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Ian Thomspon

Death of Ian Thompson

February 20, 2024
The death has been announced of Black Dyke Band trustee, vice-president and supporter Ian Thompson.

Richard Marshall

Italian job success for Marshall

February 16, 2024
Black Dyke Band's principal cornet player Richard Marshall has enjoyed a memorable visit to the Eternal City to link up with the Italian Brass Band.


Blues battle for Marshall

February 15, 2024
12 year old Charlie Burgess-Dawson will be challenging Richard Marshall to a 'Sugar Blues' battle at the first concert of the Yorkshire Brass Band Festival.

Brian Broadbent

Funeral details announced for the late Brian Broadbent

February 13, 2024
The funeral service for the former Black Dyke Band player and highly respected musician Brian Broadbent has been announced.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke adds a double to re-opening of Rochdale Town Hall

February 06, 2024
153 years after they played at its opening, the National Champion returns not once but twice to perform at the opening of multi-million pound refurbished Rochdale Town Hall.


Death of Brian Broadbent

January 20, 2024
The death has been announced of the hugely respected former player, conductor, teacher and adjudicator, Brian Broadbent.


Warburton takes solo trombone role at Black Dyke

January 12, 2024
Adam Warburton takes over the solo trombone role with the Queensbury National Champion.

Mike Cavanagh

Cavanagh to become dedicated baritone lead at RNCM

January 11, 2024
The growing demand for specialist baritone teaching sees the RNCM appoint Mike Cavanagh as its dedicated instrument tutor.

Black Duke

Black Dyke kicks off concert season in Morley

January 09, 2024
The National Champion heads to Morley Town Hall this weekend for their first concert of 2024.


2023 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2023
Black Dyke's superb release of the music of Peter Graham claims the CD of the Year honours

Black Dyke

Pondashers celebrate titles, awards and dedicated service

December 20, 2023
Black Dyke Band round off a memorable year by handing out their own awards in front of their supporters.

Black Dyke Band

Hirst dedication honoured on National homecoming to Queensbury

December 16, 2023
Adrian Hirst's 30 years of dedication and excellence was honoured at Black Dyke's recent concert in the heart of Queensbury.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke force their way into classical charts

November 22, 2023
The National Champion's latest release on the Naxos label has already made its mark on the Official Specialist Classical Music Charts — and is heading upwards...

Black Dyke

Childs strengthens Japanese connection

November 08, 2023
The Black Dyke Director of Music has just returned from a conducting visit to the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

new releases

New releases from National Champion

October 28, 2023
There is a brand new release and a box-set to enjoy from Black Dyke Band with an eagerly awaited CD on the horizon too.

Brett Baker

Baker renews media profile

October 13, 2023
There is a new look to Brett Baker musical profile...

Black Dyke

From Merano to Men and Mountains for Black Dyke

October 10, 2023
The Yorkshire Champion enjoyed an epic trip to the Merano Music Festival in Italy — with some mountainous challenges overcome on their way too.


Brass Gala Concert programmes revealed

September 01, 2023
Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall will see Black Dyke and Cory joined by the National Children's Band of Great Britain and the Services for Education Youth Brass Ensembles to provide the musical entertainment on a packed day.

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.

Black Dyke

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.

Black Dyke

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.

Black Dyke

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..

Black Dyke

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.

Ryan Anthony

Song for Hope released on Amazon Prime

February 22 • The inspirational story of the Ryan Anthony can now be enjoyed on Amazon Prime.

Symphony Hall

Concerns grow over drastic cuts to arts and culture sector in Birmingham

February 22 • Major arts and culture organisations in Birmingham face huge cuts as council looks to balance books.


Rooms4groups ready for Finals call

February 22 • If you qualify for Cheltenham or London over the next few weeks — then your first call should be to the hotel experts.

Morley March

Welcome muted support for Morley March & Hymn Tune contest

February 22 • Band Supplies Ltd is the latest business to offer practical musical support to one of the most popular march & hymn tune contests in the UK.

London Central Fellowship Band - The International Staff Band in Cambridge

Saturday 24 February • Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU

Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB

Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!

Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.

London Central Fellowship Band

February 16 • We are currently recruiting a back-row cornet player, a Solo Cornet player, a Tenor horn player and a percussionist.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


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