Solo EEb Bass – David Minchin

IMG-0500As a youngster, David and his family travelled to Haverhill Youth and Silver Bands in the 1980s initially on cornet and moving on to tuba. As a teenager he was a member of the NYBBGB for a maximum number of courses becoming principal tuba player.

On leaving sixth form, David went to the RNCM, studying tuba, and composition. While in Manchester he played for Britannia, BT, Rothwell and guested for other top bands such as Black Dyke. As a composer, he has written many pieces for brass ensembles, wind bands and orchestras

After graduation he moved back to East Anglia to teach for the Cambridgeshire Instrumental Music Agency. For the past 20 or so years he has been associated mainly with Soham Comrades but has also conducted various bands in the area including Waterbeach Brass. He is a director of the Cambridge Holiday Orchestra and also plays for many local orchestras and plays trombone in a local big band, the Galaxy Big Band.

EEb Bass – Kevin Chapman


BBb Bass – Bob Bales


BBb Bass – Graham Patterson

grahamGraham began playing euphonium at an early age and moved to Eb bass in his late 20’s. Since then he has played with various top section bands including Enderby, GUS and Redbridge on Eb and Bb bass. This gave Graham the opportunity to play at the national finals and the Open on a number of occasions.