So today was the day Strata brass said farewell to it’s home after 35 years. With the impending sale of the land which we called home, the band have completed it’s move to the Elsecar Parish Hall 1 mile down the road.
On Saturday, Fuelled by bacon sandwiches and coffee, several of the band arrived to transport the last of the bands possession’s to their new home ready for the start of rehearsals in the build up towards the 2 contests in October.
Behind the scenes, the search for a new Musical Director continues. The band have had several auditionees, but so far no decision has been made.
Elsewhere in the band there have been a few personnel changes. Liz Hatch moves up to Solo Euphonium and is joined by new recruit Davey Webster on 2nd Euphonium. Len Hodgkiss, who only recently joined the band has slide along the bench to Solo Trombone, leaving the 2nd chair waiting for another new face.
With almost a full band, only 4 vacancies, Post Lockdown life for Strata Brass is looking like it will be an exciting time.