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Bryan Harmsen

Owner, Music Designer

Bryan is the owner of Visaudio Designs, a company specializing in design for the pageantry arts. He is currently the front ensemble arranger and sound designer for The Mandarins Drum Corps, a role he also held with The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2017 through 2019 seasons. He has designed for a number of ensembles in the United States, East Asia, and Europe, and his arrangements and compositions have helped ensembles earn numerous gold medals in their local circuits as well as 13 WGI medals and many more finalists. Some of Bryan’s more notable current and past clients are Monarch Independent, Burleson Centennial HS, Clear Brook HS, Pioneer Indoor, and ED White HS. He was a marching member of Spirit of Atlanta, Southwind, and The Cavaliers.

Bryan is also the voice and instructor behind Virtual Drumline Demystified, a tutorial series for the Virtual Drumline sound library from Tapspace Publications. While not working on music, he also dabbles in graphic design, photography, 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

Show Designer/Consultant

A native of Greenville, Texas, Richard Kearns serves as Percussion Director at Burleson 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 2016 WGI PIO Gold Medalists, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, and the 2017 PSO Gold Medalists and 2018 PSW 6th place Finalists, Burleson Centennial High School.

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.

Bill Castillo

Bill Castillo

Operations Assistant

Bill Castillo is a percussion instructor and composer from St. Louis, Missouri. Most recently, Bill was a member of the percussion staff for Rockwood Summit High School Marching Band. Bill was the Program Coordinator and an arranger for South County United Percussion based out of St. Louis. Bill has also written for and taught the Northwest High School percussion program. Before Northwest High School, Bill was the coordinator for the Belleville East High School percussion program. His drumlines and percussion ensembles have won numerous awards across the country. He has held similar positions at Wentzville High School and Belleville West High School. Bill is also an in demand arranger for numerous high school programs across the country.

Bill is an in demand judge for marching contests in the fall and winter seasons.

Bill has taught camps at Truman State University. He has performed with various ensembles in the St. Louis area and given percussion clinics across the country.

Bill is owner of Messy Desk Music, a company that specializes in music writing, engraving and recording. He has worked with Key Poulan Music, JKS Music, Standing ‘O’ Marching, Luke McMillan Music, Lorenz Music, and Tapspace Publications among other companies. He has presented clinics on Virtual Drumline, Sibelius, and Finale software across the country.

Bill is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a professional music fraternity for men. He is also a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, Pearl Drums and Adams Keyboards, and Remo Drumheads.

Bill is married to his wife Lori and they have three boys together.

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A Class Playlist Indoor A NEW!
Open Class Playlist Indoor Open NEW!
World Class Playlist Indoor World NEW!
2020 Indoor Preview Indoor NEW!
ALiKE Indoor World
And The Tree Was Happy Indoor A
The Arbor Effect Indoor A Open
Around the World Marching Band
The Art of Illusion Indoor
Balance Indoor A World
The Beast In The Beauty Indoor A Open World
Below Zero Indoor A Open
Bent Indoor A
Blue Voices Marching Band
The Box Indoor A Open
Bring The Heat Indoor A Open
The Cosmos Concert Indoor
Crazy Indoor Open World
Dark and Twisted Indoor Open World
Deep Blue Indoor Open
The Descent Indoor A Open
The Devil Came Back Indoor Open
Ding Indoor A Open
The Drought Indoor A Open
Dying To Live Indoor A NEW!
En Route Indoor
Evolution Marching Band
Flow Indoor Open World
Focal Point Indoor A Open
Follow Indoor A
From Darkness Concert Indoor
Geisha Indoor World
Heart Indoor Open World
Hero Indoor A Open World
The Human Element Indoor A Open World
I Can't Change Indoor A Open
Immortal Indoor A World
In The Dark Indoor A Open
Industrial Revolution Marching Band
Into The Deep Indoor A Open World
The Inventor's Apprentice Indoor A Open World NEW!
Invictus: A War Within Indoor A Open
Last Indoor Open
The Last Goodbye Indoor A Open World
A Leap of Faith Indoor A
Lucifer Indoor A Open World
Mended Indoor A Open NEW!
My New Obsession Indoor A Open World NEW!
Native Echoes Indoor Open
The Native Path Indoor A Open
Nevermore Indoor A Open World
Ninja Indoor Open
Rain Forest Marching Band
Rain Forest Indoor Open
Redwoods & Daisies Indoor A NEW!
Repeat Indoor A Open
Salvation Lies Within Indoor Open World
Scitys Marching Band
The Secret Zoo Indoor World NEW!
Set In Stone Indoor A Open
Spark Indoor A Open World
Spiritus Ipsum Indoor A Open
Strictly Business Indoor Open
Symphonic Dreams Marching Band
Thirst Concert Indoor
Together Marching Band
Together Indoor A
Toxic-City Indoor A Open
Un Indoor A
The Vessel Indoor World NEW!
Waiting... Indoor A Open World
War and Peace Marching Band
The Wharf Indoor A Open
What If? Marching Band
What If? Indoor Open
Word Indoor A Open World
World Fusion Concert Indoor
X Marks The Spot Indoor A Open NEW!