David Taylor has been a member of Birmingham Citadel Band since September 2005 when he came to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire with David Childs. He transferred to Birmingham Citadel from Norwich Citadel where his Step-Father was the Bandmaster.
David graduated in July 2009 and gained a Masters in Music from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011. He now works as the Head of Brass at Services for Education in Birmingham where he coordinates the brass teaching in schools across the second largest city in the UK.
David was appointed as Principal Euphonium of Birmingham Citadel Band in January 2008 and continues to develop as a fine Euphonium player with an ever-growing reputation. He has been the Principal Euphonium of the Household Troops Band and has held the same seat of the Territorial Music School’s “A” Band as well a guest principal with the German Staff Band. Outside of the Salvation Army, David has played principal with the Tredegar Town Band in major contests.
He is in great demand as a soloist and has recently featured with a number of the Salvation Army’s finest bands in this capacity. One particular highlight was his appearance as guest soloist in 2014 at the Hendon Highlights with Hendon SA Band under the baton of Dr Stephen Cobb.
Family: Wife (Delyth), Daughter (Rhiannon), Son (Thomas), Mum (Ann), Dad (Peter), Sisters (Hannah, Bethany, Sarah)
Current Employment: Teacher - Head of Brass at Birmingham Music Service
Hobbies: Football (Man. Utd.)
Favourite Food: Chinese
Favourite Film: Star Wars
Favourite Band Piece: Masquerade
Brillante (P. Graham)
Soloist: David Taylor
Craig joined the Birmingham Citadel Band in September 2012 when he came to Birmingham to study with David Childs at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Craig’s “home corps” is Luton.
Family: Wife (Gina), Son (Lennox), Mum, Stepdad (Dad), Sister
Hobbies: Football, Football Manager, FIFA.....and practice!!
Favourite Food: Burgers or Lasagne
Favourite Film: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises or The Lion King
Favourite Band Piece: Alderney