I have had the pleasure of working with Fred Meyer and Gulf Coast Drill Design for the past two years, and look forward to many successful years to come. Fred works with you, for you, meets you and your students where you are, and provides a quality product in a timely manner. He’s easy to work with, is willing to make any changes you need, and stays up to date on current trends in the marching arts. Judges audiences have been highly complimentary of his design, and as a 3A band director, I appreciate drill that is easy and fun to teach and that the students enjoy performing.

Joel SanchezDirector of Bands, Tidehaven High School, El Maton, Texas

I have used Fred with Gulf Coast Drill Design the last two years as our drill writer. He came highly recommended by the previous director when I moved up to the high school position at my school. We are a very small 4A band and he has been great to work with. His drills are written to fit our band and needs. We will continue to use Fred in the future.

Jennifer AtkinsonDirector of Bands, Hamshire Fannett High School, Hamshire, Texas

When I changed jobs six years ago, I needed a drill writer pretty quickly. Fred was recommended to me, and I haven’t looked back since. His drills have been amazing, and he will work with you to fit your needs. I strongly recommend Gulf Coast Drill Design to anyone who is looking for a drill writer.

Aaron NolandDirector of Bands, Tolar High School, Tolar, Texas

Fred is the best drill designer I have worked with. His drill writing is highly creative and always does a tremendous job in providing and effective visual design presentation which enhances the musical production. Fred has always treated me like his VIP client, even after the visual package is completed

Kasey ChitmonDirector of Bands, Louise High School, Louise, Texas

I have had the pleasure of working with Fred the past two years for my 3A band in North Texas. He is quick to respond, produces a quality product, and is easy to work with. I appreciate that he makes sure that we meet to discuss the show, and that he goes the extra mile to make sure the vision I have is brought to life with the drill. Last year, Covid-19 brought my numbers down from where I had expected when Fred started the my drill. He was very quick to adjust and rewrite. His quick response and desire to make sure the final product is exactly what I want goes above and beyond what any drill writer I have used in the past has done. I look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.

Jackie DeenDirector of Bands, Pottsboro High School, Pottsboro, Texas

My name is Kenny Peters. I am the current band director at Bellville High School. We are a 4A program with pretty decent numbers. Generally marching around 120 students. I have used Fred this year to design a great drill for us. In addition I have been a smaller school director of a 3A programs where we have also used Fred’s drill and advanced to Area for the first time in many years. His drill’s make sense and flow and work very well for programs of all sizes. He is very communicative and quick on return of changes and adjustments when needed. All together he is a great writer and is flexible to work with props or suggested ideas to make your show come together with the one purpose and goal of success. 

Kenny PetersDirector of Bands, Bellville High School, Bellville, Texas

I have had the honor of working with Fred for the past two marching seasons. When I first got in contact with him, he was quick in responding and had no hesitation in his willingness to invest his time in me, my students, and our program. He takes exactly what I have in mind and brings it to life. He provides efficiently, timeliness, flexibility, cooperation, and more – all for what I’m looking for in a drill writer! I look forward to working with him in the future!

Ryan PirokDirector of Bands, Carlinville High School, Carlinville, Illinois

Fred has written drill for us for the past three years and we have enjoyed working with him! He is always willing to make adjustments as needed to make sure the show fits our group, and I appreciate him checking in to see how things are going.

Bailey PetersmaDirector of Bands, Tatum High School, Tatum, Texas

Fred does a great job! He is really fast and his instructions are very thorough. He is great at taking a visual concept and matching it perfectly to the music. His placement of selections when they have the melody is also very well thought out. I have enjoyed working with him these last two years! I highly recommend him!

John RussellDirector of Bands, Pasquotank County High School, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

I highly recommend Fred Meyer as a drill writer; when our program ran into an issue with our current writer meeting deadlines on delivering drill, Fred stepped up and rewrote our entire opener in less than 48 hours. The quality of the writing was high and his efforts saved our marching show from having a disastrous opening performance. I cannot recommend Fred Meyer enough – he is a good drill writer and an awesome guy!

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Mike MurdockDirector of Bands, CE King High School, Houston, Texas