Black Dyke Band today head off to the British Open Championships in Birmingham. This is the 165th 'Open', although the band have not competed at every one of the contests, we have an unenviable record of wins and other prizes throughout the contests' history. Tonights rehearsal is at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham and we are looking forward to the challenge against the other competitors at the Symphony Hall tommorrow (Saturday) - wish us luck!
The Black Dyke Band are grateful to Sue and Roger Harvey for featuring the band in one of their window displays in their Halifax store. The display featured the bands logo and a number of antique and modern instruments. Many thanks on behalf of the band.
Harveys of Halifax
Visit our on-line shop - www.blackdykeshop.co.uk
The long awaited addition to our CD collection, Black Dyke Gold VI - OUT NOW!
Black Dyke Band – free admission to open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall
Black Dyke Band will again present an open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall, this time for the British Open Championship test piece ‘'Fraternity' by composer Thierry Deleruyelle. The rehearsal will start at 8pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017.
Admission is free and doors open at 7.30pm
Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014).
The long awaited addition to our CD collection, Black Dyke Gold VI, will be out shortly with an exciting playlist:
New Faces at Black Dyke
Black Dyke are delighted to welcome new faces into the Queensbury based band.
On Repiano is the young and extremely talented 17-year-old Adam Neild, a past principal cornet of the National Children’s Band, a member of the Junior School at the RNCM and Blue Coat School Oldham.
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.