Addington are pleased to welcome Davey back to the fold. This time as the feature soloist in our annual Christmas Mission concert.
Born in Hull, East Yorkshire, David followed the family tradition by playing euphonium with the local Salvation Army Band. His musical journey continued, studying the euphonium for two years with the world renowned euphonium soloist Dr Robert Childs.
During this time David was offered the position of Principal Euphonium with the East Yorkshire Motor Services Band, conducted by Dr Childs, a position he held for seven years. David also played Solo Euphonium for the National Youth Band of Great Britain for two years.
Whilst in the UK David gained a wealth of experience playing with some of England’s top brass bands under the baton of the finest musical directors in Britain.
In January 1997 David was invited to New Zealand to play Principal Euphonium with Woolston Brass of Christchurch. David stayed with Woolston Brass for four years, before swapping the euphonium for the baton with his appointment as Musical Director of Addington Brass in 2000.
He has now however returned to playing and has come a full circle to rejoin the Woolston Brass Band as their principal euphonium.
Davey has selected challenging and entertaining music to showcase his skill on the euphonium, from soft and gentle to ????? well you will have to come along to hear it.
With Davey as the featured soloist, Addington performing Christmas favourites and a few other special guests this will be an entertaining evening.
As a bonus the proceeds are going to the Christchurch City Mission so come along and support the band and a fantastic charity.