Welcome to The Pyrotechnic ArtistsΒ of Texas!

The purpose of the Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas, otherwise known as PAT, shall be to promote and encourage safe, legal and artful pyrotechnic design, construction, operation and enjoyment in Texas through training, demonstration and exchange of information.

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I think they could use a few more

That ground must be solid.

PyroFest is canceled, our permit was pulled last minute by local AHJ ... See MoreSee Less

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Group Buy people, I will be on site Friday to get you your group buy.

Team, keep your heads up. It is a setback but not a crisis. Sometimes it takes a little rain to see the rainbow.

Hopefully people that booked hotels can get refunds.

So sad 😭. If you need help with anything, let me know.

That’s devastating news

That really sucks !

Winter fest. See you guy's in the spring.

What is AHJ?

Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT), Nick Sainz and to the HUGE group of people that came to put on this event, while it saddens me that the event was cancelled due to the AHJ, there was a ton of positive things that came out of this. The coming together, the team work, the word of mouth about PAT itself, the events, and the comparison between a small group of members (in the beginning) to rubbing shoulders with the big pyro groups at PGI, and having their members participate in our events. This stood to be the biggest event in PAT history as far as I know. As far as I am concerned I doubt a single member will get fussy about anything the TEAM did or could have done differently. It simply didn't happen and I believe they understand and will come together for the next event! That's why I love being involved with this group, the passion, the friendliness, the willing to help where you can.. Better than a car club... ok close.. well.. you get the idea. Wish it had happened, we were not going to be able to attend but we are shooting for the next one. hopefully most if not all the supplies will be good for the next event. keep the dreams alive! -Chris & Heather

Political pressure on AHJ driven by locals?

Dang

Go to Caddo.

So sorry.

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Huge day today!!! Big thanks JJ and Carl S on the permit issues. Thanks so much Jed for all the mowing and letting us use the land. One day till the start of PyroFest. ... See MoreSee Less

PyroFest starts Thursday!!! Bring chairs. ... See MoreSee Less

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What time Thursday should we get there

At skywars. Sorry to miss this one!! Will be having a blast πŸ’₯ north..

Check out a prototype PAT hat. PyroFest here we come!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Can't wait!! Hey, is anyone going to be doing 1.3 sign offs?

i HATE that we are not going to be able to make it this event.. just not feasible.. sounds like its stepping it up a couple of notches... Wonderful job by Nick Sainz and the entire PAT team! thank you guys.. hope to make the next one

Pyro Chem Challenge:
Name the two unlabeled chems below.

Pyro Chem Challenge:
Name the two unlabeled chems below.
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Pumpkin Spice? It is the season for it.

Red gum

Gomma arabica

Is that yellow cake on the right? Hahahah

New lanyards in for PyroFest!Image attachment

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Stars are all rolled!! Just have to prime them tomorrow. PyroFest just around the corner!!!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Stars are all rolled!! Just have to prime them tomorrow. PyroFest just around the corner!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Pressing some stars for a member. Won't be there long that Friday. Dropping off the stars and say hi and have to hit the road. Got a lot going on at my land that weekend. If I get some free time Saturday might make a few strobes and nuclear rockets to send up here at the ranch.

Day 3 of rolling stars for PyroFest shell building class.

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🀘🀘🀘

Things coming together for PyroFest. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
John King
Found these Words From the Mound - the PAT newsletter from the early 2000s - up in the bookshelf.
Any historians out there interested? I can mail them to you.

Found these "Words From the Mound" - the PAT newsletter from the early 2000s - up in the bookshelf.
Any historians out there interested? I can mail them to you.
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I will check the archives for any that we are missing and let you know.

Get your Event Fees Purchased for Fall PyroFest! This Helps us estimate Everything!
fireants.org/shop/2022-fall-event-fee/
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Builders what are you planning for PyroFest??? ... See MoreSee Less

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Strobe rockets, ho

Thought about some necualr rockets and timed report rockets. Still not happy with my strobe mix so don't think I'll be bringing any strobe with me this go around. May press up some nice d1 or willow stars for some rocket headers as well.

I'm down to build some rockets πŸš€

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Here is the link to the group buy for those looking. talk.fireants.org/t/2022-fall-pat-group-buy-spirit-of-76/526

Are you able to by individual pieces or only by the case/pallet on the group buy?

PAT Group Buy is LIVE!!!
talk.fireants.org/t/2022-fall-pat-group-buy-spirit-of-76/526
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Just follow the link and to our Talk Forum, all instructions are there!

Fall Events Fees are live at
fireants.org/shop/
Please purchase early so we can plan to have food for you!
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Things to expect at PyroFest September 22-25 2022 ... See MoreSee Less

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How many 1.3 sign off can we get?

Debating on doing a Gerb or Buzz bang or another DVC class.

Location?

Hue. Dan. Ish.

Fall Pyrofest Keeps Growing!!!

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We have an update on this as of this morning. Marc is doing a 1.3 Star Spangled Banner, Madison Rising rendition. youtu.be/c8C7i9kdEf8

PAT stickers for John White, anyone else wanting to buy stickers to pick up at PyroFest?

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I’ll take some

Need 3

Also can we have 4 wheeler or gator at fall pyrofest?

I want 10

Hey Nick, I'll take some... how much for the sheet that's in the picture?

Sjon Sorensen will take 2.

Need 3

Need 3. Can you make smaller than 4"

I'll take some

I’ll take 4

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Ill be working hard building for this!

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1 month ago
Ken Purcell
DALLβ€’E version of a Fireant wearing a cowboy hat.

DALLβ€’E version of a Fireant wearing a cowboy hat. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is the midjourney ai making a red ant riding a rocket.

other cartoon red ants.

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Here is the video of the MUM and PAT built on site display.
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Those were some awesome shell builders! I think it was the TEXAS guys who nailed it!

PGI - MUM Member Built Display (over 500 shells, mines, & comets, and 500 salutes, built in a week long PGI class by mostly beginners, field work by the same crew) Script by MUM's Hailey Miller, Salute Build Lead by Ross Dusenbury, Cobra prep. & Command Center by Matt Schoen, Field Lead by JJ.

2 months ago
Pyrotechnic Artists of Texas (PAT)
Part of the PAT crew stopping at The Dinky Diner on the way back to TEXAS!

Part of the PAT crew stopping at The Dinky Diner on the way back to TEXAS! ... See MoreSee Less

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I know you guys!

That place was hilarious πŸ˜‚! Food OK, the 4 country kids putting on an Abbot and Costello routine priceless.

Hope yall had a safe ride home. Miss yall already. #fireantforlife

Goodbye PGI 2022. It was an amazing event this year and PAT made the largest splash out here. From Grand Master Chris Roth to 75lb salute outlaw NY Matt. USG doing JPA to PAT and Mum Pyro teaming up for a 100% hand built on site main display Friday night. By the end of the week we not only had the crowd screaming TEXAS!!! Even the announcers were screaming it on the PA System. Thanks for everything PAT members we should all be proud of this, we all had a part even if you couldn’t make the convention. We did you proud.

Goodbye PGI 2022. It was an amazing event this year and PAT made the largest splash out here. From Grand Master Chris Roth to 75lb salute outlaw NY Matt. USG doing JPA to PAT and Mum Pyro teaming up for a 100% hand built on site main display Friday night. By the end of the week we not only had the crowd screaming TEXAS!!! Even the announcers were screaming it on the PA System. Thanks for everything PAT members we should all be proud of this, we all had a part even if you couldn’t make the convention. We did you proud. ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m really glad that y’all had some Texas-sized good times. 🀠

Hopefully they can get a pgi event more towards east coast so I can make it. Congratulations.

Way to go TEXAS

you got a big salami

Wow! So cool, we plan on our team to attend next year!

TEXAS!!

Everything bigger in Texas

Omgggggg

That looks light πŸ˜‰

Great week

Atta way Texas!!!πŸ’™

JJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

🀘🀘🀘

From NY to TEXAS BABY 🀘🀘🀘

sweet shell

Sweet picture. What was in the shell?

I was looking up the website and was trying to find a location of the con, anyone have a link or information for next year?!?

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Congrats to the new PGI Grand Master Chris Roth! TEXAS!!!Image attachmentImage attachment

Congrats to the new PGI Grand Master Chris Roth! TEXAS!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats Chris .

Chris, you’re absolutely brilliant! Congratulations!!!!

Thank you Chris for letting the world know not only is everything bigger in Texas but it is also Better in Texas!

Congratulations!!! TEXAS!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸ”₯

Congrats to Matt for beating his Dad in both categories he entered too!!πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°

So awesome... Congratulations Chris!!! I can't wait to meet up with you and build some shells in the near future!!

Yay! Congrats Chris! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’₯

Congratulations

So awesome!!

Excellent!!!

Good job, Chris!

Awesome!!!!

Nice!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations. Chris!

That is so wonderful. Congrats.

Fantastic work, Chris!

Great news Chris Congratulations

Way to go, Chris & Matt!!!

Congratulations Chris!!

Congrats! Beautiful shells sir.

And it began way back when with a 4th of July fireworks show on the beach in Waveland, MS. Congrats Chris and Matt.

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Chris Roth. You are the man

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PGI Mascleta Build! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rick De La Ossa

Alternative view

Nick and Ross pressing some rockets.Image attachment

Nick Sainz and Ross Dusenbury pressing some rockets. ... See MoreSee Less

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What brand is that press?

Pyro Tower at PGI!

Pyro Tower at PGI! ... See MoreSee Less

Stolen golf cart hot lap of Iowa Speedway ... See MoreSee Less

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See you soon!

TEXAS!

πŸ—£πŸ—£πŸ—£

USA, USA, USA!

Dueling banjos sounds like fun!

On the road already

PGI SiteMap

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To all the PAT members excited and thinking about PGI, here is a video from the past. To all my PAT builders, here is a challenge for future PYROFEST!!!

See you all at Fall PyroFest Sept. 22-25 2022. fb.me/e/5JSDHSiGR

www.youtube.com/watch?v=srVF1aDr6Xs&ab_channel=jred23pyro
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Wow that was so awesome

Man I wish I could go!

Let's make it happen 😍😍😍🀘🀘🀘

Im in

Don't think we're going to be able to go to SkyWars. So I can contribute on strobes. And necualr rockets.

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The difference between knowledge and experience.
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PAT PGI Shirts, If you want one put your size in below. $20 each cash at PGI or Fall PyroFest. Order cut off Monday 7-18-22

PAT PGI Shirts, If you want one put your size in below. $20 each cash at PGI or Fall PyroFest. Order cut off Monday 7-18-22 ... See MoreSee Less

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For those not in the know, PAT members are well known at other events for screaming TEXAS!!! at the top of their lungs. In fact, there are numerous PGI, Sky Wars and other pyro videos you can hear the chant randomly in. So we are commemorating this with the Screaming Marmot Meme on a shirt.

3xl

Smeade Junior also wants a 3XL any other sizes?

One Small or Extra small, one XL

3XL

3 4xl for me!

Raymond J Clark Nemo Boss Harley Johnson Ross Dusenbury StreetPyro Fireworks Kevin White Derrick Miller

1 medium

Also a 4xl

Shouldn't he be yelling "SEND IT"?

I’d take some, but won’t be back in DFW until October.

Ken Purcell

(1) Large (1) Medium Thank you

If we get over 24 ordered, I'll add "Send It" on the Back of the shirt.

Katie Gromlovits

One XL for me!

I’ll take one extra large and one medium

Two 3XL’s at next Fall Pyrofest, please! And if you order larger sizes, one 4X for jammies, too! 😊. Glenn Ingram

1 small and 1 2xl please! Pick up in fall

Two xl shirts, 2 sm shirts. been warming up for months lol

2xl

One XL

2xl

2-XL for Carol and Eddie H. - JJ paying

1-XL for JJ

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PGI 2022 RV Camping Map

Some PAT Members will be in the light green BugEaters Compound.  Nick & friends will be in the pink MUMPYRO Compound.  And most everyday well be grilling about 6:00pm at the Ground Salute line.  Stop by and say howdy!

PGI 2022 RV Camping Map

Some PAT Members will be in the light green "BugEaters" Compound. Nick & friends will be in the pink "MUMPYRO" Compound. And most everyday we'll be grilling about 6:00pm at the Ground Salute line. Stop by and say howdy!
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Is the bug eater location within aqua velva stumbling distance from the stands? Asking for a friend.

Can't wait. 🀘🀘🀘

Wish we could, but we had to cancel the trip this year. We won’t be recouped by then from the season and taking time off work. Maybe next year!

Nemo Boss thanks for the post! You Rock! Jeremy Jandreau not sure about the Aqua Velva, but it is were Christopher Harrison saw a ghost last yearπŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Richard Holden Can't believe your skipping out. You should be flush in all that Pyro Money now that you got the first season under your belt. 😝 Never heard how that city shoot went for you? I still want to see pics.

Look for it! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

πŸ—£πŸ—£πŸ—£

Bourbon party?

Bobbie Neubert used to be a PAT member long ago. And Marc Walker is honorary PAT member. Do not know about Ray.

We're heading North baby! Let 'em know where we're from, TEXAS!!!

I'm with NLP somehow lol

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Congrats on the July 4th Season.

Looks like No PAT Members made the news for Fires!
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Magnolia FD was onsite and didn’t even get to do anything. Here’s to that trend continuing! Cheers!

Did you expect them to not be responsible?

Hey, some of us should get a round of applause for practicing good judgment and self restraint!! At least that’s what I keep telling myself…

Does triggering PTSD in war veterans count?

This display was not shot by PAT Members, but there were plenty of fires caused by fireworks in Texas this Season, this was a big show that got canceled by grass fires: www.fortworthtexas.gov/news/2022/7/fort-worth-fourth-fireworks-cancellation

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Instructions for Signup for MUM Shell Building & Display Building Events at PGI. These classes will sell out, be sure to have your e-mail(s) ready to send on July 16th at 6:00pm CT.

How to register?
Send the following information to mumpyro@gmail.com
STARTING AT 6:00 pm Central Time - Saturday, July 16, 2022. Any registration emails prior to that time will be ignored.
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Spider Draves - RIP

Spider was good friends with many PAT Members and he attended quite a few PAT Events. He will be sorely missed. - JJ

www.goethalswells.com/obituary/HaroldSpider-Draves?fbclid=IwAR0m2Sia0KqCoX6KpX5D7JvOm9xG6kUjxcssT...
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Well damn! I haven’t seen Spider'h Draves in a long time. He was a big fan of Texas BBQ. RIP sir!

We always had a πŸ’₯ blast when Spider visited. He is missed.

Crazy fireworks pic from Cobra Facebook page.

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Reminds me of the Atlas show that blew off the trailer outside of the Galleria mall. It’s a good thing that it didn’t blow underneath the overpass. 😳

Which power ranger do you think they summoned?

Ive been working hard in the background with Mum Pyro to help out with the Display Building Class and wanted you all to know. Big thanks to Derrick Miller and Mum Pyrotechnics for taking on this challenge again. Building ALL THE FIREWORKS for a PGI Display and then setting up that display at PGI is an amazing thing to be a part of! Also, big thanks to Matt Schoen and Nemo Boss for loaning the Firing System and helping with the class. Also, thanks to Harley Johnson, Kevin White, Carlos Bazemore, Nick Sainz, USG Pyrotechnics and the others helping put this on! This is the kind of thing that people remember. TEXAS!!!

I've been working hard in the background with Mum Pyro to help out with the Display Building Class and wanted you all to know. Big thanks to Derrick Miller and Mum Pyrotechnics for taking on this challenge again. Building ALL THE FIREWORKS for a PGI Display and then setting up that display at PGI is an amazing thing to be a part of! Also, big thanks to Matt Schoen and Nemo Boss for loaning the Firing System and helping with the class. Also, thanks to Harley Johnson, Kevin White, Carlos Bazemore, Nick Sainz, USG Pyrotechnics and the others helping put this on! This is the kind of thing that people remember. TEXAS!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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I want to personally thank PAT for their support in this. We're busy rolling stars and prepping all of the supplies to put on the class but having the support of another dedicated group of pyros from another state really makes a difference. We're hoping to make this an annual event at PGI for years to come. Knowing that Mum Pyrotechnics can rely on the skills and resources of another big group really helps push us in the direction we want to go.

I'll drop a thank you in here as well. From me personally and as the seminar chair. The idea of a member-built display and class speaks to the core of what the PGI attempts to do.

TEXAS! I'm bringing back the red glare rockets this year for the anthem. It's going to be a cool effect.

Terrific! Looking forward to your display.

When is this happening again?

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So, in 2018 I built my first 6# rockets with the help of Ross Dusenbury and Chris & Matt Roth. The most impressive rocket carrying a 15lbs Salute. Last Saturday, Chris & Matt finally tested one of these big rockets on the Acme Test Stand. After modeling the results, they were able to estimate that this rocket lifted the salute 275 ft.

Here is a link to a video of this rocket! Do you think it hit 275ft???
https://youtube.com/shorts/DPOnB4m8rms?feature=share

So, in 2018 I built my first 6# rockets with the help of Ross Dusenbury and Chris & Matt Roth. The most impressive rocket carrying a 15lbs Salute. Last Saturday, Chris & Matt finally tested one of these big rockets on the Acme Test Stand. After modeling the results, they were able to estimate that this rocket lifted the salute 275 ft.

Here is a link to a video of this rocket! Do you think it hit 275ft???
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302' πŸ™‚

Hell yes.

Wicked good

Good lord

Brainstorming for Fall PyroFest.

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A bunch of jumping jacks or ground blooms

Willow, crossettes, Hummers, whistle inserts to salutes to a bottom shot. Oh you said no salutes πŸ˜‚

brocade to gold crown. with red willow with screams

for several of us it was very interesting, the rocket press very impressive but for the simple pyro person maybe what we would use as in a arbor press like on the double voice crackers which was very very cool simple and a great effect

did like the black powder test, being that rolled rice hulls gave the best performance. Would like to see more of comparison between lift powder and burst charge. Maybe making BP with willow and 2 other woods for charcoal for comparison as well, and inserts for shells besides starts go getters or dragon eggs, did like that one effect in the show white sparks from what I would call a Sentinel from the Matrix the machine with the tail searching out as it came down it was randominly wiggling back and forth as if it was alive, that would be very cool to make depending on the metal powder that was used

or a rocket press using a harbor type 10 ton press and what modifications and what type of pressures to use

I started back in 1996 with a 12 ton A-Frame press from Harbor Freight. The small pump stroke sucked pressing anything taller than 4-5 inches. Eve