David Richardson arrived at Birmingham Citadel in 1969 just in time for the Christmas carolling programme. He has held the position of Principal Eb Bass in Birmingham Citadel Band for many years. He originally comes from Stroud in Gloucestershire and is the son of Salvation Army officers.
David has performed throughout the UK abroad with the Birmingham Citadel Band and has even appeared on Television in the series Dalziel and Pascoe with a group of other BCB bandsmen. David is currently the Librarian for BCB.
David has been married to his wife Carole for 35 years in 2009 and has two sons, both of whom work in I.T.
Family: Wife (Carole), Sons (Marc and Scott)
Current Employment: Retired
Hobbies: Football (Birmingham City) and Caravanning
Favourite Food: Lots!.......especially a good Curry
Favourite Film: Not a regular film watcher but never forgotten The Killing Fields
Favourite Band Piece: Resurgam and Bill Himes’ All that I Am from the newer library
Edward Dixon was born into Birmingham Citadel Corps and progressed through the Junior Band. Edward spent a number of years playing Solo Horn in Birmingham Citadel Band before making a very successful transition onto Eb Bass.
Edward works in Social Services at the Salvation Army’s Hostel for Men in Birmingham as Centre Manager and is a member of Birmingham Citadel Songsters at the corps. Edward holds the position of Assistant Young People’s Sergeant Major.
Family: Wife (Rachel), Sons (Jonathan and Christian)
Current Employment: Salvation Army Hostel Centre Manager (William Booth Centre, Birmingham)
Hobbies: Watching Sport, Reading
Favourite Food: Chinese
Favourite Film: Depends on my Mood!
Favourite Band Piece: Too many.....so much great music!
Krystian joined Birmingham Citadel Band in 2016 having played in the Junior Band for a number of years.
He is currently studying sport at Birmingham City University.
Family: Mom Amanda, brothers Denison, Jacob and Dylan. Bert the cat and Sally the dog.
Current employment: sports student at Birmingham City University
Favourite food: Anything edible, especially green olives
Favourite film: Central intelligence
Favourite band piece: Hold that fort