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David Edward Mills

David Mills

A resident of Sunderland, David was originally from Long Eaton, Derbyshire. David moved to Sunderland  in order to study for his career in pharmacy. He worked as a Lecturer in Pharmacy at Sunderland Polytechnic, and after retiring  continues working as a locum pharmacist throughout Co. Durham.

David's musical career started as Assistant Organist at Central Methodist Church, Long Eaton, at age 19 years. After leaving Long Eaton to study, David was organist at a number of churches in Sunderland including Clockwell Street Methodist Church, St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Fulwell Methodist Church and since 1990 was the organist for West Park United Reformed Church, until its closure in 2014. Since the closure, David deputises at a number of churches in the Sunderland area.

In 1991, David took up playing the Euphonium and became a playing member of the orchestra from its formation, until 2005.

David was Chairman of the orchestra until 2005. Following a break of several years he was re-appointed Chairman in April 2010.

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