Richard Holmes graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1989 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree. He studied with Dr. William Malambri while attending Winthrop. He also graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone with a Master of Music – concentration in Band Directing. While attending ASU, he studied with Dr. Jay Jackson and Dr. William Gora.
Mr. Holmes retired at the end of the 2017 – 2018 school year with 30 years of service to the Public Schools of North Carolina. While teaching, bands under his direction have consistently earned “Superior” and “Excellent” ratings both for marching and concert band. Band programs under his direction also grew in numbers and quality as large numbers of students in his bands participated in activities such as All-County Honors Band, All-District Band, All-State Honors Band and Solo and Ensemble MPA.
Mr. Holmes has served in many leadership roles during his teaching career. He served as Treasurer, Webmaster and co-chair of the All-District Band Clinic for the South Central District Bandmasters Association. He served as President of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association and as President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Other professional memberships include: North Carolina Association of Educators, National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, South Central District Bandmasters Association, American School Band Directors Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Some of Mr. Holmes’ personal honors include receiving the 2004 Award of Excellence for the South Central District, being recognized by Who's Who Among America's Teachers for many years from nominations of former students. Mr. Holmes has also served as a clinician for several All-County Honor Bands in North Carolina and has judged marching band and concert band assessments in North Carolina and Virginia.
Music & Visual
Mr. Evan Rogovin is in his eighth year as Director of Bands at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach County. DSOA bands and ensembles have garnered numerous accolades under his direction. In 2014, DSOA Bands performed at the Festival of Gold in Chicago at Symphony Center, with the Wind Ensemble receiving top honors after performing at the encore concert. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the FMEA President’s Concert, kicking off the FMEA All-State Clinic and Conference. In the Spring of 2016, the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensembles performed at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and Sandy Feldstein Percussion Festival in Indianapolis. This coming February, the Wind Ensemble will perform at the Collegiate Band Directors National Association’s Southern Division Conference in Tampa, FL.
Prior to taking the helm at Dreyfoos, Mr. Rogovin was Director of Bands at Santaluces Community High School for sixteen years. During his tenure, the Santaluces Marching Chiefs were FMBC Class 4A State Champions 3 times and State Runners-up three times. In addition, the Santaluces Winter Color Guard was the 2003 WGI Scholastic A World Champions and claimed numerous SFWGA Circuit Championships and WGI Finalists berths. In 2003, Mr. Rogovin was awarded the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Senior High Education presented by the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. He was also a finalist in 2002 for this prestigious award. Mr. Rogovin is actively sought after as an adjudicator and clinician around the state of Florida and beyond and is most active as a judge for the Indiana State School Music Association and FMBC. Most recently, Mr. Rogovin received his second Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association for his contributions to the development of excellence in Concert Band Performance.
Evan Rogovin has also been very active with Drum Corps International. Mr. Rogovin began his DCI career marching with the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps from 1984 through 1986. After attending university studies and obtaining the job at Santaluces High School, Mr. Rogovin returned to the drum corps activity, teaching The Spirit of Atlanta in 1997 and 1998. After serving as brass caption head for the Tarheel Sun in 1999, Evan joined the staff of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2000 through 2003. Evan left the Crossmen and consulted for a handful of drum corps, most notably The Troopers and The Boston Crusaders and currently The Arizona Academy.
Mr. Rogovin received his Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of Florida in 1991 where he was involved with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir, Basketball Pep Band and the Fightin’ Gator Marching Band. In 1985 he was named Gator Band Rookie of the Year. In 1991, he traveled to Denton, Texas and studied Musicology at the University of North Texas, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two and a half years. He is a member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Honorary Music Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Ted Mascari has been involved in all aspects of percussion since 1980 as a performer, educator and arranger and is considered one of the top marching percussion minds in Upstate New York.
He graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School in 1988. Ted holds an AAS from Onondaga Community College and a Bachelor of Science and Music from Syracuse University. Over the past 25+ years, he has directed and arranged for several marching band and indoor percussion programs in NY, he served most recently as the Director and Music Designer for Victor High School Percussion, a NYSPC/WGI Scholastic A percussion ensemble finalist, from 2006-2014, winning 8 State Championships between indoor and marching band. He has and still is involved with quality programs like ESM, Jordan Elbridge, Oswego, Webster, Mohonasen and Central Square. He is very proud of the many students from these high schools who have gone on to march in top Drum Corps (DCI/DCA), WGI drum lines and go on to teach. He is often sought out for private instruction and consultation.
Ted's drum corps instructional career began in 1993 with the Syracuse Brigadiers, then Rochester Crusaders from 1994-1996. In addition, Ted has served as Percussion Coordinator, Percussion Arranger and Consultant for the Empire Statesmen All Age Drum and Bugle Corps from Rochester, NY, where he served from 1997-2012. He also works with the Kidsgrove Scouts since 2010, DC United Kingdom and 2015 DC Europe Champions as percussion advisor and currently holds the title of Percussion Arranger for the NY Skyliners since 2016. Ted has been strongly influenced through past experiences with Chris Calhoun, Chris Thompson, Joseph Guadagnino, Thom Hannum, and Colin McNutt.
Ted has a newly appointed position serving as the Judging Coordinator and Education Director for the New York State Percussion Circuit. He is an adjudicator for marching band, indoor percussion and color guard in circuits throughout Pennsylvania, Michigan, Utah, Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina Denver and NY. He is also an endorser for, and on the educational team of Innovative Percussion, Ludwig-Musser Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals. Ted Currently lives in Webster, NY with his wife Sara and their twin boys Christian and Mason.
Ryan Brittain has completed 7 years of teaching and began his career as the Associated Director of Bands at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas. During his time at Cedar Ridge he served as the marching band director and conductor of the symphonic band. Within a short time frame, the Cedar Ridge Marching Band was a consistent Bands of America Regional Finalist and Caption Winner, a UIL 6A State Marching Band Participant, as well as a BOA Grand National Finalist in 2013. Also in 2013, the Cedar Ridge HS Low Brass Choir was invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Concert Bands under his direction have been awarded consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards and best in class awards at state concert band festivals. After five years of teaching at Cedar Ridge, Brittain accepted a position as the Director of Bands at Wells Middle School in Houston, Texas. He helped the program achieve sweepstakes at UIL and grew the programs numbers substantially. His final year of teaching was as the Director of Bands at Westfield High School in Houston, where he aided in the continued success of the marching band and concert bands. Brittain’s primary focus now is being an active clinician in the Houston area and running the Brittain Insurance Agency.
Prior to retiring from public school education Mr. Bly taught for 30 years at Centreville High School and Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, VA, was Concert Band and Orchestra Director at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Mr. Bly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University and a Master’s degree in Conducting from George Mason University where he studied with Anthony Maiello, and Ret. Colonel Arnold Gabriel.
Mr. Bly’s Concert and Marching Bands have enjoyed International accolades. In addition to the many awards received by his Marching Bands, Mr. Bly’s bands have been a finalist at the Bands of America’s Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. His Concert Bands have performed on Friday night at the prestigious Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Bands of America’s National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Virginia Music Educators In-Service Conferences, on Public Television, and in the concert halls of the Kennedy Center & DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, at Wolf Trap, and the Legrande Theatre in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Bly conducts numerous clinics with bands throughout the year in both the concert and marching arena and conducts regularly All-District and All-State Events. He has held numerous state and national positions in professional organizations. Recently Mr. Bly was inducted into the Hall of Fame of both the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association’s and the Phi Beta Mus Bandmasters Fraternity. Mr. Bly has judged for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, USBands, and many other state and regional organizations.
Mr. Bly lives in Winchester, VA where he resides with his wife Randi, and currently conducts the Apple Valley Flute Choir.
With 40 years experience in the marching activity with band, winter guard and drum corps, Mark Hart marched, was an instructor and wrote drill. After marching and teaching with the Garfield Cadets in the 80’s he added judging to his resume. Mark has judged visual captions at several Michigan state marching band & guard championships, overseas in Thailand and twice to the DCI Championships. He has worked as a professional graphic and web designer for almost 30 years after earning his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan.
Tom has been a professional in the Marching Arts since 1977. He has developed many Marching Band Programs throughout the decades. If you have ever used the “Circle Drill” in your marching fundamental development and musical warm-up then Tom has impacted your program. He is the original developer of the “Circle Drill” method. If you have integrated movement principles into the brass and percussion program, then Tom has impacted your program. In his years with the Glassmen Drum Corps, Tom was the first to develop a consistent dance program for musicians that innovated the Marching Arts Activity. He currently designs for a spectrum of Marching Bands from, The Hazard Band of Gold, a 23 member 2016 Kentucky State Finalist, to the 350 member Texas State Bobcat Marching Band. Tom has judged many State contests from Florida to Nebraska as well as Indiana. He is a founder of the TriState Marching Arts, He currently resides in Alexandria Kentucky.
John Antonelli is a percussion educator, arranger, and adjudicator living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. He has been an educator, writer, arranger, adjudicator, and performer throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. He has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention with the Philidor Percussion Group and has also performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Antonelli has been the Percussion Instructor at North Carolina State University since 2008 and has also served as the Director of Percussion at Athens Drive High School since 2007.
Daniel’s career in the marching arts began at North Johnston High School where he played trumpet for three years and served as the Drum Major his senior year. In 2012 Daniel became interested in winter guard and participated in his High School program for two years. After graduation he marched with First Flight Independent A in 2014, with Legacy Independent in 2015, and with First Flight Independent World from 2016-2018. During the summer of 2015 and 2016 Daniel Marched DCI with the Madison Scouts, from Madison, WI. Daniel is an active guard instructor with multiple high school organizations and indoor ensembles.
Michael W. Krier has been a band director for the past ten years. He was the Director of Bands at North Garner Middle School. At NGMS his students were regularly selected for All County and All District Honors bands as well as his ensembles receiving Superior ratings at MPA. Before NGMS he was the band and orchestra director at Carroll Middle School and Coats Erwin Middle School.
On top of his teaching responsibilities he works with numerous high school marching bands. He has been a visual and woodwind instructor for Fuquay Varina, Garner, Sanderson and several others around the area. As well as an instructor he has served as judge for several marching shows across the state.
Mr. Krier has been very active with the North Carolina Band Masters Association. He has Served on the State Marching Band Committee, Music Performance Assessment Committee, and been the Chair for All District Honors Band Clinics.