For the first time in six years, the Spirit of Twin Lakes Marching Band returned to the Indiana State School Music Association State Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Under the direction of Zach Manson, with drill designed by Matt Wyse for a second consecutive year, the band earned the opportunity to compete in the Class C finals on October 28, 2023. Their accomplishment was celebrated with a parade through Monticello, IN to send them off to state. Congratulations to the entire group on a job well done!
The Spirit of Triton had an outstanding marching season in 2023, with Matt's impressive show design leading the band to top 1-2 placements at all invitationals and Gold Ratings at the ISSMA Open Class Invitational. The band received distinctions in Music, Visual, and Effect. Triton also made school history by earning a gold rating at the ISSMA Open Class Regionals, with only two other bands in their class receiving a distinction in Effect. As a result, the Spirit of Triton qualified to advance to the ISSMA Semi-State Competition. Congratulations to the band on their remarkable achievements!
Congratulations to Columbia High School on an outstanding marching season! In Matt's first year as a program coordinator and drill designer for Columbia, and with the help of his appointed color guard designer, Columbia received a superior rating from all six judges at the Florida MPA assessments. This is a remarkable achievement that hasn't been met since 2008! Congratulations to Columbia, and we look forward to designing for the 2024 season!
Trinity Christian Academy had an exceptional season, and we congratulate them. It is noteworthy that Matt has been writing for Trinity for the last seven years and has worked with three different band directors. However, one thing that has remained consistent is the pride and tradition of TCA. Trinity achieved outstanding results this season, winning first-place finishes at Ridgeview with the Best Visual, 2nd place at Fleming, and 1st place at Orange Park, taking home all captions. They then participated in the Florida MPA assessment, receiving a Superior rating. We congratulate Trinity Christian Academy on yet another fantastic season!
Congratulations to TF North! This is Matt's second year writing for TF North. He increased the drill design from a basic halftime show of 10 charts to 25 charts for their first competition season in 2023. The slow but steady progress paid off, and the band was awarded Grand Champions at their contest. This was the band's first time winning a competition in the school's history.
Ready to take your show to the field? Let Wyse design the drill for your marching band, drum corps or indoor group! We have experience designing for groups of all sizes including small bands, and will work with you to create a competitive and fun show! Contact us today to get more information and a price quote!
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Matt Wyse is an upcoming visual designer with great ideas and a vision of how present the proper instrumentation at the right time for maximum musical effectiveness. Matt is extremely efficient and timely with his products from my experience with him.Donny Allen - World Class Brass Caption Head & Arranger
Matt is passionate about students success. Over the past two marching season, he has taken every step imaginable to ensure that our band has had the tools for a successful season.James Graham - Eastside High School Director of Bands
Being a small band of 41 performers, Matt’s drill has given us the opportunity to feel good about what he has written for us. It moves well and is very easy to read.Pete Foster - Triton High School Director of Bands
The drill written for our show was spectacular. Even with the limited knowledge of my program, Mr. Wyse was able to write drill that was appropriately challenging for my students, fun for them to learn and perform, and impressed judges. He is easy to work with and my students enjoyed his teaching when he worked with the group. With his drill, we qualified for state finals for the first time in six years. I am proud to use Mr. Wyse as our drill writer!Douglas Olenik - Ottawa-Glandorf High School Band Director
Working with Matt has been phenomenal! Our drill has always been creative, easy to communicate to both students and judges, and even better...on time! He makes us feel like a priority...tailoring our show to our specific needs, working my ideas into the show and very flexible when it comes to revisions. We consider him part of our band family!Todd Caffee - New Haven High School Director of Bands