Notley is a fellow and Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London.
He holds a Masters Degree from Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge
& Colchester and a Post Graduate teaching diploma.
he is bandmaster of the Soham Comrades Band (Championship section),
Fenland Music Centre Brass Band and Ely Training Band. He plays soprano
cornet with S.C.B., “The Young Ambassadors Brass Band of Great
Britain” (with which he has appeared as soloist all over Europe and
North America) and First trumpet with “The Sinfonia of Cambridge”
(Cambridge’s top orchestra!).
only took up playing the soprano cornet in 2001 after a long career as a
cornet and trumpet player. Since then all of his contest performances
have had glowing remarks from judges or www.4barsrest.com
website. 4barsrest reviews competitions and concerts in an unbiased and
has stated: “Soprano
David Notley impressed us again as he did at Pontins in the autumn. One
to watch, we think.” And: Some
excellent sop work throughout was the highlight for us of a
well-rounded show that had some moments of real quality about it.
David is a Former
assistant principal Cornet of 'The Black Dyke Band', 'Travelsphere'
(GUS), 'Brighouse and Rastrick', H&H Cougar (NZ) and was in 2001
principal Cornet of the 'Young Ambassadors Brass Band of Great Britain'
(soloist in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and
He has also been
principal cornet of Kew (Australia) & Matthews Norfolk Brass (UK).
David has recorded CDs
with B&R “On the bandstand”, Cambridge Co-op, Travelsphere
Holidays and Black Dyke “Façade” and Rock Bands including
“Swervedriver” and “The Music Men”
“The Music Men”( www.wearethemusicmen.com/history.html)
appeared on Australian national television regularly and sold thousands
of CDs. David also appeared on “Neighbours” in the brass
band behind Harold Bishop when Harold played the Tuba!
Winning many titles
and awards as a player and conductor all over the world, David has
appeared as soloist or conductor in Australia, New Zealand, Germany,
Netherlands, Belgium, France, Canada and USA. He has also been musical
director of cruise bands and has worked in the Caribbean and sung for
Because of having a
lung disease called “Sarcoidosis” and having damaged his jaw and
lower lip in a car crash in 1992 David has studied musculature,
embouchures and breathing and used his studies for the Dissertation
shown on this site. He is available to help others with problems in note
production, embouchure change and increasing range.
is currently a brass teacher working for Cambridgeshire County Council
“CIMA” teaching over 200 pupils in 17 schools.