Buncombe Beatz

Congratulations to Buncombe Beatz becoming the CWEA Scholastic AA champions. "We are in the uncharted reaches of the cosmic ocean, drifting endlessly into the void" 

Why Lean On Us?

Lean Forward Marching Design exists to make entertaining, engaging, and educational marching band productions that win on Saturdays AND Fridays! With marching band as an art form constantly evolving, Lean Forward Marching Design offers you the opportunity to “stay ahead of the curve” while still thrilling your students, your audience, and Yourself…regardless of venue. With designs based around contemporary accessibility, our experienced and passionate design team will build a product that showcases the talents of both you and your performers. Lean on Us...    

Lean Forward // Marching Design

Conceptual Design
Innovative designs tailored to your ensemble. We create shows that everyone can GET.
Visual Design
Contemporary. Accessible. Fun. Whether 10 sets or 100, you can expect the same quality no matter your needs.
Drill Editing
Whether you need a few dots moved around, or wholesale changes, we can do it all - and do it immediately.
Percussion Design
Arrangements built for success. Dressed for style. Our team knows the game.
Sound Design
Sounds from the future. Sounds from the past. Expand your horizons.
Guard Design
No matter the size or skill level, we can design works that will excite both your audience, and your students.

Hear from our Clients

“Our band program switched over to the Lean Forward design system two years ago and have seen a marked improvement in the achievement of desired effects on the field.  In previous years judges would comment that our performances lacked flow and continuity.  Now with the Lean Forward model we begin the design process with those aspects in mind and Chris does a fantastic job translating what your “Big” ideas are into the details of the design sheet, plotting the drill and communicating with your arranger. Chris’s insight and the design model he uses have truly made a difference in our program.”

Andrew Umphlett

“Lean Forward Productions provides timely drill and works well with directors on making deadlines. The design process is created from an open discussion and allows room for creativity. Drill writer is available for meetings when necessary and is quick with communication. Overall a great experience.”

Taylor Brown

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