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Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band

Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19: Black Dyke Band

Professor Peter Graham - guest conductor
Simon Lindley - compère

Kaye - Queensbury Listen 
Glinka/Hargreaves - Russlan and Ludmilla Listen 
Eden - The American Boy
Featuring cornet soloist Richard Marshall 
Graham - Crimond Listen
Black Dyke Big Band Suite:
Traditional/Smith - Song of the Volga Boatmen Listen  
Douglas & Weiss/Fernie - What a Wonderful World Listen
Prima/Price​ - Sing Sing Sing Listen  
Graham - Meditation Listen  
Featuring soloists Richard Marshall and Brett Baker 
Graham - To Boldly Go Listen  


Heaton - Glory! Glory! 
Pryor - Thoughts of Love Listen  
Featuring trombone soloist Brett Baker
Newsome - Bass in the Ballroom Listen  
Featuring tuba soloist Gavin Saynor
Mantia/Childs​ - Endearing Young Charms Listen  
Featuring euphonium soloist Dan Thomas
Black Dyke at the Movies:​
Schrifrin/Fernie - Mission Impossible Listen  
Jones/Duncan - Soul Bossa Nova from Austin Powers Listen 
Stole, Roma & Plante/Richards - I Will Follow Him from Sister Act Listen 
Graham​ - Shine as the Light Listen 

Black Dyke Band won the 2018 Yorkshire Regional Championship, a title it has claimed 22 times. The band has always been at the forefront of brass band activity, making one of the earliest brass band recordings in 1904 and embarking on a five month tour of Canada and the United States in 1906. Black Dyke has over 350 recordings to its name and has provided background music for television and film. From its very earliest days Black Dyke Band has always encouraged young people to enjoy music at the highest level; in 2006, under the guidance of Nicholas Childs, the band formed the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band.

Scots-born Professor Peter Graham gained international recognition in 2002 within the band community as the first composer outside the USA to the win the American Bandmasters Association’s prestigious Ostwald Award for composition. Prior to that he had already made a signifcant impact on the British Brass Band scene both as arranger (working with luminaries including Karl Jenkins, soprano Lesley Garrett and percussionist Evelyn Glennie for whom he orchestrated and composed the GRAMMY® nominated album Refected in Brass) and via a series of outstanding compositions that first established his reputation. Graham taught for a significant number of years as Professor of Composition at the University of Salford, mentoring a generation of brass and wind composers. He is currently Creative Chair with the Black Dyke Band and editor at

This concert is part of the Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 series taking place at Morley Town Hall:
Saturday 9 March 2019 - Fairey Band
Saturday 6 April 2019 - Brighouse & Rastrick Band
Saturday 27 April 2019 - Rothwell Temperance Band

View the Leeds Best of Brass 2018/19 brochure online. 



Standard £14.50
Over 60s, under 18s/students/unwaged £12.50
(including booking fees)

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