Dartford Concert Band

Meet the Band


Ian Harby - Musical Director - Ian was Co-Principal clarinet in the Band of the Welsh Guards, where he learnt much of the music we play.  He is now a successful local Concert Leader and Teacher, and also runs Windmail, who are commercial distributors of Wind Band music.  


Don Valentine - Secretary - Don has had a successful career with the Wellcome Foundation and Logica.  He writes the Band's begging letters and now combines this with teaching at Bexley College and repairing brass instruments. 
Here he is with a Tenor Horn.


Other members of the brass section - From left to right meet the horns: Derek Limer, Don, John Stewart and Ted Holt. Beyond them are the trumpets:


Again from left to right: Marcus Callaway (just visible but also captured in the shot above), Chris Dockerell, Graham Street and Brian Tissington.



And here's a nice pair of trombones: 
Fred Smith and John Parker: 





Here are some of our clarinets - from right to left - Julia Herod, Vicky Carter, Gillian Packham and Alison Mansfield.  Currently omitted, sadly, are Petrina Stockburn and Barry Wade.  But they're in good company as plenty of other players have not yet been featured either.