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!
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.
Strata would like to announce the following new signings for the upcoming 2017 contest season:
Philip Barrett comes in on solo cornet.
Hannah Broadbent takes up the vacant 2nd cornet seat.
Natalie Tyrell joins on solo trombone.
Lindon Bolt takes up the vacant Eb Bass seat to complete the bass section.
Welcome to all!
Following a recent Christmas Concert in Sheffield for Outukumpu we received some great feedback:
If you’re interested in booking the band please see the contacts page (or by email)
Strata have again been in Durham this weekend, attending the annual Miners Gala to accompany the banner from Washington ‘F’ Pit.
Another excellent weekend had by all (and may have included the odd beer somewhere along the way!)
Thanks to all our deps (Amanda, Neil, Toni, Ian, Natalie) for helping out!
Looking forward to next years event already!
Strata are now advertising for the following vacancies:
- Principal Eb Bass
- Bb Bass
If you are interested in joining the band please see the contact page for more information. We have a sensible concert/contest schedule.
Following weeks of intense rehearsals Strata took to the stage on Sunday evening for the first time in the Championship section. From a field of 12 the band placed a creditable 10th, which secured championship status for 2017!
A huge congratulations to everyone involved!
A recording of the performance can be heard here
Strata have continued their recent recruitment drive and can now announce the signings of several new players, along with the return of some familiar faces to the bandroom.
The Principle Cornet position has been taken by Russell Cavanagh. Russell has been a friend of the band for several years & we are pleased to have him on board.
Helena Wardle-Spencely joins on Flugel Horn from Blidworth & Nigel Bunting has joined on Eb Bass from Cornerstone Brass.
Welcome back to Sam Pearson (Solo Cornet), Steven Shipman (Percussion) & Simon Fisher (Eb Bass)
The lineup is almost complete, however there is still a vancy for Eb Horn available (position negotiable). Please contact us if you are interested!