David Lonsdale - Euphonium
David started with Ripon City Band over forty years ago on Second Baritone. He played until he was sixteen by which time he was playing Solo Horn.
At sixteen he joined the army as a bandsman and played with the King's Regiment for around four years and then the Coldstream Guards for another four years, having now moved onto French Horn.
He returned to Ripon in 1992 on cornet and progressed to Solo Cornet. Having not had enough diversity(!) he then moved to Euphonium and has now played this for about ten years and thoroughly enjoys it. His favourite pieces are Festive Overture and Deep Harmony.