Dr. Joe Allison

Dr. Joseph H. Allison Marching Round Table Judges Academy Administrative Team

Dr. Joseph H. Allison is currently Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University, serving as a Research Specialist and in Outreach. Current assignments include Interdisciplinary Arts Curriculum Design and Directing the EKU Marching Arts Research Team. He previously served as Director of Bands and the Graduate Conducting Division for 13 years. Additionally, Dr. Allison is a Managing Partner of the Marching Roundtable Web Platform, and an Educational Clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc.

He serves as an adjudicator, clinician and consultant for concert, marching and jazz events throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. As an adjudicator, in addition to extensive concert band and jazz ensemble activity, Allison has judged the major competitions of the marching world: the Drum Corps International World Championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships, Winter Guard International, Drum Corps Japan, and the World Music Contests in Holland.

You can read his entire bio on our Administrative Team page.

Ken Snoeck

Ken Snoeck Judges Academy Mentor

Kenneth Snoeck has retired from a thirty-five year teaching career, the last twenty-three of which were at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. While at Lake Park, Mr. Snoeck’s concert bands toured to Moscow, Russia in 1997, performing concerts with the band of the Russian Defense Ministry. In 2000, the concert bands toured France, performing a joint concert with the French Navy Band in Toulon. The Lake Park Wind Ensemble was also an Illinois Superstate concert band contest participant on multiple occasions.

Mr. Snoeck received Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Music degrees from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. In 1973, Mr. Snoeck was awarded the College Band Director’s National Association “Best Original Manuscript for the Biennium 1971-1973 composition prize for “Scaramouch”, Symphony No. 3 for Winds and Percussion. He was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded an honorary doctorate from VanderCook College of Music in 2008.

Mr. Snoeck’s marching bands were BOA national finalists twenty-one times, national class AAA Champion two times and Grand National Champion in 1996.

Since retiring from full time teaching in 2004, Mr. Snoeck has devoted his time to music composition, arranging and adjudication, traveling to Canada and across the United States as a judge for band events. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Pamela.

Wayne Markworth

Wayne Markworth Judges Academy Mentor

Wayne was Director of Bands at Centerville High School in Ohio for 35 years. During his tenure the Centerville Band program involved over 250 students including three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, marching band, and Winter Guard and Percussion. Wayne also directed the marching band, known as “The Centerville Jazz Band.” They were finalists in Bands of America Regionals and Grand Nationals 57 times, with fourteen regional championships and the 1992 Grand Nationals Championship.

Wayne received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, arranger and trumpet performer and President of the music & consulting business Shadow Lake Music. In 2007, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. He is currently teaching at Wright State University and is author of The Dynamic Marching Band, a textbook on marching band techniques.

Jackie Gilley

Jackie Gilley Judges Academy Mentor

Jackie Gilley is a native of Stratford, Texas, and was the band director at Monroney Middle School in Midwest City, OK, for 29 years. She also taught color guard at Midwest City H.S. for 18 years. Her first job was in Miami, Texas, teaching art, band, and yearbook. Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ceramics and her Masters of Music Education degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is also accredited in Secondary Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Ms. Gilley earned accreditation in 2002 as a “National Certified Teacher” in Instrumental Music, and she was also “Monroney Teacher of the Year” in 1992 and 2003. In 2012 Jackie was inducted into the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame. In 2014 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Educators Hall of Fame and was awarded “OKMEA Exemplary Teacher” in 2013. She is past president of the Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity and also a member of OMEA, OBA, MENC, and WIBDA.

Ms. Gilley is well-known as an adjudicator throughout the United States. She has been an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America/Music for All, the Texas Color Guard Judges Association, and Oklahoma Music Adjudicators Association.

Jackie currently serves as president of the Stratford Education Foundation, which serves students in the Stratford Independent School District in Texas.