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Top troms at Dyke

Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst pick up the Black Dyke silverware.

Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst

 

Black Dyke’s annual awards were presented at the band’s final concert of the year at Huddersfield Town Hall, where the trombone duo of Brett Baker and Adrian Hirst claimed the much sought after Queensbury silverware.

Winners

The ‘Bandsman of the Year’ trophy, voted for by the players themselves, went to bass trombonist Adrian Hirst, who has just completed 21 years of service with the English National champion.

Meanwhile, the ‘Pondasher Trophy’ was presented to principal trombonist Brett Baker, who has held the position for 13 years and who is about to add a DMA Doctorate in Music at Salford University to his many achievements.

These are two wonderful musicians and great servants to the Black Dyke Band. The awards fully reflect their talent and commitment to the band during 2013Dr Nicholas Childs

Wonderful musicians

Black Dyke Director of Music Dr Nicholas Childs told 4BR: "These are two wonderful musicians and great servants to the Black Dyke Band. The awards fully reflect their talent and commitment to the band during 2013."



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