||Dave McCarthy is a native of Revere, Massachusetts, and began his marching arts career with the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1981 through 1986. From 1988 to 1991 he was a member of The Garfield Cadets and then Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps. As a member of the 1990 Cadets, he was part of both the DCI World Championship and High Percussion Award. Upon aging out, Dave taught the Boston Crusaders and The Marauders Drum and Bugle Corps. Over the years he has worked with and consulted for high school band programs in Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida and Texas. Dave is currently a visual judge for Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion Division.
In addition to his adjudication role with WGI, Dave has judged nationally for many regional
Circuits including, SCPA, MAPS, SCGC, SAPA, IPA, FFCC, OIPA, MEPA, TCGC and GIPA. During the fall marching season, Dave is also a nationally recognized visual judge. He has judge marching band contest across the Southeast and Midwest.
From 1995 to 2001 Dave was part of the design team for King Philip Regional High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble. King Philip was a finalist in the WGI Percussion Scholastic World Class each year including the 2000 WGI PSW Gold medalist. Over the better part of the last 20 years, Dave has been a staff member of the two-time (1998 and 2002) BOA Grand National Champion Lassiter High School Marching Band of Marietta, Georgia. Over those year he has served as the Visual Caption head, Visual Tech, Consultant and is currently back as the Visual Caption head of the Lassiter marching band program.
Dave is an Executive Benefits Consultant and lives in Marietta Georgia where he resides with his wife Shoie and his two beautiful daughter Ava and Quinn. Dave earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and an MBA from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.