Strata are delighted to announce a number of changes in personnel as we look towards the challenges that 2019 holds.
Firstly a huge welcome to Adam Delbridge-Smith, who joins on Soprano Cornet. Adam is currently in his first year at the Royal Northern Collage of Music at Manchester studying Trumpet. He started playing at St Newlyn East Brass Band at the age of 12, Adam as also held the position of Principal Trumpet of the Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble from 2014 to 2018.
We also welcome Matthew Balderson on Eb Bass who joins us from Skelmanthorpe Prospect band. Matthew hails from just down the road in Huddersfield where he started playing at the age of 8 on cornet and went on to play various instruments before finding his love for the bass at the age of 14. Matthew is really looking forward to the challenges what lie ahead with the band and has been really impressed with what he has seen band’s setup so far.
Band spokesman Robert Hardy said “were absolutely delighted with these 2 signings. To capture the signatures of these 2 young talented players is very pleasing for the band as we prepare for life in the championship section for 2019, and feel that youth is fundamental to our progression”