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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What is next? Who wants to lead a display? Who wants to build something new? Who wants to make our group better? Im building a team I can support and help guide PAT for 2022! Lets make amazing things happen.

What is next? Who wants to lead a display? Who wants to build something new? Who wants to make our group better? I'm building a team I can support and help guide PAT for 2022! Let's make amazing things happen. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to help out with safety and fire prevention.

I would love to donate a 10 minute 1.4 show and could also host a class on simplifying 1.4 show construction with cobra slats.

I can donate product and would love to learn more.

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Found a video of the Mascleta!!! Thanks whoever shot this!
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I have great video as well but it is proving difficult to get off my camera and uploaded. But I am working on it.

Welcome! Recorded with my phone, still need to check how the gopro footage came out

That may be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! I can’t imagine what it must’ve felt or looked like in person.

Please upload your Photos and Videos to this link:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/DoAc7LhBYHxth1JHdKFT
Thanks,
Nick Sainz

Please upload your Photos and Videos to this link:
www.dropbox.com/request/DoAc7LhBYHxth1JHdKFT
Thanks,
Nick Sainz
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Please upload pictures and videos, these help me immensely in producing content that helps grow our group!

I uploaded a bunch! Hopefully I didn’t upload them twice. I apologize if I did.

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Marshall Yount's fantastic, breath taking, "Big Show" at Pyrofest 2021!

Congratulations to Marshall, Andrea, and all the hardworking PAT members who worked on this display! And thanks to Michael
Hundanish for the video!:

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What a good show.

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“And where is that band who so vauntingly swore, That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion A home and a Country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Jajaira Panda Ruthie David Ted Jeremy

Saturday at Pyrofest: there was more shell/rocket/pinata/effect building, 4-Display setups including class built shells led by John(the FireGod), an incredible National Anthem Display honoring First Responders & Veterans on 9/11 by Michael & Matt(with real rocket's red glare), an ear shattering Mascaleta by Nick & co, and a magnificent Final Big Display by Marshall & Andrea. Just before all the displays were launched there was a lil-100 person group feast of smoked pulled pork & sausage courtesy of Nick & Harley(you know you're in Texas when the hardest workers at an event also smoke BBQ for you). More detail, videos, and thanks to follow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice run down! Still trying to remember all we did personally. πŸ€ͺ Awesome work everyone!!! What an amazing event. I’m hoping to keep improving. It felt like we were all family. Thank you all!

For those that met with JJ after Cleanup on Sunday today, The TDI FM's Permit #'ers were: 9/10/2021 ->FDP-13584 , 9/11/2021 -> FDP-13585. ... See MoreSee Less

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Y’all got to get those sign offsπŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you!

Yesterday, non-stop classes & building, with Saturday display preparations. Rolling Thunder tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

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What time is the show? Im in a class in San Antonio and want to head that way when i get out.

So sorry we have to miss it 😒 Edric was sooo disappointed!

When you run out of fireworks for the night.

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Any wholesale vending?

Who was the a$$hole that stole the banner

Rockets Red Glare, built, matched and ready!

Rockets Red Glare, built, matched and ready! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rocket ground bombs rocked!!!

These need the Flash help.

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Baby Yoda is ready.

Update, yesterday was a success, got unloaded and the spirit order in.Image attachment

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On the way! PyroFest or Bust!

On the way! PyroFest or Bust! ... See MoreSee Less

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On our way tomorrow from good ol Mustang, OK! See y’all Friday, and safe travelsπŸŽ†

Last minute 6” steel gun built for Brent Brod’s 30” salami cylinder multi-break shell. Thanks Ed Kim and TDIndustries, Inc. for the help!Image attachment

Last minute 6” steel gun built for Brent Brod’s 30” salami cylinder multi-break shell. Thanks Ed Kim and TDIndustries, Inc. for the help! ... See MoreSee Less

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All the breaks are complete, and I should have it stacked tonight.

I’m not ready.

I’m not ready.PAT members right now. ... See MoreSee Less

PAT members right now.

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It’s my first one and I can’t wait till tomorrow

TEXAAAAAS

All you FIRE ANTS, PyroFest is almost HERE!
Thank you for all the Support to put this event on. It would never happen without our Fire Ant Family.
PyroFest: https://fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf

All you FIRE ANTS, PyroFest is almost HERE!
Thank you for all the Support to put this event on. It would never happen without our Fire Ant Family.
PyroFest: fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf
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Pats shirts in Red, Blue, Navy and Black & Grey. Limited quantities of each, so come ready to buy.
PyroFest:
https://fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf

Pats shirts in Red, Blue, Navy and Black & Grey. Limited quantities of each, so come ready to buy.
PyroFest:
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This is a running joke from PyroFests of the past. If your on the crew you know who you are!
Join us at PyroFest:
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This is a running joke from PyroFests of the past. If your on the crew you know who you are!
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I had some special made so that I wouldn't get them mixed up with my Welding flip-flops.

Thanks to Harley for Helping me build the Rocket Racks last night. Hopefully this design will stick as the racks are much lighter and stack together when folded up. Best Design yet, stolen from PGI Rocket Racks.
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Thanks to Harley for Helping me build the Rocket Racks last night. Hopefully this design will stick as the racks are much lighter and stack together when folded up. Best Design yet, stolen from PGI Rocket Racks.
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Saturday at PyroFest is full of excitement. The Displays get finished up as we fix all the last minute issues. Most of the classes go out to open shooting and shoot the thing we have been building. We all gather for some BBQ just before dark and talk about what all we have done. Then it gets Dark and we get to see what all the hard work was for, PYRO-MUSICALS!!!
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https://fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf

Saturday at PyroFest is full of excitement. The Displays get finished up as we fix all the last minute issues. Most of the classes go out to open shooting and shoot the thing we have been building. We all gather for some BBQ just before dark and talk about what all we have done. Then it gets Dark and we get to see what all the hard work was for, PYRO-MUSICALS!!!
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Friday at PyroFest is catching up with friends, taking classes, blowing things up in open shooting, helping with displays, and generally having a great time!
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https://fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf

Friday at PyroFest is catching up with friends, taking classes, blowing things up in open shooting, helping with displays, and generally having a great time!
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Shell building tonight!

Wayyyy too close to each other! All in a confined space.

Are those the special static-free plastic tables they're using?

Brent Brod will be leading the Black Match Class. This is an essential skill for those learning how to make fireworks, as Black match is key to fuse, quick match, and propagating fire within many effects.
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Brent Brod will be leading the Black Match Class. This is an essential skill for those learning how to make fireworks, as Black match is key to fuse, quick match, and propagating fire within many effects.
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Matt from New York, who we met at PGI will be teaching us how to make Colored Chalk Salutes at PyroFest. Dont be surprised if he puts a Street Pyro Sticker on them as well. :)
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Matt from New York, who we met at PGI will be teaching us how to make Colored Chalk Salutes at PyroFest. Don't be surprised if he puts a Street Pyro Sticker on them as well. πŸ™‚
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Awesome i tried and tried and never could get my 4inch shells to put out good color like these.

New stickers just in.

If its not done to the theme from In Living Color, it's wrong

NY Matt gonna color the skies!

Bring them. You can sell them.

OG Matt!!!

🀣🀣🀣

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Here are some of the things you want to make sure to bring to PyroFest.
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Here are some of the things you want to make sure to bring to PyroFest.
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Why is beer not listed?πŸ€”

Bring boots, 20% chance of rain could mean mud!

Shorts and rubber boots are always in fashion at PyroFest

Will there be merch tables? Pyro-fest noob, here! Wanting to spoil a little brother

Rain gear

Carl Standridge don’t forget your mud tires!

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Get Your Tickets Now!!!
Purchase here:
https://fireants.org/shop/

Get Your Tickets Now!!!
Purchase here:
fireants.org/shop/
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Harley has been working for more than a week of items for PyroFest. Here he is making the containers for the Mascleta Salutes. Thanks for all the help Harley!

For info on PyroFest follow the link:
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Harley has been working for more than a week of items for PyroFest. Here he is making the containers for the Mascleta Salutes. Thanks for all the help Harley!

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I got to go next year!!!!

Nick Sainz laser cut 360 endcaps for the Mascleta String!
Join Us at PyroFest September 10-12
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This is awesome. I just 3d print my caps and even some bulk heads that go inside the tube.

Is that laser at Makerspace?

Is the slit for QM?

Nice! Nick is this your laser?

Oh man, I need one of these laser cutting machines

Efficiency

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Nick Sainz and John W spent all Saturday Rolling Stars for the Shell building class. I hope the students like the Yellow, Green, Red, Fuchsia skittle stars!

Follow the link to learn more:
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Nick Sainz and John W spent all Saturday Rolling Stars for the Shell building class. I hope the students like the Yellow, Green, Red, Fuchsia skittle stars!

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All I know is John really likes dark chocolate fudge brownie ice cream!

That's a face I haven't seen in years unfortunately.. please tell him I said hi!

James will lead us in building some of the special effects that our Fireants Competition team will use at Sky Wars. Please come help out team get ready for the Pro-Am Competition!
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James will lead us in building some of the special effects that our Fireants Competition team will use at Sky Wars. Please come help out team get ready for the Pro-Am Competition!
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Harley is going to teach how to make some of the best BP you can make. Especially good for core burn rockets!
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Harley is going to teach how to make some of the best BP you can make. Especially good for core burn rockets!
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Looks like I'll be attached to Harley Johnson at the hip as I'm interested in BP and rockets

JJ will again lead the Safety Classes at PyroFest. This is a great opportunity to learn the best practices around fireworks handling and displays.
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JJ will again lead the Safety Classes at PyroFest. This is a great opportunity to learn the best practices around fireworks handling and displays.
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Matt S and Mike are working hard to make our National Anthem a Rocking Success! It is going to be a great one.
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Matt S and Mike are working hard to make our National Anthem a Rocking Success! It is going to be a great one.
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This is a chance to learn how to build a traditional mascleta with modern e fired effects. Nick will have the help of Kevin W of Mum Pyro to teach this class and it will feature not only salutes but many pyro effects!
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This is a chance to learn how to build a traditional mascleta with modern e fired effects. Nick will have the help of Kevin W of Mum Pyro to teach this class and it will feature not only salutes but many pyro effects!
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Cant wait πŸ”₯🧨

Maracas!!!

I approve!

Will we be making the ground salutes?

😍😍😍

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Harley is leading our pressed rocket class again! He has featured his rockets in multiple displays including the Final display at the 2021 PGI.
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Harley is leading our pressed rocket class again! He has featured his rockets in multiple displays including the Final display at the 2021 PGI.
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I really like the picture on this one. For those that don't know, the woman Harley was teaching is Mary (JJ's Sister from Canada). She had to use PGI as essential training to cross the boarder during the active covid lock downs. So glad we got to work with her and introduce her to the building side of pyro.

Saturdays Large display is being designed by our member Marshal. He has been working hard on this Pyro-Musical. Featuring amazing music and highlighting some of his favorite effects!
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1uts5bkIf

Saturday's Large display is being designed by our member Marshal. He has been working hard on this Pyro-Musical. Featuring amazing music and highlighting some of his favorite effects!
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Marshall Yount Thanks for taking this on. Everyone else, make sure to come ready to help get this display put together on site!

Last chance to get your orders in for the Group Buy delivering to Fall PyroFest!!!
Order Link:  https://talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11-2021/462

Last chance to get your orders in for the Group Buy delivering to Fall PyroFest!!!
Order Link: talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11...
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I made an order earlier today, but didn't get a confirmation or anything. I'd imagine everything is good, but just wanted to verify. Anyone familiar with the process? This is my first year and just paid for my club membership earlier today as well πŸ™‚

This is it guys!!! Get those orders submitted.

Friday we will have open shooting. Dont miss this, because it will be a chance to see some amazing hand built fireworks from award winning builders. There will also be a HUGE 16 shell shot!
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Friday we will have open shooting. Don't miss this, because it will be a chance to see some amazing hand built fireworks from award winning builders. There will also be a HUGE 16" shell shot!
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Here is a star test for John W’s 16” shell. We are going to space!!!

Matt and James are putting on a Fuel Mine class at PyroFest. This is a awesome effect to learn how to make!
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Matt and James are putting on a Fuel Mine class at PyroFest. This is a awesome effect to learn how to make!
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John is putting on his shell building class again for us at PyroFest!
This is an amazing offering to have at our event. Make sure to show up early on Friday if you want to get one of the limited seats!
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John is putting on his shell building class again for us at PyroFest!
This is an amazing offering to have at our event. Make sure to show up early on Friday if you want to get one of the limited seats!
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If you dont think 2 full days of pyro is enough, consider joining Nick, Harley, Ross, Matt, and JJ early at PyroFest! We will be on site Wednesday to Sunday setting up, prepping and doing some building before the event officially starts.

If you don't think 2 full days of pyro is enough, consider joining Nick, Harley, Ross, Matt, and JJ early at PyroFest! We will be on site Wednesday to Sunday setting up, prepping and doing some building before the event officially starts. ... See MoreSee Less

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What time of day will you start on Wednesday?

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Get your orders in so you have stuff to shoot at PyroFest!!! Cut Off is the 25th!
https://talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11-2021/462

Get your orders in so you have stuff to shoot at PyroFest!!! Cut Off is the 25th!
talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11...
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One of our PAT salutes making the rounds on YouTube.

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PyroFest is coming up FAST! Here is a teaser from one of our builders of things to come!

You can follow the Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/136147705196201?ref=newsfeed

You can join out group buy for 1.4 product here:
https://talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11-2021/462

PyroFest is coming up FAST! Here is a teaser from one of our builders of things to come!

You can follow the Event Here: PyroFest is coming up FAST! Here is a teaser from one of our

You can join out group buy for 1.4 product here:
talk.fireants.org/t/spirit-of-76-group-buy-with-delivery-to-fall-pyrofest-2021-on-september-10-11...
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Getting excited for PyroFest!!! So far we are looking at awesome open shooting on Friday with shells from Chris R and John W as well as other builders. On Saturday we will have more open shooting, a mascleta run by Nick Ross and Harley, national anthem by Matt S, and large 1.3 display by Marshall Y. Plus, It looks like John W will be leading a shell building class, Harley will be leading a Rocket Class and BP Making Class. Nick will be teaching setting up Mascletas class. Plus there will be fireball class by Matt.

Is this shell going to be named “Money Shot”???πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I can’t wait this is my first year!!

Hmmm, all raspberry stars and no burst??πŸ˜‚

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Not something you see, and hear, everyday:

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Anybody get the formula for those?

Was this PORC & DrX?

Many PAT members helped MUM Pyro build the National Anthem for the Grand Public Display at PGI on the last night, Friday, August 14th, 2021.

All effects were assembled by volunteers in the National Anthem Build Classes that took place all week. 372 Cues of shells, comets, ground salutes, & gas mines. Volunteers also assembled the racks and loaded the tubes. Harley and Nick built the rockets, Nick sat at the PGI Firing Station with Derrick of MUM to help shoot the distant rockets with Cobra.

PGI was awesome, but PAT Pyrofest will give you similar opportunities to build effects and setup displays.

Anthem start at 1:35
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Great work on the anthem JJ, Derrick really appreciated your help. You were among the few major volunteers getting that all successful.

Everyone involved did such an amazing job. It was a beautiful display!

The rockets red glare was one of the highlights of my week for sure.

awesome effort WOW

Cue sheet for one of the 10-Pods

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Just a taste of Texan's at a PGI Convention!

We've got quite the rep. for chanting "Texas!" repeatedly as Chris and Matt Roth dominate their competition categories. Congratulations Roth Team!
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Roth Boys at their best! And it's all play to them.

So happy for my guys!! πŸ’₯ Way to rep TX, Fire ants!🐜🐜

Was an amazing week.

Looks like fun! Blow something up for me!

“I’m feelin’ pretty good” — Matt Roth

Woohoo, Roth’s!!! Congratulations!

"Send it!" 🀣

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We have a strong PAT/Texas contingent at PGI this year.

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Need to do this at fall fest