Bryan Harmsen

Owner, Music Designer

Bryan is the owner of Visaudio Designs, a company specializing in design for the pageantry arts. He has for a number of ensembles in the United States, East Asia, and Europe. His arrangements and compositions have helped many ensembles earn numerous gold medals on their local circuits as well as many WGI finalists, including most notably Monarch Independent (7th in 2017 PIW finals), Pioneer Indoor (2014, 2015 PIO Silver Medalists), Burleson Centennial HS (2017 PSO Gold Medalist), Clear Brook HS (2011, 2015, 2017 PSO Silver Medalists), Brookwood Independent (2013 PIA Gold Medalist), Fair Lawn HS (2017 PSA Gold Medalist) and ED White HS (2017 PSA Silver Medalist). He was a member of a number of drum and bugle corps, including Spirit of Atlanta, Southwind, and The Cavaliers.

Bryan is also the voice and instructor behind Virtual Drumline Demystified, a tutorial DVD for the Virtual Drumline sound library from Tapspace Publications. While not working on music, Bryan also dabbles in web and graphic design, enjoys spending time outdoors, and has an affinity for all things on the leading edge of technology. He proudly endorses Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Innovative Percussion, and Remo Drumheads, and currently resides in Carrollton, Georgia with his wife Emily and their pack of dogs and cats.

Richard Kearns

Richard Kearns

Visual Designer

A native of Greenville, Texas, Richard Kearns serves as Percussion Director at Centennial High School in the Burleson Independent School District (Burleson, TX). He was previously the Percussion Director of Azle High School (Azle, TX), where the Azle Drumline and Percussion Section won numerous awards including Lonestar Classic Champions, NTCA Champions, the 2014 TCGC PSO Champions and were Open Class Semi-Finalists at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Richard’s passion within the activity also goes well beyond just teaching percussion. His abilities as a conceptual and visual designer for Marching Band and Indoor Drumline has turned out many crowd-pleasing productions, including the 2014 WGI PIO Finalists, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion.

Prior to Burleson and Azle, Richard was the Percussion Director at Palestine High School, as well as Battery/Drumline coordinator at Tyler Jr. College. Upon joining the Palestine Band Staff in 2008, the PHS Percussion Program received numerous awards in the TCGC & NTCA Indoor Drumline Circuits, Lonestar & Plano Drumline Competitions. In 2011, the Palestine Indoor Drumline was the TCGC Open Class Champion. His instructional contributions for TJC helped lead the group to their WGI PIO World Championship in 2008, promotion to WGI World Class, and becoming consecutive Finalists at the WGI World Championships.

Richard attended Tyler Junior College, and was section leader for the TJC Drumline. After attending TJC, Richard continued his studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where his focus was Music Education. Richard’s drum corps performance experience was with the Capital Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and Magic of Orlando.  He later returned to the staff of Capital Regiment as the Snare Technician.

Drew Farmer

Visual Designer

Drew Farmer is a full-time visual designer, consultant, and adjudicator for marching bands, winter guards, indoor percussion ensembles, and Drum Corps throughout the United States.

2014 will mark Drew’s third year as Visual Coordinator and Drill Designer for the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps from Sacramento, California and his first year with the Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, New Jersey.

Drew began his design career in 2003 and has designed full-time for the last 6 years. In addition to drill design, he has also been a guard designer for multiple boa regional, state finalists, and a WGI Regional champion in 2009. Since 2005, Drew has been a visual designer for Key Poulan Music, working very closely to help develop the drill side of his company. Inspired by some of the best designers in the world, Drew brings an eclectic style of writing due to his involvement in all aspects of the marching arts. Drew is an alumnus of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he marched mellophone in 2002 and 2003.

Drew holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Murray State University, where he graduated May 2007. He has been a part of many organizations including the Collegiate Music Educator’s National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Color Guard Association, South East Color Guard Association, Winter Guard International, and Phi Mu Alpha.

Drew currently resides in Madison, AL with his wife Kaleigh, and their two dogs Ben and Sammy!

For more information about Drew, please visit his website: www.drewfarmer.com/