Services

The DrillMaster offers drill teams, color teams, Drillers and Honor Guard units not only a thorough education through his books, but also through various on-site and remote consultations & training seminars. For more information check out the links below for your particular needs.

The DrillMaster offers drill teams, color teams, Drillers and Honor Guard units not only a thorough education through his books, but also  DrillMaster Clinic (2 8-hour days*) and DrillMaster Academy (5 or 10 8-hour days*) on all subjects related to military drill. He is also available to guest instruct at your next training event.

*Based on the needs of attendees.

Ask about instruction including books!

Have The DrillMaster Judge your Competition
Unsurpassed visual adjudication experience that dates back to 1986: marching band, drum corps, indoor guard, military drill meets and honor guard competitions.

Honor Guard Instruction
Contact me regarding DrillMaster Honor Guard Training. I try to keep costs as low as possible and will work with your unit to ensure the highest quality at an affordable price. All training can be tailored to your needs.

  • Standing manual
  • Pall bearers
  • 2-man flag fold
  • 6/8-man flag fold
  • Firing party
  • The manual of arms for the rifle, ceremonial fire axe and ceremonial pike pole
  • All color team movement
  • The manual of the flagstaff
  • Casket watch
  • And more as desired

High School/College Drill Team (Armed and Unarmed) and/or Color Guard Instruction

Contact me for complete information regarding DrillMaster Honor Guard Training. I try to keep costs as low as possible and will work with your unit to ensure the highest quality at an affordable price. All training can be tailored to your needs.

  • Standing manual
  • Manual of arms
  • Regulation drill
  • Inspection
  • Color team
  • Exhibition drill: I can write the routine or work with students and/or instructors to create a routine
  • Teamwork exercises are included for each day’s training

Certified DrillMaster and Certified WDA Adjudicator
The DrillMaster offers training and certification for instructors and coaches in Regulation Drill and associated manuals, Ceremonial Drill, Exhibition Drill Basics (both armed and unarmed). Through the World Drill Association you can also train and become a certified military drill visual judge in one or all four captions. Click here for more information.

You pointed out that my tosses are angled, and i had no clue! But now I see that I’m pulling back too much on the releases. I also didn’t think about my movement until you pointed it out to me. What I like about your critiques is that you’re not giving me answers on how to fix things to make them better, you’re opening my mind so my creativity can flow through! And, you’re very thorough! Thank you so much for the critiques!
~Chris H.

Competitive Drill Critiques
If you or your team would like a personal consultation done by me

The best visual judging is accomplished by separate captions: Overall Effect, Composition Analysis, Equipment and Movement.

DrillMaster Audio Performance Critiques (an MP3 or WMA voice commentary recording that is given concurrent with the performance either live or from a video) are not much longer than the performance itself unless I really need to go in-depth, which I do often for video performances.

Written Critiques (only accomplished through watching a video) are as long as necessary and can go into great depth.

A Caption-Merged Critique offers a small sampling from each caption of the individual’s or team’s performance. A Caption-Specific Critique concentrates on going in-depth on only one aspect at a time of the same performance.

What Get’s a Critique

  • Color Guard in competition
  • Color Guard in a ceremony
  • Drill Team (2 members [tandem] or more) in Exhibition
  • Drill Team in Regulation competition
  • Solo Exhibition
  • Non-competitive performances upon request

What can you get from an audio or written consultation/critique? Plenty! You can learn what is required to achieve your best in each of the four visual captions, you can understand the nuances of visual design and routine programming and, most importantly, you can understand the balance of the “what” and the “how.”