Zachary Chowning


Band Director

      Zachary Chowning is going into his seventh year of teaching at Oviedo High School and

 his fifth official year as the Director of Bands, in addition to unofficially assuming the role 

of Director midway through the 2019-2020 school year. Under his direction, the ensembles 

at Oviedo have achieved Superior ratings in concert and marching performance,

 solidifying the excellence of the music education program at OHS. For the second year

 in a row, Mr. Chowning has received the esteemed  Orange and Black award at Oviedo.

Mr. Chowning graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelors Degree in Music

. While working towards his degree, and before teaching at Oviedo, he was a sought

 after music and visual technician across multiple high schools each year for over 10 years.

Every group he has taught during his time was able to achieve and sustain superior ratings at

 FBA competitions and finalist status at FMBC State Championships. In addition to his teaching,

 Mr. Chowning has also created musical arrangements for multiple schools and written

 drill for marching programs across the state.

Whilst teaching and earning his degree, Mr. Chowning has also performed with 

many groups and organizations across the region as a professional freelance lead trumpet

 and soloist including Disney, Universal, Sea World, Nfusion, John K, Gloria Estefan’s Caliente Band,

 Stan Kenton’s Tribute Band, Bach Festival Brass Band, and the Bach Festival Orchestra. 

Prior to this, Mr. Chowning achieved an esteemed resume within Drum Corps International, 

marching with the Magic of Orlando, The Glassmen, and The Cadets. He wrapped up his career 

in Drum Corps with a World Championship in 2011, marching lead trumpet with The Cadets.

Mr. Chowning resides in Oviedo, FL and enjoys spending his free time fishing,

 working in carpentry, and with his family, including his nephews and niece.