Cavanagh takes baritone role at Black Dyke

Michael Cavanagh becomes the new solo baritone players at Black Dyke

  Michael Cavanagh takes on the solo baritone role at Black Dyke

Black Dyke has acted swiftly to the news of the departure baritone star Katrina Marzella by announcing the signing of Michael Cavanagh from Brighouse & Rastrick.


The graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and member of the award winning A4 Brass Quartet told 4BR: "I'm delighted to be joining Black Dyke on solo baritone, following in the footsteps of two of my former teachers Peter Christian and Katrina Marzella.

It's an honour to fill a seat that's had so many 'greats' over the years and I'm looking forward to a highly enjoyable and successful tenure with the band. I'd also like to thank Brighouse & Rastrick for an enjoyable few months and wish them all the very best for the future."

Michael is an outstanding player and I'm sure will be a great asset to the bandProf Nicholas Childs

Outstanding player

Reflecting on the news of the latest addition to the Queensbury ranks, Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Childs told 4BR: "Michael is an outstanding player and I'm sure will be a great asset to the band.

We look forward to welcoming him at the beginning of the New Year after he honours his commitments with Brighouse & Rastrick."

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