Alex Hinds is a percussion specialist born and raised in the Chicago-land area. He has grown to become a leading educator, clinician, and performer throughout the United States as well as Asia and Central America, having recently traveled to Taiwan where he performed in the Chiayi City International Band Festival as well as provided clinics to students and instructors.
Between DCI and WGI Alex has an extensive marching career spanning 9 seasons. He spent his time with various ensembles including Pioneer Indoor (2010-2013) where he was the battery section leader and ensemble leader from 2011-2013, Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps (2011) where he was the snare section leader, Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (2013-2014), and Gateway Indoor (2014-2015) where he was the battery section leader and ensemble leader for his age out in 2015.
Throughout his percussion career Alex has been very grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and develop while studying under many greats in the music world. In his time at VanderCook College of Music Alex studied under the instruction of Professor Kevin Lepper and Bret Kuhn. Other greats that he has studied with include Adam Hill, Shane Gwaltney, Huei-Yuan Pan, Mike McIntosh, Clif Walker, Rob Ferguson, Derrick Shannon, Travis Newman and many more.
In addition to teaching, Alex is a designer, arranger, and consultant for outdoor and indoor marching ensembles throughout the United States. He is an active member of Percussive Soundscapes, a company started by Derrick Shannon that provides arrangements, original compositions, consultations, and design resources for percussion ensembles in all arenas of the pageantry arts.
Alex is currently a freelance percussion arranger and private lesson instructor in the Indianapolis area. At this time, he is also on staff with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps out of Rockford, IL as well as on staff at Legacy Performing Arts as the battery coordinator for their PIO and PIW ensembles.
Alex is very excited to be back with The Phantom Regiment!