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Heritage Centre Opens July 2017

Black Dyke Band announce the long awaited opening of our Heritage Centre situated in the old bandroom at Sandbeds Queensbury BD13 1AB. Our official opening is on Thursday 13th July and is open for public viewing from 17.00 - 18.00. There is a celebration concert taking place in Holy Trinity Church, Queensbury at 19.30pm featuring Black Dyke Band. This concert is sold out.

 

New Exhibit

The Black Dyke Band are pleased that we have a new addition to our Heritage Collection. Through the generosity of one of the band's former members, Sandy Blair, we have now on loan an A90 class tuba dating back to 1899. What is significant about this instrument is the inscription on the bell of the tuba - "John Foster & Sons Queensbury" and the same instrument apperas on one of the band photographs in our heritage centre.

 

 

 

 

Black Dyke heritage comes to life

Black Dyke heritage comes to life

Black Dyke's ambitious Heritage Lottery Fund project is opened in Queensbury, as 160 years of history is celebrated in musical style. 

The opening of the Black Dyke Heritage Centre was marked with a concert in the Holy Trinity Church in the Yorkshire village of Queensbury, where the history and achievements of its world famous band was celebrated in musical style.

New Signage for our Heritage Centre

 

The Black Dyke Band Heritage Centre have now installed our new external signage to the front and side elevations of our historic 162 year old building. The new signage was part of our Heritage Lottery Grant and proudly displays the bands logo. Visitors can now be in no doubt that they have reached the home of one of the finest brass bands in the world.

Assist us in our Heritage Project and our quest to preserve our unique history by donating to our Just Giving page.

 

Fred Bower - Contest Medals discovered

Pictured: Fred Bower

 

 

A wonderful find by our archivist Andrew Tebbs and historian John Clay, are three contest medals presented to Fred Bower, one of Black Dyke Mills Bands' long serving members. Fred was part of the famous Queensbury Bower family who served the band for almost a century, with Phineas and Harry Bower both being bandmasters in the mid to late Victorian period, and Fred playing Solo Trombone, retiring in 1930.