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The Ultimate Pyware Giveaway is Here!

For 40 years, our team has been blessed with the most wonderful customers… It only makes sense that this year, we launch The Ultimate Pyware Giveaway, as we celebrate the ones who made it happen! Starting TODAY through April 15th … Read More

Mitch Rogers

The instant Mitch Rogers saw a computer program that was significantly improving the slow, tiresome process of writing drill by hand, he was captivated. This was in the early 1990’s, while Mitch was on the Cavaliers’ visual staff and working … Read More

Victor Neves

Victor Neves began writing drill in 1984 with very fundamental tools that could be found at any art or supply store. He drew forms with pencil on 2-step grid drill writing paper, finalizing them in ink. He sketched curves with … Read More

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith is a gifted music educator, especially celebrated in Connecticut, with awards including two-time Connecticut Secondary Music Educator of the Year, the CMEA Student Affairs Commission Award recipient, and the Western Connecticut State University Alumni Band Director of the … Read More

FROM PAPER TO PROGRAM… YEAR 40 IS HERE!

HOW IT BEGAN Over 40 years ago, a trombonist in UT’s Longhorn Band had an idea of a plotting system for field shows, which came to be known as Pyware Charting Aid. This idea transformed into the novelty of Pyware … Read More

Brantley Douglas

In the early 1980s, as an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying music education, Brantley Douglas had his first encounter with a computer. Witnessing the Apple IIe computer and plotter producing full-sized, color-coded drill charts for the first time … Read More

A reason to celebrate.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pyware. Throughout the year, we will be featuring our company’s story from the very beginning, highlighting users who have been with us from the start, releasing 40th anniversary swag, running sales, and launching … Read More

2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Ensembles

This year, the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return in all its traditional glory! The streets of NYC will once again welcome back spectators to celebrate the parade in its true form. Balloons, floats and performers are all back … Read More

Darryl Pemberton and Claudia Taylor Johnson Band

Claudia Taylor Johnson High School has built an exceptional music department over the years, specifically an award-winning marching band that is regarded as one of the top-rated programs state and nationwide. The entire design team for the band has worked … Read More

Hot new features you didn’t know you needed- but you really, really need. Trust us!

From the time you sit down and open up Pyware, to the time you finish your drill — we are here for you. From start to finish. The Drill Wizard will navigate you through the steps of setting up your … Read More

Randall Standridge

This pandemic has shifted the perspective of so many in the marching arts community, amplifying their passion for the activity and reminding them why they fell in love with band in the first place. The brilliant, Randall Standridge, discussed with … Read More

Welcome back to school!

Summer vacation has come to an end and students are headed back to the classroom!  After the past year, teachers may be questioning, What is the most efficient way to jump back into Marching Band courses with students? What if … Read More

Fresh out of Development straight to you!

 We have been consistently developing and releasing new features into Version 11. This week we will be debuting our newest feature waveform audio sync and highlighting our recently added feature show symbols as dots. Toggle between Symbols or Dots as … Read More

Celebrate good times- come on!

Over the weekend, the famed Lucas Oil Stadium was once again home to the DCI Tour! We want to congratulate DCI for diligently and safely organizing the 3-day Celebration for thousands of viewers to revel in the magic of live … Read More

Bands are back in business!

The Pyware team was ecstatic to attend TBA IN PERSON this year and introduce the latest (and greatest) Pyware 3D Version 11! We understand the challenge of returning to design after such a long time away… Confidently jump back into … Read More

Smith Walbridge Clinics

In 1949, Smith Walbridge pioneered marching band clinics, and has been serving students and directors worldwide, ever since. Each year, one thousand participants across the United States, Canada and Mexico, attend various Smith Walbridge Clinics. Both at the high school … Read More

Phantom Regiment Academy

Last year, as the performing arts began to cancel seasons and events due the pandemic, Phantom Regiment quickly reacted by developing a new branch to their program — Phantom Regiment Academy. Not only was this educational platform designed to provide … Read More

The Madison Scouts

The staff of the Madison Scouts seized the opportunity to implement some fantastic programs during the past year that have helped boost the group’s anticipation all the more for a DCI return. In response to the 2020 DCI summer tour … Read More

2021 WGI Winds Champions: Keller Central Varsity Winds

Congratulations to the Keller Central High School Varsity Winds for their recent first-place victory in the Virtual Winter Guard International Championship!   The nationally competitive Keller Central High band program has an exemplary record of accomplishments across its various ensembles, … Read More

Sam Sanchez and The University of Notre Dame Band

The University of Notre Dame’s Assistant Band Director and drill designer, Sam Sanchez, started experimenting with drill writing at a notably young age. During his time attending Round Rock High School in 1990, Sam asked his band director to print … Read More

Dr. Kelvin Jones and the LSU Tiger Band

For over 125 years, the Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band have been building a reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized, powerhouse marching ensembles. From what started as a 13-member group has flourished into a massive marching ensemble … Read More

Dr. Timmey Zachery and the PVAMU Marching Storm

Growing up in Alexandria, the heart of Louisiana and birthplace of jazz, Timmey Zachery was exposed to some of the greatest, most influential music of American history. Several of his family members are talented vocalists but none are instrumentalists… Until … Read More

Our Neighbors, the Argyle Eagles, Win State Marching Band Championship

We want to congratulate our neighbors, the Argyle Eagle Marching Band, for their victory at the 4A State Marching Band Championship! This win marks Argyle’s 7th State Championship and ties the school for the most state titles in UIL history, … Read More

Brooks Andersen: Master of Creative Design

Brooks Andersen is one of the most innovative, artistic designers in the marching arts today, famous for his wildly fresh and captivating productions. It is no wonder he has received countless requests to share his expertise in visual design and … Read More