Michael Cowan’s drum corps teaching career began in 2003 when he was a member of the visual staff at the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle. He spent three seasons with the Scouts, 2003, 2004, and 2006. In 2007 Mikey, as he is known, joined the visual staff at the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, moving up to Visual Co-Caption head in 2008. In 2009, he was Visual Caption Head at the Glassmen helping the Corps to a top ten finish at DCI Finals. He was most recently a member of the visual staff at Spirit of Atlanta in 2012 and 2013.
Mikey has worked with numerous high schools and indoor programs in KY, IN, FL and TN. Mikey also serves on staff for the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band where he instructs the drum line and is Visual Coordinator. In 2010 he returned to school and will receive his degree this spring in Music Education from the University of Louisville.
Mikey is extremely excited to be working with Phantom Regiment for the 2015 season, and is looking forward to being part of the rich tradition the corps has established. He currently resides in New Albany, IN with his lovely wife Carrie, and their two dogs Betty and Walnut, and cat Sally.