Ted Tinker is a native of North Carolina. He received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. During his time as an undergraduate student at UNC-Pembroke, he was a performing brass member in the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013 – 2014 and was also a brass instructor at Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2015. Ted has been a brass instructor with the Crossmen for the past four competitive seasons as a tuba tech (2016-2019).
Outside of Drum Corps, Ted is the director of bands at Swift Creek Middle School, located in Clayton, North Carolina where also assists as a winds/visual tech with the Cleveland High School Performance Ensembles.
Ted is excited to be rejoining the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps for another successful season!