Robert Hardy – Principal Percussionist
I joined Strata ( who was Ireland Alloys band at the time ) in October 1985 at only 6 years old to compete at the mine workers contest in Blackpool where we came 3rd.
Since then I have watched the band go from a third section village band to a Yorkshire championship section band as from January 2019. I have had the pleasure of helping out a lot of the best bands in the country but always stayed at Strata .
I have some many banding highlights but 2nd place at the Yorkshire areas in 2015 on a London overture meaning we secured promotion to the championship section for the very first time in the bands history is very special .
My favourite test piece is Year of the Dragon