Douglas Cowden is a native from Warner Robins, GA and is a FMM of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (1997). Has taught various high school marching bands from 1997 - 2010 including a year in 2001 teaching with Spirit of Atlanta. During his teaching tenure, Cowden has served as music and visual instructor, visual caption head, and drill designer.
Founded 3 separate organizations from scratch. Was the Founding Director of the marching band (2012-2018) and pep band (2006-2018) at Mercer University, as well as Founding Director of Chimera Winterguard (2015-present). The Mercer University marching band was recognized by being invited to the first ever collegiate marching band national championship after only 4 years of existence. Plus Chimera winterguard has won two southeastern championships in only 3 years of competing.
Douglas is excited to see the next generation of young men's eyes light up in awe as they walk onto the field for the first time as Cavaliers, realizing that they are part of an organization that they only saw on DVDs.