Biography Index

Mr Lee Carlson - Mr Lee Carlson - Visual Adjudicator
Mr Carlson has served as Visual Caption Head for Drum Corps International for three year and Judges Liaison for two years. Currently he is Judge Recruiter for DCI. Lee has been judging for DCI for 14 years, and has judged finals 8 times. He has judged for Bands Of America for 7 years including Grand Nationals Finals for the last two years and has been a clinician for the Music for All Summer Symposium for 6 years.

Mr Austin Greene - Mr Austin Greene - Visual Adjudicator

Austin Greene is a professional visual designer and arranger for numerous high schools and universities. Mr. Greene is an adjudicator for Bands of America (BOA), Winter Guard International (WGI), and numerous local circuits.

Mr Martin Griffin - Mr Martin Griffin - Percussion Adjudicator

Martin Griffin received his undergraduate degree in music at William Paterson University where he performed with the NJ Percussion Ensemble and the NJ New Music Ensemble.

Dr Nola Jones - Dr Nola Jones - Chief Adjudicator

Dr. Nola Jones is the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Her duties include instructional supervision of four hundred professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning, and implementation of Music Makes Us. Music Makes Us is a public/private partnership among Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and music industry and community leaders in Nashville.

Dr Jay Kennedy - Dr Jay Kennedy - Music Performance Adjudicator

Jay Kennedy’s career encompasses varied and successful experiences as a composer, arranger, producer, performer, educator, and administrative leader. He is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Kennedy received the PhD from Boston College, and the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Northwestern University.

Mr Nolan Jager Loyde - Mr Nolan Jager Loyde - TMC Chair

Nolan Jager Loyde is in his third year as Head Band Director at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas. Mr. Loyde received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Dr Chester Phillips - Dr Chester Phillips - Music Performance Adjudicator

A native of Newnan, GA, Chester B. Phillips is in his ninth year as associate director of bands and director of athletic bands at Georgia State University. His primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Orchestra, establishing and directing the University Marching Band, teaching conducting and overseeing all facets of the Athletic Bands.

Mr Jim Sturgeon - Mr Jim Sturgeon - Visual / Guard Adjudicator

Jim Sturgeon has over 25 years experience in the pageantry arts.  He serves as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Gulf Coast Judges Association, and various marching band and color guard circuits.

Ms Lisa Weinheimer Roebuck - Ms Lisa Weinheimer Roebuck - TMC Sponsor

Lisa Weinheimer Roebuck currently serves Round Rock ISD as the Director of Fine Arts. Lisa was previously the Assistant Director of Fine Arts for RRISD and has taught general music at the elementary level and choral music at the secondary level for 21 years. She taught in both public and private schools before entering the world of full time fine arts administration in 2006. She presents for other school districts and educational service centers in the areas of choir, elementary music, fine arts curriculum and program development.