Band Info

Judging Panel

Dr. Douglas Morin

Ensemble Music

Richard Huggins

Music Effect

Greg Thomas

Ensemble Visual

Robb Shipp

Visual Effect

Cara Taylor

Color Guard

Justin Johnson

Percussion

Dr. Douglas Morin

A native of Indiana, Dr. Douglas Morin is a conductor who enjoys working with bands and teaching musicians. Prior to earning his doctorate, he spent twelve years as an educator in North Carolina where his concert bands, marching bands, and jazz ensembles earned numerous awards, recognitions, and superior ratings. He writes drill for bands of all sizes, from 25 to 300, which is performed in venues from high school football games to the College Football Playoffs. He served as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for ensembles from both the United States and Canada.

Dr. Morin graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education, earned a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Southern Mississippi, and completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Washington. During his matriculation at Southern Mississippi, where he served as Head Graduate Assistant for the Department of Bands, the faculty from the School of Music selected him to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. His conducting teachers include Dr. Catherine Rand and Professor Timothy Salzman. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and the College Band Director’s National Association.

Richard Huggins


Greg Thomas


Robb Shipp


Cara Taylor

Cara Taylor lives in Salem, VA with her husband and 3 children. Her oldest is taking percussion lessons and enjoys playing in the Andrew Lewis Middle School band. She currently holds a Masters in Psychology and Counseling for Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University. She has taught many schools throughout southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee as well as camps in North & South Carolina.

Cara began her dance career with ballet and modern dance at a young age and added baton in her elementary years. She marched her high school career with Abingdon High School in the Color Guard and loved 4 years of winter guard as well. She began marching Drum Corps after her sophomore year in division III and then marched for 3 years with Carolina Crown. After graduating, she marched with Infiniti Winter guard and the Study in Independent World class. She has enjoyed judging in various locations across Virginia and North Carolina but particularly loves being in the Valley and around Roanoke. She is looking forward to seeing each show and would like to wish “Good Luck” to everyone performing in today’s show!

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson is a performer and composer within the areas of percussion and keyboard. Upon graduating from Bassett High School (Bassett, VA), Justin has participated in multiple ensembles there which performed within the Bands of America (BOA) and Winter Guard International (WGI) circuits. He has also performed in outside ensembles such as the Virginia Helmsmen Independent Open Percussion Ensemble, the Standing Room Only Jazz Orchestra, Urban Essence/Bernard Hairston Group, and Atlanta CV Drum & Bugle Corps. He is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and Intern Vice President for the North Carolina Chapter.


Justin received a Master's degree in Percussion Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has a Bachelors of Science in Music, with an emphasis in Music Education & Performance from Radford University. During his undergraduate studies Justin participated in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble/Combos, Percussion Ensemble, and Pep Band. During his graduate studies he participated in the Symphonic Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and recorded with the Wind Ensemble on several released albums. During his career, Justin has had the privilege of studying under Scott Allred, Daniel Boothe, Tim Bray, Michael Burritt, Todd Hammes, Teddy Holcomb, Allen Joanis, Kristopher Keeton, Fillippo Lattanzi, Jerry Noble, Chris Romanowski, Robert Sandrel, Thomas Taylor, Paula Williams, Al Wojtera, and Nebojsa Zivkovic.


Justin serves as the Director of Percussion and Co-Director of Bands at Jamestown Middle and Ragsdale High School, as well as the Music Director for Zion Place Ministries.


Currently Justin resides in High Point, NC with his wife Tierra Johnson and daughter Zoe Johnson.

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