Matt Wyse is from Fort Wayne Indiana. He has been involved with the Marching Arts for 20+ years as a performer, instructor, adjudicator and drill designer. He started writing drill in 2007. Since then he has designed over 100 marching shows for High School Marching Bands, University Marching Bands and Drum and Bugle Corps throughout the United States, Canada and Singapore. Matt has designed for groups for all different levels including half time bands to DCI Open Class Drum Corps. In 2016 Matt was the Visual Caption Head for the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps from Racine Wisconsin. His groups have competed at the state level receiving Superior Ratings including Indiana State School Music Association Marching Band State Scholastic and Open Class Finals.
Wyse Drill Designs is a family owned business based in north-east Indiana.
Music Arranger, Caption Head, Brass Instructor, Performer
Donny Allen has been involved in the activity of drum and bugle corps for over four decades as a performer, instructor, soloist, arranger, show coordinator and designer. A semi retired band director, Mr. Allen has many laurels to his credit including 4 DCA Championships, and many NY State Championships in marching band and drum corps. These corps include St. Joseph's of Batavia, Auburn Purple Lancers, Greece Cadets, Malden Diplomats, Rochester Crusaders, Empire Statesmen, Phoenix, Erie Thunderbirds, Syracuse Brigadiers, Connecticut Hurricanes, Magic of Orlando, Heat Wave, Spectrum, Gulf Coast Sound, The Racine Scouts, The Ghost Riders Mini Corps and Pioneer. Donny has also been involved in arranging for and performing with the first place award winning DCA brass ensembles, Power Zone and Prime Time Brass. Mr. Allen presently continues in his own business of music arranging, adjudication and consulting based in Western New York State. Donny was inducted to the prestigious World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from S.U.N.Y Empire State College and has been a certified teacher in New York State since 1993.
Donny's involvement in the competitive arts involves arranging and consulting for marching bands in New York State that have been consistent champions in their class. They included Eastridge High School, Jordan Elbridge High School, Copiague High School, Hicksville High School, Garden City High School, Pioneer High School, and many more. Donny is also active in the Alumni DCA activity as an arranger, teacher and performer with MSJ. He is an active adjudicator and clinician for the New York State Field Band Conference and the Cavalcade of Bands and also an artist representative for Dynasty USA marching brass.