FIND A MENTOR / BE A MENTOR!

Welcome! We offer this site to connect those needing advice and help with those willing to share their expertise and time. Connections can be made in all categories: Directors, Designers, Instructors, Adjudicators, Parents, Boosters, and Marchers

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Use this site to find a mentor to answer questions or give advice. Mentors control the amount of interaction they can give and may end the mentoring relationship at any time. You must sign up to use this service and will make initial contact with the mentor through this site.

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Courtney Allison
20+

Over twenty years of color guard experience as a performer, teacher, technician, and program director for numerous DCI, BOA, and WGI Finalist teams. Eight year experience as a color guard judge, specializing in movement.

One Time Consultation with Option of Future Discussions

Matthew Shrewsbury
13

I have been a wind and percussion technician for 13 years. I’ve been a band director for 8 years (from 6-12 and university levels). I have been an adjudicator for concert, jazz, and marching for 9 years. I have a drill and visual designer for 12 years.

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Any time

Gregory Bailey
10

Hi, I am a licensed music educator that has run about anything you can think of. I’ve done beginning band, elementary general music, high school band, and even choral!
My specialty is with military drill designing (hence the email!), but can work with about anyone. I am more than happy to help design a drill or produce a full drill for you.
Please see me also at http://tinyurl.com/GSBaileyDesigns
I look forward to helping you.

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Any time

Dustin Zastrow
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8

I marched 8 years as a young man in the 70’s and 80’s and am a rabid fan of the marching arts. I have had 2 of my sons march 5 years of marching band and my youngest is currently in contract with a DCI open class corps. Having been both a student and a parent of DCI and marching bands I can certainly help answer alot of concerns and questions on everything from equipment, gear, to staying connected to your student. Connections are hard to come by as touring corps have unbelievable schedules, so getting your loved one on a video chat at 2 in the morning when they roll into a school somewhere is not unheard of. I work in IT and my marching son is an avid techno geek we have overcome the silence that touring can bring to parents.

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Any time

C. Grant Maledy
11

Band Director at Smith-Cotton High in Sedalia, MO, Missouri State Alumni, Madison Scouts Alumni

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Occasional Contact

Michele Teevan
10

Originally from Harrison, NY, Michele recently relocated to the Bay Area from Boston, MA where she spent the past 4 years working professionally as a Stage and Production Manager for Theatre, Opera and Dance. During her time in Boston, she also worked for Blue Man Group as a Deck 3 Sub at the Charles Playhouse, Broadway in Boston as a Group Sales Assistant at the Boston Opera House and as an AEA Stage Manager.
Michele marched in the Color Guard with the Boston Crusaders (2009-2011) and the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps (2007-2008). After aging out, she spent the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons working with the Crusaders in development, event and tour management before joining the SCV A Corps as a Tour Admin in 2015. Michele is excited to join Santa Clara as their new Tour Manager for the 2016 season!
Michele holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Stage and Production Management from Emerson College in Boston, MA.

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Any time

Ethan Hussong
7

I m arched high school marching band from 1998-2002 (2x state champions). I played soprano and marched with Phantom Regiment in 2002. I taught high school marching band in 2003 and 2004 (2x state champions).

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Tim Hudnall
34+

Tim Hudnall is a graduate of Western Kentucky University were he received a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry , a M.S.degree in Public Health. He was a member of the “Big Red Marching Band” as a trumpet and color guard performer, “Savior-Faire” Winterguard, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. Mr. Hudnall has 34+ years experience in visual design, colorguard instruction/design and adjudication.
Tim’s marching band adjudication includes contest in the North and Southeast areas of the country and is active in the KMEA adjudication process. His winter guard adjudication is primarily with the CIPA circuit but he has been a guest judge for the SCGC, IHSCGA, and Tri-state Judging associations. He is a graduate of the Marching Roundtable Judges Academy Level One and Two, WGI Judges Academy. Tim is a current member of the CIPA Judges Association and WGI.
With a varied teaching past, Tim has been the director or consultant for many programs in Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee. His indoor groups have been finalist at WGI regionals, Semi-finalist at WGI World Championships, and medalists in the FFCG, SCGC and CIPA circuits.
Tim served as the WGI Scholastic A class rep for the 2012 and 2013 seasons and is a current board member for the Connecting Individuals thru the Performing Arts ( CIPA ) which he has served for the last 8 years. He has been a circuit member for the past 12 years.
Currently Tim is the Visual Program Coordinator for the Hardin Valley Academy Winterguard program as well as Hardin Valley Academy’s “Spirit of the Valley” marching band which has been a BOA regional finalist, MTSU’s Contest of Champions finalist, and WCU Tournament of Bands Finalist.
He is married with two children (and a band parent) and resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he works as a Physician Assistant.

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One Time Consultation with Option of Future Discussions

William Speakman
35

Retired Director of Development, Penn State. Former General Manager, Penn State Public Broadcasting (NPR/PBS). Retired Chief Operating Officer, Youth Education in the Arts (Cadets and Cadets2, US Bands). NonProfit Specialist- SCORE. Consultant in Nonprofit Governance and Development, NFP Solutions. Member, PA Drum Corps Hall of Fame, Cadets Hall of Fame.

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One Time Consultation with Option of Future Discussions

Jeremy Goldberg
20

I have been teaching marching band and drum corps (primarily visual) for 14 years and have been assisting with program coordination and drill writing for the past 5 years.

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Any time