Douglas Thrower – Music Composer / Arranger
Douglas Scott Thrower is a free-lance composer/ arranger/ trumpeter from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He has been the arranger for the Canton Bluecoats since 1997. He has instructed and arranged for many bands and drum corps including The 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 ensembles (jazz and symphonic) and theater groups.
Doug 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.
Doug and wife Evelyn Blackwell have two daughters, Shelby and Claire.
Randy Isokane – Woodwinds
Graduated from Maui High School in 2002, under the direction of Kerry Wasano. Randy has been part of the Maui High Band staff for almost 10 years since 2004, and has traveled with the band numerous times as staff member. Randy has spent time playing and learning music with the University of Hawaii at Manoa “Rainbow” Marching Band from 2004-2010 while studying business management at Kapiolani Community College. Randy currently works at ABC stores as an assistant manager in Ka’anapali.
He recently married on June 1, 2013 and always tries to find time for both his family and the Maui High School “Saber” Marching Band and Color Guard.