After making one of the earliest Brass Band recordings in 1904, the Band embarked on a five-month tour of Canada and the United States in 1906. It played in over 200 concerts and travelled over 13,000 miles – an extraordinary achievement for the time.

October 1993 saw Black Dyke Band make a historic appearance as the first British Brass Band to perform at the Carnegie Hall, New York. In October 1994, they became the first Brass Band ever to perform at The Royal College of Music. They have subsequently appeared as guests of the LSO Brass ensemble at the Barbican, performed composer masterclass sessions for The Society of Promotion for New Music and have appeared before Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the band has toured many different countries, including Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium, Sierra Leone, and Spain, returning to Canada in 1972. In 1988 the Band took part in the Bi-centennial Celebrations in Australia; they also had a sell-out tour in Japan. As well as returning to Wiesbaden in Germany to play at the Rheingau Music Festival the band have had successful concert and masterclass tours in Denmark, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

In August 2007, the Band were invited to participate in the BBC Promenade Concerts held in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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