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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

John Lee

Lee leads support for Leukaemia charity concert

December 7 • John Lee will be joined by old Sheffield friends to help raise funds for Leukaemia UK.

Songs of the Angels

Derwent spread their musical wings for Christmas

December 7 • A new work from composer Matthew Eden will form part of the Christmas programmes of Derwent Brass.


Harper speaks triple Dutch

December 7 • Cory MD Philip Harper has been featured three times on the the 'Behind the Music' podcast with presenter Geert Jan Kroon.

Brassing Around

Stars out in force to support Elise keep Brassing Around

December 7 • Lots of star players will join forces to help the talented Elise Hale keep reporting on brass band events in 2024 and beyond...

Northop Silver Band - Christmas Concert with Kirsty Abbotts

Sunday 3 December • St Eurgain & St Peter, Church Road, Northop CH7 6BQ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Littleborough Band

Sunday 3 December • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Oldham OL3 7EW

Garforth Brass - Garforth Community Choir

Wednesday 6 December • St James the Great,. Manston,. Crossgates, . Leeds,. LS15 8JB LS15 8JB

Longridge Band - Christmas Concert

Saturday 9 December • Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. PR3 3WD

The Hepworth Band - Championship Brass & Voices for Christmas

Saturday 9 December • Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ

Long Melford Silver Band

December 7 • Long Melford Silver Band has vacancies for Eb and Bb basses. We are a friendly band based in south Suffolk under the leadership of Frankie Ayers undertaking a healthy number of engagements throughout the year.

Fulham Brass Band

December 7 • Bb Bass vacancy! We are looking for a talented and committed team player to complete our friendly Championship Band under the leadership of Musical Director, Sam Hairsine.

Thurcroft Welfare Band

December 7 • The band are seeking to appoint the following: Flugal Horn, Solo Trombone, Percussion - Tuned or Kit. The band recently finished in 2nd place at the Yorks Regional Championships. Thurcroft is a very welcoming and friendly band, with high aspirations

Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


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