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Drill design • Choreography • Custom aesthetics  

Custom Show Writing and Design

Custom Show Writing and Design

Full Show conceptualization, collaboration

Designing your band or winter guard show from top to bottom, our show coordinators will collaborate with you to conceptualize a product that can be transferred to the field or floor in a way that you and your team will be proud of. Using our talented team of show designers, our full show design services will take your show concepts and bring them to life. We are flexible to work within the constraints of your team's budget and can happily provide an affordable and quality product that your students will talk about for years to come.

Drill, Choreo, MUSIC ARRANGING, technique, warm-ups

We also offer partial show writing services such as simple choreography sets, equipment writing, and show cleaning. Let us help you fill in the gaps or allow us to add in technique that will help your team achieve more. Our wide range of choreography (dance, rifle, sabre, flag, baton) and band body will be suited to the skill level of the team we are working with and can include warm-ups as well. We have an amazing team of designers who can help create your music, drill, choreography, and more.  Our technique programs and warm-ups can be for body and/or music and are offered for all sections of the band including brass, woodwinds, percussion, and color guard. 



Joshua is a composer located in Charlotte, North Carolina who shares a passion for marching band music and pageantry show design.  Josh has composed music for many high school and collegiate marching bands all across the United States.  He is most known for his modern approach to composing and his high-quality sound design.

Alongside band music, Josh enjoys songwriting and producing music primarily in the hip-hop/rap genres.  Over the coming years, he plans to spend more time producing and furthering his knowledge in audio engineering.

Outside of composing, Josh spends much of his time on a river whitewater rafting.

Graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor's in Music.
Previously studied songwriting at Kingston University London.


Mr. Ron Ryles has worked with several performing ensembles throughout the United States for 30 years. His past and present adjudication memberships include Drum Corps International (DCI), the North Carolina Bandmasters, the United States Scholastic Band

Association (NJ), the CIPA Indoor Circuit (TN), the Gulf Coast Judges Association, the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network, and the Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma.

Mr. Ryles, the owner of Ron Ryles Designs, is a designer, clinician, and adjudicator for marching arts programs. Under his assistance, many groups have generated history within their respective organization. His programs have accomplished many achievements,

including being a BOA regional finalist and champion, BOA National Championships semi-finalist and finalist, WGI World Championship Finalist, several local competition

grand champions and superior ratings, and DCI World and Open Championship finalist.

Some of the programs he has worked with include Wake Forest University, Western Carolina University, the University of Memphis, Middle Georgia State University, the Blue Stars (WI), the Colts (IA), the Americanos (WI), Memphis Sound (TN), and several high schools throughout the country. Additionally, Mr. Ryles served on the administration team of the 10-time DCI World Ch

ampions, the Cadets. He is a former member of the Jacksonville State University “Marching Southerners” and Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was part of the 1992 Division II championship before becoming their drum major in 1994.

Mr. Ryles resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife, Sharon. In addition to his work with Ron Ryles Designs, Mr. Ryles Is a representative for the Guard Closet (PA), Fruhauf Uniforms, Inc. (KS), and Virtual Assistant Director (FL


Ethan is a visual artist currently in residence as Creative Director and Independent Stylist at Color Crush Beauty Bar in Longview Texas! He grew up sensitive, artistic, and frankly, with a sparkle that polite society around Texas would later coin as “Sassy.” 

He was in the Color Guard in High School, where the style was transitioning from the local Military style to a more worldly group. With the opportunity to help design the costumes, alongside the higher budget our performances garnered, it was his intro into designing performance wear for the pageantry arts. 

His whole life is an aesthetically driven experience fueled by storytelling, and by being able to tell a story within the design lines, textures, colors, and movement of his art. He have been Sewing, Painting, Crafting, rhinestoning, all since a tender age when his summertime escapes to my Grandmother’s home in Appalachia meant that someone was there to let him be himself, and to let him create art in whatever form that meant. 

His art deepened after he graduated school and moved away to pursue a degree in Fashion, the sudden upheaval of the systems of support and of familiarity left him with not much else but time. He used that time to get in touch with his art, and that manifested itself with a classical and romantic repetoire of paintings that utilize the same symbolism that Inspires him from varied sources. 

From the ethereal fairytales of old, to modern concept shows, to raw and esoteric displays of staged brutality, Ethan uses timeless and legible elements in order to bring your show to life. With his background in garment construction, his visual mind has developed the ability to see a 3D object laid out flat, like putting together a sewing pattern, but in reverse!  Ethan's roots in the art form help him know exactly how your pieces need to look from every angle. 

Ethan has been working in collaboration with StylePlus and Guard Closet designing show wear, flags, enhancements, and custom prop covers since 2021.

Custom Costumes and Apparel 

for Color Guard and Band

Custom Costumes and Apparel for Color Guard and Band


Our team can design custom costumes, tunics, unitards, floors, flags, shakos, and more for winter guards, marching bands, drum lines and drum corps, percussion groups, dance teams, etc. Give us your exact design concept and we can bring it to production, or you can give us a theme and color palette and we will come up with some design ideas for you. Through our multiple vendors, we offer fast production times, a wide range of costume styles, and guaranteed quality.


We also offer many flag options such as standard flags, swing flags, oversized, etc. as well as floors, equipment, and props. Bring your own design to us for procurement or bring a concept and color palette and we will design some fresh ideas for you to consider. We can even design and construct custom props for your upcoming show!

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