MuseScore for Marching Ensembles

A complete collection of marching music templates

Marching band, indoor percussion, front ensemble, drumline and drum corps (even G bugles). No setup or configuration — select a template, start writing.

Marching Band templates in MuseScore's new score setup wizard

Realistic percussion playback

The free MuseScore Drumline extension pack adds realistic percussion playback. We've got your pings, zings, dings, spocks, skanks and even Dr. Beat.

A picture's worth... well, more than words

MuseScore 2.3 introduces pictograms to more clearly communicate — instrument changes, mallet changes, strokes, playing zones, and even visuals (Hi Mom!).

Pictograms help more clearly communicate composer's intent

Trigger sample playback in the score

With support for MIDI Out and the our sampler instrument, you can integrate with Mainstage 3 for proper notation and playback of samples right in the score.

Transfer files between other software

Instantly switch between transposed and concert pitch. Sounding pitches stay the same while the written notes change.

And more…

  • Full band sounds (including marching percussion)
  • Playback of almost all notation elements
  • Mixing and panning for individual parts
  • Style rules apply to the whole score at once
  • Total control of every score element’s position
  • Continuous View displays score as endless ribbon, with no layout breaks
  • Easy-to-use and customizable interface
  • Note entry via mouse, keyboard, or MIDI (including real-time)
  • Import from other music notation software via MusicXML
  • Share music online with
  • Send scrolling sheet music videos to YouTube
  • Rehearse on the go with MuseScore mobile apps
  • Full-featured desktop software free for Mac, Windows, and Linux