Bill Holden is the Percussion Director at Klein High School. He is the coordinator of percussion activities at Doerre, Kleb, and Ulrich Intermediate Schools, which includes teaching the beginner classes, directing band sectionals, and percussion ensembles.
Bill served as Director of Percussion at Enrico Fermi High School for 9 years. At state contests, his students were consistently singled out for their superior technique and musicianship. In 2012, Bill moved to Texas to work with the Wakeland High School percussion section, as well as its feeder, Griffin Middle School. During his time with Wakeland, the band was a 4th-place finalist at the Texas State Marching Band Contest. At the Lone Star Classic Drumline Contest at Marcus High School, Wakeland placed 3rd in the marching division, receiving the award for most creative show, for which he was part of the design team.
Bill is a very active composer and arranger, having received commissions from bands and soloists throughout the northeastern United States, Texas, and the Netherlands. He has numerous marching, chamber, and concert arrangements to his credit.
Bill was a member of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, working with Colin McNutt, Iain Moyer, Neil Larrivee, and Tom Aungst. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA where he was a student of Frank Epstein. He also studied percussion with Will Hudgins, Keith Aleo, and Eduardo Leandro. He continued his studies in music education certification at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, studying composition with Dr. Charles Menoche.
When not teaching, Bill spends his time cheering for the Boston Red Sox.