In 2003 he became conductor of both the Fanfare Orchestra of Sleidinge 'Iever en Eendracht' and the Friday Night Blasters big band in Maldegem. While his job at the 'Kunsthumaniora' was growing since he also took up teaching chamber music lessons, he attended the conservatoire of Ghent to take lessons from the famous Belgian composer Dirk Brossé. In 2006, shortly after the death of his father, Wim was awarded the prestigious ''Gouden Klaproos' for his merit in the Fanfare and Wind band genre. Little did he suspect that his dedication to the small secondary school of arts in Ghent was the beginning of a career shift that would change his entire life: in 2007 he would become the principal of this - until then - very small institute. He divorced his first wife in 2008 and moved to Sleidinge, just 15 minutes away from Ghent. In 2010 he married Veerle Ranschaert, land-surveyor and tenor horn player in his fanfare orchestra, thus becoming stepfather to Maarten and Hanne. His second marriage has proven unmistakably crucial to an important, interesting shift in Wim's composing career, providing inspiration, time and the long sought peace of mind. Hanne, who is a passionate dancer, attended school together with her stepbrother Robrecht at the 'MUDA Atheneum voor Podiumkunsten', the erstwhile small arts school transformed by its artistic director Wim Lasoen into a renowned arts centre and the largest and most successful school of its kind in Belgium.
In 2017 Wim enters into a solid cooperation with The Black Men, a quality coverband in his region end real crown-puller. At first he writes 4- and 5-part arrangements for the horn section in which he plays second trumpet and flugelhorn, but soon giant succes is made with "The Black Orchestra Project", in which the band performs together with the full Fanfare Orchestra of Sleidinge in a kind of proms night formula. In this playlist: Springsteen, Coldplay, Triggerfinger, Marco Borsato, Royal Blood, Oasis, Arcade Fire, Stereophonics, .... A few months later "The Black Orchestra Gold Edition" follows, a performance with the singers of The Black Men accompanied by the orchestra and special guest player Hans Bossuyt on trumpet. This concert hall show focusses on latin music, evergreens, 'kleinkunst' and jazz-pop.
Early 2018 Wim decides to quit his job as MUDA director in favour of creativity and afresh focus on stage performances, arranging and composing.