Trombonist, Conductor, Composer and Arranger
Surrey Brass is indeed fortunate to have worked with Bill Geldard for many years. We are grateful for his untiring and generous support, and unfailing good humour and sound advice at rehearsals.
It seems that Bill has played with everyone who is anyone, composed and arranged much of the music in the big band and brass band repertoire.
Definitely an all-round musician, he is equally comfortable in the orchestra, brass band, and big band - and probably everywhere else too.
A biography of Bill is coming soon. Meanwhile the links below tell you a little about this remarkable man whom we cherish at Surrey Brass.
- Read another biography of Bill Geldard
- Bill Geldard interview on BBC Radio in 2016
- MusicBrainz provides details of some of Bill's many compositions, collaborations and recordings.
- Some of Bill's published compositions and arrangements
- Some of his film music is mentioned on IMDB
- Hear Bill's oral history of Jazz in Britain
- Review Bill's history conducting Brass Bands
- Surrey Brass are proud to include this arrangement by Bill in our repertoire.
- A performance of Bill's arrangement of "Dark Eyes"
- As he moves into his 90s, Bill continues to lead and conduct many Big Bands in Surrey, including the Ember Big Band.