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 2024

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Our Generation

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An original score that corresponds with Jonathan Reed's poem "The…

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Around the Sun

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Take a trip through the 4 seasons with this up-tempo…

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Shine On

Medium Easy

All things diamonds! A fun concept that not only references…

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Dig It!

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A  jazzy trip through the 1970's, yeah man... Dig It!…

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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

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.

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!

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!