Over many years Black Dyke has amassed an enormous amount of material showcasing the history and achievements of the Band. The eclectic nature of this collection provides an important record of the Band since its formation in 1855. The story told by our collection mirrors that of the people, the town and society from which the band emerged, and with which it still retains strong links.

In 2017 Black Dyke established a physical home for this archive material in the form of its Heritage Centre, which anyone can arrange to visit. In the Centre, visitors can see for themselves the history of the band in artefact, aural and visual form. To make this heritage as accessible as possible, it has always been the Band’s desire to have a Digital Archive to complement the physical presence in Queensberry.

Within these pages you can view, and listen to, a range of different materials. The collection  ranges from photos and certificates, through to manuscripts and famous recordings from the past. We hope you enjoy taking a journey through the heritage of our world-famous Band.

Three framed certificates British Open Brass Band Championships, 1972, 1973, 1974

Framed certificate for three consecutive wins of the British Open brass Band Championships, 1972, 1973, 1974. The contest held annually […]

Two photographic prints framed together showing the band at Niagara Falls, USA.

Framed photographic prints depicting two visits to Niagara Falls by the band, caption reads, ‘1906 Black Dyke Band at Niagara Falls 2000’ […]

Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune “Melita”)

Date of Production: 1940 Composer: Dykes Arranger: Pearce Conductor: A. O. Pearce Catalog Number: MR 3367 Label: EMI Format: 10″ […]


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