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

Glyn Bragg, one of the founding fathers of DCB, was appointed our first Honorary President in 2016 in recognition of his long-term commitment and ongoing support of the band. Glyn has had a distinguished musical career as a professional player, composer, arranger, conductor and BBC producer.

The Committee (as of October 2019)
Harriet Fishley (chair)
Cameron McCulloch (vice chair)
Fiona Ross (treasurer)
Susan Macfarlane (secretary)
Anneli Demberg (joint librarian)
Neil Harper (Making Music rep)
Fiona McLean (joint librarian)
Ruth Sinclair
Emma Wylie
Robert Baxter (MD ex officio)

The Band


Piccolo/Flute: Karen Clayton
Flute: David Brown, Carrie Dixon, Anne Dunbar, Ann Fairfull, Joan Gemmell, Margaret Isaacs, Mike MacMahon, 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, Helen McGougan, Fiona McLean, Monika Mihm Carmichael, Michele Muir, Sula O’Duffy, Ruth Sinclair, Fraser Thomson, Jan Winder, Fiona Wright
Alto Clarinet: David Broad
Bass Clarinet: Cameron McCulloch
Bassoon: John Carswell, Harriet Fishley, Andy Hunter, Lorraine Sherry, Jonathan Smithers
Soprano/Alto Saxophone: Jacqui McMahon
Alto Saxophone: Sharon MacDonald, Kerry Shaw
Tenor Saxophone: Alison Beattie, Jane Ireland
Baritone Saxophone: Bob Kennedy
Horn: Neil Harper, Maggie MacLean, Steven Millar, Fiona Ross, Colin Suckling
Trumpet/Cornet: Rowan Glegg, George Gourlay, Claire Hendry, Andrew McCafferty, Nicola McConnell, Megan Monkhouse, Charlotte Neilson, Euan Scott, Emma Wylie
Trombone: Anneli Demberg, Hazel Ferguson, Mia Glegg, Andrew MacDonald, Aaron Weidmann
Euphonium: Jordan Dosker, Sam Haouchine, David Welsh
Tuba:  Amanda Frew, 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

Band photo, Cairns Church, August 2018