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Alan Fowler

HEART Winds conductor

D. Alan Fowler serves as both the Music Director of the Newton County Community Band and Executive Director of the Georgia Music Educators Association. Until the summer of 2022, he was the Director of Bands at Eastside High School in Covington, GA and the Fine Arts Specialist for the Newton County School System. Mr. Fowler is passionate about all forms of music, deeply committed to serving his community, and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. He also holds degrees from Ball State University and Georgia State University, and has taught students from elementary through college and was personally selected by the legendary T.K. Adams, Sr. to succeed him as the Music Director of the Newton County Community Band, which Adams founded in 1993.


During his tenure at Eastside, the bands traveled to and performed in seven states, as well as Canada, with two of the most special performances taking place at Pearl Harbor and in The Hollywood Christmas Parade. Under his direction, the Eastside Bands consistently earned superior ratings at concert and marching events, had a long tradition of students excelling at Solo & Ensemble, and frequently were represented in the GMEA All-State BandsIn 2016, Mr. Fowler was awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence. 


Having accumulated vast experience working with bands in multiple states and throughout Georgia, Mr. Fowler is respected throughout the South as a band consultant, instructor, and adjudicatorRemaining active as a tuba and low brass artist, Mr. Fowler is a member of Tara Winds and recently marched in the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as part of the Saluting America’s Band Directors Marching Band. He is also the co-founder of Porterdale Tuba Christmas. Having performed with orchestras, choirs, and small ensembles throughout his career as a musician, Mr. Fowler proudly continues to learn, grow, and develop. He is a member of GMEA, NAfME, Phi Beta Mu, NBA, PAGE, Phi Mu Alpha, and the Covington Kiwanis Club. 


Mr. Fowler and his wife, Susan, live in Covington and are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters, Katie Beth and Grace.

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