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2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Bands

It has been an especially noteworthy year for our Pyware Team, as it marks 40 years in business. While celebrating this special anniversary, reminiscing on the company’s work up to this point, it has only inspired us to continue pushing … Read More

40 Years and Counting!

Edit from the field!

Kenny Goodson

As the son of a band director, Kenny Goodson inherited a love for music from his father. Growing up, countless Saturdays were spent at Tatum’s Music Company in East Texas, listening to his dad talk band with fellow directors. He … Read More

It’s time to go MOBILE!

Meet your new favorite sidekick, the Pyware Mobile Editor! Pre-order the new public beta version for an introductory price of $49.99 and use it Monday, September 26th! You must have Version 11 to be compatible with the Mobile Editor. Make … Read More

Pete ReHill & Phil Min – Pyware Ultimate Giveaway Winners

This year, to add to our 40-year anniversary celebrations, our team hosted the Ultimate Pyware Giveaway Drawing! The winners included two longtime friends and Pyware users, Pete ReHill and Phil Min!   First-place winner, Pete ReHill is a proud United … Read More

Pyware – From the Beginning

The moment Py Kolb heard the roar of the crowd during his first marching band performance, he was hooked. Oddly enough, he was first introduced to marching band per doctor’s recommendation. It was suggested that he play a brass instrument … Read More

Super Charge Your Design Season!

Walt Lovell

Walt Lovell’s passion for music and the performing arts is reflected in an over five-decade-long career in the music industry. A successful history as a musician, educator, designer, consultant, composer, and adjudicator, comprise his lifetime’s work. After receiving both a … Read More

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