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Black Dyke

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

January 15, 2021
Despite the restrictions and the weather there is still a little bit of fun to be had if you want to play together..


Black Dyke reach out to worldwide fans for Christmas

December 23, 2020
Queensbury band's virtual Christmas concert production has been enjoyed by Pondashers across the globe.


Black Dyke ready for festive entertainment

December 19, 2020
Black Dyke will host a special live streamed Christmas Concert on the 22nd December.


More star signings for Geneva as Steph Wilkins adds flugel presence

November 17, 2020
Black Dyke's new flugel star Stephanie Wilkins is signed up by Geneva Group as their latest Performance & Development Artist.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


Yorkshire Youth enjoy virtual get together

January 22 • The first virtual course of 2021 of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band was a great success — with another planned for March.


Calling all early morning risers...

January 22 • The swans at Ulley Country Park, Rotherham enjoy an early morning post horn call...


Duguid returns for second Regency era

January 22 • Alan Duguid returns to Regent Brass for a second time as Musical Director.


New President for PRS

January 21 • Award winning singer and composer Michelle Escoffrey has been appointed President of the PRS Members' Council.

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

The Marple Band

January 22 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.

Newstead Brass

January 18 • Due to impending motherhood, Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL CORNET to lead the band when rehearsals resume and to the planned section 1 national finals in September. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.

Newstead Brass

January 18 • Newstead Brass (Championship section 2021) require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section when rehearsals resume and to the section 1 national finals in September (should they go ahead) and beyond. Come and work with our esteemed MD, Jim Davies.

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger


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