The adjudication panels for the 2017 Drum Corps International World Championships were assigned earlier this week.
More than 30 judges will preside over more than six dozen corps performances throughout the next three days of championship competition. As the capstone series of events on the Drum Corps International Tour, the opportunity to judge at the World Championships carries with it a high level of respect and prestige for the chosen individuals.
2017 World Championship Judging Panels
World Championship Prelims — Thursday, Aug. 10
General Effect 1: Jim Sturgeon & Chris Hestin General Effect 2: Jay Kennedy & John Howell Visual Proficiency: Carl Nelson Visual Analysis: Brett Mascaro Color Guard: Hieu Nguyen Music Brass: Steven Page Music Analysis: Wayne Dillon Field Percussion: Mike Leitzke Ensemble Percussion: Chris Romanowski Chief Judge: John Phillips
World Championship Semifinals — Friday, August 11
General Effect 1: Deborah Torchia & Randy Greenwell General Effect 2: Ted Wemhoff & Ken Turner Visual Performance: William Chumley Visual Analysis: Tim Ochran Color Guard: Robert Solomon Music Brass: Chester Phillips Music Analysis: Gary Markham Field Percussion: Martin Griffin Ensemble Percussion: Julie Davila Chief Judge: John Phillips
World Championship Finals — Saturday, August 12 General Effect 1: Michael Gray & Mark McGahey General Effect 2: Darrin Davis & Michael Stone Visual Performance: Michael Turner Visual Analysis: Ken Giese Color Guard: Christopher Raichle Music Brass: Jeff Harper Music Analysis: Dave Carbone Field Percussion: Jeff Prosperie Ensemble Percussion: Alan Dunn Chief Judge: John Phillips