robt7Musical Director: Robert Baxter

Robert Baxter has conducted the band since 2000. He began his musical career playing trumpet in local bands including DCB and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Since graduating from the RSAMD in 1988, he has worked with all of the professional orchestras in Scotland, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the RSNO, and the orchestra of Scottish Ballet. He has also played with the New London Consort, the Goldberg Ensemble, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Orchestra. Robert works regularly with NYOS and the West of Scotland Schools Orchestra and is also conductor of the Helensburgh Orchestral Society and Dunbartonshire Wind Ensemble.


michelle-mccabeAssociate Conductor:  Michelle McCabe

Michelle McCabe studied at the RCS, graduating with BA(Hons)and a PG(Orchestral Performance) then went on to study Chamber Music at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada with her award winning Quartet, Just Flutes. Since 2004 Michelle has played Sub-Principal Flute with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, as well as working with other professional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the RSNO, Scottish Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Auricle Ensemble and the Scottish Flute Trio. Michelle coaches the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland and West of Scotland Independent Schools Orchestra. She was appointed DCB Associate Conductor in 2015.



Honorary President: Glyn Bragg


The Committee

David Broad (chair)
Andrew McCafferty (vice-chair)
Fiona Ross (treasurer)
Harriet Fishley (secretary/librarian)
Jane Ireland (librarian)
Bob Kennedy
Cameron McCulloch
Kerry Shaw
Nicola McConnell
David Brown
Robert Baxter (MD ex officio)


The Band


Piccolo/Flute: Karen Clayton
Flute: David Brown, Carrie Dixon, Anne Dunbar, Joan Gemmel, Louise Muir, Sue Scordia
Oboe: Alison McCree, Michele Newall
Oboe/Cor Anglais: Alan Cooper
E Flat Clarinet: Laura Hunter
Clarinet: Moyra Hawthorn, Brian Lees, Susan MacFarlane, Fiona McLean, Monika Mihm Carmichael, Michele Muir, Sula O’Duffy, Rachel Percival, Ruth Sinclair, Fraser Thomson, Jan Winder
Clarinet/Tenor Sax: Jane Ireland
Alto Clarinet: David Broad
Bass Clarinet: Harriet Fishley, Cameron McCulloch
Bassoon: Lorraine Sherry, Jonathan Smithers
Soprano/Alto Saxophone: Jacqui McMahon
Alto Saxophone: Orane Frachisse, Sharon McKay, Kerry Shaw
Tenor Saxophone: Alison Beattie, Andy McGeoch, Sharon Singer
Baritone Saxophone: Bob Kennedy
Horn: Neil Harper, Murdo McCreadie, Steven Millar, Fiona Ross, Colin Suckling
Trumpet/Cornet: Angus Friel, George Gourlay, Claire Hendry, Andrew McCafferty, Nicola McConnell, Megan Monkhouse, Linnie Sedgwick, Emma Wylie
Trombone: Anneli Demberg, Hazel Ferguson, Andrew MacDonald, Niamh O’Donnell, Aaron Weidmann
Euphonium: David Welsh
Tuba: Douglas Scott
Bass Guitar: Julian Fosh
Percussion: Heather Brown, Paul Gavienas, Alan Hunter, David MacDonald, Scott Vassie

Honorary Life Members: Arthur Main


Design: Kerry Shaw
Website photos: Rob Cunningham, Elaine Ellen, Michael Andrew & band members
Technical wizardry: Alan Cooper, Ben Cooper

Making Music Rep: Neil Harper
DCB Trustees: Jill Bolling, Alan Cooper, Colin Suckling, John Waller, David Welsh