heads\Planet Waves, and Zildjian Cymbals.
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

Tim Fairbanks

Dayton, OH
Tim Fairbanks
Tim Fairbanks has taught at Centerville HS (OH) since 1997, serving as the Marching Percussion Director until 2011 and is currently the Drill Designer for the marching band, winter guard, and indoor drumline, which is a consistent Scholastic World Finalists at the WGI World Championships. Centerville Indoor Drumline is the 1999 Scholastic Open Champion and 2004 WGI Scholastic World Champion. Tim is the Director and Visual Designer for Rhythm X, WGI Percussion Independent World Class Champion in 2008, 2009, 2013 and has been the Drill Designer for the Bluecoats (Canton, OH) and Blue Stars (Lacrosse, WI). He proudly endorses the products of Pearl/Adams, Evans/Daddario, Sabian Inc., and is a Signature Artist with Innovative Percussion. Tim is the Vice President-Percussion for WGI Sport of the Arts, serving on the WGI Board of Directors Executive Committee, in addition to membership on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Tim is an internationally in-demand clinician, designer, arranger and adjudicator.
WGI: Winds: One on One-Expert Clinician
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

Tim Landess

Indianapolis, IN
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WGI: Guard: Equipment Regional A
WGI: Guard: Equipment A Class
WGI: Guard: Equipment Open Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Scholastic World Class
WGI: Guard: Equip Indep World Class

Tim Pierce

Memphis, TN
Tim Pierce has a broad range of experience in design for the visual and performing arts. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Mississippi College. He is a former marching member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. His professional career began as a band and choir director in Mississippi and has continued as teacher, consultant and/or adjudicator in twenty-two states. He has judged for Bands of America, The Gulf Coast Judges Association, The New York Federation of Judges and worked thirteen years for Winter Guard International. He has adjudicated show choir, church choir, cheer and dance at the state and regional level since 1979.
Mr. Pierce is the owner of Signature Designs, Inc. He has designed for programs in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Kentucky. During this time his groups have accumulated twelve state titles, finals placement in BOA regional championships, twelve state indoor color guard titles as well as finals placement in WGI regional and World Championships. Mr. Pierce was program co- ordinator for The Mississippi Lions All-State Marching Band in 2001 and 2002 as well as The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band in 2010 and 2011. He has designed for bands appearing in both The Macys Parade and The Rose Parade. Mr. Pierce has served as Program Consultant for Music City Drum Corps, Visual Co-ordinator for The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and Program Co-ordinator for WGI Independent World Class finalist Cypress Independent Color Guard.
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Designer
WGI: Guard: Expert Clinician- Technician

Tony Nunez

West Covina, CA
Tony Nunez is a multi-disciplined music arranger and designer living in Southern California.

He is a percussion arranger and designer at Arcadia HS, South Hills HS, Broken Arrow HS and a Program Consultant and Art Director at RCC Indoor Percussion, and the sound reinforcement designer at Blue Devils. He also manages a creative team of media designers whose work can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/cutpastecollective

His arrangements and compositions can be heard and licensed at www.projectRISEmusic.com, and www.wunderpitmusic.com.

Tony also manages www.arcadiauniform.com - a resource for uniform, prop, and performance floor rentals & sales. He is also the west coast representative for Winter Guard Tarps (WGT).

As a music educator he is a frequent clinician at Morehead State University, Music for All Summer Symposium, WGI DrumFest on Tour, PASIC, and has held numerous clinics and workshops in USA, France and Belgium. His curriculum focuses on technology driven music arranging, music composition, video production & integration, visual design, hardware & software music production integration, and sound reinforcement techniques & management.

Tony has held various arranging, design and instructional roles with Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Mandarins, Yamato, Impulse, Music City Mystique, and Pulse Percussion.

He is a former member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Riverside Community College Indoor Percussion, Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps, and Black Knights Indoor Percussion.

Tony currently sits on the WGI Board of Directors and Advisory Board, is the Executive Director for the Arcadia Summer Music & Arts Symposium, a member of the DCI Electronics Task Force, is a registered ASCAP member, and an Apple Certified Master Pro in Logic Studio.

Tony is a proud Artist with Yamaha, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Evans, Planet Waves, and Winter Guard Tarps.
WGI: Percussion: One on One- Expert Clinicians

wayne dillon

Roselle, NJ
Wayne Dillon holds a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami. He is currently the Director of Bands at Elizabeth HS in NJ. Wayne is a current adjudicator for BOA, DCI and WGI (winds). He has judged the championships for all three organizations, and is currently a music judge liason for DCI.
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect A Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis A Class
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect Open Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis Open Class
WGI: Winds: Overall Effect World Class
WGI: Winds: Music Analysis World Class

William Chumley

Littleton, CO
WILLIAM CHUMLEY
Denver, Colorado

As a marching member, instructor, consultant, judge, and color guard director, William Chumley has committed over 38 years to the pageantry arts, where his various roles have included: serving on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association for 20 years; judging worldwide for Drum Corps United Kingdom, Drum Corps Japan, Color Guard Netherlands, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and Drum Corps International for 24 years; and training, mentoring, and scheduling judges for 24 years.

William Chumley is the Design Analysis and General Effect Caption Manager for Winter Guard International; he is a sought after clinician and judge around the world; and he balances his pageantry judging with his daily work as Chief Customer Officer for the Colorado Governors Office of Information Technology.
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Regional A
WGI: Guard: General Effect Regional A
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis A Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect A Class
WGI: Guard: Design Analysis Open Class
WGI: Guard: General Effect Open Class
WGI: Guard: DA Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Scholastic World
WGI: Guard: DA Indep World Class
WGI: Guard: Gen Effect Indep World Class

Zachary Novicki

New Boston, MI
Zachary Novicki is the Executive Director of LSM Performing Arts Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing incredible individuals through the gift of art.

Zack is also the Assistant Band Director and Winter Guard Director for Southgate Community Schools, and has assisted with many other school music programs throughout the State of Michigan. Zack also works as a music arranger, design consultant, and clinician for various programs across the United States and Canada.

Zack has served as a member of the WGI Winds Advisory Board since the inception of the winds division, and is currently serving a two year term on the WGI Winds Steering Committee, where he is responsible for collaborating to evaluate scoring systems, philosophies, and ongoing instructor education for the Winds activity.

Fun fact!: As a result of his experience and success in the marching arts, Zack was hired as a Special Abilities Actor and played the role of a marching member of the United States Marine Corps in the blockbuster movies Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
WGI: Winds: One on One-Expert Clinician
WGI: Winds: Expert Clinician Regional A/A




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