Tommy Allen, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., studied Fashion Marketing and Management at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, and he currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Tommy is an alumnus of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2002-2006), serving as drum major for the 2006 Championship season, as well as The Pride of Cincinnati (2003-2004) and Lawrence Central HS (1998-2002). 2016 also marked his tenth year on the instructional staff and design team with The Cavaliers.

From 2008 to 2015, Allen served as the Visual Coordinator and Color Guard Director at Norwin HS, helping Norwin Winter Guard claim four appearance in Winter Guard International's (WGI) Scholastic World Class Finals.

Tommy consults, programs, and designs for many organizations, including his current clients: The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Franklin HS (Tenn.), Eastlake HS (Texas) Marian Catholic (Ill.) Kiski Area HS (Penn.), Norwin HS (Penn.), Miamisburg HS (Ohio), Independence Winter Guard (Ill.), and Juxtaposition Winter Guard (Ohio).

His previous work includes such esteemed programs as Pride of Cincinnati, Zydeco Color Guard, Northern Academy of Performing Arts, Northmont HS, Lawrence Central HS, Centerville HS, Americas HS, Paul J. Hagerty HS, Central Crossing HS, and Paul Laurence Dunbar HS.