Evan Hinds- O’Fallon Township High School, Hinds Music - Marching Band Design
Evan Hinds is a marching band designer, writing drill and music arrangements for several bands across the country. He serves as a music program consultant and adjudicator through the United States, for marching band, concert band and chamber ensembles. Currently, Mr. Hinds is the Percussion Director at O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, IL. His duties at O’Fallon include caption head for the Marching Panthers Percussion and the director of four concert percussion ensembles. Mr. Hinds has instructed at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, serving as the Marching Bearcats Drumline instructor and arranger along with the Marching Bearcats drill writer. Additionally at McKendree, he taught private percussion lessons, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, marching band methods, and supervised student teachers for the music education program. Mr. Hinds is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion and Remo Drumheads. In addition, Mr. Hinds was the band director at Triad High School for eight years and holds music degrees in education and conducting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers have received many accolades. Recent accomplishments for the marching band include BOA Grand National Finalists in 2018, multiple appearances in BOA Grand National Semifinals, in addition to consistent appearances in BOA Regional (2015 and 2018 Clarksville Regional Champions) and Super Regional Finals. Other recent performances for the band program include The Tournament of Roses Parade, The Orange Bowl, The Hollywood Christmas Parade, Pearl Harbor, The Music For All National Festival, and Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Hinds resides in O’Fallon, Illinois with his wife Melissa Gustafson-Hinds who is the Director of Bands at O’Fallon Township High School. They have a daughter named Evelyn who is 4 years old.