Jeff Goldsmith: a former music educator of 15
years who remains active in the Twin Cities music
community as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. He
is the owner/operator of a highly respected and
successful group travel planning business specializing
in international travel.
Chad Armbruster: currently a high school Band
Director who formerly served as the Corps Director for
the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and is an active
adjudicator throughout the Midwest.
Steve Vento: currently a professor of music at
Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK, and a Brass
Instructor for the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps
(Concord, CA). Formerly a Band Director at Broken Arrow
HS, OK. Since 1996 Steve Vento has written over 250
shows at every grade level and at every competitive
level. His arrangements and compositions have won over
40 state titles in many states. His arrangements and
compositions have also been very successful at the
national level at Bands of America events; 13 time BOA
Class Champion, 3 BOA Regional Champion, 45 time BOA
Regional Finalist, 15 time BOA National Semi-Finalist,
and 7 time BOA National Finalist.
Adam Sage: is an active choreographer,
designer and adjudicator in the pageantry arts across
the nation. Adam has worked with numerous award winning
high school marching bands and drum corps, including:
Madison Scouts, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Cadets of
Bergen County, Phantom Regiment, Sanata Clara Vanguard,
Magic of Orlando and Suncoast Sound.
Matt Ferry: is currently a Regional Education
Sales Manager for MakeMusic Inc. creators of the Finale
and SmartMusic software. Outside of his work in music
technology, Matt is a sought after arranger, educator
and adjudicator for indoor percussion, marching bands,
and percussion ensembles. Matt has been the Front
Ensemble Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for
Minnesota Brass since 2003.
Garret Decker: an award winning visual
designer who has created and designed shows for many of
the nations finest high school marching bands, color
guards and drum and bugle corps.
John Greene: is a Band Director at Falcon
Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley where he teaches 8th
grade bands, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble and
studio percussion, trumpet, and flute. As an adjudicator
he has judged throughout the Midwest and Canada and has
served as judge administrator for the Mid‐America
Competing Band Directors' Association (MACBDA) for 20