David began playing in 1973 under the tuition of Frank Brennan. He found his forte playing the euphonium and competed in his first contest with Irvine Silver.
After studies he began teaching brass in Annan and Dumfries, and 28 years on is now the Head of Instrumental Instruction in Dumfries & Galloway.
During his playing years David has performed with Newmilms and Galston, Stoneywood and more recently Dalmellington Band.
In 1981 he began conducting Annan Academy Brass Band which changed to a wind band in 1998 and continues to lead them today, and for the past eight years has led Dumfries & Galloway Youth Band. David has been the conductor of Annan Town Band since 1990 seeing the band rise over the following ten years from a non-contesting outfit to our contesting peak as 4th placed band in the 1st Section, 2000.
Oddly enough, 10 years on from then sees our return to the 1st Section, and hopefully 4th or better!