Bob Childs has
accepted the invitation to become Principal Guest Conductor at Black Dyke Band.
He will remain in
Wales for the time being but will travel to Yorkshire to rehearse the Band for
several concerts and help with imminent contest preparations.
Bob said, "I am
delighted with the invitation. The prospect of working with Nick and Black Dyke
is mouth-watering. I was a member of the band for ten very happy and successful
Nick is equally
excited by the appointment "it will be wonderful to be working with Bob
who brings immense experience and musical talent to enhance Black Dyke's
commented "When I first went to the
Black Dyke band room twenty-two years ago, Bob was the most awesome solo
euphonium player, and I composed my Concerto for him to play at that time.
Since then, working in his native South Wales, he has developed into one of the
most successful conductors at the world's greatest competitions, and to have
secured his services is a wonderful tribute to Black Dyke, who are currently at
the very top of their game.'
appearance conducting Black Dyke will be on the celebrated concert at Symphony Hall
the day after the British Open. Nick will conduct the massed bands of Black
Dyke and Cory on the same day.