Education Pack


Black Dyke Band announces a further educational initiative in conjunction with their new Heritage Centre and announces the launch of the Arts Award Explorer.

Through Arts Awards, young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Initially, over 90 children  signed up with Black Dyke Band to work through the Explorer Arts Award which is based around the history and heritage collection now housed in the Black Dyke band room.

Andrew Tebbs, Heritage Centre curator explained – “The Black Dyke Band is at the forefront of educational development for brass bands in the region, and are grateful to Tony Johnson and his team at Bradford Music Hub for their help and assistance in this project”.

Additionally, Black Dyke Band has also developed their own arts award education pack to assist each student to complete the required number of assignments and guide them through the assessment process. The pack can be downloaded free - follow the link below:



Download Black Dyke Band Explorer Arts Award Booklet

Anyone interested in further information about Black Dyke Band’s Arts Award initiative please contact David Hirst at

For further information visit the Arts Award website.


This new initiative has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.