Published May 14th, 2021
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As Black Dyke prepares return to Queensbury there has been a new interesting timeline addition installed at the bandroom. 

“As you enter the bandroom Black Dyke has created an historical timeline, with interesting highlights from 1816 to the present day.”  Alison Childs. 

The timeline design has been illustrated by Netherlands master designer Gerard Klaucke.   Gerard has designed the majority of Black Dyke’s CD covers for the last 25 years.  Director of Music, Nicholas Childs commented “I highlighted some of the important facts throughout the band’s history including many of the greatest conductors from Alexander Owen to the longest serving conductor Arthur O.Pearce, the longest serving bandsman, Ernest Keeton and reflecting on some of the great soloists including Geoffrey Whitham and James Shepherd.” 

The timeline wall is a tribute to some of the greatest personalities that have graced the Queensbury bandroom, highlighting the first visit to the USA in 1906, to the Oscar and Grammy nominations in 1999, through to the Classic FM Charts No. 1 hit in 2020. 

The Black Dyke bandroom has become an historical heritage centre with the artefacts in the original bandroom, original manuscripts in the library and now, this new wall of fame. This will be a wonderful welcome to the musicians of Black Dyke for their first rehearsal later in June, when we can unleash the great sounds of a brass band without restrictions. 

Any supporters who would like to see the new Black Dyke “Triumph of Time” should contact Secretary John O’Brien on [email protected]