Matt Winans was born and raised in Medina, New York. His roots run deep in the band and Colorguard activity which began with the Medina Mustang Band & Colorguard where he was a seven year member of the program. He went on to earn two bachelors degrees in communications and dance from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, while continuing to perform in the Rochester Patriots Winter Guard, Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps, and The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. While attending Brockport, he also was afforded the opportunity to dance with the Limon Dance Company, as well as the world-renowned Bill Evans.
Matt relocated to Pembroke Pines in 2005 and currently is a teacher, colorguard designer and instructor at Flanagan High School. Matt’s previous teaching experiences include Onyx Winter Guard, Braddock Winterguard, Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, Empire Statesman Senior Drum & Bugle Corps, and The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. Additionally, he has been a colorguard designer for numerous high school programs in New York, South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Nevada, and Virginia, as well as International groups based out of Kitchener, Ontario.