James Beecham

James grew up in a Salvation Army family learning to play during his formative years in the musical sections at Castleford Citadel as well as playing in various music service ensembles. Under the tuition of freelance trumpeter Anthony Thompson James moved into the world of competitive bands starting out with a number of years at the Carlton Main Frickley band before spells with Hammonds and 2 years on soprano cornet with the Hade Edge band. James joined the Black Dyke band in May 2016 shortly after graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a music degree specializing in performance and has already enjoyed being a part of a number of high profile concerts and events with the band. 

3rd Cornet