Doug Bush received his bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas in music education. His marching performance career includes two seasons with the Phantom legion (1997-1998), one with the Madison Scouts (2000), and one with the 2002 PASIC Champion University of North Texas Drum Line. Mr. Bush has received first, second and third place honors as a performer and educator in various bass ensembles for both DCI and PASIC and since 2004 bass lines under Mr. Bush’s instruction have received consistent second or first place finishes in DCI Solo and Ensemble competition. Mr. Bush has also studied and performed African, South Indian, Afro-Cuban, Jazz and Orchestral percussion from such noted educators as Poovalur Srinivasan, Jeff Prosperie, Jeff Moore, Paul Rennick, Jim Yakas, Christopher Deane, and Ed Smith.
Mr. Bush is an active clinician, arranger, and educator. He has been teaching percussion at several schools in the North Texas area for the past ten years including the University of North Texas Marching Band and Austin College in Sherman Texas. Bush has also served four years as bass tech for the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2006) including two years as a co-arranger and member of the design team (2005-2006) and was the bass tech for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2007) and Consultant for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2010) as well as instructing the DCA A-Class drum champions The Vigilantes (2009).
Mr. Bush is an educational endorsee for Remo Drum Heads, Mapex Marching Percussion, and Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets where he is the designer of the Optima Bass Drum Mallets. Bush is currently living in Plano, Texas where he performs drum set and hand drums with the contemporary duo Team Islas and continues to work on his YouTube educational series “Drumming with Doug”.
Mr. Bush’s professional affiliations include Percussive Arts Society and Texas Music Educators Association.