Bill has been playing percussion for 45 years, and has been a member of brass bands since 1973, playing at times with all three current Brisbane A grade bands. He studied under Mike Tyler Snr, Ken Clark and finally with Richard Mills at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. He has been a percussionist with Brisbane Excelsior since 1998 and also plays in other community orchestras. He played with National Australia Brass for three years from 2012-14 and in 2014 came 2nd in the Australian National Brass Band Snare Drum Solo.
His day job is Head of Department for Information Technology and Home Economics at Morayfield State High School and has taught there for the past 22 years.