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Christmas Concert & Annual Awards

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

Grand Charity Concert with Boobs & Brass

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

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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.

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Durham Miners Gala 2016

Strata have again been in Durham this weekend, attending the annual Miners Gala to accompany the banner from Washington ‘F’ Pit.

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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!

Yorkshire Area Result

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

Player news

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!