CROSSING MUSICAL BORDERS - British Bandsman talks to tenor horn virtuoso Owen Farr

Issue 6013

SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE - John Wallace discusses pieces that have played a significant part in his life

A BAND OF THEIR OWN - How the all-female US-based Athena Brass Band came into being

Death of Bill Broughton

Saturday 29 June, 2019

British Bandsman has been informed of the death of Bill Broughton. As a permanent resident of Adelaide, Australia, Bill Broughton (composer/artist/conductor/producer/author/motivational speaker) was revered as a composer and arranger in various genres, including Orchestra, Concert Band, Brass Band, Big Band and other musical groups. He was, from 2003-07, part-time lecturer at Adelaide University Elder School of Music with large and small ensembles, composition/arranging, film scoring, one to one tutoring and brass masters classes. He also travelled interstate lecturing at other schools, performing as conductor and soloist, adjudicating, as well as giving motivational presentations.

Bill also made solo/lecture tours to Japan, USA, Norway, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. On his tours he not only performed but also gave lectures on the music industry, music copyright and publishing as well as motivational presentations. In addition he was a member of the well known Salvation Army trombone ensemble Spiritual to the Bone.

Bill’s integrity allowed him the opportunity to work with the finest professional people in the entertainment industry. His gregarious spirit and positive attitude allowed him, on many occasions, to turn difficult (and potentially disastrous) situations into great opportunities. His abilities to encourage and motivate people into giving their best were well-known parts of his personality and reputation.

A full tribute for Bill Broughton will appear soon in British Bandsman magazine.