Scott Winks is a National Board Certified teacher where he teaches middle school band in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington. After starting a teaching career in Idaho Scott moved to Portland to persue a master's degree at Portland State. In 20101 Scott found his niche teaching middle school band and as a freelance musician. Scott has been a member of Portland Columbia Symphony since 2008 and is a member of the Vancouver Symphony and Portland's Big Horn Brass. He is a co-founder of southwest Washington's Columbia River Brass. He has also been privileged to perform with the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Siletz Bay Music festival Orchestra, Oregon Repertory Singers, The Ensemble of Oregon and the Bach Cantata Choir Orchestra. Scott studied trumpet under Robert T. McCurdy at University of Idaho and Gerald Webster of Portland State University. Scott enjoys the beutiful Pacific Northwest and finds great joy teaching children music and performing with so many gifted musicians.