Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival!

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   Judges/Categories, Finalist Policy and Scoring Sheet for the 2012 Harvest Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2012
Zaepfel Stadium are:


Jimmy Fursman

Picture of Jimmy Fursman Jimmy has been performing, teaching, designing and judging for marching bands, color guards and drum corps for over 16 years. He has participated with numerous groups including the Madison Scouts, Seattle Cascades, Every-Body Winterguard and Innovation Performance Ensemble of Fukuoka Japan. After years of designing and teaching at schools throughout the Pacific Northwest he is focusing on working as an adjudicator and the continued development Rhapsody Winterguard. Currently Jimmy is the proud Director of Rhapsody, based in his hometown of Seattle.

Drum Major

Melody Fisher

Picture of Melody Fisher Melody Fisher is currently the Development Coordinator for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. She is also completing a Graduate Assistantship at Eastern Washington University. She received her Bachelor's in Music from Whitworth University, where she served for three years as principal bassoon of both the Wind Symphony and Orchestra. She is now a member of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra. Melody holds a First Class certificate in the Corps style from the Smith-Wallbridge Drum Major Clinics. One of Yakima's own, she served as a Drum Major for A.C. Davis High School for three years.

Music Effect

Jeff Ray

Picture of Jeff Ray Jeff Ray is in his 25th year of public education, and is currently the director of the 350 member Olympic View Middle School Band from Mukilteo, WA. This group was won events all over the Pacific Northwest and California. They were also the first middle school in the United States to perform at a division one NCAA Bowl game, performing with Destiny's Child.

Prior to entering education Mr. Ray spent 25 years in drum and bugle corps as a member, instructor, and as a director. Groups Mr. Ray has been affiliated with include the Percussionaut Patriots, Renaissance, Freelancers, Imperials, Marauders, Argonauts, Spartans, and Cascades Corps.

Mr. Ray also keeps a very busy performance schedule as a lead trumpet player. He has backed artists from the Brecker Brothers to George Burns, played for cruise lines, and currently plays for various Latin and Rock groups in the Seattle area.

Music Performance Ensemble

Jim Johnson

Picture of Jim Johnson Jim Johnson is the former director of the Cascade High School Bands, in Everett, WA, and has been teaching band in the public schools for the past 44 years in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Australia. His concert, jazz and marching bands at Cascade traveled extensively throughout the U.S and toured Australia, England, Mexico, and Russia. The concert bands consistently earned Superior ratings in festivals and contests. The marching bands at Cascade, competing in the Open Category, have won every marching band contest, in which they have competed, in the Pacific Northwest at least once and earned dozens of caption awards.

Mr. Johnson was the director for the Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps for several years, taught jazz band at Treasure Valley Community College, performed with the Columbia Basin Community Band, performed with the Tri-Cities Symphony, performed in numerous brass ensembles, and has directed several community musicals. He has adjudicated in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado in both marching band and concert band contests and festivals. Mr. Johnson retired this past year after his 44 years of teaching and will be traveling with his wife between their home in Marysville and Maricopa, AZ.   He will be judging marching band, color guard, concert band contests and will do clinics with middle and high school bands.

Music Performance Individual

Dr. Danh T Pham

Picture of Dr. Danh  T Pham Danh Pham serves as Director of Bands at Washington State University where he oversees all aspects of the Band and Instrumental Music Education Department. He has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator all across the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Southwest, and Hawaii. His own high school groups were competitive in the Northwest Marching Band Circuit, and has appeared at such as events as the Texas University Interscholastic League State UIL Marching Contest.


Ron Crenshaw

Picture of Ron Crenshaw Ron Crenshaw is currently the Instrumental Director at Rogers High School and the Director of the Rogers High School Steel Drum Ensemble in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Crenshaw has received his Bachelors in Music Education from Eastern Washington University and his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

In addition, he was the Percussion Instructor for the Eastern Washington University Marching Band and the caption head for the Northwest Champion Ferris High School Drumline in Spokane, Washington from 1987 to 1998. In 1998 this ensemble was selected to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on New Years day. Mr. Crenshaw has performed with Windham Hill Recording artist Scott Cossu and Jazz artists, Michael Brecker, and Larry Coryell. He has 15 years of Drum Corps experience, both as a performer and Instructor and formerly the Percussion Caption Head and Corps Director for the newly formed Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps. He is the founder of the Inland Northwest Marching Percussion Camps and is a Percussion adjudicator in the Northwest and Canada.

Presently, Mr. Crenshaw is a featured clinician for Yamaha Sound of Summer Percussion Camp, published Marching Percussion Arranger for Matrix Publishing, Educator endorsee for Pro-Mark and Remo as well as a Marching Percussion Clinician for the Yamaha Corp. of America.

Visual Effect

Lane Anthony

Picture of Lane Anthony Lane Anthony has a long history working with Northwest music organizations and schools. As an instructor, consultant, and drill writer, Lane has worked with many Oregon and Washington schools including Sunset High, Centennial High, South & North Salem High, Westview high, Century High and many others. Lane most recently worked for the Aloha High School Marching band and auxiliary from 1994 - 2011 as the marching band director. After retiring last year from being a full time marching program coordinator Lane is currently working as a consultant and Visual judge around the northwest.

Visual Performance Ensemble

Jarid Norman

Picture of Jarid Norman Jarid is currently in his 10th year teaching band and his third year as director of bands at Lynden Middle School in Lynden, WA. Prior to teaching in Lynden, Jarid taught at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, CO and at the American Community School of Athens, Athens, Greece. Jarid is a graduate of Western Washington University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree.

While in college, Jarid participated in Drum Corps International, having marched with some of the top drum and bugle corps in the world, including the Madison Scouts from Madison, WI. Jarid has served on the staff of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from Casper, WY while also assisting various high school marching bands with their visual programs. Jarid continues to design field shows for high schools in the Western U.S.

Jarid remains an active musician today, playing trombone in the Whatcom Wind Ensemble as well as the Boundary Bay Brass Quintet.

Visual Performance Individual

Adam Hancock

Picture of Adam Hancock Adam Hancock was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Whitworth University in Spokane. While at Whitworth, Adam played lead trumpet in the Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony and performed with Grammy-winning jazz artists Kenny Garrett and Terrance Blanchard.

In the world of pageantry, Adam was a performing member of the Spokane Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps, the Seattle Cascades, and the Concord Blue Devils. Adam has also performed with Rhapsody Winterguard from Seattle, winning a WGI Open-Class gold medal. Adam has taught marching and music at many successful programs in the state of Washington, as well as arranging music, and writing drill and choreography. He currently consults at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane and Harrison High School in Colorado Springs.

The Harvest Marching Band Festival is organized primarily under the rules of the Western Band Association.

Finalist Policy

Twelve bands from Preliminary Competition will be selected to participate in Finals Competition in the following manner:
  1. The top two bands from each division (A, AA, AAA-S and AAA-L) with more than three bands will be selected. If a division has one, two or three bands then the division winner in Preliminary Competition will perform in finals. Bands performing in the Novice division are not eligible for Finals.
  2. The remaining positions are filled by bands from any division in Preliminary Score order.
  3. Bands perform in Preliminary Score order
  4. Caption Awards (Best Marching, Auxiliary, etc.) are awarded to the highest scoring band in Preliminary Competition

Welcome to the Harvest Marching Band Festival Saturday, October 20, 2012
Zaepfel Stadium

Preliminary/Finals Competition
Sample Score Sheet

Sample High School - 12:00 PM Exhibition  
Music Performance - Ensemble 300 Possible Points 157
Music Performance - Individual 300 Possible Points 154
Percussion: 100 Possible Points 50
Music Performance - Average: 350 Possible Points 185.5
Visual Performance - Ensemble 200 Possible Points 110
Visual Performance - Individual 200 Possible Points 110
Auxiliary: 100 Possible Points 80
Visual Performance - Average: 250 Possible Points 150
Musical Effect 200 Possible Points 120
Visual Effect 200 Possible Points 130
Effect Average: 400 Possible Points 250

Independent Category
Drum Major 100 Possible Points 75.5

Final Score:
(Total x 0.1)
100 Possible Points