Musical Director David Woollam.

Retired Inspector Dave Woollam has had connections to Cheshire Constabulary spanning 47 years. 

He joined the Force as a Cadet back in 1978 and a thirty year career as a Police officer followed.  Dave retired as a Police Officer in 2010  but  continued in his role as Musical Director of the band and is now in his 14th year in the role.    

This was not however his first experience with Cheshire Police band. He first  joined the band as a player 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.  

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, including 7 visits abroad. Perhaps his greatest pleasure has been to see both of his sons playing with the band.

Always acutely aware of the fine footsteps he follows, especially the late great Charles Holt who led the  band for over 30 years, he is extremely proud to lead the band.