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Steph Wilkins

Wilkins heads to Queensbury as new flugel

October 23, 2020
Former Fairey Band principal cornet Steph Wilkins will take over the flugel horn role at Black Dyke Band.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke announces Culture Recovery Fund projects

October 22, 2020
Black Dyke will target education, small ensemble repertoire and community engagement as the core ambitions of its recovery fund award.


Naxos delight at Rutter explosion of success

October 21, 2020
Naxos Recordings have told 4BR that the commercial success of Black Dyke's latest CD release shows that brass bands have the ability to appeal to critics and listeners alike.


Black Dyke claim top spot in Classical Music charts

October 17, 2020
Black Dyke's latest Naxos release reached number 1 in the Classical Music Charts as it continues to make worldwide impression on listeners.


Zoe Lovatt-Cooper steps down from Black Dyke

October 16, 2020
A new family addition brings a decade of Queensbury music making to an end for Black Dyke's star flugel player.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke receives emergency funding help

October 12, 2020
Yorkshire champion Black Dyke is to receive £76,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund to help sustain their future.


Black Dyke heads towards top of Classical Music charts with latest release

October 11, 2020
Black Dyke's latest CD release has propelled itself towards the very top of the official classical music charts after being featured as Album of the Week on the Classic fm radio station.


Classic fm feature new Black Dyke release as Album of the Week

October 06, 2020
The new CD release from Black Dyke Band performing works by the renowned English composer John Rutter is the CD Album of the week on the Classic fm radio station

Philip Wilby

Wilby and Black Dyke reach 30 year musical landmark

October 05, 2020
The musical collaboration between Prof Philip Wilby and Black Dyke Band reaches its 30th anniversary this month.


Dyke offer cash bonanza to supporters

September 25, 2020
You can now help support the world's most famous brass band and be in with a chance to win a fair old wedge of cash each week too...


Rath continue Black Dyke link

July 31, 2020
Michael Rath Trombones and Black Dyke maintain musical partnership.

Black Dyke

Fab Four in free recital mode for IBBSS

July 30, 2020
Black Dyke stars Richard Marshall, Zoe Lovatt-Cooper, Daniel Thomas and Brett Baker will be featured in recital mode at the forthcoming International Brass Band Summer School on-line course — and you can enjoy them in performance for free too.


Chair change at Black Dyke

July 28, 2020
David Allen, the backroom driving force behind Black Dyke has stepped down from his role as Chair of Trustees at Black Dyke to be replaced by Trevor Caffull.


New brass additions to Messiah

July 17, 2020
Darius Battiwalla adds a new brass band arrangement of the soprano aria 'How Beautiful Are the Feet' from Handel's 'Messiah', for future performances.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke becomes flagship Geneva partner band

July 16, 2020
Geneva announce major signing coup as Black Dyke becomes a Partner Band.

Gavin Saynor

Saynor becomes latest Geneva signing

July 07, 2020
The Black Dyke tuba star is the latest high profile player to become a Geneva Group Performance & Development Artist.


Geneva add a touch of ZLC stardust to their line-up

June 29, 2020
Zoe Lovatt-Cooper is the latest high profile brass band star to join the Geneva Group as a development and performance artist.


Geneva welcome Bates to the growing ranks

June 24, 2020
Black Dyke solo horn star Siobhan Bates is the latest high profile star to become a Geneva Performance & Development Artist.

Richard Marshall

5 minute masterclass with Richard Marshall

May 25, 2020
The Black Dyke principal cornet and Geneva Performance & Development Artist discusses practice motivation techniques

Daniel Thomas

5 minute masterclass with Daniel Thomas

May 05, 2020
The Black Dyke solo euphonium and Geneva artist Daniel Thomas provides us 5 tips for home practice during the current lockdown.


5 minute masterclass with Brett Baker

May 02, 2020
The Black Dyke Geneva artist gives tips on changing your practice regime to keep your lockdown practice interesting — and stop you doing anymore housework!

Daniel Thomas

Thomas adds to new profile

April 22, 2020
Black Dyke solo euphonium adds to his Geneva profile with the launch of his new website.

Daniel Thomas

Geneva adds Dan Thomas to star line-up

April 16, 2020
Black Dyke solo euphonium Dan Thomas becomes the latest Development & Performance Artist with the Geneva Group.

Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall becomes Geneva's latest signing

April 15, 2020
The principal cornet of Black Dyke has become a Development & Performance Artist with the Geneva Group.


Black Dyke look to add to the champion ranks

March 10, 2020
The newly crowned Yorkshire champion is looking for a new player to join the Queensbury ranks...


Foden's get ready for contest broadcast

October 29 • There is a great evening of wonderful solo and ensemble playing to savour on Friday as you can sit back and enjoy the finalists taking part in the Foden's online Solo & Ensemble contest.


You can't keep a good band down...not in Canada anyway

October 29 • A 10 piece group from the professional Hannaford Street Silver Band has made sure you can't keep great brass band music making down for long despite the restrictions...

Andrew Snell

Arrivals and departures at Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass

October 29 • New Zealand A Grade contenders welcome the experienced Andrew Snell as their new Musical Director.


New look to be announced for Conductors Association

October 29 • Russell Gray will announce the new name and the new objectives of the revamped National Association of Brass Band Conductors on the next BBE webinar presentation.

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,

Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


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