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Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year. It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships twelve times, most recently in 2012, the British Open no fewer than 29 times and the National Championships of Great Britain 22 times. In 2009, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the band became Champion Band at the English National Championships.
In August 2007 the band were invited to take part in the BBC Promenade Concerts, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
In 2006 as part of its initiative to sponsor the work of young people, Black Dyke Band, under the guidance of Dr. Nicholas Childs assisted by qualified members, formed the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band. The purpose is to inspire and motivate young people aged 11 to 18 years to achieve their full potential as musicians, composers and citizens.