Black Dyke come third in European Brass Band Championships

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World famous Black Dyke Band came third in the European Brass Band Championships (EBBC) 2013.

Musicians of Black Dyke band, Queensbury, travelled to Norway’s capital Oslo to perform in the 26th EBBC.

Speaking from Oslo Black Dyke’s Secretary Mike Shenton said the band were disappointed with the result. “The championships have been run 26 times in total and of that; we’ve won 12 of them. It would have been nice to have won again. We were disappointed with the results but pleased with the performances.”

In Friday’s performance Black Dyke played Myths, and on Saturday they performed Symphony in Two Movements by Edward Gregson.

Black Dyke are twelve time EBBC champions - first in 1978 and, most recently, 2012.

First place went to the Welsh Cory Band and second place was awarded to Norway’s Eikanger brass band.

Ten brass bands from nine different countries: England; Austria; Belgium; Denmark; France; the Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland; and Wales performed Friday and Saturday.

Black Dyke Band principal players include Richard Marshall, cornet, Gary Curtin, Euphonium, Brett Baker, trombone, Paul Duffey, sopranao, Sheona White, horn, Katrina Marzella, baritone, Joseph Cook, tuba, Matt Routley, tuba, and Andrea Price, percussion. The band is conducted by Dr Nicholas Childs.