Bryan Station Marching Defenders & Band Boosters
Admission: $8.00 - Directions
For more information contact the Band Room: (859)381-3311
Placement in each Class
Finals Awards (top 10 scores advance):
Best Overall Visual
Best Overall Music
Best Overall Effect
Reserve Grand Champion
Daniel Niebauer - Erie, PA (Visual)
Daniel Niebauer is an active adjudicator, educator and visual designer. He is presently a member of the New York Federation of Contest Judges, the Ontario Drum Corps & Color Guard Judges Association as well as the Ny-Penn Judging Association, where he currently acts as the M & M caption chief. Dan is a level three adjudicator for WGI & DCI as well as a visual judge for DCA, CSJA, NJA, Penn. Fed., and BOA. He has been a guest judge for state and regional championships in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, New York, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Florida and Indiana, and Europe. He has designed, coordinated, and directed over 300 marching bands, drum corps, and color guards during the past 38 years, earning over 350 first place trophies and championships. Formerly a band director and teacher at Fairview High School and McDowell High School, Dan serves as a faculty member for the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, specializing in jewelry and metallry design for both undergraduate and graduate students. Dan has given clinics all over the world for the visual captions specializing in drill design and most recently completed the 2008 DCI Tour and Championships judging many shows while writing the visual programs for 4 marching bands. Along with his wife, Janice, Dan owns and operates Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery, J & D Manufacturing Jewelers, Inc. and RMJ Restorations, Inc. They specialize in a custom designed line of fine gold and platinum jewelry called "Created Uniques," which can be found on the internet at www.created-uniques.com. Dan has exhibited nationally and internationally. Many of his pieces are held in private collections throughout the world.
Brett Owens – Lexington, KY (Visual)
Brett Owens has over 30 years of experience in marching music activities. He has served as Program Coordinator, Brass Arranger, Music and Brass Consultant, Visual Caption Head, Guard Technician and in management for both marching bands and drum & bugle corps. In addition Mr. Owens has served as an adjudicator at Marching Band contests throughout the central United States for the past twenty years. He is a member of the Tri-State and Central States Judges Associations.
Chris Komnick – Cincinnati, OH (Visual)
Chris Komnick is Executive Director of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. Chris assumed the role of Executive Director in the fall of 2008 after previously serving on the Scouts’ board of directors. He is currently a board member of Drum Corps International where he serves as the Vice Chairman. Before taking the role of Executive Director, Chris was a serial entrepreneur with a primary focus on technology startups. He was responsible for developing product and branding strategies and has over 20 years of experience working with various organizations, from startups to public companies. Chris has taught many MBA classes and is a frequent guest instructor and mentor at Miami University’s school of business. Chris is an alumnus of the Scouts having marched mellophone in 1984, 1985 and in the 2006 Alumni Reunion Project. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Miami University.
Robert Dunham – Statesboro, GA (Music)
Dr. Robert Dunham is Director of Band at
Georgia Southern University.
Prior to his appointment at Georgia Southern University, Dr.
Dunham served for five years as Music Department Chairman and ten years as
Director of Instrumental Studies at California State University, San
Bernardino. Before moving to California in 1996, Dr. Dunham held positions
as Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Northern
Michigan University, Missouri Western State College, and taught instrumental
music in the public schools of Wyoming and Utah.
Dr. Dunham received his DMA in instrumental conducting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Professor Gary Hill. He received the MM in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Wyoming, where he studied with Robert Mayse and Carlyle Weiss, and received the BM in trumpet performance, and BME in music education from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with Eugene Corporon, and William Pfund. Dr. Dunham has also had additional conducting training with Elizabeth A. H. Green, Larry Rachleff, and Nurhan Arman.
Joel Vincent – Winchester, KY (Music)
Joel Vincent has been Executive Director of Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps and Band Director at George Rogers Clark HS in Winchester, KY.
Terry Thompson – Ashland, KY (Music)
Terry Thompson is retired Director of Bands at Paul G. Blazer High School. He has served in many capacities for KMEA including District 8 instrumental chairperson and the Charirperson of the Festival Commission.