William Gordon is one of the world's foremost contemporary composers and arrangers of music for brass and concert bands. He currently lives with his wife, Lenore, and their five children in Lynden, a beautiful town in northwest Washington State (USA). The Gordons recently moved from Southern California, where Bill received most of his musical training. He has degrees in both composition and conducting from California State University at Los Angeles, where he also studied composition with Roy Harris.
His many arrangements and compositions for brass and concert bands are performed world-wide and their popularity is evidenced by the numerous recordings they receive. His music is included in the repertoires of some of the world's top bands, including the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army and The Black Dyke Band. Having served as conductor of the The Pasadena Tabernacle Band of The Salvation Army, he now travels extensively as a guest lecturer and conductor and is a member of ASCAP.
Bill was honored by having a composition (Symphony For Brass "Apocalypse") chosen as a test piece for the 1997 British National Championships. Bill and Lenore are members of the The Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple corps in Burnaby, British Columbia (Canada).