Doug Tenis has been associated with the Hawthorne Caballeros since 1962, playing French horn or mellophone and marching as honor guard captain. He has also instructed the French horn sections of the Holy Name/Garfield Cadets, Paramus NJ Boys Club and Doremus. He has been assistant director of the Fair Lawn NJ Police Cadets. He has served as treasurer of the Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS) since 1990. He is charter member of both the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Association and the Alumni Corps, and has served as an executive officer with the corps.