Tim Blue ShirtTim Hinton is an Orlando-based composer and arranger writing for middle school, high school, and college concert and marching bands. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1960. Tim began playing the piano in 2nd grade and joined the band in 4th grade playing the french horn. Because of the inspiration of many excellent music teachers and band directors, he decided to become a band director himself. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Masters from Georgia State University.

During college Tim had the privilege of marching with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford Illinois for three summers (1980-82). He also taught marching with the corps during the 1983 season, learning many tricks of drill writing and cleaning that still serve him well as a consultant. Tim is especially proud to have won the DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition on french horn in 1982, being the first person in DCI history to receive a perfect score of 100 in individual competition.

Tim taught in the public schools for 10 years and developed a highly successful program at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia. While there his bands consistently received superior ratings in concert and marching performances and he is proud to have introduced his students to a great variety of quality music. Though he was working with a small band, Tim's marching productions at Dunwoody were heralded for their creativity and originality and he firmly believes that any band can have an effective show under any circumstances.

Tim is part of a new podcast about the marching arts called the Marching Roundtable.  Along with Joe Allison, John Bogenschutz, and Mary White, he interviews experts in the fields of marching and music to create a resource for everyone involved in these activities.  Please find out more at www.marchingroundtable.com

Tim lives in Orlando with his partner, Lee and their dogs Gus and Sophia. Learn more about Lee's artwork at www.leevandergrift.com  Contact Tim at (407) 927-7765 or email him at music@timhinton.com.