Drill Design

As a drill designer that has been on both sides of the marching field, I strive to write drill that best sets your students up for success.

  • I work hard to make sure the designs are consistent with your vision and goals.

  • I make sure the drill transitions fit the musical phrase and style of the music.

  • Support, communication, and a quick turn around time for all writing.

  • I design and edit all drill throughout the marching season, providing you with frequent updates to any changing numbers.


Each band program has different numbers, goals, and budgets. With all these variables, I would love to talk with you and work out a design fee that fits your budget and gives your ensemble the best outcome. I have a design contract I can send outlining a rough sliding scale of costs, but again, I am willing to work with your budget and create a unique plan.

Depending on the number of sets, players, and specific situations, my fees are incredibly flexible to cater to your ensemble needs.

Every Custom Drill includes the following:

  • Full set of drill charts, with any changes (pdf form)

  • Full set student coordinate sheets (pdf form)

  • Pyware file of the show in any version including versions 5-9

  • Exact instructions on each drill page

  • Unlimited edits to designs and instrumentation numbers through September 1st

  • Video of the drill animation matched to the show music

List of current and past clients

Bayside High School; VA

Cambridge High School; IL

Central High School; IL

Cibola High School; NM

East Burke High School; NC

Fowler High School; MI

Lane Technical College Prep High School; IL

Los Alamos High School; NM

Marching Illini Sousaphone Section; IL

Mount Vernon High School; IL

Page County High School; VA

Peoria Notre Dame High School; IL

South Alamance High School; NC

South Crystal Lake High School; IL

ROWVA High School; IL

Urbana High School; IL

West Forsyth High School; NC

"Ashley's drill design and process made my life as a director simple and easy. She was quick, efficient, and thorough. She really created visual concepts that soared our band to new heights. As directors, we always have a lot on your plate...why not let Ashley make your life easier!"


- Jonathan Duggan, Director of Bands, Bayside High School

"Ashley did an amazing job writing custom drill for my small marching band! She was able to write sets which provided good general effect while remaining achievable by my small number of students. Her communication and timeliness were excellent and she even came to my band camp to help with some of the more complicated drill work."

- Jake Roorda, Director of Bands, Fowler High School