Mr. Sikes is a 1995 graduate of the North St. Francois County R1 school district. In 1999, he received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Mizzou. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Sikes has taught students from the primary age through the collegiate years. Having over 20 years of experience in music education, Mr. Sikes has experience in the elementary classroom, choral classroom, marching band, jazz bands, and more. Most recently he has served as Assistant Director of bands at North County where his ensembles have received consistent recognition for their distinction in performance at concert and jazz performance events. Mr. Sikes is currently the music teacher for the North County 3rd and 4th grade center and long time performing member of the Mineral Area Kicks Band, saxophonist for the band GTO, and long time performer in the baby boomer reunion concerts.