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 2022

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The Gift of Fire

Medium Easy

Selections include Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite”, Holst’s “Mars”, De Falla’s “Ritual…

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Revolution

Medium Advanced

A music book that can be easily molded to a…

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Dream On

Medium

Combines an original score with various dream themed music. Full…

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Into the Light

Advanced

Features an original music score that takes the performers and…

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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

Katy Wilson-FieldsWest Hall High School GA

Chris Creswell is the best drill writer and arranger that I have worked with. Whether it is a custom show or a package show from his website, he has the incredible ability to appeal to both the “football crowd” and preserve the competitive and artistic aspects of the show. My ensemble is a smaller group and his writing makes us sound larger than we are and features the best parts of the band. Chris is a true professional and a great guy to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Carson LeeMadison County High School GA

Chris helps bring our ideas to life in a way that is compelling to our audiences and lets our kids feel like Rock Stars!

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.