Brass Arranger, Bluecoats
Douglas Thrower is the Brass Arranger and Composer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and a free-lance composer/arranger/trumpeter from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Thrower has been a brass instructor for the Bluecoats since 1992 and has arranged for the corps since 1997. He has instructed and arranged for many bands and drum corps including Troopers, Dutch Boy, the Kiwanis Kavaliers and the Canadian Knights (1986 Class A World Champions).
He currently composes and arranges for numerous high schools and universities. In addition to marching music, he arranges for various jazz and symphonic ensembles as well as theater groups.
Thrower studied with Don Johnson at Humber College in Toronto and studied jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal. He has recorded performances for the C.B.C. and can be heard on four recordings with the McGill Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Gordon Foote.