Shirlee was critical in the early years of WGI helping to shape our philosophies, scoring system, and even the adjudication manual we use today. She was a dedicated mentor to judges and instructors alike and used her enthusiasm to inspire all those around her. Most recently, Shirlee served as Director of Color Guard Development. In this position, she was able to share her gusto and passion for this activity with “A” and “Open” class instructors helping them to grow and foster their own programs.
Shirlee was also critical in breaking gender barriers in our activity, being one of the first female DCI judges. Shirlee also held many honors including being an inaugural WGI Hall of Fame Member in 1992.
WGI will celebrate and remember her contributions at the WGI World Championships to be held in Dayton, Ohio on April 6-8 and April 20-23, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio.
A commemorative video has been placed on youtube to honor her memory.