59th Cary Band Day Adjudicators



Music Performance Ensemble:

STAN SCHOONOVER has led the Fairfax Wind Symphony for all of its’ 19 seasons as Music Director.  His thirty-two year career in public school education included eleven as Music Supervisor for the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, widely regarded as one of America’s foremost school music programs. Ensembles under his direction have appeared at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Ferguson Center, the Center for the Arts, the Midwest Clinic, and 13 times at the VMEA In-service Conference.  Mr. Schoonover is an adjunct instructor at James Madison University, is a Coordinator for the Music For All National Concert Band Festival, a member of the MFA Educational Team, and the Midwest Clinic Advisory Committee.

Mr. Schoonover is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He has received numerous Citation of Excellence awards from the National Band Association, the VBODA Phillip J. Fuller Award for sustained Musical Excellence, and the VMEA Outstanding Administrator Award.  In October of 2004, Mr. Schoonover was inducted into the East Stroudsburg (PA) Music Hall of Fame.  He is a “Who’s Who” lifetime achievement recipient.


Music Performance Individual:

DANIEL W. BOOTHE is an internationally award-winning music professional currently serving as a Music Director & Conductor for the Symphonicity of Virginia Beach, Virginia. His live events span 31 states, Southwest Asia, and Russia with multi-media broadcasts reaching over 50 million people in 175 countries. In 2007 he was the international recipient of the coveted David Effron Conducting Fellowship for the Chautauqua Institute Summer Music Festival in New York and was later named a finalist for the American Prize in conducting. He formerly served as an Air Force band conductor, winning the highest international award for military bands, and finished his career as officer-in-charge of the U.S. Air Force premiere Concert Band, Airmen of Note jazz ensemble, and Singing Sergeants chorus. Boothe served as conductor for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Concert on the Hallmark Channel, has produced numerous albums, and led collaborations with Grammy-winning artists including Art Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, James Taylor and more. His percussion and marching band programs have garnered top regional awards throughout the east coast. As a music adjudicator, he has served on WGI, USSBA, AIA among other national panels. He is a Vic Firth endorsed Marching & Scholastic Percussion Specialist and has been a featured artist in multiple Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion” state events. ONLINE:


Music Effect: [#1 of 2 Judges]

BEVERLY MASSINGILL-CAMPBELL is a native of Bristol, TN. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) and her Master of Music Education Degree from VanderCook College of Music (Chicago Illinois). Ms. Campbell has been teaching for 33 years producing award winning High School and Middle School Concert bands, Marching bands, Winterguards and Indoor Drum lines. She served on the Board of Directors of the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Directors Association of which she was a member for many years. Currently Mrs. Campbell is a member of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. This is Ms. Campbell’s 15th year as band director at E.B. Stanley Middle School in Abingdon, VA where she resides. She currently has over 240 students in grades 6-8 which is over a third of the total enrollment at the school. Beverly stays active in the high school band arena by programming and designing high school band field shows and judging Marching Band, Concert Band, Winterguard and Indoor Drumline competitions throughout the South.

 sharpMusic Effect:  [#2 of 2 Judges]

CHRIS SHARP, Ph.D. is a professional composer, arranger and orchestrator currently living in Lynchburg, VA. Educated at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, he has served the music field in a wide range of capacities. As a trombonist, Dr. Sharp worked as a full-time performing musician and bandleader at Walt Disney World for eleven years. In addition, he has served as an arranger/orchestrator for the Disney parks worldwide since 1984, providing music for atmosphere groups, live shows, recording sessions and national television broadcasts. He also has written for numerous freelance clients including Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Boston Pops, the Dallas Brass and several service bands including the famed USAF Airmen of Note.

Mr. Sharp is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Lynchburg College where he conducts the instrumental ensembles and teaches music theory and humanities courses. Dr. Sharp has served as a clinician and guest conductor on numerous occasions, and has extensive experience as an adjudicator judging for several organizations including Bands of America and Drum Corps International. His compositions and arrangements for concert and jazz band have enjoyed widespread performances, including annual appearances at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. He has received the ASCAPlus award multiple times.

dertingVisual Performance Ensemble:
 JASON DERTING has been teaching and judging marching band for over 20 years. He has marched with 3 finalists at Winter Guard International (WGI) including winning a world championship with Infiniti Winter Guard and Chimeras World Winter Guard. Jason was a clarinet and drummer in marching band and has experience teaching and designing band and color guard shows for various high schools in Virginia and Tennessee. Jason is currently an Adjudicator for the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA), Mid-Continental Color Guard Association (MCGC), and other winter guard circuits in the United States. He will serve as a WGI Equipment Judge in 2017. He adjudicates numerous marching band competitions annually in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. He resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and 2 children, working as a Physical Therapist Assistant.


Visual Performance Effect:

 KELLY EARP resides in Raleigh NC and is an Alumni of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. For nearly a decade he served on their visual staff after his membership in their brass section, winning three DCI Championships and four Visual Caption Championships. He also has been on visual staff for The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver CO and consulted with The Blue Stars from La Crosse WI. He is currently serving his fourteenth year as the Drill Designer and Visual Caption Head for The Cary High School Marching Band. Prior to his work at Cary High School and The Cadets he graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sound Engineering and Music Production. Kelly has been affiliated with several other high school bands, winter guards, and indoor percussion ensembles in North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and New Jersey serving as a consultant, clinician, and drill designer. He is also a Certified Design Analysis Judge for Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA). Kelly is an enthusiastic and creative individual who enjoys being a part of the pageantry arts in NC and is honored to a part of the 59th Annual Cary Band Day.
kuniChief Judge: 
STEVEN T. KUNI, a National Board Certified Teacher, was born in Harrisburg, PA where he attended primary and secondary school. He began his musical endeavors by taking up the piano at age eight and the trumpet at the age of nine, studying trumpet with Lloyd Batdorf. The summer of 1990, Mr. Kuni began his collegiate career at The Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, Mr. Kuni studied trumpet with Rob Howard and John Daniels as well as performing in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Bands, Orchestra, Brass Choir, University Choir, Phi Mu Alpha Brass Quintet, and the Nittany Valley Symphony.

Since graduating from Penn State in 1994, Mr. Kuni has taught middle school and high school bands in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.   Currently serving as Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chair in his twelfth year at Durant Road Middle School in north Raleigh, NC.  Ensembles under the direction of Mr. Kuni have received consistent Superior and Excellent ratings at Marching and Concert Band festivals sponsored by  the North Carolina Bandmasters Association State Contest Festival. In 2002, Mr. Kuni completed a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Mr. Kuni has also been active as a guest clinician for various honor and All-County bands throughout North Carolina.

Mr. Kuni is an active freelance trumpet player.   Mr. Kuni maintains membership in the Music Educators National Conference, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He resides in north Raleigh with his wife, Donna, and twins, Samantha and Jack.

 JULIE DAVILA is renowned percussionist, performer, music educator and clinician. She was inducted in to the WGI Percussion Hall of Fame in 2014, in recognition of over 20 years contributing to the marching arts activity as a teacher, designer and adjudicator. Julie is currently the percussion coordinator and arranger for the Middle Tennessee State University Band of Blue Drumline and is a professor of percussion at MTSU. She is a member of the WGI and DCI nationally recognized adjudication teams. Julie specializes in contemporary and marching percussion, and has taught and performed in Seoul, South Korea, Paris, France, Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and extensively throughout the United States. Julie is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She has published over 20+ pieces for marching and concert percussion ensembles. In addition, she is the author of several percussion books, including “Modern Multi-Tenor Techniques and Solos” for tenors, “Impressions on Wood” for Marimba, and is a co-author of “Aptitude” for snare, all published by Rowloff Productions. Julie is an endorser and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Pearl / Adams Corporation and Grover Pro Percussion.
 Color Guard:
 REIKO CASTEEN currently lives in Richmond VA and works in the medical field as a Surgical Assistant. Her judging experience includes serving as a movement caption judge in the Atlantic Indoor Association since 2004 and has been judging marching band competitions across the Southeastern US for the past 15 years. She was the principal designer for Great Bridge HS color guard in Chesapeake Virginia from 2004 – 2011. Prior to 2003, she was on the color guard design staffs in East TN with Dobyns-Bennett HS, Sullivan South HS, Sullivan Central HS, and Daniel Boone HS. She continues to consult with various groups across the country. Her winter guard performing experience includes Nuendo Winter Guard from 1996-2000 where they were the WGI Bronze Medalists in 1996. She also performed with the Infiniti World Winter Guard in 2003. Her performing experience in DCI includes marching with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois from 1994 – 1996. She culminated her DCI experience by winning the DCI World Championships in 1996.


Drum Major:
TAMMY REYES graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree.  She has spent the last 10 years directing bands at Hickory High School and Grandview Middle School, where her bands have consistently earned high ratings.  She has also taught bands in Rowan County and Greene County.  She has been an active member of the South Central Band District, and is now a member of the Northwest Band District.  Ms. Reyes has been a marching band adjudicator since 1997 in NC, SC, and VA.  She currently resides in Hickory, NC.


Timing and Penalties:

TOM JENNER currently serves as Director of Bands and Orchestra at Millbrook Magnet High School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In this capacity, he directs the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Orchestra.  Mr. Jenner began teaching in 1986 and is a National Board Certified Teacher with extensive experience working with middle and high school bands as well as serving as Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony.

Mr. Jenner’s bands have served as the clinic band for the Carolina Conductor Conference, performed at the first “Ensembles of Excellence” series at Appalachian State University, and have been twice selected to perform for the NCMEA Convention.  He was awarded the Central District Bandmasters “Award of Excellence” in the spring of 2012, and has also been named “Band Director of the Year” by that organization.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Central District Bandmasters Association, and has twice served as Staff Development Coordinator for Wake County Band Directors. He is a member of the American School Band Directors Association, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors Association, the UNCG Summer Music Camp “Hall of Fame,” and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Jenner holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Florida State University where he studied with James Croft.  He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied with John Locke.