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Soprano on the move at Black Dyke

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Black Dyke Band has announced that soprano cornet player Benjamin Richeton is to leave the band after 'four rewarding years', with European, British Open and National Championship successes, tours to New York, Japan, Switzerland and, most recently, the Glastonbury Festival.
Benjamin Richeton commented: "I feel honoured to have been a part of this iconic institution. The standard and dedication from everyone at Black Dyke is second to none, and many of those memories will stay with me forever. I wish my friends and colleagues the very best and I look forward to the next chapter, which starts with adjudication training and an upcoming recording project for charity."

Black Dyke's Music Director Nicholas Childs commented "Myself and the band would like to place on record our thanks to Benjamin, a fine player and friends forever."

Benjamin's final concert will be at Queensbury on Thursday 13 July.