Owner, Music Designer
Bryan is the owner of Visaudio Designs, a company specializing in design for the pageantry arts. He is currently the lead music composer and sound designer for Monarch Independent and The Mandarins Drum Corps, a role he held with The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2017 through 2019 seasons. Bryan was also a sound designer for Juxtaposition Winter Guard in 2022 in their return to IW Finals. He was the Chief Creative Officer of Virtual Arts, where he held the roles of lead music composer and program coordinator for various projects—most notably the Virtual Drum & Bugle Corps. Bryan has designed for ensembles throughout the United States, East Asia, and Europe. His arrangements and compositions have helped ensembles earn numerous medals in their local circuits as well as 15 WGI medals and many more WGI finalists in the winter season, and many BOA Regional finalists. Some of Bryan’s more notable current and past indoor drumline clients are Monarch Independent, Burleson Centennial HS, Clear Brook HS, Dorman HS, ED WHite HS, and Pioneer Indoor. He was a marching member of Spirit of Atlanta, Southwind, and The Cavaliers.
Bryan was 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, Zildjian Cymbals, and Remo Drumheads, and currently resides in Carrollton, Georgia with his wife Emily and their pack of dogs and cats.
Richard Kearns serves as Percussion Director at Burleson Centennial High School (Burleson, TX), as well as a designer and clinician for many ensembles in both Indoor and Outdoor Arenas. The Burleson Centennial Percussion Program has established itself as one of the top World Class Ensembles in the country, with multiple Top 10 Finalist appearances at the WGI (Winterguard International) World Championships, as well as being named the 2017 WGI PSO World Champions.
Prior to his time at Centennial, Richard was the Percussion Director of Azle High School (Azle, TX), where the Percussion Section won numerous awards and Championships in the NTCA and TCGC Indoor Circuits as well as multiple successful appearances at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Richard was also the Percussion Director at Palestine High School from 2008-2011, as well as the Battery coordinator at Tyler Jr. College. Upon joining the Palestine Band Staff, the PHS Percussion Program received numerous awards in the TCGC & NTCA Indoor 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’s passion for the activity also goes well beyond just teaching percussion. As a conceptual and visual designer for Marching Band and Indoor Drumline, he has produced many crowd-pleasing productions, including the 2016 WGI PIO Gold Medalists, Vigilantes Indoor Percussion, 2017 PSO Gold Medalists, Burleson Centennial High School (TX), and the 2022 PSO Gold Medalists, Sherwood High School (OR).
Richard serves on the WGI Advisory Board, as well as the NTCA (North Texas Colorguard Association) Executive Board. He was selected by WGI as one of the top designers from around the world to be part of WGI’s 1on1 consultation program, a platform geared towards ensembles receiving online feedback and guidance on how to improve their percussion program throughout the year.
Richard currently resides in Burleson, Texas with his wife Stacie and Daughters Sam & Lennon. When he is not teaching, you can usually find him on the golf course. He is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Remo Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals.
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.