Mr. William Archamboult is an independent contractor relocating to Fort Worth, Texas in the Summer of 2021.
An active percussion performer and educator around the US since 1994, the fall of 2021 will bring a fourth season partnering with the award winning Aloha High School Marching Band located in the Portland, OR area, where William has resided for the past 15 years.
Previously, William served as the Percussion Arranger and Caption Head for The Century High School Marching Band, in Hillsboro Oregon from 2008-2015. He also served as the Program Coordinator for The Century HS Percussion Ensemble, establishing the group as a 5-time NWAPA medalist from 2009-2016.
In addition to teaching in the Portland area, William played weekly at Hope Fellowship Church and has performed with The Portland Trailblazers Drumline, 3rd Angle New Music Ensemble, and The Pacific Crest Wind Symphony.
William is a founding staff member of Portland's 2009 OC Indoor, and served the Oregon Crusaders D&BC organization as the Bass Drum Technician from 2009-2011. OC Indoor was awarded a WGI Independent A-Class Championship in 2009, an Open-Class Bronze in 2010, and became a World-Class Finalist in 2011. During these years of growth for the organization, The Oregon Crusaders Drum D&BC earned two Open Class Silver placements. The OC Bass Drum Ensemble earned a Gold Medal at the Drum Corps International Individual & Ensemble competition in 2010, and was honored to perform an encore at World Class Semifinals.
In his hometown of Sioux Falls, William has appeared with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He gained experience working along side the SDSO Principal Percussionist as the Visual Designer for the WGI PIO Finalist, Groove Pursuit from 2004-2006.
A proud alumnus of the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, William served as their Bass Drum Technician from 2003-2006.
He performed with the 1998 DCM I&E Champion Pioneer Bassline, returning to help the corps achieve their first Div. 1 Semi-Finalist berth in 1999, and the corps highest placement in 2000. Also in 2000, William was a member of the WGI Independent World Champion, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble.
In Milwaukee, WI where his first season in the activity began, William earned a WGI World-Class Bronze medal in 2001 with the Sacramento Freelancers - forever grateful for the opportunity to age out a veteran of that historic organization.