If you are reading this you might be a band director, or a marching band staff member or
maybe you’re a color guard director or drumline staff member. Maybe you want a more
personalized product for your team, or the ability to easily modify and change your product
quickly. Maybe you're a person who has been interested in writing your own drill or staging
for a long time and you want to save your team some extra cash on the design budget.
There are many benefits to writing your own drill, but there are also some pitfalls to watch
out for. Let's get started.
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These ideas might work great for your next production, or they could just be a starting point to point you in the right direction. Either way, feel free to contact me if you would like to expand on these ideas and work together to create the perfect product for 2022.
If you are interested in purchasing a show please contact me using the form at the bottom.
Would you like to join a virtual class and learn how to write drill?
Would you like assignments that will help you design within a framework to guide your creativity?
Would you like guided sessions that can help you develop your workflow?
Would you like to be surrounded by other Pyware users and learn from each other?
Then you are ready for my Drill Design Sessions. These sessions meet for 3 hours every other Saturday, and they are assignment based to guide creativity, they use guided live sessions to help you watch and follow along to develop your workflow, and they will offer the opportunity to share and give and receive feedback to help you grow. They are great for beginner students and mastery level designers.
If you would like to sign-up its easy, check out the dates below and click on the signup for link at the bottom.
2022 Drill Design Session Dates:
January 8th and 22nd
February 5th and 19th
March 5th and 19th
April 2nd and 16th
May 7th and 21st
Each month will be a new assignment. I suggest you sign up for both sessions in the month so you can see progress and growth. Each session is $20 so one month would cost $40. You may join all of the classes or just one. After signing up I will contact you for payment, then I will send the link the week of your lesson and we will meet on ZOOM. Its that simple.
How To Write Drill:
Pyware and Drill Design Basics
LEARN THE BASICS OF PYWARE IN 2 HOURS !!!
This course is designed for the very beginner to Pyware and features:
11 chapters of content, each one with a Pyware "follow along" .3dz file
29 page DDS Tutorial Series Instruction Guide PDF
Contract, Production Inventory, and Production Note File Templates
BLANK HS SURFACE file.
If you have Pyware up to Version 9, this will make learning the basics easy. It is $39.95 on the Marching Arts Education Learning Platform. Click the link, and create a LOGIN, then you will be able to begin.
My YouTube channel for quick tutorials on Pyware shortcuts and tricks, and any new helpful information. I have a few playlists 2-min drills, for those that want info quickly with less chat. Band Directors Guide to Pyware, for those who use Pyware only in the fall. Basic tutorials and walkthroughs for those more experienced looking to learn.
My helpful Pyware PDFs. My Templates for Pyware that I share with my videos, as well as a FREE Workflow PDF. This is my workflow from beginning to end. It is a workflow I have honed after 17 years of designing drill at almost all levels. It is for those who are experienced with Pyware, or have gone through my tutorial series. It will walk you through all the steps from contracts, planning, writing and formatting, and exporting your work. All for FREE
My name is Joe Huls, and I am a former band director, now full time visual designer living in the UK. I have been writing and arranging since 2003 and have had the opportunity to write for bands at almost every level. From locally competitive bands all the way up to Big Ten Universities, and color guards and indoor drumlines of all levels from the local circuits all the way up to WGI finalist color guards.
I would love to help you plan and execute your next production, whether it be pre-arranged or custom. Or maybe you would like help with Pyware, take a look at my tutorial series or free workflow PDF, or submit a drill file below that is giving you trouble.
Please feel free to email me if you would like to work together on any type of marching arts project. Whether it be drill design, music arranging, or show consultation.
Drill and Music Services
If you are writing drill and you are stuck in your process and want consultation on whether or not your drill and drill file is going to work, please feel free to contact me using the following form below.
I AM NOT PYWARE TECH SUPPORT. THEY HAVE AN AWESOME TEAM OF PEOPLE TO HELP WITH ISSUES REGARDING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. PLEASE REACH OUT TO THEM IF YOU ARE HAVING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.
This is for COLLABORATION and checking whether or not DRILL will work for you or your client. Making sure all of the necessary items are in order, and fixing DRILL problems.