2021 PANEL OF JUDGES
General Effect Visual - Patrick Duncan
Patrick Duncan - Patrick Duncan began his drum corps career at the age of 16 as a member of the 2003 Spirit of Jacksonville State University Drum and Bugle Corps. He marched as a trumpet player for Spirit in 2003, 2004, and 2005 before moving to The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons, serving as section leader his final year. As a marching member, Patrick was a decorated member of The Cadets, earning the honors of being named Visual Rookie of the Year in 2006, Brass Distinguished Service in 2007, and Visual and Brass Cadet of the Year in 2008. Patrick has spent time teaching The Cadets, The Boston Crusaders, and is currently on staff with Carolina Crown. Patrick served as the Director of Bands for Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel, Florida from 2013-2017 and as the Director of Bands for Park Vista Community High School from 2017-2021. His bands at Park Vista appeared at the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championships, placing 16th overall, and numerous competitions and festivals throughout the state. Patrick is currently a real estate agent with Keller Williams Innovations in Lake Worth, Florida. Along with his real estate duties, he designs for bands in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Patrick is an alumnus of Auburn University and The University of South Florida.
Ensemble Visual - Allen Smith
Alan Smith has been involved in the pageantry arts for over 35 years. He has taught some of the finest ensembles in the marching band, drum corps, and winter guard activities. For 30 years, Mr. Smith served as the Drill Coordinator/Visual Caption Supervisor for the Seminole High School Marching Band in Seminole, Florida. During his time at Seminole, the band won numerous Outstanding Visual Performance awards at Bands of America and Florida Marching Band Championships competitions. Seminole was a 21-time Bands of America Regional Finalist, 3-time BOA Regional Champion, 5-time BOA Class Champion, 3-time BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist, and a 3-time BOA Grand National Finalist. The band was also the Southeastern United States Champion, a 5-time FMBC Finals Silver Medalist and a 3-time Class 4A and 5A FMBC State Champion. In 2003, the Seminole band program became the first marching band in the state of Florida to receive the John Phillip Sousa Sudler Shield Award. The band also had the honor of marching in the 2005 and 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade as well as the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Mr. Smith has designed for several successful drum corps and winter guards in his career including Suncoast Sound, Capital Regiment, Colts, The Company, The Cast, and Seminole World. In 2018, Mr. Smith was inducted into the Florida Federation of Color Guards Hall of Fame. Mr. Smith, while retired from day to day pageantry instruction, remains busy in the pageantry arts. He is an active marching band adjudicator and clinician for the New York State Field Band Conference and FMBC. He has served on the board of the Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit and is on the WGI announcing staff for regionals and World Championships.
Currently, Mr. Smith is in his 30th year in public education. He is the AP Human Geography Teacher and Social Studies Department Chair at Seminole High School. He is a founding teacher in the Center for Educational Leadership Academy and the iHawk Academy for Personalized Learning. He has been selected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers on four separate occasions.
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. Dr. Basham earned his Bachelor's Degree in music from East Tennessee State University, his Master's Degree from the University of South Florida, and his doctorate in Educational Program Development with a concentration in Innovation from USF as well. Currently he serves as the Principal of Rodgers MIddle Magnet School in Riverview, Florida. Previously he served as the Supervisor of Leadership Development for the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Basham was the Assistant Principal of Magnet Curriculum at Howard W. Blake Magnet High School for the Arts. For thirteen years he was a band director at Newsome High School in Lithia, FL, Halls High School in Knoxville, TN and E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Basham serves as a show designer and a consultant for several band programs across the Southeast. He was on staff at the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps from 1993 to 1997. He began his tenure as a marching technician and served as Visual Coordinator in 1995 and 1996. He served as the Program Coordinator in 1997. He is a regular guest on the Marching Roundtable podcast and he served as the Director of the Florida Ambassadors of Music. Dr. Basham is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the Hillsborough Association of School Administrators.
Ensemble Music - Tonya O'Malley
Tonya O’Malley, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, moved to Florida in 2006, after earning a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. Tonya also holds a master’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Teaching Artistry from Bowling Green State University. Tonya worked for three years as a middle school band and chorus director while working with
various high school marching band programs, the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps as a visual technician. For eight years, Tonya was the band director at Sunlake High School in Pasco County. Tonya has been an adjudicator in the FMBC circuit since 2016, and has had the opportunity to adjudicate visual and music captions. In the FFCC circuit, Tonya has had the opportunity to adjudicate the visual and music captions for both winds and indoor percussion ensembles. Tonya also spent three years as an Elementary Music Specialist in Hillsborough County Public Schools, and was blessed with the
opportunity to work at the same school that her son, Trace, attended. Currently, Tonya is happily living the life of a full time self-employed business owner. Tonya is the founding owner of Good Vibes Tribe Boutique in Brandon, FL.
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
Carrie Smith has been involved with the pageantry arts since 1989 when she began her performing career in Kentucky. Following high school, Carrie marched various independent winter guard including Dimension, The Pride of Cincinnati and The Company Winter Guard. Ms. Smith has been a sought-after designer, choreographer, and technician with some of the most prestigious programs including East Lake High School, The Company Winer Guard, The Knights Winter Guard, Opus X Winter Guard, Pegasus Winter Guard, The Phantom Regiment, The Madison Scouts, and The Bluecoats. In 2001 Carrie assumed the leadership of the guard program at Seminole High School in Seminole, Florida. Under her direction, the color guard became a nationally renowned program and a twelve-time WGI Championships Scholastic finalist. In addition to teaching, Ms. Short is an active judge for both marching band and winter guard associations, has been a member of the Board of Directors for Winter Guard International, and is currently an active board member for the Florida Federation Color Guard Circuit. Carrie has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science education from the University of South Florida and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida. She is an Assistant Principal at Azalea Middle School in Pinellas County, Florida