Assuming all is back in place for next fall, marching band will be in business. And right now, with nothing going on but staying in place, this would be a great time to start thinking about it. It certainly beats the alternative of what is happening in the news. If you are in need of a drill writer for 2020, I would love to help you out. My name is Fred Meyer and I have been a band director in Texas for almost 26 years now and have been drill writing for most of that time. I officially named the company Gulf Coast Drill Design in 2009 which is where I am based, about 25 miles south of Houston. I am currently the band director at West Brazos Junior High in Brazoria, Texas.
I try to base the shows that I write on what will sound the best and try to listen to all your requests. The majority of the bands are of small to medium size but I have done several larger groups as well. I have experience in all different sizes and abilities, from the very basic to the highly advanced.
I invite you to take a look at my stuff. I have a website which is www.gulfcoastdrilldesign.com. From there, you will see my experiences, examples, testimonials, and what I normally charge. I try very hard to keep the price affordable for all. All contact information can also be found here.
If you are more into Facebook, my page can be reached here: GCDD Page
I can do Linkedin: GCDD Linkedin
And...I have a YouTube page: YouTube
Last year, I wrote for bands in Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, and Florida. The following schools all received first divisions at UIL in 2019 with one of my drills:
Tom Moore High School - Area Qualifier
Tolar High School - Area Qualifier
Louise High School
Ganado High School - Area Qualifier
Columbia High School
Palacios High School - STATE QUALIFIER
Stafford High School
Danbury High School - Area Qualifier
Big Spring High School
Bellville High School
Needville High School
Van Vleck High School - Area Qualifier
Monahans High School
Schools that have gone to state using one of my drills:
Ganado HS (2 times)
Industrial HS (2 times)
And, Stafford High School has been alternate to state 3 times in the last 4 go rounds.
Some examples. The first two were done recently during the break; the last was the Palacios State Show:
Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Fire of Eternal Glory, Finale from Symphony No. 5
Latin Variations - Children of Sanchez, White Rabbit, Malaguena
I Believe - Courage, Service, Sacrifice
If you are interested, I would love to hear from you!