In 1989, under the enthusiastic and professional direction of Joy Bome MBE, a group of ten musicians formed the then ‘Wood B Band’, which late became Caprice. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and in October 2006, Joy handed over the baton to her son David, and joined the percussion section.
David is a born and bred Chelmsfordian. Coming from a musical family, he learnt the flute and piano at an early age. Many happy years of music making were made possible through the KEGS orchestra and also as a viola player in the Essex Youth Orchestra.
He studied for an Education degree at Kingston University, later becoming a teacher at the Cathedral School in Chelmsford, where he was heavily involved in local music both in the School and in the Cathedral, and as Chairman of the Schools Music Association.
As a founder member of Caprice, his life, like many others, has been dominated by the orchestra, which he fits around his day job as Headteacher of Copford Church of England Primary School and National Society Inspector of Church Schools.
David considers it a great privilege to be part of an organisation such as Caprice and with the musical experiences he has gained over many years very proudly took over the baton from his mother Joy in 2006.