Percussion: Greg VanWinkle

Greg’s love of percussion goes way back: he was a member of the¬†Riverside, Redlands and Inland Empire¬†Smphony Orchestras in Southern California from 1977 to 1993 and part of the 1981 World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

Since his move north in 1998 to become the Director Instrumental Music at Milwaukie High School, he has performed with the Portland Opera and Ballet orchestras and the Oregon Symphonic Band (both as a member and now as a substitute).

Greg stays actively engaged in the Portland music scene, as member of the highly touted Bithcin’s funk band, as on-call drummer for the Art Abrahms Swing Machine, and as freelance musician.

Pioneer Brass