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Black Dyke uniform

History shows that Black Dyke bottled it...

February 21, 2018
A fantastic replica uniform from the earliest days of the Black Dyke Band has come up with a colourful surprise thanks to Centre Stage Uniforms and some historical research...

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Black Dyke open up on Odyssey

February 20, 2018
Defending champion Black Dyke will hold their open rehearsal on 'Odyssey' ahead of their title defence in Huddersfield.

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Black Dyke to give world premiere at Lincoln

February 7, 2018
A new work by Paul Lovatt-Cooper reflecting on one of the most important battles of English history will be given a world premiere by Black Dyke Band in the heart of Lincoln.


Great response to Black Dyke workshop

February 2, 2018
There has already been a great response to the Black Dyke workshop day run by Market Rasen band at Lincoln Minster School in April — so be quick to sign up not to miss out.

Philip Wilby

Black Dyke seeks Young Composer to be mentored by Prof Philip Wilby in 2018

January 24, 2018
Black Dyke is offering the opportunity for a young composer to work alongside Prof Philip Wilby for a year to produce a major work for the Yorkshire band.

Donald HNSON

Black Dyke mourn loss of former President

January 20, 2018
Black Dyke has announced the death of Donald Hanson, the man who helped secure the future of the band following the demise of the John Foster & Son textile business.

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Black Dyke to premiere new works in medieval splendour

January 20, 2018
A successful 'Grants for the Arts Programme' award will see Market Rasen Band host Black Dyke and two world premieres at one of the great medieval cathedrals in England.

Adrian Hirst

Black Dyke delight at Hirst Christmas present

December 17, 2017
The return of bass trombonist Adrian Hirst has given Black Dyke the best banding Christmas present anyone could have hoped for.


Award winners receive Black Dyke accolades

December 15, 2017
David Smith, Martin Irwin and Alison Childs receive well deserved awards at the recent Black Dyke presentation dinner.

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Black Dyke stars to lead youth workshop in West Yorkshire

December 13, 2017
Star players from Black Dyke Band will lead free workshop tuition for school children in the heart of West Yorkshire next February.

Portraits of Tibshelf

Godley's cream given retrospective

December 10, 2017
The work of renowned i-pad artist Mik Godley has been given a retrospective by the influential East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network — including the innovative Portraits of Tibshelf project.

Peaky Blinders

Black Dyke stars play a perfect sneaky blinder

November 16, 2017
Players from Black Dyke could be seen performing in the opening sequence to the new series of the hit period drama Peaky Blinders.

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Black Dyke ready to enjoy sell out Japanese tour

October 30, 2017
Prof Nicholas Childs and Black Dyke are in Japan for what promises to be another amazing musical experience.

Edward Gregson

Edward Gregson nominated for British Composer Award

October 25, 2017
One of the most influential writers for the brass band medium has been nominated for a British Composer Award for his work, 'Four Etudes'.


Black Dyke sign new cornet duo

October 17, 2017
Black Dyke welcomes Jon Hammond and Adam Finch to their cornet section.

Lesley Garrett

Black Dyke signs up high profile heritage stars

September 29, 2017
Lesley Garrett, Ed Balls, Russ Abbott, Michael Eavis and Richard Morrison are the first batch of high profile personalities from the arts, business and politics to become heritage 'Pondashers'.

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Black Dyke to open Gallery doors in Ossett

September 28, 2017
The Yorkshire Champion will be showcasing its Gallery collection ahead of its appearance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Fraternal welcome for Dyke Open rehearsal

August 27, 2017
If you want to hear how the Yorkshire Champion is getting on with their British Open preparations then they have announced their open rehearsal time and date.


Irwin looks forward to high wire role at Dyke

August 11, 2017
Martin Irwin has just made his debut sop appearance at Black Dyke and is now looking forward to the major challenges of the Open and Nationals with his new instrument in hand.

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Operatic link for Dyke

August 8, 2017
Black Dyke set to make return to West Country for anniversary celebration

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger