Goff Richards (c. 1944 – 25 June 2011), was a prominent English brass band arranger and composer. He was born in Cornwall and studied at the Royal College of Music and Reading University. Between 1976 and 1989, he lectured in arranging and at Salford College of Technology. He was the musical director of the Chetham's Big Band for many years. In 1976, he was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd. He received a Doctorate from Salford University in 1990, after a career that had seen him lead the University Jazz Orchestra to the BBC Big Band of the Year title in 1989.
He died on 25 June 2011 in Cheshire, following an illness, at the age of 66.