WRITING DRILL FOR YOUR
writing drill on paper
Traditionally in East Texas, we use drill paper to write our drill. This paper is called Accu-Chart, like the software mentioned below, and has a grid outline of the field where you can manually write out your drill in as much detail as you would like. There is no one correct way of writing drill with Accu-Chart, but what is important is that you accurately chart your drill ideas for yourself to read, understand, and teach to your ensemble. Accu-Chart can be purchased at any Tatum Music Company Store.
WRITING DRILL ON A COMPUTER
This chart is being done with Accu-Chart. Accu-Chart was invented and designed by NAMMB founding member Waymon Bullock. You can download the file below and experiment on old versions of OS X ONLY. Modern versions and cross platforms are being developed currently. The software has been out of development for about 6 years and recently has been brought back into development by a software developer in conjunction with NAMMB member, Denver Satterwhite.
The Traditional Tools plug-in is for use with Pyware's Popular 3D drill design software. It includes tools that are used in Military Marching bands. These tools include the Sequential Push Tool which is used to create step offs and drop offs, the Parade Gate Tool for wide, sweeping turns, and the Traditional Tool that allows you to create custom transitions. The Counter March Tool, used for counter marches, allows you 2-step, 4-step options, as well as various flanking and column choices.