About Brad

Heavy Metal
Brad performs school concerts
with the group Heavy Metal

Brad Howland holds the Principal Trombone chair of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in the past with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Palm Court Orchestra, and new music group Aventa Ensemble. He is a founding member of the Beacon Hill Brass, performing on both euphonium and trombone.

Brad worked as an income tax preparer for H&R Block, National Money Mart’s Income Tax Department, and Fladar & Greene Chartered Accountants before forming Howland Tax Services in 1992. Howland Tax Services prepares personal and corporate income tax returns for Canada and the United States. 30 years of collective experience in the field of income tax preparation, coupled with a sincere commitment to clients, has helped Howland Tax Services develop many long-lasting relationships. Brad is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia, Brad has taught on the faculties of the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Marrowstone Music Festival, and the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).

Beacon Hill Brass
Brad is a founding member of
the Beacon Hill Brass

Brad began publishing brass music in 1998 with the goal of helping musicians find great arrangements for their gigs. His brass music catalog now contains over 300 pieces.

Brad completed the W3School's JavaScript and HTML Developer Certification programs in 2009. He has built and currently maintains several web sites. His skill set includes an excellent knowledge of HTML, XHTML, and CSS, basic knowledge of JavaScript with the ability to modify existing scripts, ability to build a database-driven website using PHP and MySQL, installation of CGI/Perl programs, and use of Adobe Photoshop for graphics editing.