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.
The band competed at the Annual Whiston Festival on saturday 4th July and were awarded the following prizes;
Best overall band
Most entertaining band
Best 1st section band
Best instrumentalist (Steve Scarf – soprano cornet)
The band recently attended the Annual NEMBBA Contest and once again were winners of the first section.
Adjudicator John Berryman placing them top out of seven first section bands entered.
David Smith also won the best trombone prize for the second year running.
The band are delighted to announce the following new signings for the 2015 contest season;
Adele Ashton – Solo Horn
Jamie Ashton – 3rd Cornet
Phil Singleton – 3rd Cornet
Lisa Hardy – 1st Baritone
Jane Andrassy – Eb Bass
Steve Scarff – Soprano Cornet
The band will be presenting their annual remembrance concert on Friday 7th November in the Rockingham Centre,Hoyland Common at 7.30pm.
This is a ticket only event and has been SOLD OUT
Tickets are £8 which includes a pie & pea supper.
Telephone; 0114 2213818 to reserve tickets.
The band is grateful to the fund for a grant towards the running costs of the bandroom.
The band would like to thank the trust for its recent grant award towards continued development .
The band recently launched their new patrons scheme at the spring concert on 28th March.
Anyone interested in becoming a patron of the band should contact; Paul Wilkinson (0114 2213818) for further information.
The band would like to thank the Freshgate Foundation for their grant towards the bands 125th Anniversary Concert in September at the Elsecar Heritage Centre.
Strata Brass continued their run of contest success with a win at the growing Whiston Contest.
The band were placed 1st out of 17 competing bands beating several first section bands.
Soloist was Maria Beazer playing Doyles Lament,with the front row of Mandy Holling,Stuart Neeve and Richard Ellis showing off their talents with Trumpets Wild.