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1. How do I order a Custom Drill Design?

Step 1. Contact Creative Solutions, Inc. at 877-895-6744 or sales@avbundle.com and a representative will take your information and get you a quote. Creative Solutions will send you all the information you need including a SHow Profile Form

Step 2. Complete Show Profile.

Step 3. Mail us the following: completed Show Profile, scores, spliced audio recordings, video of previous year.

2. What is Custom Adaptation?

This service customizes the AVBundle drill to your exact instrumentation. This option DOES NOT allow for any alterations to the existing drill but ONLY to the number of performers.

3. How soon do I need to make a Custom Drill Design Reservation?

All of our designers work on a first-come, first-serve basis and fill up quite early. As we do not have a "deadline" for reservations.

4. How do I order an AVBundle?

Order anytime by calling 877.895.6744 or e-mail us at sales@avbundle.com.

You may also put a 2 week hold on an AVBundle by using the CHECK AVAILABILITY button on the show's page.

5. My instrumentation has changed and you already wrote the drill, what do I do?

We accommodate rewrites after September 1. This allows us to complete our custom drill schedule and give your band's numbers time to settle. We price this per job based on the amount of time it will take to make the needed changes. If instrumentation changes are drastic, complete re-charting would be needed and would cost two-thirds of the contracted design fee.

6. What if my instrumentation changes after I've given you numbers?

We will call a day or two before we actually start work on your show to verify the numbers that we have. Changes at this point are not a problem.

7. I won't know my exact instrumentation until band camp. How do I accommodate this?

We have found a few things that work well. First is to require a substantial amount of your student's marching band fees due by the end of school the previous year. You can even tell them that they are "purchasing" their spot in the drill. This investment will make it more difficult for them to "disappear" over the summer. Secondly, we have found that about 5 to 10% of students be in the show due to quitting, bad grades, discipline problems, etc. We suggest to account for this be eliminating 5 to 10% from each section and having us chart an "alternate" line in the back of the drill. This line would be a mixed instrumentation of that 5 to 10% that you choose. They would be active in the rehearsal process of learning drill and could march at football games but would not be included in competition. When a "hole" develops in the competition drill, you would put an alternate in their place.

8. I have regular 3D or Virtual 3D. Can I edit the drill files you give me?

No. 3D Java is a completely different program that the previous versions. An upgrade price of $489.99 from 3D to 3D Java is available through Creative Solutions (serial number required).

9. What comes in my Custom Drill Design Package?

A convenient, password-protected web page containing 3D Java file, and PDF files of the set charts, flow charts and coordinate sheets as well as the free Student Drill Viewer to watch animation. Your students can access this page as well to print out their own drill or coordinates.

10. What is the turn-around time for a Custom Drill Design?

You can expect drill delivery in a minimum of 6 weeks from the time we receive all your materials.

11. How late can I turn in my scores and instrumentation?

At least 6 weeks before your deadline for the best show possible. It is optimum for us to get these materials to us by May 1. We complete shows in the order that we receive these materials and do not know exactly what date your show would be started. Thus, a 6 week lead time guarantees delivery by your deadline.

1. Is color guard choreography or t-shirts available with our Box 5 Production?

T-Shirts are available for all of our Box 5 Productions. Click on the COORDINATING T-SHIRTS link in the OPTIONAL FEATURES area of the show page for details.

Color Guard Choreography is available on selected Box 5 Productions. Shows that have Choreography available will have it listed in the OPTIONAL FEATURES portion of the show page.

2. What Is Contest Protection?

Drill will be contest protected, on a first come-first serve basis, for each contest performance location you will be attending during the current marching season. This policy will protect each band purchasing drill with exclusivity, based on their performance schedule, providing a one-of-a-kind show at each contest location regardless of state lines.

Shows that must be qualified for, such as state championships, are not protected since there is no way to know ahead of time what schools will be able to attend.

3. Why are Box 5 Productions so expensive?

The music featured in this series from composers such as Key Poulan, Gary P. Gilroy, John Meehan and others. Most of the titles are original compositions for marching band, available exclusively from Creative Solutions and these composers. These shows feature Contest Protection not only for the drill but also the music. This price also includes Custom Adaptation where a Creative SOlutions drill designer adapts the drill to the instrumentation you specify.

4. If I order today, when will I receive completed drill?

Your drill, adapted to the instrumentation you specify, will be completed 4 weeks from the the time we receive your instrumentation and completed forms.

5. Why are Box 5 Productions such a good value?

Box 5 Productions are such a good value in that you receive a show that features music written specifically for marching band, Custom Adapted drill and Contest Protection for the drill guaranteeing your show will be unique at all your competitions. All this for a fraction of the cost of a show featuring custom arrangements and custom drill AND 22% less than our competition.

6. What is included with a Box 5 Production?

STANDARD FEATURES

-Wind/Percussion Score and Parts
-Drill charted to your specific band size
-Drill Book (choice of tabloid or letter)
-Master Drill Sheets (for duplication)
-Coordinate Sheets
-Drill CD-ROM (drill in PDF and Pyware format)
-Contest Protection for drill, call for details regarding music protection.

Ask a sales representative about our optional features such as coordinating flags, t-shirts and guard choreography.

7. How do I order a Box 5 Production?

Order anytime by calling 877.895.6744 or e-mail us at sales@avbundle.com.

You may also do a preliminary check on availability by click AVAILABILITY CHECK on the show's page.

1. I don't know my exact instrumentation or what music we're using yet. Should I make a reservation now?

Absolutely! Your reservation simply guarantees that your designer will be designing your show. Instrumentation and music can be decided at a later date, but is recommended to do so before May 1 at the latest to ensure delivery by your band camp.

2. Is color guard choreography or t-shirts available with our AVBundle?

We now offer color guard choreography and t-shirts on select AVBundles. On the show page you will see them appear on the right hand side of the screen under OPTIONAL FEATURES.

3. I don't like one or more of the pieces in an AVBundle. Can I replace it with something else?

No. All AVBundles are designed in a comprehensive show format and cannot be altered effectively for such changes.

4. What is Regional Exclusivity?

Regional exclusivity means that regardless of state lines, no one within a 100 mile radius of your school will have the same drill without our consent. The show of your choice is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Band size and classification does apply. This does not apply to music sold by other dealers and publishing companies.

5. What do the grade levels for drill and music mean?

5: An advanced level of musical and visual skills are required. Tempos above 160 bpm and difficult rhythmic passages are frequent. Up to 3 trumpet and trombone parts as well as multiple woodwind and front ensemble parts are utilized. Back marching, extended step sizes, multi-elements and interval changes are written throughout the drill. Around 8 hours minimum per week of rehearsal time is required. A challenge to learn and perform.

4: A medium-advanced level of musical and visual skills are required. Tempos between 130-160 bpm are frequent. Up to 3 trumpet and 2 trombone parts as well as multiple woodwind and front ensemble parts are utilized. Back marching, extended step sizes, multi-elements and interval changes are written at times. Around 6 hours minimum per week of rehearsal time is required. A challenge to learn and perform but achievable by a proficient ensemble.

3: A medium level of musical and visual skills are required. Tempos between 120-140 bpm are frequent. Up to 2 to 3 trumpet and 1-2 trombone parts as well as some multiple woodwind and front ensemble parts are utilized. Some back marching, extended step sizes, multi-elements and interval changes are written. Around 4 hours minimum per week of rehearsal time is required. Achievable by most ensembles.

2: An minimal level of musical and visual skills are required. Tempos between 100-130 bpm are frequent. 2 trumpets and 1 trombone part as well as single woodwind and front ensemble parts are utilized. Back marching, extended step sizes, multi-elements and interval changes are written at at a minimum. 2-4 hours per week of rehearsal time are required. Achievable by most ensembles.

6. How difficult is it to adapt an AVBundle drill myself?

We design the drill in such a way that most any band size can customize it with little difficulty. Performer order is always maintained to ensure that your sections do not become inter-mixed. We suggest that you try your best to divide your band into four equal sections to ensure the integrity of the drill. Instructions and tips for adapting the drill are included in the Definitions and Symbols page in your drill book.

7. What instrumentation is used in the AVBundles?

The AVBundles are divided into sections; High Brass (Trumpets/Horns), Low Brass (Horns/Trombone/Baritone), High Woodwinds (Flute/Clarinet), Low Woodwinds (Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Low Reeds). Percussion sections are written for Snare, Tenor, Cymbal and Bass.

8. If I order an AVBundle today, how soon will I receive it?

Call for availability. All completed shows are shipped within 24 hours. For new shows, If the drill is not yet completed, music will be shipped as soon as it is available. There are times when new music is not available from the publishers until June.

9. Why is the AVBundle such a good value?

The cost of music and custom drill will be double the AVBundle price in most situations. But purchasing an AVBundle, you are still receiving drill by a nationally-acclaimed designer without the cost of a custom show.

10. What comes in an AVBundle?

STANDARD FEATURES

-Wind/Percussion Score and Parts
-Drill CD-ROM (All adaptable drill sizes in PDF and Pyware format)
-Regional Protection (Drill (only) is protected on a first come-first serve basis. Exclusivity is available in your surrounding area; in an approximately 100 mile radius, regardless of state lines. Other considerations include size and competition class.)

11. How do I order a Custom AVBundle Adaptation?

Indicate on your Field Order Form you receive from us that your desire a custom adaptation and include the fee in the total price. The form also gives you a place to indicate your instrumentation.

Custom Adaptations take 4 weeks from the time we receive your final instrumentation.

12. What is Custom Adaptation?

This service customizes the AVBundle drill to your exact instrumentation. This option DOES NOT allow for any alterations to the existing drill but ONLY to the number of performers.

1. Are t-shirts available with our Winter Percussion shows?

Yes. Most all of our Winter Percussion shows have t-shirts available. See the OPTIONAL FEATURES section of the show's page for details.

2. What are Digitally Printed Floor Covers?

Our 50'x70', 13 oz. vinyl polyester floor covers not only hide and protect your basketball court, but contribute to the overall show concept and visual design of the show.

Our Winter Percussion drill is designed to use the floor cover to enhance the visual effect of the show. The floor cover design (where available) is included with your Winter Percussion show.

Since your design is digitally printed on one side and the other side is your choice of white or black on reverse side, you will get years of use from this valuable addition to your Winter Percussion program.

See the OPTION FEATURES section of the show's page for details.

3. What is Custom Adaptation?

This service customizes the Winter Percussion drill to your exact instrumentation. This option DOES NOT allow for any alterations to the existing drill but ONLY to the number of performers.

4. What is included in a Winter Percussion show?

STANDARD FEATURES

-Score and Parts
-Drill CD-ROM (All adaptable drill sizes in PDF and Pyware format)
-Animation DVD
-Floor Cover Design
-Regional Protection

5. What is Regional Protection?

Regional Protection means that regardless of state lines, no one within a 100 mile radius of your school will have the same drill without our consent. The show of your choice is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Band size and classification does apply.

This does not apply to music sold by other dealers and publishing companies.

Some music includes protection provided by the composer.

1. What are coordinating flags and costumes?

Coordinating flags and costumes are items selected by the designer that will enhance the visual effect and concept of the show.

2. What is a Digitally Printed Floor Cover?

Our 50'x70', 13 oz. vinyl polyester floor covers not only hide and protect your basketball court, but contribute to the overall show concept and visual design of the show.

Our Winter Guard staging is designed to use the floor cover to enhance the visual effect of the show. The floor cover design is included with your Winter Guard show.

Since your design is digitally printed on one side and the other side is your choice of white or black on reverse side, you will get years of use from this valuable addition to your Winter Guard program.

See the OPTION FEATURES section of the show's page for details.

3. What is included with a Winter Guard show?

STANDARD FEATURES

-Adaptable Drill for 8, 12 or 16 performers
-Audio CD including tracks for each drill set with count-off
-Choreography DVD featuring count-by-count instruction of each phrase and the full routine presented using our coordinating flags
Drill Animation and Techniques DVD including the full drill animation with music and an explanation of the various movement and equipment techniques required
-CD-ROM containing PDF drill charts and the Pyware 3DJava file for editing (additional software required)
-Floor Cover Design diagram
-Site-Based Regional Protection based on your performance schedule providing a unique show at each contest location regardless of state lines
-Everything you need for only $1095!

1. What is the turn around time?

We require two weeks from the time we receive your deposit and all artwork to the time we ship your shirts to you.

2. Are 100% cotton shirts available?

All cotton shirts are available for an additional $2.00 per shirt.

3. Are extended sizes available?

Yes, at an additional cost.

XXL - $2.00 additonal per shirt
XXXL - $3.00 additional per shirt

4. What shipping costs are involved?

Ground shipping is included in your order. If you would like shipping expedited, please call 877-895-6744 for a quote.

5. How do I submit my artwork?

Artwork can be emailed to artwork@avbundle.com

Please submit as a PDF or JPG.

6. What is included with my shirt order?

FREE customization with band name and year on the back of each shirt. Standard pricing includes all sizes from small to XL, 50/50 Premium White shirts. Two week turn-around for all orders. 50% deposit required.

36-48: $13.00 ea.
49-96: $12.00 ea.
97-144: $11.00 ea.
145+: $10.00 ea.

XXL - $2.00 additonal per shirt XXXL - $3.00 additional per shirt Cotton shirts - $2.00 additional per shirt

1. What is Custom Adaptation?

For an additional fee, our professional design team will take your instrumentation and re-chart your AVBundle, Winter Percussion, or Winter Guard drill to your exact ensemble size. Music and a stock version of the drill will be shipped upon receipt of your signed payment terms contract. Final instrumentation must be received at least four (4) weeks before the contracted delivery date of your drill.

2. What are Coordinating T-Shirts?

Our designers have designed a band shirt that coordinates with the show concept.

FREE customization with band name and year on the back of each shirt. Standard pricing includes all sizes from small to XL, 50/50 Premium White shirts. Two week turn-around for all orders. 50% deposit required.

36-48: $13.00 ea.
49-96: $12.00 ea.
97-144: $11.00 ea.
145+: $10.00 ea.

XXL - $2.00 additonal per shirt XXXL - $3.00 additional per shirt Cotton shirts - $2.00 additional per shirt

3. What are coordinating Flags?

Flags specifically chosen by the drill designer to enhance the visual effect of the show.

4. What are Drill Animation DVD's?

Complete show animation synchronized with full ensemble recordings.

5. What are Master Drill Sheets?

Loose-leaf, laser-printed cast, flow and set charts in a clear vinyl pocket for easy filing. Ready for photocopying.

6. What are Coordinate Sheets?

Quickly put your show on the field with these useful individual sheets showing a performer's entire show on one sheet of paper.

The sheet gives the number of steps away from a specific yardline, sideline or hash.

These can be based on high school or NCAA hashes.

7. What are Drill Books?

Full-field charts, featuring a title page, cast sheet and collated set and flow sheets, ready for photocopying. A sturdy 3-ring binder included.

These are available in letter sized 8.5" x 11" and tabloid sized 11" x 17".

1. Are marching accessories available while the store remains under construction?

Yes. Creative Solution is a proud to carry a full line of marching accessories from Styleplus, Director's Showcase, and many other quality suppliers.

Contact a sales representative at 877-895-6744 or sales@avbundle.com for assistance or to request a catalog.

2. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards as well as checks (secured with a credit card) and PO's. PO's may be faxed to 208-895-6749.

Contact Information

Hours:
M-Th 8am-2pm CST

Toll Free:
877.895.6744*

Fax:
208.895.6749

Address:
6700 N Linder Rd
Suite 156, Box 122
Meridian, ID 83646 US

Email:
jeff@creativemarchingsolutions.com

*To keep our prices low, we do not staff on-demand phone support.  We do return voicemails at our earliest opportunity.