Christine Dillon (Dunedin, Florida) has been involved in the marching arts activity since 1981 as a performer, instructor, designer, and adjudicator. She holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and an M.A. in Education. Currently, Dillon is an adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and several other competitive circuits throughout the United States. As an administrator, she was Education Director of Winter Guard Association of Southern California for eight years and was responsible for color guard classification, as well as instructor education for over 350 color guards in Southern California. She also serves on the advisory board for colorguardeducators.com, and has written numerous instructional articles for the website. You can read Dillon’s performer-education archived articles in Halftime Magazine, where she authored the “Guard” byline under the name of Chris Casteel for five years.