Born in Cornwall in 1944, David’s interest in music began with piano lessons and later playing cornet with his local town band. In 1960 he enlisted with his county regiment, The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry.
After 40 years of Army music, he retired in 1999 with the rank of Major. His military service culminated in the appointment of Director of Music, Coldstream Guards.
He is an active member of the Wind Band Association and participates regularly in workshops for this medium. He is a company director of a music publishing business and writes and arranges for the wind and brass band medium. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Rising Voices Wessex Choir and for three of those years the Deputy Conductor.
In February 2023 he was appointed Musical Director of the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir.
Sue is a freelance accompanist and pianist. After studying at the Royal College of Music, she worked for ILEA and Hampshire Music Service as a music co-ordinator. She now accompanies several choirs and soloists and leads the music worship at a variety of churches in the Wimborne area.