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Canning

Black Dyke open doors to Australian visitors

May 23, 2024
The global appeal of Black Dyke Band sees them welcome Canning City Brass to Queensbury.


BlackDyke Band

Black Dyke Festival Workshops

May 17, 2024
There is the opportunity to work alongside the stars of Black Dyke Band at their 'Brass Festival' Day in Huddersfield in June.


Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band festival details announced

April 30, 2024
The popular massed band event featuring the National Champion and friends has been announced.


Mike Cavanagh

Purcell appointment for Cavanagh

April 25, 2024
Mike Cavanagh has been appointed as the new Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion at the internationally acclaimed Purcell School.


Black Dyke Band

New tuba signing at Black Dyke Band

April 10, 2024
RNCM student Charlies Cresswell has joined the National champion


QUEENSBURY

Black Dyke Band reunited with Queensbury march

April 02, 2024
The original score to arguably the most famous signature march in the banding world has returned to its musical home.


Phil Goodwin

Goodwin takes final Queensbury bow

March 25, 2024
Phil Goodwin has stepped down as a player with Black Dyke Band after five decades helping build the foundations of their success.


Dykeand Hebden

Dyke joins forces for Area preview

February 24, 2024
Two defending Yorkshire champions will join forces for their Area preview.


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.


Charlie

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.


Braodbent

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

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.


Awards

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.




Amboise

Cross channel battles for French Open titles

May 23 • The Flowers Band will head to Amboise next month to regain the French Open title in the heart of the Loire Valley.


Texas

Texas quartet to provide day of British brass band tradition

May 23 • Four Texan brass bands will provide a day long celebration of the British brass band tradition this weekend.


bbca

Semi final line up announced for Conducting Competition

May 23 • 10 conductors will head to Eccles to battle for a place in the final of the BBCA Conducting Competition.


Canning

Black Dyke open doors to Australian visitors

May 23 • The global appeal of Black Dyke Band sees them welcome Canning City Brass to Queensbury.


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Thurlston Band

Sunday 2 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ


Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a SOLO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a REPIANO CORNET player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Olney Brass

May 23 • Friendly & ambitious 2nd section L&SC area brass band, based in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes) currently seeking a Eb BASS player to complete our line-up. We have a good variety of contests, concerts & community events throughout the year.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


               

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