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Four of the band's former principal cornetists are legends in the great world of music.
Another outstanding cornetist who has also directed Black Dyke is Australian star Prof David King.
Freddie Keppard (whose photographed pose holding a slide cornet was mentioned above) is reputed to have been one of the first great jazz cornetists, at a time when the cornet was the king of jazz instruments.
For about 20 years Ian has been one of the country's leading cornetists, a principal with Leyland, Desford Colliery, New Zealand`s St Kilda Band, Black Dyke, Yorkshire Building Society and Fairey (FP Music) band.
Principal cornetists Rob Westacott (Hepworth) and Alan Morrison (B & R) must be mentioned, as for B & R percussionist Mark Wagstaff, his xylophone solo Helter Skelter was a sheer delight.