2019 PANEL OF JUDGES

 

General Effect Visual - Joshua Brenneis

Josh Brenneis is a visual clinician, adjudicator and drill designer, from Coral Springs Florida that works with marching music programs across the country.  He started in DCI as a performer with the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004.  He later joined The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for 2006 and 2007 where he aged out in Pasadena California.  Josh continued his involvement in DCI for the last 9 years.  He taught visual at Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio Texas.  For the 2015 DCI season he returned to the home team to join The Cadets visual staff where he worked the next 3 summers.  After being away from the Cadets for 2018 and 2019 he is returning in 2020 as the Visual Caption Manager.  Josh has been working with south Florida marching bands since 2007 that have been successful in both the FMBC and BOA circuits.  For the last 7 years he has served as the Visual Caption Head of two accomplished Palm Beach County marching bands, Park Vista High School and Jupiter High School, where both programs won FMBC State Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016.   In 2018 he also became the Visual Caption Head for the West Broward High School Performance Ensemble where he continues to work with all three.  In addition to being the visual caption head for several high school marching bands, Josh is returning for his 5th season in 2020 as the Visual Caption Head at STRYKE Wynds.  Wynds is a highly competitive and a premier Winter Guard International winds group who competes in WGI’s World Class.  STRYKE Wynds won Fan Favorite for the Independent Division during the 2016 and 2019 WGI World Championships in Dayton Ohio.  Also during the winter season, Josh works and designs for Independent and scholastic indoor percussion ensembles.  Recently he has worked with STRYKE World Percussion, Infinity World Percussion, Timber Creek High School Indoor Percussion and Park Vista High School Indoor Percussion.  All have been competitive in the FFCC and WGI circuits.

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Individual Visual - Eddie Mora

Bio Coming Soon

 

General Effect Music - Greg Basham

Greg Basham grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from Northeast High School.  Mr. Basham earned his Bachelor's Degree in music from East Tennessee State University and his Master's Degree from the University of South Florida. He currently serves as the Supervisor of Leadership Development for the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Basham was the Assistant Principal of Magnet Curriculum at Howard W. Blake Magnet High School for the Arts. Mr. Basham was a band director for 13 years at Newsome High School and Halls High School prior to becoming an administrator. He was on staff at the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993 to 1997. He began his tenure as marching technician and served as Visual Coordinator in 1995 and 1996. He served as Program Coordinator in 1997.  He is still active as a show designer, drill writer and consultant for several band programs in the Southeastern United States. He is a regular guest on the Marching Roundtable podcast and he currently serves as the Director of the Florida Ambassadors of Music. Mr. Basham is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the Hillsborough Association of School Administrators. He resides in Riverview, Florida with his wife, Scottie, and their daughter Ainsley.

 

Ensemble Music - Marc Sosnowchik

Dr. Sosnowchik is currently the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of South Florida where he directs the USF Herd of Thunder and the Symphonic Band.  Prior to USF, Dr. Sosnowchik was the Assistant Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University and was Assistant Instructor with University Bands at The University of Texas at Austin where his responsibilities included assisting with and conducting the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, and Concert Bands, writing arrangements and drill performed by the Longhorn Band, and coordinating The University of Texas Art of Band Conducting and Rehearsing Workshop held each summer.

Individual Music -  Evan Rogovin

Bio Coming Soon

 

Percussion - Matt Filosa

Matt Filosa is a freelance percussionist, composer, and arranger currently residing in Fort Worth, Texas. Co-owner of the marching arts design company Synced Up Designs, Matt writes, designs for, and teaches marching bands and indoor percussion groups all over the country. Matt is the sound designer and front ensemble arranger for several WGI and DCI finalist groups, most notably PIW group Music City Mystique (co-arranger)  and Spirit of Atlanta. Matt earned his Bachelors in Percussion Performance from the University of Florida (2007) and Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas (2009). While attending UNT, Matt wrote for and taught the Green Brigade Drumline. Before starting work on his doctorate, Matt was the Assistant Band Director/ Percussion Specialist at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. During this time, Matt created the popular stage show “Electronica” and “Dreamscape”, which later turned into the professional stage show “Nebulas”. Matt has performed on several professional recordings, recently featured on Dr. Omar Carmenates new CD Gaia Theory, released by Rattle Records. He has also performed at WASBE in Singapore and Ohio, CBDNA, TMEA, FMEA, and the Percussive Arts Society National Convention on several occasions, including performances with the Florida State percussion ensemble (2011), Bluecoats percussion ensemble (2007), and clinic presenter with Music City Mystique(2016).  Passionate about the marching arts, it is Matt’s continued goal to inspire, educate, and promote music education and participation in the arts. Matt is endorsed by Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Evans drum heads, and Sabian Cymbals.

 

 

Colorguard - Billy Saccomanno

Billy Saccomanno recently relocated to Florida in 2016. He is the Chief Judge for the Mid Continent Color Guard Association and is an active WGI judge.  Billy’s passion for the marching arts has been evidenced by many years of teaching marching band and winter guard including Black Watch, Apex and Bpex, Innuendo, and Extraordinaire Winter Guards as well as several high schools in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Missouri areas. His drum corps teaching resume includes the Phantom Regiment, Crossmen, Jersey Surf, Teal Sound, Reading Buccaneers, and Hawthorne Caballeros.

 

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