Dave served as a musician in the army for 25 years. During that time he went to Kneller Hall ( the army school of music) twice and spent most of his service time with the R.C.T Staff Band. For the last part of his service he was with the Burma Band of the Durham Light Infantry as W.O.1 Bandmaster.
Since leaving the army he has played with several bands (cornet) before taking over as conductor of Bagshot Concert Band in 2018.
He is also Bandmaster of the Home Guard Band, Stilton Branch.