The Advantages of having a Custom Design Drill Written

Other MSC advantages
  • MSC has been designing Custom Drill for over 30 years.
  • We highlight your program's strengths with creative and well thought-out design.
  • Our expert design team writes to your particular situation and expectations in mind.
  • With your collaboration we will stage the instruments for success, enable the students to ACHIEVE the drill, without design errors.
  • MSC custom drill design fits your band's numbers precisely and allows for "specialty" sections, solo or features to be highlighted.
  • It is specifically written to your needs, requests, expectations, level of expertise and most importantly your valuable teaching time. You won't have to worry about spending extra time adapting drill or adjusting after the fact!
  • We work to tailor the design to your band's exact needs regarding demand, length of phrase, staging, integration and step-size. For example; you may have a week trumpet section this season, or you have a balance problems because you don't have enough Low Brass. We will stage the drill in a way to over these issues.

Looking to add props or special effects, this will all be covered in our pre-consultations to ensure your design is tailored to your situation.

Costs:The costs for a Custom Drill varies with each band situation. Every band is different and require different amount of time and energy to create the desired show, so to determine the actual cost we require further consultation on a case-by-case basis. Generally however, the size of your group, the difficulty and the time demand require to provide you with your design are major factors in determining the cost.

How to get Started...

Fill out the Custom Designed Field Show registration and submit by pressing the red button and in no time we will email you a custom design document that outlines MSC's responsibility to you, your responsibility to us, along with all information pertaining to your situation, strengths, weaknesses, limitations, etc. A place has been provided for your complete instrumentation breakdown, Color Guard notes and suggestions. The financial information and expectation have all been outlined here so can move forward. You will then need to submit your scores and recoding of the music you will be performing to us asap.

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What's Included: Drill is designed using Pyware's® software application. We include full design concept consultation and collaboration with you and your staff insuring the best results possible. All Individual Coordinates, PDF files and Pyware® Drill Files are all included with your completed design. Upon request, we will create an animation in the form of either on a DVD or a movie file. And full Technical support during the season

Also available to our Custom Design Show Customers:
  • Color Guard choreography
  • Prop designs
  • Floor design suggestion for Indoor shows
  • Shows with themes may include costuming suggestions
  • Costuming designs
  • Help with flag / equipment selection
  • Professional voice-overs

Frequenlty asked questions:

What kind of a time-line do I have? The sooner the better. Once your agreement is in place, and we have received your numbers and a musical scores, we will begin working on your marching band show design. All agreements need to be in place no later than May 31st

What if we have a limited size practice space? No problem. You are not alone. We take all of this into consideration when developing the Drill that will work with your situation.

What if we want specific drill requests? These can all be outlined in the above agreement. The more information you can provide us about your needs, your band experience level, your show ideas and concept, the better we can design a show that meets your expectations.