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 DeanDirector 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

I was very happy with Fred and his drill. He understands the needs of small school directors and gave me plenty of attention. He is very easy to work with. He understands clearly that directors must often address circumstances and needs that force “artistic expression” of drill into a lower priority. For instance, one year I asked him for drill that was “more blocky, less curvy” because my students had trouble with curved shapes. However, he is also very capable of writing artistic drill for bands who can execute it. I recommend Fred to anyone.

Ron WilliamsDirector of Bands, Linden Kildare High School, Linden, Texas

Gulf Coast Drill Design has been designing drill for the Pilot Point High School band for the last three years. Mr. Meyer has done an outstanding job in customizing drill that is specifically tailored to my group of students. He has written high level shows that have been very competitive toward other shows being written in the area. The creativity and design of the shows have been outstanding. One of the reasons why I keep coming back to Mr. Meyer is the level of professionalism that he has toward his clients. He has always been willing to make adjustments throughout the season and tries to stay in touch with his clients to make sure everything is going well. I would highly recommend Fred Meyer at Gulf Coast Drill Design.

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Dan BalkemaDirector of Bands, Pilot Point High School, Pilot Point, Texas

Fred does a great job. He goes above and beyond in providing you a quality product at a great price. You can’t go wrong having him write your drill!

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Steve SmithDirector of Bands (retired), Edna High School, Edna, Texas