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Custom Marching Band Drill For Small And Young Bands

Writing marching band drill for small bands is one of my specialties! With nearly 30 years of design experience and 10 years as a band director, I know exactly what it takes to set your program up for success. I have worked with hundreds of small and young bands and small advanced groups from across the country. Many unique issues can come into play with smaller and younger bands and these must be managed by your drill designer. Experience is the key! I know how to design a visually exciting marching band drill while keeping the difficulty in check.

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“As a director of a small band, I appreciate the attention Robert gives to our band’s special needs. His ability to operate within our time-frame and his willingness to accommodate the problems inherent in small groups is why he gets our business.”

Rob Hartman Anson High School Band hartman@anson.esc14.net Consistently Rated “Superior” Consistent 2A UIL state qualifier

Custom Marching Shows For Small Bands

If you have a young band that is just beginning to march or a small advanced group that needs a highly visual show, I will meet your band’s exact needs at an affordable price. I always keep in mind that sound is the most important element and I write each drill to maximize the music while making sure that guard and percussion sections are always fully integrated. I use a very detailed approach so you will get exactly what you want with no surprises.

Need a complete visual design package?

Both services are fully integrated and carefully coordinated with drill. Prices start at $600 and will be Provided on DVD or Video File.

For small marching band show music, contact Luke McMillan for a music quote:
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Testimonials From Small Band Directors

“Pocatello HS Band did very well last season. We won 4 out of the 5 contests we entered, and we won outstanding music and percussion at every contest. You did a great job of staging the band for maximum musical effect. I have found working with you to be a very enjoyable experience. I hope that you will continue to write drill for us.”

Dave Beckstead Pocatello HS band, Pocatello Idaho (37 Marching) beckstda@sd25.us

“Robert Strunks has a good grasp of how to write for small bands and has provided shows for us that have been easy to learn and yet interesting in their design. He is a great guy to work with and will do all he can to write a show according to the director’s parameters and the cost is very reasonable.”

Max Cordell Trinity Christian Academy in Florida (36 marching) MCordell@tbc.edu

“Robert has written our drill for the past 4 years, and it has been an excellent experience, as well as being a large factor in our competitive success in class 2A. He has created drill for my band that fits our needs, is visually exciting to our audience, and is challenging at just the right level. He has always met my deadlines. Our contest judges have consistently said, “love your drill”. Most importantly, our parents and football audiences have been impressed with the level of marching and showmanship that Robert’s writing has made possible.”Thank you, Robert!

“I had been writing my own drill for 7 years and no longer had the time due to family obligations. Robert was very easy to work with, and he is very thorough. It is obvious that he is an extremely skilled drill writer. Having been a former band director himself, he understands the needs of band programs, particularly smaller band programs. I have had nothing but compliments about the way he writes the drill. I have a smaller band program, but he charts in such a way that the band fills up the field. He is very open to whatever concepts I have for the design and layout of the show and has always been very accommodating of my requests.”

Our marching band experienced its first ever undefeated season this year. Over the course of three competition weekends in October, our 40 piece band (with 19 wind players) won against a total of 11 single A bands in addition to receiving recap scores higher than many AA, AAA, AAAA, and AAAAA groups (with over 100 winds and 200 performers). Much of this can be attributed to your well-written drill that was aesthetically pleasing while also being achievable for young students (we marched ten eighth graders- 10% of the band!). Thanks for your great work!

Small Marching Band Drill By Robert Strunks

When it comes to finding a drill writer for small marching band shows, RMS is the clear choice. I can provide you with a very effective and teachable drill for your small or young marching band. Contact me today for more information on the custom marching band drill I can provide for you. Ask about the optional services that can be included with your custom drill design package, including Horn Line Visuals and Guard Choreography. Fill out the online form today to receive a fast free quote for your marching band show.