Many Drum Corps International judges were once performers themselves, and while their primary job is to rank and rate the performances on the field, they also pride themselves in making sure corps members can always deliver their best performances possible, even after the unthinkable happens.

In this video taken from Carolina Crown's World Championship Finals performance on Saturday, Aug. 9, watch and listen as field percussion judge Allan Kristensen becomes a hero after Carolina Crown snare drummer Ryan Hall loses something very important.

As seen on TV

As seen on the field from the drummer's perspective

Watch more videos from the 2014 DCI World Championships.