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Monday 1 July, 2019

Paul Woodward, Black Dyke Band’s long standing Co-Principal Trombone, has called time at the Queensbury-based band.

The band's Director of Music, Prof. Nicholas Childs commented: “Paul has been with Black Dyke for 16 years and has decided to give more time to his ever increasing solo career. He has been a valued player and at the European Championships it’s always been a pleasure to welcome him into the trombone section. We wish Paul all the best for the future and thank him for all his hard work.” 

Paul said: "Its been a wonderful 16 years and a huge privilege to have served the band as Co-Principal Trombone. I look back and am grateful for the experiences this has brought me and will cherish so many happy memories.”

Brett Baker commented:"Paul has played trombone in Black Dyke since 2003, and was the band’s first ever Co-Principal Trombone. The result has been a long tenure where Paul has served the band with distinction and I am personally very grateful.”

Paul added, “I would like to especially thank my fellow trombonists and close friends Brett Baker, Garry Reed and Adrian Hirst for making this such a great chapter in my playing career. I wish them and the band all the best for the future.”