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 15 years Aaron has taught, arranged and designed for numerous schools, ranging from the middle school to collegiate level while keeping an active clinician and adjudication schedule. Over 30 of Aaron's ensembles have earned circuit and state titles as well as Medals, Fans' Favorite Awards and Finalist appearances at the WGI World Championships. In addition, Aaron arranges and composes custom works independently for schools across the country and has music published through Gary P. Gilroy Publications (Best-Sellers 2010, 2012), Dave Glyde Show Designs, Creative Solutions, Center X Productions & JW Pepper. He is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society.
In 2002, Aaron founded his own Percussion Ensemble (RIPE). Over their four-year existence, RIPE hosted numerous percussion-based events with the prevailing purpose of aiding the growth and development of the percussive arts in the area. Under the creative and administrative direction of Aaron, RIPE also found great success in the Indoor Percussion activity. They competed at the WGI World Championships in 2004 (Bronze Medalist in PIA) and 2005 (Finalist in PIA).
Since founding eNVision Performing Arts in 2007, Aaron's commitment to the growth of the arts is now focused in Northern Nevada. Since inception, eNVision has hosted numerous arts-based events and entertained the local communities hundreds of times at Artown (Reno's month-long commitment to arts and entertainment), NBA and Division 1 Basketball games and corporate/charity events. eNVision has also taken a Percussion and Color Guard to the WGI World Championships where they have been a top ten PIA Finalist since 2009. In 2011 and 2012 eNVision was voted the nations favorite ensemble (by the fans) for their class. For Aaron's work with eNVision he was a 2011 Twenty Under 40 Award winner for the Northern Nevada Region.
While in Reno Aaron was the percussion caption head and arranger for Robert McQueen High School in Reno, NV (2009, 2010 & 2011 State Percussion & Overall Band Champions, 2011 NNIA Percussion Champions) and been a percussion arranger and consultant for the University of Nevada, Reno since 2005. He is an arranger and consultant for Reed High School in Reno, NV (2010, 2011 & 2012 Small Band Percussion and Band Champions), Reno High School (2010, 2011 & 2012 Medium Band Percussion Champions) and is the Northern Nevada Indoor Association (NNIA) founder and coordinator. Aaron was also an arranger for the 2011 & 2012 Tennessee State Champions Munford High School (2011 USSBA National Champions).
He is also an Endorsed Artist with Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion Sticks/Mallets, Sabian Cymbals & the Yamaha Corporation.
Aaron is also certified in First Aid & CPR.
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