Zach Hinson, a 2008 graduate of Mason High School, joined the district’s instrumental music staff in 2014. He currently team teaches the 7th and 8th grade concert bands and jazz bands, with a woodwind emphasis. During his time as a part of the team of teachers at Mason Middle School, ensembles have performed at the Music for All National Festival, the Music for All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival, Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) State Conference and the Bowling Green State University Reading Clinic. In addition, students in the Mason Middle School band program have consistently received the highest ratings at OMEA Middle School Large Group Adjudicated Event and OMEA Middle School Solo and Ensemble. Zach has also instructed the woodwind section of the William Mason High School Marching Band. During this time, the marching band has performed in Bands of America Grand National Finals several times, and also performed in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Zach received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. A saxophonist, he studied with Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen, and was selected as a winner in the BGSU Concerto Competition and BGSU Chamber Music Competition. Zach is currently pursuing his master’s degree in music education from Miami University. In 2017, Zach received the "Outstanding Potential Award for Young Directors" from the American School Band Directors Association. Zach's professional memberships include OMEA and ASBDA.
Zach appreciates his family, friends, colleagues, and mentors for supporting his teaching career. Zach and his wife Abby, who is also a local band director, enjoy spending their free time together with friends and family.