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

BYU and Fred McInnis March Through the Pandemic

In the face of the disruption Covid-19 has caused for marching bands this season, programs such as Brigham Young University are working through the various restrictions to continue entertaining audiences, whether in-person or virtually. Social distancing, different rehearsal protocols, no … Read More

Craig Harms, Pyware’s Principal Consultant

Craig Harms, principal consultant for Pyware, has been integral in the development of Pygraphics since the company’s inception. Through every phase of the software’s evolution, Craig has consistently advocated for the product and educated the marching community to help programs … Read More

Hunter Dugie: 2nd Social Distance Drill Challenge Winner

We recently wrapped up our second Social Distance Drill Challenge in Pyware history! Once again, we were impressed by the sheer creativity that emanates from our talented community of Pyware users. The designer who won round 2 of our drill … Read More

James Hensley

Founder of The Marching Warehouse, James Hensley, recalls one of his first experiences watching a field show, dating back to the 1985 Drum Corps International Broadcast on PBS. This production inspired him to begin auditioning for several corps, ultimately earning … Read More

Jeremy Oliver

The moment Jeremy Oliver took the field, he fell in love with the marching arts… “I think I knew from my high school marching band camp 15 years ago that I wanted to be involved in the activity as long … Read More

Richard Hinshaw’s Journey Up the Ladder of Drill Design

Richard Hinshaw’s journey to drill design was paved with many steps — he ventured into a few different career paths until he realized the line of work he was most passionate about was undoubtedly, visual design. He grew up in … Read More

Eric Robertshaw, Pyware’s Social Distance Drill Challenge Winner

Eric Robertshaw inspired us all with his work in Pyware’s first-ever drill writing contest, the Social Distance Drill Challenge. The panel of judges consisted of prestigious designers Michael Gaines, Tim Fairbanks, Kevin Nix and Bob Buckner. After reviewing all the … Read More

Pyware’s Own, Bob Buckner

Bob Buckner is a notable drill designer, adjudicator, and educator across the globe. Our team was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a musical icon. Closing in on three decades, Bob has served as a Pyware … Read More

Tony Deyo

Many are familiar with the popular comedian, Tony Deyo, for his hilarious stand-up that has landed him on the Billboard Magazine comedy chart and the top selling album on iTunes. He has made appearances on television shows, such as Conan, … Read More

Stuart Shulman

Stuart Shulman has been immersed in drum corps for the past 20 years, contributing in several different areas of the activity along the way. As an educator, he has taught Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, and The Academy … Read More

Kevin Nix

Kevin Nix grew up in Newcastle, a small town in Southern Oklahoma, with an interest in both sports and the band. Raised in a basketball family, Kevin pursued the sport through grade school and into high school, but ultimately found … Read More

James Gow

As a self-proclaimed band nerd, James Gow started his marching career early by joining his high school marching band in Southern California. He later went on to march for both the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps and the Blue … Read More

Kevin Nevsimal, Drill Writer Behind WGI’s Open Winds Champions

  Kevin Nevsimal was a freshman in the high school marching band when his mother called him into the room one day to watch a band performing on PBS. This happened to be the 2001 Drum Corps International World Championship … Read More

Women’s History Month: Lindsey Schueller

    As we honor Women’s History Month, we would like to shine a spotlight on the Drum Corps International’s only female drill designer, Lindsey Schueller. It was the visual aspect of marching arts that sparked Lindsey’s interest in high … Read More

Rhythm X & Tim Fairbanks

  The frigid weather did not do any favors for the truck transporting Rhythm X’s equipment to the WGI Chicago Regional, as it froze the brakes. While in the shop, Tim Fairbanks and his group decided to err on the … Read More

Happy Birthday to our VP, Cayleen Kolb!

  The Pyware team would like to wish our Co-Founder and Vice President, Cayleen Kolb, a very Happy Birthday! If you’ve been lucky enough to meet Cayleen, you know that she is a force to be reckoned with. Strong, charismatic, … Read More

Clemson & LSU at the NCAA Football Championship

All eyes were on the Tigers at the NCAA Football Championship showdown. Despite Clemson’s best efforts to clench a back-to-back National Championship title, it was the record-breaking Louisiana State University who sealed their undefeated season with a 42-25 victory. Millions … Read More

Happy Birthday, Mr. Py!

  Our team at Pyware want to wish our Founder and President, Mr. Py Kolb, a very Happy Birthday!   We pride ourselves with the intent to provide customers an elite product and extraordinary service… It’s only fitting, that today … Read More

The Houston Family’s Future Cavalier

A couple from Alexandria, Kentucky, are two true music enthusiasts and were ecstatic to find out another member will be added to their marching band family! Andrew Houston, a former Cavalier, has taught with some of the most prestigious drum … Read More

The 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Ensembles

  The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a time-honored American tradition, treasured by millions! Whether bundled up on the streets of New York City, or gathered around the television, families nationwide are eagerly awaiting another year of holiday entertainment. The … Read More

Trey Harris & Western Michigan University’s Bronco Marching Band

    For all attendees of a Western Michigan University football game, halftime is not the time to leave your seats. You do not want to miss a performance from the Bronco Marching Band. The animated, themed halftime shows that … Read More