Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 12.11.36A world-renowned brass band is to return to the North East for an evening of entertainment at Yarm School’s award-winning Princess Alexandra Auditorium.

The Black Dyke Band is to perform a number of traditional brass band favourites, as part of its programme, as well as renditions of music from the popular films.

Established more than 160 years ago, the Black Dyke Band has a rich musical history and is the most successful contesting band in the world, having won the European Championships 13 times, most recently in 2015, the British open more than 30 times and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times.

It is also the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings to date.

In 2014, during the band’s previous visit to Yarm, they performed a concert to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

David Dunn, Headmaster of Yarm School, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Black Dyke Band back to the school for what will be another fantastic evening of entertainment. The band’s credentials are unprecedented and its visit will provide the perfect opportunity for the Yarm community to embrace world-renowned musicians at our excellent facilities.

“This latest performance is just one of many exciting concerts taking place at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium this year, with a comprehensive programme of events scheduled for the remainder of the year.”

The 750-seat Princess Alexandra Auditorium, based on the banks of the River Tees at Yarm School, has received two prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards for its design, as well as a commendation by the Civic Trust Awards.

For more information about the performance and to buy tickets, visit or Strickland & Holt, on Yarm’s high street.