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

View a day-by-day schedule of World Championship events.