International Creative Chair at Black Dyke

Bruce BroughtonBlack Dyke Band is delighted to announce the appointment of legendary composer Bruce Broughton to the new position of International Creative Chair. MD Professor Nicholas Childs commented, “This is a tremendously exciting appointment for the band as we continue to consolidate our creative team and develop new concert repertoire. Bruce Broughton is one of the most respected composers of concert and media music and work has already commenced on a series of projects in which he will take a leading role.”

Black Dyke’s Creative Chair Peter Graham added, “I have been an admirer of Bruce’s music for many years and his appointment is a real coup for Black Dyke. His is a rare talent – incredible versatility and a mastery of orchestration (which includes being familiar with the brass band medium as a former player). We have already had our first creative team meeting in London and his ideas for expanding the brass band sound are very exciting.”

Los Angeles-based Broughton is a multiple Emmy Award winning composer and double Academy Award Nominee. His credits range from iconic TV shows including Hawaii Five-O, Dallas and Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures through movies Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. Recent performances of his concert music include Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale in Symphony Hall Chicago by the Chicago Symphony Brass, and a recent CD release by Gloria Cheng of Five Pieces for Piano.

Commenting his appointment, Bruce Broughton said “”To be associated with the Black Dyke Band in this new position is flattering, exciting and humbling.  I have admired this very musically expressive and highly virtuosic ensemble for many years and am truly looking forward to an exciting and creative partnership with Nick, Peter and the band.”

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