Tim Ferrier (b. 1971) graduated from UNSW (Sydney Australia) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education. But rather than teach in the classroom chose the band room and has been conducting band programs in Sydney's north for just over 20 years. Tim has played French horn in bands since high school, but most notably the Australian Wind Orchestra in 1995. He is a foundation member of the North West Wind Ensemble - winner of numerous state and national band titles. He has been composing band music on and off for about 20 years but started selling as a self publisher in 2009. Since his first success writing for the Dickson's Music Yamaha Band Festival (Sydney's biggest band festival at the time), he has been commissioned to write a number of works for school bands by some of Sydney's most notable band directors. A number of his pieces have been chosen as test pieces for band festivals as well as three times being invited to be the composer for the North Shore Band Festival (2012, 2016 and 2019). Tim's piece 'Sci - Fi' was featured at the 2016 ANBOC conference in Sydney and the 2017 reading days at Engadine Music and ABODA Queensland. For the NSW State Band Championships 'In Pursuit Of Excellence' was chosen as the 2017 Junior B Grade test piece and for 2018 'Schafer's Old Time Dances' has been selected for the test piece list for Junior 'C' Grade.