Mr. John White was a member of the Festival of States National Field Champion and multi-year Florida Tournament of Bands Grand Champion, Plantation High School Band from 1980 to 1984. He was a charter member of the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps in 1981 and 1982 as well as a member of the City of Sunrise Jazz Ensemble from 1983 to 1998. Mr. White is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. White created, arranged for, and performed with his brass quintet at the Florida Renaissance Festival from 1993 to 2009. In 1999 Mr. White was invited to join the brass staff of Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. After many years in Broward County, Florida as a clinician, director and private instructor, Mr. White moved to Seminole County to become the inaugural band director at Markham Woods Middle School. Currently he works full-time at Seminole County Virtual School teaching music and business. Mr. White also works part-time at Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala, Florida teaching marching band, jazz band, color guard as well as being a clinician for the concert band. He has been a member of the Central States Judges Association since 2008 adjudicating competitions in Florida and Tennessee.
David Bayardelle was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from Boca Raton High School. He then attended Brevard College(NC), Palm Beach State College and received his Bachelor's in Arts in Music from Florida Atlantic University in 2005. David was the FAU Marching Owls first music/marching instructor. Mr. Bayardelle was a lead baritone player for the 1993 Star of Indiana and 1994 Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Bayardelle was director of St. Mark's Episcopal School(PBG) from 02'- 06', St. Luke's Catholic School(Palm Springs, FL) 05' - 07, Assistant Director of Cardinal Newman(WPB) 06' - 09', Pinecrest Catholic School (Cumming, GA) 09' - 11', Lake Worth Middle School 12' - 14'. Every school received a Superior rating by year two of Mr. Bayardelle's tenure at the Florida Bandmasters Association(FBA) District Evaluation and/or the Heritage, MusicUSA, and Festivals of Music evaluations. Mr. Bayardelle has been the director of bands at Cardinal Newman High School(West Palm Beach since 2014.
In his free time Mr. Bayardelle is a clinician, adjudicator and advisor for bands in the concert, marching and jazz arts. He enjoys staying home which he never does.
Robert Bosma is the Jazz Director at the Tarpon Springs Conservatory for Leadership and the Arts in Tarpon Springs, Florida where he directs the award-winning Tarpon Springs Jazz
Ensemble. He also serves as a Jazz Resource teacher for Pinellas County Schools and is the All-County Jazz Coordinator. Under his direction, the Tarpon Springs Jazz Ensemble performed at numerous community events, the Suncoast Jazz Festival, earned first
place in their division at the National Jazz Festival, and was selected to perform at the 2023 FMEA conference.
Previously he taught at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, FL where he was the Director of Instrumental Music. There he directed the jazz bands, taught IB Music, and co-taught
the concert bands and marching band. While at SCHS, Mr. Bosma’s bands consistently earned top ratings at FBA events. Under his direction, the SCHS 12 O’clock Jazz Band was selected to perform at the Swing Central Jazz competition in Savannah, GA in 2016,
2019, and 2020. In 2021, the 12 O’clock Jazz Band won first place in the L1 Live Division at the National Jazz Festival and was selected as the Eastman Winds Perform with Mintzer band. The 12 O’clock Jazz Band also performed at the FMEA conference in 2019.
Prior to SCHS, Mr. Bosma taught at Land O’ Lakes HS and directed programs in Michigan where his groups experienced success in marching, concert, and jazz bands. He is an active
arranger and composer, clinician, and serves as an adjudicator for FBA and FMBC events. Mr. Bosma earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Music degree from Western Michigan University.
Bill Muter is a multi-instrumentalist, best-selling author, composer, clinician and probably most well known for his work on the tuba. Having performed in venues across the globe, Bill is without a doubt one of the world’s leading tuba and and bass players earning him the nickname “Tuba Visionary.” The New Times also hails Bill as a “Showstopper” and “The most innovative tuba player we’ve seen.”
As a performer, Bill was a tuba soloist, percussionist and keyboardist in the Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway sensation “Blast!” with numerous tours in Japan, South Korea and North America. Bill is the Music Director for Drew Tucker and The New Standard and has also shared the stage with Sarah Reich and her Tap Music Project, The James Francies Trio, Matthew Whitaker, Warren Wolf, Stefon Harris, Leon Foster Thomas, Shaun Martin, MonoNeon, Robert Sput Searight, Larnell Lewis, Nate Werth, Weedie Braimah and played in horn sections with Justin Stanton, Mike ‘Maz’ Maher, Jay Jennings, Chris Bullock and more.
Bill’s love for the stage is only echoed by his passion for music education in the classroom. Bill holds the esteemed title of “Cultural Ambassador” by the U.S. Department of State and has worked with embassy’s and music organizations across the globe. Bill’s instrumental technique book “A Practical Approach” was a best-seller on Apple’s iBookstore with it’s largest audience primarily in Japan. Bill was also an Artist in Residence and Curriculum Advisor at Honeyland College in Lagos Nigeria, blending the roots of Afrobeat music and jazz. Bill is heavily involved with the marching arts activity as clinician, designer and adjudicator. Bill has worked with the Boston Crusaders, Crossmen and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps and was also the Caption Head for the WGI Gold Medalist “Stryke Wynds.”
As a composer for band and film. Bill has written, recorded or composed for works featured on BET, Okayplayer, XXL Magazine, Tribeca Film Festival and more. His solo albums have reached #1 on the iTunes Charts in South Africa and in the Top 30 Global R&B charts. Bill is an Adams Brass Artist.
Michael Phillips has participated in the pageantry arts for 45 years. He has filled many roles over
the years such as performer, instructor, clinician, drill designer, program coordinator, director,
and judge. Mr. Phillips has been involved with notable organizations including the Cavaliers, and
many other accomplished drum and bugle corps and marching bands at the high school and
Mr. Phillips has been judging for many years in the US and internationally. Mr. Phillips
provides clinics internationally to band directors addressing show design, judging
methodologies, and participation in international competitions.
Mr. Phillips has been honored to be inducted into the Colombia South America Band
Association hall of fame and has also received a commendation of achievement and thanks from
the Ecuador Band Association.
Michael considers it to be a great privilege and responsibility to be a judge. Mr. Phillips realizes
the importance of providing positive feedback to band students and directors to help grow their
programs and provide an educational and rewarding experience. Michael pledges his very best,
impartial judging effort in return for the best seat in the house to watch some of the greatest
youth in the world do amazing things on the field of competition.
Musician, drill writer and choreographer Phil Rodell has been involved with indoor and outdoor pageantry arts for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music from Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Rodell went on tour performing in the original cast of the Tony & Emmy Award winning show Blast. He has taught and marched in several drum & bugle corps and BOA bands, including the Crossmen, Florida Wave, Suncoast Sound, the Star of Indiana Brass Theater, and the 1994 World Champion Blue Devils. Mr. Rodell is also a professional trombonist, performing in area bands and orchestras in the Central Florida area. When not performing, he is adjudicating and teaching marching bands all over the country.
Shannon has been involved in the performing arts for over 30 years and says he will continue to share his passion for the performing and marching arts with each and every student he has the privilege of instructing, as his way of giving back to the activities that have brought him so much joy! He has has and continues to serve as an instructor, program designer, adjudicator and choreographer for DCI, BOA, WGI, SFWGA and Florida State Championship groups. Shannon’s program designs have earned numerous finalist accolades in the marching band and WGI arenas and he continues to be a a highly sought after designer and program coordinator for both the fall and winter programs.
Shannon's passion for band and the marching arts started in high school, when he was a 1st and 2nd chair alto saxophone player, and then served as drum major for his senior year. He found the love of Color Guard when he went to college and was offered a spot with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corp Color Guard. He served as an officer for the Jacksonville State University "Marching Southerners" Color Guard and marched Winter Guard with Sentinel Winter Guard, State Street Review and the Alliance of Miami.
Shannon started his college education at Jacksonville State University (AL) while majoring in music education, but changed his major after moving to South Florida. Shannon finished his college education at Florida Atlantic University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design. Shannon contributes his passion for designing costumes, flags, props, floor tarps and shows to his love for all things Graphic Arts related. Shannon is currently employed as a Design Consultant for Stanbury Uniforms.
Most recently, Shannon served as the Program Coordinator for The Academy Drum Corps (AZ) this past summer. That was not Shannon’s first time teaching in DCI as he served as the Colorguard CaptionHead for the Boston Crusaders in their first year of making DCI Finals (1999). He has and continues to work with high school and University programs across the country but says his focus in the immediate is on West Broward High School (FL), Somerset Academy (FL), The Colony (TX), Wylie HS (TX), Brazoswood HS (TX), The Edge (GA) and The Academy Drum Corps (AZ).
Bryant is currently the Drumline Director & Arranger for the UCF Marching Knights. In addition to his duties at UCF, he is the Percussion Director at Hagerty High School and an active percussion educator, arranger, and clinician throughout Florida. His private students have performed in All-County and All-State honor bands, solo and ensemble festivals, DCI, WGI, as well as national and international summer music festivals.
Ms. Kathleen Kinion hails from Melbourne, Florida. While attending the Florida State University, she majored in Instrumental Music Education and was an active member and leader with the Marching Chiefs.
She has taught band in Seminole and Brevard County County for 13 years and has also assisted in various middle school and high school programs and marching band as woodwind clinician and marching tech.
Ms. Kinion also enjoys adjudicating for FBA Solo and Ensembles around the state of Florida.
When not teaching, she enjoys the outdoors with her loved ones by backpacking, mountaineering, and rock climbing.
Currently, she is the middle school band director at Jefferson Middle School Merritt Island, FL and assists with our very own Marching Mustangs.