Scott Darin Hedrick, a native of Rantoul Illinois, son of Martin and Lola Hedrick, graduated in 1988 from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Computer Science. He played Alto Saxophone for several University symphonic bands as well as the Marching Illini. He served as the Saxophone Section Leader for the Marching Illini Saxophone section for two years. In addition to Alto Saxophone, he played Bass Clarinet in the University Symphonic band under the direction of Dr. James Curnow and played in the Clarinet Choir under the direction of Harvey Hermann. He also played bass guitar for the University's basketball pep band as well as many small theater company productions.
After graduating from college, Scott served in the United States Navy as an Unrestricted Line Officer for 8 years and played bass guitar for the band while serving on USS Enterprise which included many performances overseas including a performance for the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.
After leaving active duty in 1992, he played bass guitar for many diverse punk/rock bands. Buttsteak was the name of his first major band. Buttsteak was a popular punk rock band based in Norfolk Virginia and played all over the east coast and midwest as well as touring England and recording songs for John Peel's BBC radio-1 show. Scott left Norfolk for Chicago and joined up with his friend Tony Rogers to play bass guitar for the band The Good.
After leaving Chicago, he ended up in San Francisco and shortly afterwards Sacramento and in January 2006 joined The Sacramento Symphonic Winds. In 2008, he moved to Nashville Tennessee and joined The Tennessee Valley Winds. Aside from Scott's musical hobbies, he currently works in the Law Firm industry as a computer programmer, network engineer and systems designer. Another hobby of Scott's is web design and in 2008 he took on the role of redesigning and maintaining The Tennessee Valley Winds' web site.