Broden Ford is a percussionist, percussion teacher, adjudicator and conductor from Melbourne, Victoria.
Broden has made a name for himself as one of Australia’s premier brass band percussionists, having previously spent eight years as the principal percussionist of Kew Band Melbourne (2005-12) and now in his fifth year as principal percussionist at Box Hill City Band (2013-present). His performances have resulted in Broden’s selection in the inaugural National Australia Brass in 2008, progressing to the position of principal percussionist in 2013 and taking on the role of Head Percussion Tutor with the National Australia Brass Youth Band (2014-present). In 2015, Broden was selected as principal percussionist for the inaugural season of Victoria Brass.
Broden was the chief percussion adjudicator at the 2016 Australian National Band Championships in Gawler, SA, adjudicating all percussion categories for both the Junior and Open Percussion Championship.
As a conductor, Broden has directed Box Hill City Band’s training program, Box Hill Academy Brass (2013 & 2015), and later established their ‘feeder’ band, Whitehorse Brass (2015-present). In August 2015, Broden accepted an invitation to be the musical director at the City of Traralgon Band, and has conducted them in numerous high profile performances and competition wins, including winning the 2016 Victorian State Championships. Broden also teaches the percussionists at the City of Traralgon Training and Development Program. In 2017, Broden established the Box Hill Academy of Percussion, which aims to educate, develop and inspire the next generation of percussionists in the Whitehorse Community.
Broden is currently employed by Wesley College (Glen Waverley campus), Avila College and St. Bernard’s College as a percussion and drum kit teacher, ensemble tutor and conductor.