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Yorkshire, Brass Bands

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Date: 19 Jan 2022 [unknown]
Location: Yorkshire, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: Brass_Bands United Kingdom
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Black Dyke Mills Band

Black Dyke Mills Band in action https://open.spotify.com/track/3kv59HpPD3EBryU4TTKRoo?si=9e37ab2c0269454e

  • Black Dyke Band, formerly John Foster & Son Black Dyke Mills Band, is one of the oldest and best-known brass bands in the world. It originated as multiple community bands founded by John Foster at his family's textile mill in Queensbury, West Yorkshire in the mid-19th century. The ensemble has become prominent in competitive band championships and through recordings for film and television Wikipedia:Black_Dyke_Band

The heritage of the Black Dyke Mills band can be found on their website via their Heritage pages. "The following has been reproduced with kind permission of the committee of the Black Dyke Band" "Permission to reproduce the history of the Black Dyke Mills Brass Band from the website http://www.blackdykeband.co.uk/ given by email from the band secretary John B. O'Brien to Stephen Davies on 19 January 2022" Copy of the Email

Hello Stephen,

Thank you for your email and voicemail. I can confirm that the band would have no objection to you include a history of the band on your website as part of your wikitree project. The best place to access the history of the band would be through our website www.blackdykeband.co.uk and follow the links to our heritage pages. There have been a number of written histories of the band published over the years, the most recent being '150 Glorious Years' by Dr. Roy Newsome and 'Am Inside Story' by John Clay - both of these are now out of print but copies can be obtained every now and then on websites like Abebooks. There is a brand new book, which has just been published 'The Celebrated Black Dyke Mills Band - The Victorian Years' by David Hirst, this can be purchased from the online shop on the band website. Regarding previous names for the band, that is fairly straightforward as the name has been the same since it was founded in 1855. John Foster and Sons Black Dyke Mills Band - this was often shortened to Black Dyke Mills Band Since the closure of the mill in the 1990's and the loss of naming rights, the band has been know as. Black Dyke Band (1855) Ltd - shortened to - Black Dyke Band. On behalf of the band may I wish you luck with your project. Regards, John B. O'Brien Secretary Black Dyke Band


John Foster

Previous Musical Directors

Sir Harry Mortimer OBE, CBE (1902-1992)

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