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Black Dyke Band holds the highest rank in the worldwide brass band community. Critics have rightfully declared it to ‘stand alone’ in the history of brass bands. Black Dyke has continued to win significant competitions under its music director, Nicholas Childs, and in 2015 the band became European Champion Band for the 13th time—in 2014 the band, for the 30th time, was declared British Open Champions. The band has also been National Champion of Great Britain on 23 occasions. In 2009, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, it became Champion Band at the English National Championships.

Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world, with over 360 recordings and the number growing every year. Under Nicholas Childs, it has received multiple CD of the Year awards in the brass press. In 2007 Black Dyke was invited to take part in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The band has appeared in major concerts halls around the world from New York to Tokyo. Its performing and recording schedule can be considered among the busiest and most productive of any British brass band. The band logo of the stag’s head and Latin quotation are taken from the armorial bearings granted in 1857 to John Foster, founder of the band. The quotation translates to ‘Act Justly and Fear Nothing.’

For more information, visit www.blackdykeband.co.uk.

Black Dyke Band
Photo: John Sitrzaker

Role: Ensemble 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GRAHAM, P.: Metropolis 1927 / On the Shoulders of Giants / New York Movie (Black Dyke Band, N. Childs) Naxos
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Concerto, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
RUTTER, J.: Anthems, Hymns and Gloria for Brass Band (Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Black Dyke Band, N. Childs, Battiwalla) Naxos
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Choral - Sacred
Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Film and TV Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
WILBY, P.: Breathless Alleluia (A) / Paganini Variations / Symphonic Variations on Amazing Grace / Euphonium Concerto (Black Dyke Band) Naxos
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Vocal, Concerto

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