Meet the members -  here are our Main Orchestra members, and their backgrounds.

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David Watson

Musical Director


It all began for me in 1976 when I was asked to conduct the Harwich-based Pearl Foote Accordion Orchestra at a festival in Birmingham.  We were placed third, I was asked to stay on, and eventually we won the National Finals.  I have been involved in accordion orchestras ever since.

After I moved to Marlborough in 1978 I was a founder member of the Kennet Accordion Orchestra and then I became musical director of the Marlborough Accordion Orchestra which is featured on this website.