For almost 60 years, David has been active within the Brass Band Movement both as a player and as a conductor.
He started playing in 1958 at the age of 7 years. Receiving lessons from Hugh Parry and played at the top level of banding in the late 60s through to the late 70s with both Wingates Temperance, Besses o' th' Barn Band and various other bands.
He started conducting in 1978 and has since played with, and conducted, numerous bands of all levels throughout the United Kingdom.
He has a fine reputation, confirmed by 4barsrest as 'One of the finest conductors outside the Championship Section.'
In 2000 he founded and conducted the Cancer Research Band, which is made up of numerous very well-known and famous brass band personalities, playing concerts throughout the country and raising over £10k for the cause.
David is a very experienced adjudicator, both in choral music and brass band music and is an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.
He adjudicated at the 1999 and 2002 C.I.S.W.O. National Miners Championships at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool and in 2002 at the Rhyl Music Festival amongst numerous other adjudication commitments. More recently at the Butlins Championships, Leicester Contest and Pogson Bray Contest.
He regularly adjudicates throughout the country at many different Brass Band Contests, Choral Contests and Music Festivals.
David is the National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors and recently assisted in organizing the NABBC Conductors Competition.
David teaches brass and has had several students who have moved up to the highest sections of the Brass playing. He enjoys arranging music and is actively involved as Musical Director and Musical Advisor of several Amateur Operatic Societies.
He is a retired Police Officer and is an active Freemason.