2021 PANEL OF JUDGES
General Effect Visual - TBD
Ensemble Visual - Allen Smith
Individual Visual - Josh 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.
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 Principal of Rogers Middle School.. 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 - Tonya O'Malley
Individual Music - Evan Rogovin
Mr. Evan Rogovin is the Director of Bands at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach County. DSOA bands and ensembles have garnered numerous accolades under his direction. In 2014, DSOA Bands performed at the Festival of Gold in Chicago at Symphony Center, with the Wind Ensemble receiving top honors after performing at the encore concert. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the FMEA President’s Concert, kicking off the FMEA All-State Clinic and Conference. In the Spring of 2016, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensembles performed at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and Sandy Feldstein Percussion Festival in Indianapolis. In February of 2018, the DSOA Wind Ensemble performed at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference in Tampa.
Prior to taking the helm at Dreyfoos, Mr. Rogovin was Director of Bands at Santaluces Community High School for sixteen years. During his tenure, the Santaluces Marching Chiefs were FMBC Class 4A State Champions 3 times and State Runners-up three times. In addition, the Santaluces Winter Color Guard was the 2003 WGI Scholastic A World Champions and claimed numerous SFWGA Circuit Championships and WGI Finalists berths.
Evan Rogovin has also been very active with Drum Corps International. Mr. Rogovin began his DCI career marching with the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps from 1984 through 1986. After attending university studies and obtaining the job at Santaluces High School, Mr. Rogovin returned to the drum corps activity, teaching The Spirit of Atlanta in 1997 and 1998. After serving as brass caption head for the Tarheel Sun in 1999, Evan joined the staff of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2000 through 2003. Evan left the Crossmen and consulted for a handful of drum corps, most notably The Troopers, The Boston Crusaders, The Academy and currently is on staff with The Spirit of Atlanta.
Mr. Rogovin received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Florida in 1991 where he was involved with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir, Basketball Pep Band and the Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. In 1985 he was named Gator Band Rookie of the Year. In 1991, he traveled to Denton, Texas and studied Musicology at theUniversity of North Texas, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two and a half years. He is a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Honorary Music Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.
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.
Color Guard - Carrie Smith