Tyler Wiggains is an active arranger and composer of works for both marching and concert ensembles. His music as been performed by premiere college, high school, and middle school bands throughout the southern region of the country. His orchestrating style is characterized by a contemporary approach to harmonic structure, but his love for a strong melody often keeps his music grounded in accessibility and familiarity.
Wiggains grew up the son of a farmer outside of Hooker, Oklahoma, a small town in the Panhandle region. After graduating from high school, he began to study music education at Harding University in Searcy, AR. While there, he was a leader in the Thundering Herd Marching Band, principal trumpet for the Wind Ensemble, and played Lead and Solo trumpet in the HU Jazz Ensemble. He was principal trumpet in the Harding Orchestra and was substitute trumpet with the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra in Pine Bluff, AR.
Since receiving his degree, he has worked as a band director with many successful band programs throughout Texas such as Monahans, Iraan, Westbury Christian School in Houston, Ganado, Brazos, Whitewright, and Godley. As well, he has performed with many ensembles such as the Houston Symphonic Band, the North Texas Jazz Orchestra, and the Paluxy Valley Community Band.
He currently resides in Granbury, TX with his family where he recently accepted a position as Director of Children’s Ministries at Granbury Church of Christ. His wife, Kelly, taught secondary English for 5 years, but now stays home full-time with their three children, Keynan (age 9), Parker (age 8), and Hannah Beth (age 5).