Full Name: Robert J. Cowles
Nick Name: Bob (also "Cootie")
Email Address:
Street Address Line 1: 2680 Indian Lake Dr.
Street Address Line 2:
City, State, Zip: Marietta, GA 30062
Country: USA
Bands played in: Rogues, Dynels, Cloud Nine
Instruments played in the band: Saxophone, Flute
Profession: Retired Band Director
URL of personal website:
Interests and hobbies:

Collect coins, stamps, 1st edition books.

The 10 most significant events since playing in the band(s)
  • got BM, MME, EdS degrees from Univ. of Ga.

  • Served 2 years in US Army (including 11 mo. in Vietnam)

  • Married Bette Maret on 7/9/77

  • Taught band at Grady HS (Atlanta) in 1968-69

  • Taught band at Griffin MS (Smyrna) in 1972-1975

  • Taught band at Walton HS (Marietta) in 1975-1999 (1st band director at the school)

  • Named to John Philip Sousa Foundation "Legion of Honor" 1998

  • Named Georgia Music Ed. Assoc. Teacher of the Year in 1998

  • Retired from public school education in 1999.

  • Now do clinics, honor bands, and private teaching.

Types of music now liked:

Classical, Jazz, Beach, Motown, Pop

Words of wisdom:

Those who reach for the stars are often scoffed at by those whose feet are glued to the ground.