Robert joined Strata (who were Ireland Alloys band at the time) in October 1985 at only 6 years old to compete at the Mine Workers Contest in Blackpool where the band finished 3rd
Since then the band has gone from a third section village band to a Yorkshire Championship Section Band. Robert has had the pleasure of helping out a lot of the best bands in the Country but always stayed at Strata.
‘I have many banding highlights, but 2nd place at the Yorkshire Areas in 2015 playing a London Overture and securing promotion to the Championship Section for the first time in the bands history is very special.’
Roberts favourite test piece is Year of the Dragon