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
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
The band are delighted to announce that JONATHAN BATES has been appointed as musical director and will take up the position from 14th May 2017.
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.
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!
Following a recent Christmas Concert in Sheffield for Outukumpu we received some great feedback:
If you’re interested in booking the band please see the contacts page (or by email)
Strata have again been in Durham this weekend, attending the annual Miners Gala to accompany the banner from Washington ‘F’ Pit.
Another excellent weekend had by all (and may have included the odd beer somewhere along the way!)
Thanks to all our deps (Amanda, Neil, Toni, Ian, Natalie) for helping out!
Looking forward to next years event already!