Cross Flourishes


The Salvation Army, William Booth Memorial Halls, Friday 15th June 2018, 8:00pm

The Black Dyke and the International Staff Band trombone sections launch their CD album 'Cross Flourishes".

The idea of a recording was first talked about at the historic gala concert after the The National Brass Band Championships in 1997. It was the first time the most successful brass band in the world – The Black Dyke Band, and the celebrated premier Salvation Army Band – The International Staff Band, performed together at the Royal Albert Hall.

Since then, the association between both bands has continued to flourish with Professor Nick Childs and Dr. Stephen Cobb working together with both bands on several joint concerts and recordings, notably the Wilfred Heaton collection. 

The trombone sections became instant friends and it wasn’t long before the Black Dyke trombone quartet was officially formed. Often performing at Salvation Army Corps, each time the hope was the ISB trombone section join in too. However, there was always a clash with ISB or Corps band engagements.

In January 2018, the trombone sections eventually gathered for a rehearsal the weekend before the recording. We were delighted and honoured that Stephen Bulla not only expressed a wish to be involved in the recording. And with sponsorship secured, Stephen not only flew over from the US but he composed the title track for the recording as well as expanding some of his trombone quartets.
This concert will not only launch the new album but all proceeds will go the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


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