John Phillips is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and recently served as Artistic Coordinator for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Florida, he was on staff at the University of Western Ontario where he conducted the Symphonic Band and taught conducting and music education classes. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Toronto and York University in the departments of music and education.
Phillips is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where he received undergraduate degrees in Music and Education. He pursued a Masters Degree in Music Education at Boston University, a PhD in Ethnomusicology at York University, and holds an Artist Diploma in trumpet performance from the Western Conservatory of Music. He received awards of distinction for conducting from the Ontario Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, the Southern Ontario Band Festival and an Honorary Life Membership from the Ontario Music Educators’ Association.
As a trumpeter, Phillips performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Brantford Symphony and the Forest City Brass Quintet.
Phillips regularly guest conducts honor bands across Canada and the United States. For twenty years he conducted the Wind Ensemble at the National Music Camp of Canada and has been a guest conductor at the International Music Camp. Phillips has served as Judge Administrator for Drum Corps International since 2000, and was inducted into the DCI Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.
Beth A. Fabrizio recently retired after 36 years as a public-school educator. She most recently taught in The Hilton Central School District in New York as a director of bands at Village Elementary School. Ms.Fabrizio maintains a private clarinet studio with numerous students pursuing careers in music education, music business, therapy, recording, and performance. She performed as the principal clarinetist and personnel manager with The Greater Rochester Music Educators Wind Ensemble and former Eb clarinetist with The Perinton Concert Band. Fabrizio is a freelance performer and an active artist/clinician. She also presents educational clinics and workshops through Fabrizio’s Musical Concepts.
Fabrizio holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman School of Music. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting, Education, and Performance from Ithaca College. She has studied conducting with Rodney Winther and Dr. Donald Hunsberger and clarinet with Michael Webster, Richard Waller, Stanley Hasty, William Osseck, and Carmine Campione. She has also performed in master classes with Richard Stoltzman.
Fabrizio has conducted various honor bands and given master classes and clinics across the United States, Europe, Japan, and Malaysia. She adjudicates for Bands of America, Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, and numerous other state associations. She is honored to be the founder and charter member of the newly formed Chi chapter of Phi Beta Mu and was inducted in May of 2022.
Mark Hoskins recently retired after teaching twenty-five years in the Cobb County School district, and a total thirty-seven years in the world of marching pageantry arts. He spent the last nineteen years as Director of Bands at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA, where he supervised three concert bands, marching band, jazz ensemble, winter guard and percussion ensemble. He also created and directed the GMEA District 12 Honor Jazz Ensemble in 2018.
A graduate of East Tennessee State University, he is in constant demand as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor in marching band, jazz, and the concert band arena. His programs at Wheeler (and previously at South Cobb HS) were regionally and nationally recognized in those fields as well, consistently receiving superior ratings and best in class awards.
He was a four-year member and featured soloists with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps(’81-’84). He later became visual caption head for the corps in 2001 and was brass caption head for Magic Of Orlando Drum and Bugle corps in 1999 and 2005. He is a brass adjudicator for Drum Corp International and music judge for Bands Of America (Music For All). He is also a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, JEN (Jazz Educators Network), and a founding member of the Minority Band Directors National Association.
Wayne Dillon holds a master’s degree in Jazz performance/pedagogy from The University of Miami (FL). He completed both his Honors Fine Arts and Education degrees from York University in Toronto, Canada. Wayne is currently the Director of Bands at the Frank J. Ciccarell Academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey. His teaching responsibilities include Music Technology, along with Jazz, Symphonic, and Marching Bands.
The Elizabeth High School Symphonic and Jazz bands have consistently earned superior ratings during Wayne’s tenure. The Marching Band was awarded three consecutive State Championships from 2005-2007. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the marching band was named USSBA State and National Champions in group VA.
Wayne is an active adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and Winter Guard International. He has judged the prestigious National championships for all three organizations over the past thirty years. He is currently a judge liaison for DCI, responsible for judge assignments and training and is also an educational clinician for the Conn-Selmer Music Corporation.
Wayne has served as the brass caption head with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from Boston, Massachusetts. He has also worked on the music staff of the ten-time world champion Cadets of Bergen County, New Jersey, serving as the music supervisor in 2002. In 2010-2011, Wayne served as a staff member for the US Army All-American Marching Band. In 2008, Wayne was awarded the State of New Jersey Governor’s teacher recognition award for his work with the music program at Elizabeth High School.
Richard L. Saucedo retired in 2013 as Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chairman at the William H. Duke Center for the Performing Arts at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. The Carmel Marching Greyhounds finished in the top ten at the Bands of America Grand National Championship for 17 years under Saucedo and were named BOA National Champions in the fall of 2005.
The Indiana Bandmasters Association named Saucedo Indiana’s “Bandmaster of the Year” for 1998-99 and he was named the “Outstanding Music Educator” in the state of Indiana for 2010 by the Indiana Music Educators Association. Saucedo was inducted into the Music for All “Hall of Fame” in 2015 and recently was inducted into the Drum Corps International “Hall of Fame” (2022).
He is an Educational Consultant for “Music for All” and “Bands of America.” And is a member of the Conn-Selmer Division of Education and currently serves as assistant chief judge for Bands of America marching band competitions. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for “United Sound”, an organization whose mission is to give special needs students a chance to experience the joy of instrumental music performance in their school band or orchestra though peer mentoring.
Saucedo also serves on the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Trophy committee, helping to identify and reward the finest marching bands in the world. He is a freelance arranger and composer and is currently on the writing staff at Hal Leonard Publishing. He did his undergraduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington and finished his master’s degree at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Randy Greenwell is the retired Director of Bands/Performing Arts Department Chair at Lawrence Township High School, and now, Educational Support Manager for Conn-Selmer. While at Lawrence, his bands earned national honors, with the marching band winning the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2001 and 2004. The band was the featured high school band for the Pre-Super Bowl Festivities in Indianapolis in 2012.
Greenwell graduated with high honors from Illinois State University and holds a Masters in Wind Conducting from Ball State University and has taught at both the middle school and high school levels in Indiana. He is an active clinician at national and state conferences and a music arranger for many leading marching bands. In addition to his numerous awards for distinguished service and teaching, Mayor Bart Peterson named Greenwell a Distinguished Citizen of Indianapolis.
He now travels the country, working with bands, music educators, and college music majors, presenting clinics on a host of topics and assisting schools with their music education initiatives. Randy’s Wind Ensemble was named State Champion five times and performed at several IMEA Conventions, and two BOA Grand National Concert Band Festivals. Randy’s Jazz Ensembles received numerous outstanding musician and soloist awards as well as Honor Band recognition during his tenure. In 2000 honored with the Outstanding Bandmaster Award from Phi Beta Mu. In 2017 Randy was named to the Music For All/Bands of America Hall of Fame. He arranges music for a number of competitive marching bands across the country and actively judges for DCI, WGI, BOA, and a number of state associations across the United States.