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!
On a glorious summers day last Saturday (July 8th) the Black Dyke Band were pleased to be in attendance at the wedding of Ben Wright and Sumayah Refaat. Ben plays 2nd Baritone with the band and Sumayah has been part of our merchandise team for several years. We wish the couple much joy and happiness.
A new addition to our Heritage Collection was greatly received from one of our ex-players Sandy Blair. Sandy played with the band in 1984-6 on Eb Tuba and began collecting antique tubas as a hobby. Fortunately, Sandy discovered an old silver plate tuba with the inscription "John Foster & Sons Ltd Queensbury", restored it and has loaned the instrument to our Heritage Collection and is now displayed in the centre.
The Promenade Concerts are designed bring the works of art music to a wide audience with their concerts was always a central task of the old Austrian wind and brass music. The Innsbruck Promenade concerts continue this tradition in a contemporary form.
Information will be released shortly
After several months of intensive work the Black Dyke Band is pleased to announce the launch of our new dedicated website for the Black Dyke Band heritage collection. The new site features artefacts, memorabilia and vintage recordings from 1903 onwards. Visit our Heritage website and become one of our valued supporters.
As early Sunday morning pick-me-ups go at Glastonbury, the sound of Black Dyke at full throttle belting out hits from David Bowie and Status Quo to John Barry, Kurt Weil and Simon Dobson takes some beating.
No wonder Ed Balls, the former Labour Party Shadow Chancellor turned everyone’s favourite ‘Strictly’ comedy Fred Astaire, called the Queensbury band his ‘set of the festival’ for their ‘musical brilliance, passion and delight to be invited’ in his 'experience' article in The Guardian newspaper.
Performance commences 2.00pm