Meet The Team

Simon Wheeler


Instrument Player - Bugle

Simon has been the Bandmaster of the Dorset Youth Marching Band since 1990, back when it was still the East Dorset Scout Band. He’s a powerful member of the bugle section and contributes a massive amount to the band.

Simon’s Leadership is an essential part of the success the band enjoys today.

Doug Fry

Assistant Band Master, Coach Driver

Instruments Played - Bass Bugle, Bugle, Bass Drum, Side Drum

Doug joined the band back when he was just four! He‘s one of the band’s most committed members, clearly showing his belief that organisations like DYMB can do something great for the youth of today.

He‘s played a few instruments throughout the years, pretty much all of them actually! These days you’ll mostly see Doug on the Bugle or Bass Drum, often after driving the coach to an event for us!

Geoff Stobbs

Bugler & Tresurer

Instrument Played - Bugle

Geoff is the bands treasurer and a valued member for DYMB.

Geoff puts alot of his stare time into helping the band and organising Moors Valley Run along side (Lewis - ‘Charlie Brown’)

He has been in band for over 15 years soif you need any advice or words of wisdom Geoff is the one to ask!

John Cooper

Management Committee Chairman, Administrator, Marshall

John is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and is DYMB’s Administrator. He is one of the bands most committed members and does a great deal for the Quarterjacks.

He ensures that members know where to be and what to bring at what time for each event and co-ordinates with the organisers of the events. As well as all he does for DYMB he is the Treasurer of the Poole Division of St John’s Ambulance.



Stuart started helping out the Quarterjacks after his daughters Hattie & Hermione Joined the band

You’ll find Stuart walking along side the band at a lot of events, as well as the trips to France and camps in Devon.

Craig Stanley

Drum Instructor

Instruments Played: Side Drum, Bass Drum

Craig joined DYMB when he was ten, starting on the bugle. After a year in the band, we discovered he was an avid drummer and he was promptly added to the drum section!

He gained banding experience over the years, combined with his experience with drumming outside of band and he was soon Lead Drummer. Craig spends his time teaching and instructing the Drum Section along side the Lead Drummer, Charlie. When out on parade, you can find Craig on either the Bass Drum or Side Drum.

If there‘s ever a question about anything percussion related, he’s the one to ask!

Nick Wheeler

Instruments Played: Bass Drum, Bass Bugle

Nick has been in the band for many years, back from his days in the Scouts. Nick plays the Bass Bugle and Bass Drum, applying his years of experience to both. When not playing, he can usually be found teaching or helping out the other Quarterjacks.

Nick’s always willing to step up and lead when needed!