Alex Hinds is a percussion educator born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. He resides in Goshen, Indiana and holds the title of Director of Percussion at Elkhart Memorial High School in Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to being the director at Elkhart he works with Goshen High School as a battery tech for their outdoor and indoor programs and is the Legacy Indoor snare tech for the 2016 season. In addition to teaching, Alex is also an active designer and arranger for the company Percussive Soundscapes.
Throughout his marching career Alex has had the chance to grow and develop while participating in many outstanding ensembles. His marching career started in the winter of 2010 when he joined the WGI PIO group Pioneer Indoor (2010-2013). He spent the last 3 of his 4 years as the battery section leader for the ensemble. In 2011 he spent a summer with Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was one of the snare section leaders. After taking a summer off in 2012 his marching continued in the summer of 2013 when he joined Phantom Regiment (2013, 2014) where he aged out in 2014. Alex finished his marching career marching with the WGI PIW group out of St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Indoor (2014, 2015). He ended his marching career being the battery section leader for Gateway Indoor.
Alex is very excited to be back with Phantom Regiment for the 2016 season and looks forward to working with the rest of the world renowned staff!