Award Winning Marching Band Shows

Specializing in custom music and drill design for all levels of marching band. Shows that engage students and excite audiences from Friday night to the judges box.

Welcome to Chris Creswell Music and Design

Custom music and visual design for marching band. 

Whether having a custom show design or choosing from one of over a hundred shows in the catalog, we put the director in the drivers seat to make sure we meet the educational goals of your program. From high competitive programs to festival only groups we take great care to create shows that are relevant to your students while also incorporating strong pacing and musical sophistication.

Latest Shows for 2023

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Unbalanced

Medium

Unbalanced is an original score that's just well.... a little…

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Impressions of Light

Medium Advanced

Based on Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture and Leonard Cohen's…

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Press Play!

Medium

An uplifting show celebrating a return to music, fellowship, and…

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Take Flight

Medium Easy

An original composition the explores the all the excitement of…

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Custom Arrangements

Finding show music that fits your ensemble’s needs can often be a tedious and tiring process yielding unsatisfying results. In an effort to cater to the lowest common denominator, published arrangements are generic to the point that they fail to provide the detail and thought needed to create a effective and memorable performance. Let me help you fight that battle.

Visual Design

Drill that is musical, effective, and attainable is what I strive to put into each one of my visual designs. With over 14 years of experience writing drill I can offer the expertise to insure that your design is well staged, teachable and matches the abilities of your performers. You bring the ideas and together we will make it happen! 

Reviews from Band Directors around the United States

Chris DukeGlynn Academy High School, GA

Thank you so much for your great work on our show this year! The music was written exactly where our students needed to keep us developing and engaged throughout the season. Entertaining, challenging and uniquely written. Fantastic!

Ryan DukesHabersham Central High School, GA

I have been using cc music design for over 10 years. Chris provides drill design that is intuitive and extremely teachable. The extreme attention to detail along with the requirements we request is second to none. We have also used many of his custom arrangements. These are extremely playable and are very relatable to both audience and adjudicators alike. In my humble opinion, there is no one better in the business.

William KilgoreJackson County High School, GA

The success we have had begins at the design stage. Chris builds our musical presentation to our band’s strengths. His drill design and staging helps convey the show concept. Without fail, year after year, Chris Creswell delivers a vehicle that speaks to our audiences musically and visually.