Doug Bush received his bachelor’s degree from the 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. Bush has received first, second and third place honors in various bass ensembles for both DCI and PASIC. 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. Bush is an active clinician, arranger, and educator in Texas and Oklahoma.
Bush 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 Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2006) and two years as a co-arranger and member of the design team (2005-2006). Bush is currently serving as the bass tech for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.
Bush is finishing work on his book about rudimental bass drumming entitled The Book of Five Drums. Bush is an educational endorsee for Remo Drum Heads, Percussion Intelligence, and Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets where he is the designer of the Optima Bass Drum Mallets. Mr. Bush’s professional affiliations include Percussive Arts Society and Texas Music Educators Association.