Brass band champions to perform in aid of Katharine House Hospice

Black Dyke Mills Band NNL-150503-124448001
Black Dyke Mills Band NNL-150503-124448001

If you like music that gets to your soul then you can’t beat a bit of brass and one of the finest exponents of the form will be in Banbury soon.

With victory in the 2014 British Brass Band Championships still fresh in the mind, the Black Dyke Band will be giving a fundraising concert in aid of Katharine House Hospice on Saturday, March 28.

The band has a colourful history and can trace its roots back to 1816 in the Yorkshire village of Queensbury, drawing members from the local Black Dyke Mills.

The band as we know it today properly came into being in 1855 and has never looked back.

It has performed across the globe, has more than 350 recordings to its name and has picked up a string of brass band titles.

The Banbury appearance is at St Mary’s Church, Horsefair, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £20 and all proceeds go directly to the hospice. They can be bought from the fundraising office on 01295 812161 or by downloading an application form from