Friday, 17 February 2017
Black Dyke Band announce the appointment of their ‘Young Composer in Residence’ for 2017. The successful candidate is Matthew Eden who is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under Dr. Laura Bowler.
Born in Derby in 1997 to a musical family, he began to study the piano at the age of 6, and started to experiment with composing his own music shortly afterward.
His first sizeable work came some years later at age 14 when he entered a composition competition launched by the City of Birmingham Brass Band. His piece “Fantasia f...
Friday, 20 January 2017
Black Dyke Band Heritage Explorer Arts Award
Black Dyke Band announces a further educational initiative in conjunction with their new Heritage Centre and announces the launch of the Arts Award Explorer.
Through Arts Awards, young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Over 90 children have now signed up with Black Dyke Band to work through the Explorer Arts Award which will be based ...
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Black Dyke is inviting applications to become their 'Young Composer in Association' for 2017.
The role will see the successful candidate work closely with and be mentored by Prof Peter Graham, their 2017 'Composer in Residence', which will culminate in providing the Yorkshire champion with a major new work to be performed later in the year.
Arts Council England
The opportunity forms part of the second year of a far-reaching 'Three Year Strategic Music Development Plan' for the band supported using public funding through the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and which has alread...
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
The Black Dyke Band are sad to announce the death of long serving ex-member John Slinger - full details in the link below:
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Black Dyke – free admission to open rehearsal at Dewsbury Town Hall
Black Dyke Band will again present an open rehearsal at Dewsbury Town Hall, this time for the National Championship test piece ‘The Journey of the Lone Wolf’ by Simon Dobson. The open rehearsal will start at 8pm on Wednesday 5th October.
Admission is free and doors open at 7.30pm
Please note the venue is Dewsbury Town Hall and not Morley Town Hall....
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Monday, 29 August 2016
Black Dyke Band is pleased to announce a partnership with one of Britain’s leading textile companies – Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd. of Guiseley, West Yorkshire. The company dates back to 1837 and has a fine tradition of cloth manufacturing, much like John Foster & Sons the original sponsors of the Black Dyke Band.
Secretary David Hirst stated “This is a fantastic pairing of elite Yorkshire brands, Black Dyke Band renown for the quality of our music and Abraham Moon & Sons for the quality of their cloth. The Band is looking forward to developing the relati...
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Following the exciting news that the Black Dyke Band is to develop a heritage centre in the Queensbury bandroom the band can announce that they have formed links with the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield.
Tolson Museum curator Frances Stonehouse is to act as professional advisor to The Black Dyke heritage collection. She has started a series of meetings with Andrew Tebbs (the band’s heritage consultant) to give advice and help formulate a conservation program for this valuable collection of brass band artefacts.
The Black Dyke collection is of major importance to the telling o...
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Join Professor Nicholas Childs and Professor Edward Gregson in a pre-concert talk prior to the Black Dyke Band performing at the Harrogate Festival on Sunday 10th July. The band will be premiering the Gregson 'Cornet Concerto' performed by soloist and principal cornet Richard Marshall.
The pre-concert talk will discuss the new work commissioned by Black Dyke Band with funds from the Arts Council of England and will commence at 18.30pm.
Monday, 6 June 2016