Ian began his musical career aged 7 when he was introduced to the cornet by local Musician Lew Tiedeman, encouraged by his father, a highly competent Tenor Horn player, Ian progressed through the ranks of the Local Youth Band finally settling on the Solo Eb Bass position.


Ian is well known in the local area and has played with a number of bands throughout his career.  .

Ian's conducting career took hold in 1999 when he stepped in to take the reigns at the Ellesborough Silver Band.

In 2000 Ian was appointed the Director Music at the Marlow Town Band, in the past 20 years the band has grown in stature and quality under Ian's guidance and now boasts a membership of 38.

Ian's proudest moment conducting Marlow Band was the Joint Concert with soloists from the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, the memory of that evening will live long in the memory.


Ian has exciting plans for the future of the band with increased concert opportunities and an increasingly wider ranging repertoire