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

The band is well-known for recording the soundtrack to the BBC gardening makeover series Ground Force in 1997, and appeared in the Christmas edition of Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies in 1999. In 1998, they played on the Academy Award-nominated song "That'll Do" from Babe: Pig in the City. They have featured on recordings and live appearances by acts including the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Tori Amos. In 2014, the band won the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain for a record 23rd time, and the British Open Championship for another record 30th time. They have also won the European Championships a record thirteen times, most recently in 2015.

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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003Black Dyke Plays BeatlesBlack Dyke Band1
ProclamationBlack Dyke Band & Douglas Yeo1

Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997The Best of BrassBlack Dyke Mills Band1
Classical BrassThe Black Dyke Mills Band, The Williams Fairey Brass Band, Hammonds Sauce Works Band1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1964Black Dyke Mills BandBlack Dyke Band1
1969Champions Again!Black Dyke Band1
1970High Peak for BrassThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
1971Favourites From Handel's MessiahThe Black Dyke Mills Band, The Bradford Festival Choral Society1
1971World Champion BrassThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
1979Original Vintage BrassThe Black Dyke Mills Band, St. Hilda Colliery Band, Foden's Motor Works Band1
1982BlitzJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes1
19841984 European Brass Band ChampionshipThe Black Dyke Mills Band, Soli Deo Gloria, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, The Murray International Whitburn Band, The Templemore Band, Moira Anderson, Gordon Higginbottom, The Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, 1st Bn. Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders1
1984The Great British TraditionJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes1
1987150 Years Of Black Dyke Mills BandJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band1
1988Christmas FantasyThe Huddersfield Choral Society, Keith Rhodes, John Foster Black Dykes Mill Band, Roy Newsome1
1989ConcertoJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band1
1990Famous MarchesJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Geoffrey Brand, Roy Newsome2
1991Classic BrassJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Geoffrey Brand, Roy Newsome2
1991English HeritageGeorge Lloyd; John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, David King1
1992A Russian FestivalJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band1
1992A Tribute to Elgar Delius and HolstBlack Dyke Band1
1992Epic Brass: British Music for Brass BandJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Roy Newsome, Major Peter Parkes1
1992The Complete ChampionsBlack Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes1
1993VolcanoBlack Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes1
1993The Essence of TimeJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, David King1
1994The Spectrum of BrassJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Roy Newsome1
1994The Essential DykeThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
1995Brass Music, Volume TwoEdward Gregson; Black Dyke Mills Band1
1995James WatsonJames Watson & Black Dyke Band1
1995Sir William WaltonThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
1996RevelationsBlack Dyke Mills Band, James Watson1
1996Strauss FestivalThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
1996Sacred SymphoniesPhilip Wilby; California State University-Fresno Wind Ensemble, Lawrence Sutherland, Black Dyke Mills Band, James Watson1
1996The PlanetsBlack Dyke Mills Band, James Watson1
1997Slavonic BrassBlack Dyke Mills Band1
1998Peter Graham (Music composed by Peter Graham)Black Dyke Band1
1998Reflected in BrassEvelyn Glennie, Black Dyke Band1
1998The Essential Dyke - Volume IIThe Black Dyke Band1
1999Traditionally BritishBlack Dyke Mills Band, Geoffrey Brand, Roy Newsome2
1999Classic BrassThe Black Dyke Mills Band1
2001Epic BrassThe Black Dyke Band, The International Staff Band, Symphonic Brass of London1
2001Presidents Choice - The Essential Dyke - Volume IIIBlack Dyke Band1
2002Ground ForceBlack Dyke Band1
2002Call of the Cossacks (Featuring the music of Peter Graham Volume II)Black Dyke Band1
2002Epic BrassBlack Dyke Band and The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army1
2002Michael Ball (featuring the music of Michael Ball)Black Dyke Band1
2002The Heaton CollectionBlack Dyke Band & International Staff Band1
2003Festival MusicEric Ball; Black Dyke Band, Dr. Nicholas J. Childs1
2004The Trumpets of the Angels (The Music of Edward Gregson Volume IV)Edward Gregson; Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs1
2004World Famous MarchesBlack Dyke Band, Dr. Nicholas J. Childs1
2006A Golden YearBlack Dyke Band1
2006Greatest Movie Hits, Volume 2Black Dyke Band1
2006World Famous MarchesBlack Dyke Mills Band2
2007Symphonic BrassBlack Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs1
2007Regionals 2008Cory Band, Black Dyke Band & Whitburn Band1
2008Classic Dyke Vol.1 - ElgarBlack Dyke Band1
2008Essential Dyke Volume VIIIBlack Dyke Band1
2008Walking With Heroes: The Music of Paul Lovatt-CooperPaul Lovatt-Cooper; Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs1
2008Brass for Guide DogsBlack Dyke Band and Sellers International Band1
2008Music For Battle Creek: The Brass Band Music Of Philip SparkeBlack Dyke Band1
2008Screen BlockbustersBlack Dyke Band1
2009Within Blue EmpiresBlack Dyke Band1
2009Die AlpenBlack Dyke Band, Dr. Nicholas J. Childs1
2009A Breathless AlleluiaPhilip Wilby; Joseph Cook, David Thornton, Philip Gault, Philip Wilby, Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs1
2011World Class Marches of The Salvation Army (Volume III - Festival Marches)Black Dyke Band1
2013Black Dyke Plays VerdiBlack Dyke Band1
2013In Tribute: The Music of Philip WilbyPhilip Wilby; Black Dyke Band, Dr. Nicholas J. Childs1
2015Genesis - The Music of Martin EllerbyBlack Dyke Band, professor Nicholas J. Childs1
2020Anthems, Hymns and Gloria for Brass BandJohn Rutter; Black Dyke Band, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Nicholas Childs, Darius Battiwalla1
2023Force of NatureRobert De Roos; David Childs, Rex Richardson, Black Dyke Band, Nicholas Childs1
Black Dyke Plays RossiniBlack Dyke Mills Band1
Champion BrassBlack Dyke Mills Band1
Cathedral BrassBlack Dyke Band1
Life DivineBlack Dyke Mills Band1
OverturesJohn Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes, David Hurst1
Strauss FestivalBlack Dyke Mills Band1
Spectacular Classics - Volume 3Black Dyke Band1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1976Festival of Championship BrassBlack Dyke Mills Band, The Fairey Band, The G.U.S. Footwear Band, The Band of Yorkshire Imperial Metals, City of Coventry Band, Brighouse and Rastrick Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Tredegar Junior Band, The Cory Band, Hampshire Youth Concert Band, The Rochdale Band, The Ransome Hoffman Pollard Band, CWS (Manchester) Band, The Stanshawe (Bristol) Band1
1999Best of Brass: Popular Favourites Performed by the Greatest Brass BandsThe Black Dyke Mills Band, The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, The Band of Yorkshire Imperial Metals, The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band1
2003Black Dyke Plays Greatest Movie HitsBlack Dyke Band1
2017Black Dyke Gold: Volume VIVarious Artists, Black Dyke Band & Nicholas Childs1

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