Bill started Playing in Brass Bands when he was 11 years old. Since then he has played with numerous band including :
Grimethorpe Junior Band: Solo Cornet 10 years
Barrow Colliery (Barnsley Building Society) Band: Principal Euph. 15 years
Hade Edge Band: Percussion 10 years
Wakefield Met. Band: Asst. Principal Euph. 10 years
Knottingley Silver Band: Percussion 5 years
Lofthouse 2000 Band: Percussion 5 years
He was conductor of Scissett Youth Band for 3 years.
He is a composer and arranger and has had a number of works published by Kirklees Music.