Aaron Hines

Aaron Hines's Biography

Aaron Hines (ASCAP) is originally from the Sacramento area, where his dedication to the percussion arts began as a member of the award-winning Sacramento High School Percussion Ensemble. After developing his skills throughout high school, Aaron became an important part of the California State University, Sacramento Winter Percussion Ensemble from 1997-2001.

For over 20 years, Aaron has taught, arranged and designed for numerous schools ranging from middle school to collegiate level while keeping an active clinician and adjudication schedule. Over 35 of his ensembles have earned circuit and state titles as well as medals, fan favorite awards and finalist appearances at the WGI World Championships. In addition, Aaron designs independently for schools across the country and has published works through Dave Glyde Show Designs, Gary P. Gilroy Publications (best-sellers 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), Key Poulan Music, Creative Solutions, Jair Klarfeld Music and JW Pepper. He is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society.

In 2007, Aaron was one of the founders of eNVision Performing Arts in Reno, NV. eNVision has hosted numerous arts-based events and entertained the local community at hundreds of performances. During Aaron's tenure, eNVision's indoor program was a national top-10 finalist 6 times, was voted the nation's favorite ensemble by the fans in 2011 and 2012 and won 8 regional championships. For his work with eNVision, Aaron was a 2011 Twenty Under 40 Award Winner for the Northern Nevada Region. He was also previously the Director of NorCal Indoor from Sacramento, CA. Under the eNVision umbrella, NCI was a WGI Open-Class Finalist in 2017.

Aaron is the Program Coordinator and Percussion Manager for Reed High School in Sparks, NV; the Program Coordinator for Sac State Indoor in Sacramento, CA; and serves as a board member for the Northern California Percussion Alliance (NCPA). He is also the Northern Nevada Indoor Association (NNIA) Founder and Coordinator and has been a Percussion Arranger and Consultant for the University of Nevada, Reno since 2005. Aaron is an endorsed artist with Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion Sticks/Mallets, Sabian Cymbals and the Yamaha Corporation. He enjoys spending his free time playing softball and with his wife Kimberly, daughter Sonya and son Vincent.

Aaron Hines's Gear
Aaron Hines

Gear List

Various Percussion