Originally from Hamilton, Scotland, Derick joined the ISB as principal euphonium in 1976, maintaining that position to the present.
The first solo he performed with the band was Song of the Brother at Doncaster in 1976. Other notable occasions include; Silver Jubilee concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 1977, playing The Conqueror, The Salvation Army International Congress in 1978 at RAH, London (The Better World), The four staff bands concert at The Roy Thomson Hall, Canada in 1994 (Song of the Brother) and in 2011, the ISB120 celebration at RAH, London (Scottish Folk Variants).
In 1991 at the ISBs centenary concert at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon Derick was awarded Euphonium Player of the year by the the British Bandsman magazine.
Derick is a member of the Music Ministries Unit, working as a Music Training & Development specialist. Formerly a music teacher by profession, his formal music training was at King's College, London, gaining a Bmus (hons) & LTCL (Trinity College, London).
Derick worships at the Bexleyheath corps (South London), currently conducting the corps band.