Following the success in Huddersfield last weekend, we now turn our attentions to the National Finals in Cheltenham this coming September. We as a band are not sponsored, so the costs in preparing & getting there rest entirely on our shoulders.
Over the coming months we’ll be putting some fund raising events together – more details to come soon!
In the meantime, if anyone would like to donate (no matter how small) then please see our just giving page:
Strata have won the 1st Section Area contest in Huddersfield today. A fantastic result & congratulations to everyone involved!
Special mention to Adele Ashton, who picked up the prize of best soloist. Well done!
Congratulations to Skelmanthorpe – see you at the national finals in September!
Full results here
Strata Brass would like to place on record its sincere gratitude to long-term members Richard Ellis (Cornet), Victoria Hallworth (Baritone) & Dave Smith (Trombone), who are leaving following the upcoming Yorkshire Area contest. All have been with the band for many years & we wish them the best for the future.
The band will be looking to recruit players in the following positions:
Front row cornet (flexibility within the section)
Trombone (position negotiable)
Please contact us in confidence for more information.
Strata were placed a creditable 9th in a strong field of 23 bands at this weekends Butlins contest, picking up the award for highest placed mining band in the process.
Congratulations to all who took part this weekend!
Full results available here
Strata Brass performed their annual Christmas concert at the Rockingham Centre last night to an appreciative audience.
The annual awards (voted by band members) were also presented. Congratulations to the winners:
Bands player of the year – Natalie Tyrrell (Solo Trombone)
Bands person of the year – Robert Hardy
Band Supporter of the year – Richard Hardy
Strata placed 2nd in the championship section at the last weekends Whiston Festival of Brass. Congratulations to the winning band Thoresby
Full list of results here
The recent charity concert with was a resounding success, having raised £2300, split as £1150 for Breast Cancer Now & £1150 as funds to continue supporting Strata Brass.
A huge thanks to Boobs & Brass for joining us on the evening & we appreciate the letter of thanks!
The band are delighted to announce that JONATHAN BATES has been appointed as musical director and will take up the position from 14th May 2017.
On June 17th, Strata Brass hosted a Grand Charity Concert with special guests Boobs & Brass
The concert raised over £2000 for Breast Cancer Now & Strata Brass.
In addition to the entertainment there was the chance to win some fantastic prizes through both a raffle and 3 auctions held on the night.
Auction 1: Sightseeing flight for 3
The highest bidder will enjoy a sightseeing trip with your Guide/Pilot John Parkinson (Strata Brass Principal Cornet). You will discuss the route with John, but possible examples include:
- York > Flambrough > Spurn Point > Humber Bridge
- Bridlington > Scarborough > Whitby
- ‘Dambusters’ run: Derwent & Ladybower reservoirs > Chatsworth > Sheffield > Hoyland
Auction 2: 2 x Corporate tickets for a Manchester United Home Game
Kindly donated by Rushlift, the winning bid will receive 2 tickets as part of a hospitality package, which includes:
- Choice of home game (available matches/dates TBC)
- 3 Course meal 3 hours before kick-off.
- Free drinks before, during & after.
- Match Day programme
- Chance to meet a former player for a Q&A session.