David took over as our Musical Director in 2010. Woodhouse was the first brass band David ever played with, joining back in the 1980’s when still at school. David joined on Soprano cornet but quickly found his place with Bb Cornet and that remains his main instrument to this day. He had a spell playing with Killamarsh Band (sadly no longer in existence) then many years with Chapeltown Band when he spent several years as principal cornet with the band. He was with Chapeltown during the band’s spell in the Championship section – the top league of brass banding in this country.
He then took a backward step from banding to concentrate on other interests, but when the time was right for his son Daniel to join his first band, Woodhouse was the obvious choice. It was only a few months before David was invited (or press-ganged depending on how you look at it!) into the MD’s role.
Sadly David passed away in October 2017 and the band are currently looking to appoint a new conductor to continue the progress we were making under David’s leadership.