2019 Judges and TMC Staff

Nola jones, chief judge

Nola jones, chief judge

Dr. Nola Jones is the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Her duties include instructional supervision of four hundred professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning, and implementation of Music Makes Us. Music Makes Us is a public/private partnership among Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and music industry and community leaders in Nashville.

Music Makes Us' purpose is to ensure Metro Nashville Public Schools is a worldwide leader in music education, bringing the resources of the Nashville music community together to enable participation and foster student success for all of its 81,000 students. Dr. Jones maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for concert bands, marching bands, and honor ensembles. She has appeared nationally in 38 of the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and Singapore. At the request of NAfME, she was Director of the 2010 and 2011 US Army All-American Band, performing at the NBC televised US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and served on its Blue Ribbon Committee to write National Standards for Marching Band. She has judged for WGI, Bands of America and Drum Corps International and currently serves on the DCI Judge Liaison Team for the music caption. Dr. Jones received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and the Master of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina where she was a student of Dr. William J. Moody.

Dr. Jones received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and the Master of Music Education degree from Mississippi College.


Jackie Gilley

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.   She also judged for Drum Corps Japan and the Calgary Stampede.

Jackie currently serves as president of the Stratford Education Foundation, which serves students in the Stratford Independent School District in Texas.   She is also completing her internship for Master Gardener certification in 2019.


Michael McIntosh

Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.

In addition to designing, coordinating, consulting and composing for many pageantry groups throughout the United States, Michael is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium as well as the Percussion Caption Manager, Music Coordinator and one of two Percussion Designers for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. From 1997-2011, Mr. McIntosh was the percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana and an integral part of programs named the 2001, 2017 and 2018 AAA National Champion as well as the 2005, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018 BOA Grand National Champions. Michael has been a part of five Highest Achievement in Music BOA Finals awards with two different groups.

Mr. McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia, having also performed clinics in Japan and Beijing, China. Michael is a current adjudicator for Winter Guard International and Bands of America. Besides his work on contemporary music requests, Michael has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. In 2018, he was commissioned by the US Army Old Guard and Fife and Drum Corps. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and JKS Music. In 2018, Mr. McIntosh was commissioned to write an original orchestral work for the Contemporary Youth Orchestra entitled “MESH”, which premiered at the Cleveland Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in November of 2018! Michael is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Promark. Mr. McIntosh also endorses EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Daddario Accessories. Michael resides in Minnesota with his wife Joy and their two beautiful daughters, Scotlyn and Graysen.


john peterson, tmc chair

john peterson, tmc chair

John Peterson joins the team at Cedar Ridge High School for the 2018-2019 school year as he begins his eleventh year as a high school music educator.

After graduating from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Mr. Peterson began his career in the Dallas area, teaching at The Colony High School in Lewisville ISD for four years followed by four additional years at Allen High School in Allen ISD. In Allen, Mr. Peterson served the 700+ member band as Associate Director of Bands; he was very involved in taking the group to the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade and assisted in all aspects of running the band program. On top of his responsibilities at Allen High School, Mr. Peterson attended night-classes at Southern Methodist University and completed his Masters of Music in Music Education in May of 2016. Mr. Peterson has spent the last two years serving as an assistant band director at Round Rock High School in Round Rock ISD.