David Byles

David originates from West London, UK,   moving  to Manchester at an early age, and eventually to Southport .
A lifelong Salvationist, he has always been involved with music, learning the piano and brass instruments as a child.
Most of his compositions are for brass band, but also for piano; for xylophone; and for voices, and he is proud that his work is played, recorded and published in this country and overseas.
He studied music theory, composition, performance and conducting under Richard Evans, Darroll Barry and Arthur Butterworth to gain his B.A. Honours degree in Band Studies.
More recently, he has recorded a CD of piano music, and written and published a book of original Christmas poetry.
For many years he has been  principal  percussionist of Southport Citadel S. A. Band, has played with a Championship contesting band, and now enjoys the musical challenges of playing timpani and percussion in a symphony orchestra.


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