David comes from Middlesbrough, and started his musical
career as a tenor horn player with the Cargo Fleet Steelworks Band in
In 1970 he joined the Band of HM Life Guards as a French
horn & cello player, studying at The Royal Military School of Music,
Kneller Hall, and also at The Royal Academy of Music.
He has played in many ceremonial occasions including
Trooping the Colour.
On leaving the Army he became a police officer in the
mounted section of the Northumbria Police Force, for ten years.
He is now a peripatetic music teacher working for three
local authorities, and has been the
Musical Director for the Newcastle Concert Band for over
Having played French horn in the orchestra on numerous
occasions, David took over as Musical Director and Principal Conductor
in July 2018.
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