The Marching Source

What kind of drill do you write?
We design all levels of custom drill projects, along with our drill library of prewritten shows. We do accept suggestions for additions to that library. Our custom writing process is different than providing one of the drills from our Drill LIbrary.
If you're unsure of what type of show you would like to program, we would be happy to make suggestions based upon the needs of your program.

I won't know my exact number of marchers until closer to my band camp. How can I provide you with those numbers in advance?
In order for us to write your show in advance of your band camp, all we need is your best “guesstimate” of the number of performers in each section. We'll work together to establish timeframes of information compared to drill delivery so you're not spending your season with permanent "holes" in your drill.

When is payment expected for the drill design?
We can always work with the timing of your budget, otherwise we send an invoice with a payment due date of 30 days after the start of your band camp.

What kind of payment do you take?
We will send you an invoice for submission to your district or boosters for payment. If needed, we are happy to follow through with necessary purchase order procedures. We do accept credit card payments.

Can my band have competitive success with your drill?
Yes, and many bands have experienced increased competitive success with our product! There are many aspects of a marching band show that establish competitive success. In addition, there is a wide variety of different levels of competition throughout the country. We have many years of competitive success. As long as you choose the appropriate level of design for both your students’ abilities and the type of competitive field you enter, our product will support your students’ achievement level on the competitive field.

My band is non-competitive or just performs at football games and “festivals”. Will your drill design be too hard?
Our Starter, Novice, Basic, and Intermediate drills provide a variety of levels that work great for non-competitive bands. Our extensive experience with football, exhibition, and festival bands has given us great insight on smart construction that is just right for your students’ marching ability.

When should I contact you to write my show?
Contact us on the earliest possible date that allows you to devote a small amount of time to choosing a program. The sooner the better!

Do you sell musical arrangements?
At this time, we do not sell music.

Can you provide flag work/color guard work to go with your drill?
Not at this time.

What is the best way to send scores?
Either hard copies of your scores sent through the U.S. Mail, scores sent via email as pdf files, or a google drive link.

Why should I buy a drill from The Marching Source as opposed to other companies or individuals?
Check out our video samples, read the testimonials, compare our prices, and know that you’ll be communicating directly with an experienced drill designer who is also a band director. We believe this combination will give you confidence in choosing The Marching Source!

The Marching Source LLC
3855 Millards Way
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Phone - 717.497.4582
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