Ben Richeton calls time at Black Dyke

Benjamin Richeton leaves the band after four rewarding years, with European, British Open and National Championship successes, fantastic tours to New York, Japan, Switzerland and not forgetting The Glastonbury Festival!

Benjamin commented, "I feel honoured to have been a part of this iconic institution. The standard and dedication from everyone at Black Dyke is second to none, and many of those memories will stay with me forever. I wish my friends and colleagues the very best and I look forward to the next chapter – which starts with adjudication training and an upcoming recording project for charity."

Black Dyke's Music Director Nicholas Childs commented "Myself and the band would like to place on record our thanks to Benjamin, a fine player and friends forever."

Benjamin's final concert will be at Queensbury on 13th July.