Connor Lennon

Having graduated from Huddersfield University, Connor studied trumpet under the guidance of Opera North’s Mike Woodhead and soprano cornet underneath Phillip McCann. He clearly impressed at University, as Phillip signed Connor at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band in 2014 on the Soprano Cornet chair. He enjoyed a successful 4 years with the Band, having personally also won the Brian Evans Memorial Trophy at the British Open in 2017. Connor then joined the Brighouse and Rastrick Band for a year before joining Black Dyke in 2019.

Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall BA (Hons) LRSM


Quoted at the Black Dyke Brass Arts Festival, the internationally acclaimed maestro Elgar Howarth described Richard as “the most outstanding cornet player this country has ever produced.”

Professor Nicholas J. Childs DMA, MA, FLCM, ARCM (Hons)

Heralded as a leading figure in the worldwide brass community, Professor Nicholas Childs (DMA—Conducting, University of Salford) has rightfully achieved the highest international reputation as a performer, teacher-clinician, conductor, interpreter and advocate of new music, and producer of pacesetting recordings.  Initial success came as a euphonium soloist and partner with his talented brother, Dr.

Yorkshire Champions - Again!

Black Dyke retains its Regional title and leads the Yorkshire Pageant in Huddersfield as City of Bradford join them, Brighouse & Rastrick and Hammonds Saltaire in London. THe band are extremely pleased about the result and also congratulate Siobhan Bates (Solo Horn) and Daniel Thomas (Principlal Euphonioum) on their individual prizes for outstanding performance.

Championship Section:

Test Piece: 'Pageantry' — Herbert Howells

Adjudicators: Stephen Roberts and Sandy Smith

Yorkshire Area Contest - Open Rehearsal Morley Town Hall

Black Dyke Band will again present an open rehearsal at Morley Town Hall, this time for the Yorkshire Regional’s Test Piece ‘Pageantry’ by Herbert Howells.

The open rehearsal will commence at 7.45pm on Friday 3rd March and will feature performances of

‘Rhapsody in Brass’ (Dean Goffin) - Horbury Victoria Band (Duncan Beckley)

‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ (Philip Sparke) - Drighlington Band (Duncan Beckley)