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!

Butlins Result

Strata were placed a creditable 9th in a strong field of 23 bands at this weekends Butlins contest, picking up the award for highest placed mining band in the process.

Congratulations to all who took part this weekend!

Full results available here

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.




New signings for 2017 contest season

Strata would like to announce the following new signings for the upcoming 2017 contest season:

Philip Barrett comes in on solo cornet.

Hannah Broadbent takes up the vacant 2nd cornet seat.

Natalie Tyrell joins on solo trombone.

Lindon Bolt takes up the vacant Eb Bass seat to complete the bass section.

Welcome to all!