Building for the Future

The Black Dyke Band is part of our National Heritage and during its long history has achieved an enviable reputation; with National as well as International fame. For almost 140 years Black Dyke was owned and financially supported by the textile company John Foster & Son plc of Queensbury.

In 1996 the association with the mill ceased when the Band became a registered charity; in recognition of this fact "MILLS" was dropped from the official name.

Following the formation of the Charity an appeal was launched with the dual purpose of purchasing the bandroom from John Foster & Son and to commence a refurbishment programme. The bandroom is now wholly owned by the Charity and due to the generosity of many individuals and organisations a programme of welcome improvements to the premises has been possible.

The continuing support of Friends, Patrons and Sponsors is deeply appreciated by all those connected with this world famous band. Our sincere thanks to you all.

Thank You

Donald Hanson