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.
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.