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Black Dyke

Percussion team drives Black Dyke plaudits

May 31, 2023
The percussion team at Black Dyke is winning a new cohort of Pondasher fans — and is looking for someone to join their ranks.


Black Dyke open up ahead of Malmo

April 28, 2023
You can get to hear the Queensbury band as they put the final touches to their European Championship title preparations.

Adam Bokaris

Bokaris takes euphonium role at Black Dyke Band

March 14, 2023
The Yorkshire Champion acts swiftly to sign Adam Bokaris as their new solo euphonium.

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Radio3 features for Yorkshire Champion

March 10, 2023
The newly crowned Yorkshire Champion and MD Prof Nicholas Childs will be featured in Afternoon Concert mode on BBC Radio3 next week.

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Thomas farewell from Black Dyke

March 08, 2023
The Yorkshire Area victory marked the final performance of Daniel Thomas with Black Dyke Band as he moves to take up new work role.

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Black Dyke looking to claim fourth place...

March 03, 2023
Black Dyke will surely be delighted if they claim fourth place at the Yorkshire Regional Championships this weekend..

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Black Dyke on red alert ahead of title defence

February 25, 2023
The defending Yorkshire champion will showcase its title preparations on 'Red Priest' ahead of its appearance at Huddersfield.


Spotlight features at Black Dyke Brass Festival

February 21, 2023
There is the chance to enjoy some spotlight tuition at the Black Dyke Brass Festival in Huddersfield in June.

red herring

Black Dyke and the Whit Friday red herring...

February 14, 2023
A question about the famous Queensbury band with a touch of musical misdirection didn't catch a contestant out on Radio 4's 'Counterpoint' quiz programme...

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Trombone Spotlight at Black Dyke Band Festival

February 03, 2023
The Queensbury Band trombone team will be on hand in Huddersfield for the Black Dyke Band Festival — so why not join them...

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Black Dyke Band's RNCM performance on Radio 3

February 01, 2023
The Black Dyke Band's RNCM Brass Band Festival concert will be featured on BBC Radio 3 this evening.

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Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26, 2023
The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


Black Dyke to start concert year in Morley

January 04, 2023
Black Dyke Band will kick start their 2023 concert year with an appearance at the 'Leeds Best of Brass' series.


Routley joins Denis Wick

January 04, 2023
The hugely respected Black Dyke Band tuba star becomes Denis Wick's latest Performance Artist.

Brass attractions

Gold standard attractions at Symphony Hall and Town Hall in 2023

January 02, 2023
Black Dyke, Cory, WFEL, Mnozil Brass, Fairey & Wallace Gromit and more to come as B:Music adds to its line-up of brass entertainment in 2023.

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Black Dyke boosts funds for local causes

December 17, 2022
The Yorkshire champion recently helped to boost the funds of some great local causes — including the Whit Friday contest in Denshaw.

Redhills Youth

Black Dyke stars inspire Redhills Youth

December 09, 2022
There was plenty of inspiration on hand at Sage Gateshead as Black Dyke stars provide workshops for Redbhills Youth Band players.


Death of Geoffrey Whiteley

November 29, 2022
The death has been announced of former Black Dyke Band player and administrator Geoffrey Whiteley.

Black Dyke

Sage stuffing of great music...

November 23, 2022
A festive mixture of star euphonium players, Black Dyke and friends and a special plum pudding from PLC is on offer at Sage Gateshead on 4th December.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke awards for Hand and Binns

November 17, 2022
The Queensbury band's main annual awards are presented to Gareth Hand and Stephanie Binns.


Three tenors recalled for Black Dyke festive performance at Sage

November 09, 2022
The brass band world's version of the famous World Cup 'Three Tenors' will be showcasing their talents at Sage Gateshead with Black Dyke this December.


Christmas Sage and union for Black Dyke

October 27, 2022
Black Dyke will team up with NASUWT Riverside and Reg Vardy Bands for a special festive concert at the iconic Sage Gateshead in December.

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Black Dyke to provide Hyperlink preview

October 07, 2022
The Yorkshire champion will showcase their Royal Albert Hall preparations.

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Black Dyke to showcase World Rejoicing Open preperation

August 31, 2022
The Queensbury band will host an open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall on Wednesday 7th September.

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Black Dyke provides Cathedral setting for latest Wobplay release

August 20, 2022
The Yorkshire Champion has been recorded in concert mode at Manchester Cathedral for the latest addition to the wobplay broadcasting platform.

Black Dyke

Percussion team drives Black Dyke plaudits

May 31 • The percussion team at Black Dyke is winning a new cohort of Pondasher fans — and is looking for someone to join their ranks.

British Open

Book your place in comfort for the British Open

May 31 • The rooms4groups accommodation specialists have plenty of great deals for bands and their supporters for this year's British Open in Birmingham.

Band Supplies

Band Supplies early Summer deals

May 31 • There are some great deals to be bagged in time for the Summer from Band Supplies.


Top 10 success for Welsh youngsters

May 31 • The talented young Band Ysgol Bontnewydd ensemble has won the Urdd National Eisteddfod title for a record 10th time.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Tanunda Town Band

Wednesday 31 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 2 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Tintwistle Band

May 31 • Friendly 2nd section Northwest brass band have seats available for 2ndEuphonium, Baritone (seat negotiable), 2nd Horn and tuned percussion, rehearsals are 8 to 10pm Monday and Thursday, all seats required for summer concerts and beyond.

VBS Poynton Brass Band

May 31 • VBS Poynton Band. 2nd section; North West seek Basses and Trombone players. Currently rehearsing once a week (Thurs. 8-10pm). Fantastic opportunity to join the band and help move it forwards.

Longridge Band

May 30 • The Longridge Band require percussionists to join our friendly, hard-working band. We rehearse Wednesdays and Fridays in our own band room. We have a healthy balance of well attended local concerts and competitions planned for this year.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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