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About Bill Simon

Bill Simon has taught band and arranged music for 35 years. During the past 35 years, he has taught band at several Wisconsin schools, including: Medford High School, Alma Area Schools, and all of the Eau Claire middle schools. In 1994 he began Power of the Winds Publications. Since that time Bill's music has been chosen for both the concert band and ensemble recommended music lists by WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association). His beginning band method series, “Power of the Winds,” is used by many schools in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Guam (yes, Guam.)

Bill has given presentations on teaching beginning band and middle school band at the state and regional levels. He has studied arranging with Dominic Spera, Ron Keezer, Ivar Lunde and Michael Cunningham and has received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.