White River Brass Ensemble

White River Brass was formed in the autumn of 2000 as a facility to provide young players and inexperienced brass ensembles the chance of expert tuition from leading members of the Black Dyke Band. 

White River Brass has presented workshops throughout the Country from Durham to Lincoln, and from Leicester to Liverpool. They have performed in both the USA and Japan and performed at many of the University graduation ceremonies.

contact brett.trombone @ googlemail.com to find out availability of the group!

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The group is made up of normally six players of the Black Dyke Band however the group is able to alter its set up and orchestration depending on the nature of the workshop or concert or ceremony. Recently White River Brass featured in Brett Baker's most recent Solo recording "Brett Baker & Friends".


Ryan Coates:  Has just completed his Masters Degree at the University of Salford having condcuted the University Wind Band he wishes to pursue a career in the Military.

Keith Britcliffe: A teacher in the Leicester area that provides the group with invaluable experience in workshops.  He plays back row with the Black Dyke Band and has done so since 1995.

Siobhan Bates: Talented 22 year old Siobhan is solo horn player with the Black Dyke Band and just completing her first year at the University of Salford.

Dan Thomas: Dan has made a name for himself as a soloist and educator joining Black Dyke as principal Euphonium in 2016 he hgas just completed his degree at the RNCM.

Brett Baker: Concert Manager of the ensemble, Past President of the British Trombone Society, Chairman of the Awards Committee of the International Trombone Association, Lecturer at Salford University, recording artist and Principal Trombone with the Black Dyke Band.

David McGlynn: Another active soloist Dave is a first year student at Salford University making a reputation as one of the countries finest Bb bass players.

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