Bill Schmidt is the principal tuba player with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and founding member of The Basement Brass Quintet. He also plays with the Chicago Brass Band, Indianapolis Brass Choir, Indiana Wind Symphony, and the Kokomo Park Band. Bill directs the Starry Knights, where he often plays the baritone saxophone, clarinet, and drum set, and is one of the assistant conductors of the Indianapolis Brass Choir.

Bill completed his master’s degree in music performance on tuba from Butler University in May 2009. He is an avid bike rider, completing the Hilly Hundred on several occasions, as well as other sponsored rides. He also enjoys finding new trails to explore with his wife Ellen.

MA, Butler University