William "Bill" Boyd studied horn first with his father, John M. Boyd Sr., followed by Oren A. Henning. He received a BA in Music from the University of South Florida, where he studied horn with Ward O. Fern, followed by Ralph O. Froelich.
Bill has taught horn at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa, as well as several middle and high schools in the Tampa Bay area. Many of his students have gone on to perform and teach music professionally.
Bill has played with several orchestras in the Tampa area, a brass quintet, Ensemble de'Cors, a horn quartet, as well as the Sarasota Concert Band. He currently performs with the Cumberland County Community Band, the Cookeville Community Band, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass, the Clarion Brass Quintet, and the First Baptist Church of Cookeville orchestra.