From 1966-1969, Bill was a member of The US Army Band. Following his service, Bill became the Principal Percussionist of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras in 1971. After retiring from this position in 2010, Bill continues to teach and perform occasional clinics. "I've played Zildjians my entire career... they're the only serious choice! The new products are super, especially the Avedis, Kerope, K Constantinople, A thin & K Dark thin crashes! Actually, Zildjian has never made a cymbal that I didn't like; As Armand would say, 'there are no bad cymbals, just different ones'."