Musical Director David Woollam.

Retired Inspector Dave Woollam has had connections to Cheshire Constabulary spanning 44 years. 

He joined the Force as a Cadet back in 1978 and a thirty year career as a Police officer followed. Although he retired as a Police Officer in 2010 he remained as the Musical Director of the band.   

He is now in his 13th year having been appointed as MD in May 2007. This was not however his first experience with Cheshire Police band. He actually joined as a player back in 1975 (whilst still at school!) spending 15 very happy years during which time he met his future wife Rachel (who incidentally still plays Principal Cornet with the band) . In 1990 he decided to move to the Roberts Bakery band where he spent another 15 equally happy and rewarding years, predominantly on Solo Euphonium. 

After moving on from Roberts he spent 2 years as Solo Euphonium with Warrington based Wire Brass after which he decided to retire from playing (or so he thought).  In 2017 he returned to playing as 2nd Euphonium with the Championship TCTC  band from Crewe.  Although now back "retired" from playing many lasting experiences were made, especially in 2019 when he performed in "Brassed Off" at the New Victoria Theatre.  

Always a committed musician Dave is extremely proud of the bands achievements. He  performs the dual role of band manager and musical director.  Since 2007 the band has steadily risen through the ranks, recorded two fine CDs and performed at hundreds of concerts and high profile events, but perhaps his greatest pleasure has been to see both of his sons playing with the band.

He is very aware of following in fine footsteps, especially the late great Charles Holt who led the  band for over 30 years.

In addition to the Police band Dave also led the Lions Youth Brass in 2000/2001