Don McDougall is a graduate of the Humber College Music Program. He began studying drums at six years of age with noted percussionist Gary Tomlin, who went on to become one of Don’s musical mentors. At the age of 17 he began his professional music career with local band Opus Two, a nine-piece show band performing regularly at such places as The Royal York in Toronto. He also performed in productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square. He has performed or recorded with some of the giants of jazz, including Pat LaBarbera, Peter Appleyard, Jane Bunnett and blues great Mel Brown. He has been playing professionally for 33 years and instructing for over 30 years. A freelance professional musician, Don has played percussion for Royal City Musical Productions’ Blood Brothers, Nunsense, Willy Wonka and Singing in the Rain, Drayton Entertainment’s Cinderella, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2 seasons of The Sound of Music and in early 2014 Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions’ The Full Monty. He can also be seen performing regularly with local jazz quartet Top Pocket, New Country artist The Remedy featuring Colin Amey and the funk/blues trio The Gary Cain Band. He is also the Second-In-Command and Assistant Music Director of the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Don is VERY pleased to be associated with Steve Lehmann, Trevor Wagler and the Renaissance School of the Arts!