Marching Music Series Judge Panel: Georgia

Check out bios for the high-profile judge panel on Oct. 18


Suwanee, Ga. 

Saturday, October 18

CavaliersStandingMan_vector.pngDrew Shanefield

Individual Music Performance, General Effect

Dr. Andrew Shanefield is the Brass Composer and Arranger for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. He also serves as an instrumental music teacher for the School District of Haverford Township (Penn.) and is a faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College.

Shanefield began his association with The Cavaliers in 1998, serving as brass caption head through 2000, a programming consultant from 2002 to 2006, and brass arranger since 2009. Previously, he served for three years as program coordinator for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, and was a brass caption head and/or arranger for The Cadets, Carolina Crown and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps.drewshanefield.jpg

He maintains a busy schedule as a composer and arranger for ensembles across the United States, Europe and Japan. Shanefield's compositions for band are published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Publishing Company, Northeastern Music Publications and Marching Show Concepts.

He graduated from New York University in 1992 and received a Master's in Music Education degree from Queens College, a Master's in Music Performance from West Chester University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Widener University.

He is also a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and is a performing artist/clinician for Yamaha band instruments and is also an adjudicator/clinician for Bands of America/Music for All.


Bluecoats_new.jpgDave Mackinnon
Music Performance

Dave Mackinnon returns to the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps for his twenty-first season in 2014 as Brass Supervisor. He brought a wealth of experience to the Bluecoats when he joined the staff in 1994.

Mackinnon's marching music experience dates back to the 1970s when he was the musical director of the Ventures of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the Bluecoats Hall of Fame in 2009.davemackinnon.jpeg

Throughout his years in the activity, he has also taught, written and consulted for drum corps in Canada, the United States, Korea and Japan. Additionally, he is an active music judge for USBands, New York Field Band Conference, Ontario Drum Corps Association, Michigan C.B.A. and Indiana State Music Association.


crown_logo_vector.pngGlen Crosby
Music Performance, Percussion

Glen Crosby is the Percussion Technique Specialist for the World Champion Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps and has been a part of the marching percussion activity for more than 30 years.

glencrosby.jpegAfter performing as a member of the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps for four years in the early 1980s, Crosby embarked on a teaching career that has lasted for 27 years. He spent much of that time with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps as an assistant to Ralph Hardimon and as a consultant from 1996 to 2005. He has also worked with The Cadets, Blue Knights, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as numerous others. Along the way, Crosby has been a part of three DCI World Championships and seven DCI high percussion awards.

He maintains an active teaching and consulting schedule in the Los Angeles area with a number of high schools and is currently the music director for 2010 WGI Gold Medalist Pulse Percussion.


vanguardshield.jpgDenise Bonfiglio
General Effect, Color Guard

Denise Bonfiglio, a 2000 WGI Hall of Fame inductee, is a color guard instructor and staff coordinator for Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as a member of the design and technical team for the Santa Clara Independent World Color Guard. She started her performing career with the 27th Lancers and has since taught the 27th Lancers, The Cadets, Star of Indiana and Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps for the past 27 years.

Along with her extensive drum corps career, Bonfiglio was the Assistant Director of Emerald Marquis from 1990 to 2001, where she also served on the design team. She then taught at Miamisburg High School from  2002 to 2004. Throughout her pageantry career, Bonfiglio has taught a number of successful Independent and Scholastic winter guard programs across the United States as well.

She is also a 2nd Vice President for MetLife, the largest Life Insurer in the United States, where she coordinates and manages Software Development and Quality Assurance functions in several locations around the U.S. and Canada.


CavaliersStandingMan_vector.pngMike McIntosh
General Effect, Percussion

Mike McIntosh is the Percussion Caption Head and Designer for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of Butler University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.

In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, McIntosh is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium. In 2011, The Cavaliers received the DCI Fred Sanford High Percussion Award under his leadership.

michael mcintosh 2013.jpg.pngFrom 1997 to 2011, he served as a percussion specialist at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. and helped lead the program to its 2001 AAA National Championship and the 2005 and 2012 BOA Grand National Championships.

McIntosh is also the Program Coordinator for the Gateway Indoor Independent World WGI Percussion Ensemble and has arranged for the George Mason Independent Open Ensemble which was named the 2012 WGI Independent Open World Champion. He is a design consultant with Palmetto Percussion.

McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and having performed clinics in Japan and Beijing. He is a Yamaha artist and clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion.

Compositionally, McIntosh has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and Dynamic Marching. 

Cadetslogo_notext.pngMarc Sylvester
General Effect, Visual Performance

Marc Sylvester returns to The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps for the 2014 season as a Program Consultant. He was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame in 2001 in recognition of his lifetime of design and coordination experience and his profound impact on the marching arts. He is an innovator within the activity and helped create some of the most imaginative programs in history.

MarcSylvester.pngSylvester has been teaching and designing visual programs for over 30 years. He began his career under the tutelage of George Zingali at the 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps. Together they moved to the Garfield Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps in 1982, where they changed the visual landscape of the drum corps field and led the Cadets to three consecutive DCI World Championships in their first four years with the corps. Sylvester then joined the staff of Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps for its first two seasons in 1986 and 1987. He also worked with the Sky Ryders in 1987 and Suncoast Sound in 1988.

For the past five seasons, Sylvester has served in programming roles with the Blue Knights and Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. He is also an adjudicator, marching band consultant and drill designer. His experience includes working with some of the world's finest winter color guards including the Emerald Marquis and Erte, as well as Center Grove, Lassiter and Braddock High Schools.


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