Gavin Saynor

Gavin started playing brass at the age of 7 in the Deiniolen Youth Band. He moved to tuba at the age of 10, and started taking brass playing seriously following a lesson with Black Dyke legend Colin Aspinall. He quickly progressed to county groups and the North Wales Youth Orchestra. He became a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, leading the tuba section for several courses. During his school days Gavin won several prestigious awards for his playing and developed into an accomplished soloist as well as an ensemble player.

Dr Brett Baker

Dr. L. Brett Baker 

Englishman Brett Baker (B. 1973), is viewed internationally as a leading brass performer and educator. He is passionate about encouraging composers to write pioneering new repertoire being one of the most recorded brass soloists.

Katrina Marzella

Katrina Marzella was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1983 and has been the solo baritone player of Black Dyke Band since 2011. Katrina has travelled extensively across Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America as a soloist, adjudicator, conductor and teacher. She performs as a soloist regularly with Black Dyke Band in some of Europe’s most prestigious auditoriums and music festivals.