Leadership Education and Professional Studies


Meet Our Instructors:

Wayne Harris is an award-winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator, and musician. A gifted artist, and a recent WGI Hall of Fame inductee with wide-ranging interests. He has accumulated an impressive body of work that includes five full-length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as well as numerous musical projects.

Carol Abohatab, a recent inductee into WGI’s Hall of Fame, began her journey in the marching arts at the age of eight, and her passion has left an indelible mark on the world of modern dance and choreography. With degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mills College, she is a seasoned choreographer and educator who has contributed her expertise to numerous corps and color guard programs nationwide, including San José Raiders, and all 11 years of SCVWG.
 Carol served on the WGI Steering Committee from 2009-2022 and has published a dance training video set available on wgi.org. Currently, she teaches at Fantasia, is on the dance faculty at San José City College, and does some judging locally in the Bay Area of California, continuing to inspire the next generation of performers and artists.
 Most recently, Carol completed her Yoga Certification RYT200, continues to pursue her 500-hour training, and serves as an Executive Board Member of the AFT Union for the college district where she teaches.

Howard Weinstein holds a degree in music education from the University of Central Florida and has been a music educator for the past 37 years. He currently designs for and instructs multiple college and high school programs throughout the country. His experience includes middle school, high school and collegiate level instruction and leadership. Howard’s marching, symphonic, and jazz ensembles have all been rated superior at both the District and State Level throughout his career, as he taught both middle and high school in Florida, Georgia, and Maryland. He has served, and still serves as an adjudicator throughout the country for multiple circuits in the areas of symphonic, jazz, and marching ensembles. This also includes the Florida Bandmasters Association. Weinstein remains active as a guest clinician, consultant, and adjudicator. He also teaches leadership to both faculties and student leadership programs in multiple school districts throughout the country.

Just a few of Howard’s Programming and Consulting work includes Tarpon Springs, HS in Florida, Newsome High School in FL, Timber Creek High School in FL, Lake Howell High School in FL, Westminster High School in MD, Severna Park High School in MD, Braddock High School in FL, East Lake High School in FL, Dawson High School in TX, and Towson University in MD. Howard’s experience in the Drumcorps activity includes multiple years as Program Coordinator and Corps Director for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Corps Director for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, and Program Coordinator for the Colts. Weinstein has also served on the Drumcorps International Board of Directors for several years, serving on both the Executive Committee, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Board. Weinstein is also a member of the Boston Crusaders Hall of Fame. He is also currently the Director of Student Leadership Education for the Boston Crusaders.

Since 1994, he’s been part of Tarpon Springs High School Leadership and Music Conservatory for the Arts, where their consistent excellence in Bands of America Championships includes over 85 Regional Event wins and the 2014 Grand Nationals Championship. Additionally, he serves as Leadership Consultant for the World Class Infinity Percussion Program in Orlando, Florida. Howard also owns “Weinstein Leadership and Consulting” and hosts the “The Leadership Ladder” podcast for Music Educators.

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