Doug Bush received his bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas in music education.
His marching performance career included 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. Bush has received first, second and third place honors as a performer and educator in various bass ensembles for both DCI and PASIC and from 2004 - 2010 bass lines under his instruction received consistent first or second place finishes in the DCI Solo and Ensemble Competition. Bush has also studied and performed African, South Indian, Afro-Cuban, Jazz and Orchestral percussion with notable educators Poovalur Srinivasan, Jeff Prosperie, Jeff Moore, Paul and Sandi Rennick, Jim Yakas, Christopher Deane, and Ed Smith and is an international clinician, arranger, and educator. He has been teaching percussion at several Texas State Marching Band champion, PASIC Drumline Contest champion and Lone Star Drumline Contest champion schools in the North Texas area for the past fifteen years as well as the University of North Texas Marching Band and Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He served as the bass tech for the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps for four years (2003-2006), as well as two years as a co-arranger and a member of the design team (2005-2006). Bush was the bass tech for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and a Consultant for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008 to 2011. In 2009, he also instructed the DCA A-Class drum champions The Vigilantes. Bush is the author of the acclaimed intermediate rudimental drumming book Super Hands.
Doug Bush is an endorsee for Lot Riot apparel, Remo Drum Heads, Mapex and Majestic Percussion, Beetle Percussion, Dream Cymbals and Gongs and Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets where he is the designer of the Optima Bass Drum Mallets. He is currently living in Plano, Texas, where he performs drum set and hand drums with the contemporary duo Team Islas.
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