About this course
Watch Now! Alan Spaeth and Steve Ryan on Technology and Marching Arts: Digital Design. Keep your group on the cutting edge! We show you how. Topics include working with technology, keeping an open mind in the design process, taking chances in design, and making sure we see the performer through a costume. This webinar was recorded on Dec. 13, 2017.
Alan Spaeth has been designing Marching Band and Winterguard shows since 1988. He is known for creative, one-of-a-kind shows. Working with several groups at various competitive levels his work has been highly successful in the Local, State, National and International competitive arena. Alan has designed for such groups as Plymouth-Canton Marching Band (MI) 1994, 1996-2003, 2007-2010 (MCBA State Champions 1994, 1996-2003, 2007-2009, BOA Class AAA Champion and Grand National Champions 1999), Alan was a Visual Consultant for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps 2013 and the Visual Coordinator for The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps 2014. Alan is currently the visual designer for Flower Mound High School (TX) Marching Band. Flower Mound was the BOA San Antonio Super Regional Champion in 2015 and 2016. They were the Texas UIL 6A State Champions in 2016. Alan is a Founder/Owner of R&S Marching Arts –www.rsmarchingarts.com
Steven Ryan has been involved in the marching arts as performer, designer, instructor, and consultant for nearly 30 years. In addition to performing with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Alliance of Miami and Studio One he has designed for and consulted with groups at a range of competitive levels including: Choctawhatchee HS Winter Guards—WGI Scholastic World and Open Class finalists and medalists 1990, 1991, 1992; The Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps 1991; The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps 1992, 1993; The Company Winter Guard. Steven has also been providing show branding services to numerous groups including The Cavaliers which can be seen here.
Steven was also a design lead and partner for 22 years at the globally renowned design and marketing agency, VSA Partners. Some of his clients included ALDO Shoes, Converse, First Data, IBM, Motorola, Sony, and Under Armour. Steven served as president of the Chicago chapter of AIGA—the professional association for design. He holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Design Methods from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology—where he has also taught as an adjunct graduate professor. And, Steven actively consults on design and innovation strategy through the Massive Change Network.
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- Alan Spaeth and Steve Ryan on Costuming your Winter Guard