David Heiland – Solo Cornet
David started playing through school lessons at the age of 8 and his banding career began at 10 with Stannington Brass Band, where he stayed for 9 years before moving to the south coast.
Once settled he joined Cantium Brass for a short time before moving across to Snowdon Colliery. It was here David first started playing Soprano cornet. 2010 saw a move back to Yorkshire and on to front row with Dronfield.
A successful few years followed this with a few different bands while he looked for the perfect match. After Dronfield periods at Barnsley Brass, Ireland Colliery, Oughtibridge and then Worsborough brought much achievement on the contest stage including 5 trips to the National Finals over 7 years.
Looking for a new challenge David moved to Strata in April 2018 and looking forward to a first time competing at Championship level.
Favourite piece, Music for a Legacy Stephen Pondsford