Chris learnt to play the trombone with Frome Town Band in Somerset. By the age of 18 he was training and conducting their junior band. There were spells with other bands in the area including Corsham Band and Sun Life(Stanshawe) Band of Bristol.
Always an amateur musician Chris’ banking career brought him to Bedfordshire in 1980 and since then he has been involved in local bands and orchestras as a trombonist and conductor. In 1993 Chris first became Musical Director of Ampthill Town Band. After a short break as the Musical Director of Heath Band, between 2005 and 2010, Chris returned to his present position at Ampthill Town Band.
Whilst participating in a contest in Bournemouth last year with Corsham Band Chris received an award for 50 years service to brass bands from the Wessex Brass Band Association.