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Winter Guard




What advantage is there to our winter guard staging?

We have the ability to explore a variety of staging concepts in your show. The biggest advantage is that you come into your season, well organized, with all creative aspects planned and in place. This saves a considerable amount of time and headache in the teaching process. We tailor to your group’s specific needs regarding work, choreography, demand, length of phrase, staging, integration, etc. Our staging is easier to clean and quite frankly, may be written to give your production much more excitement and effect.


What is the difference between drill design and staging?

Nothing at all! We just call it staging because we believe this is a more appropriate term for winter guard. You still deceive drill charts, just like in marching band.


Can you tailor your drill charts to fit my floor size?

Yes! Our standard size is 50×70, however this can be modified to fit your ensemble’s needs.


How is pricing determined?

The price of staging is determined on a case-by-case basis. Factors include overall size, integration requests, specific needs and total length of each production. Typically our fee averages somewhere between $500 and $1,100. Every program is different. We prefer to speak with you directly before determining an exact cost.


Can you integrate props in the show?

Of course! Just give us the size and preferred placement of the object(s) and we will write them into our design. We are also able to move the props during performance if you find that this is needed.


How soon do you need materials to begin writing?

The sooner we can receive your materials, the faster we are able to turn your show back around to you. We don’t want to keep you waiting!


How long does my show take to be written?

Our timeline varies depending on volume. Typical turnaround time for an entire show is about 1-2 weeks. However, you will almost always receive your design in smaller “chunks”, allowing you to teach while we are still writing. In November or early December, the turnaround time will be less. We will communicate this to you prior. We have NEVER kept an ensemble waiting.


I have many specific requests. Can you customize the show to meet them?

Yes. Our job is ultimately to give you exactly what you want. We will do our best to cater to your specific design requests.

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