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The road to Cheltenham starts here!

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:

Update – February 2018

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)
Solo Baritone
Trombone (position negotiable)

Please contact us in confidence for more information.

Vacancies Update

Strata Brass have accepted the resignation of 2nd Trombone player, Diane Mann. The band would like to place on record their thanks for her contribution and service to the band over the last few years & wish her the best for the future.
The band are now looking to recruit a trombone player to join following the Yorkshire area contest in March. For more information please contact us!

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



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.