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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 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 

Hobbies: Football 

Favourite food: Anything edible, especially green olives 

Favourite film: Central intelligence 

Favourite band piece: Hold that fort  

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