Strata Brass are looking to complete their lineup for the bands promotion to the Championship Section in 2016. If you are interested please see the vacancies page for more details, or contact the band in confidence.
The band competed at the Annual Whiston Festival on saturday 4th July and were awarded the following prizes;
Best overall band
Most entertaining band
Best 1st section band
Best instrumentalist (Steve Scarf – soprano cornet)
Strata Brass took part in the 2015 Yorkshire area contest for the 2nd time in the 1st Section. We are delighted to announce that we were awarded 2nd place and a place at the national finals in Cheltenham in September.
Huge congratulations to everyone involved!
The band recently attended the Annual NEMBBA Contest and once again were winners of the first section.
Adjudicator John Berryman placing them top out of seven first section bands entered.
David Smith also won the best trombone prize for the second year running.
The band are delighted to announce the following new signings for the 2015 contest season;
Adele Ashton – Solo Horn
Jamie Ashton – 3rd Cornet
Phil Singleton – 3rd Cornet
Lisa Hardy – 1st Baritone
Jane Andrassy – Eb Bass
Steve Scarff – Soprano Cornet
The band are delighted to announce Danny Bell as their new principal cornet.
Danny played principal with Hade Edge Band, moving to Assistant principal with Rhodian Brass before taking the Repiano seat with ASDA Stocksbridge band. Danny then took a 9 year break from playing before resurfacing at Yorkshire Imps on 2nd cornet moving to Repiano in 2009.
After 2 1/2 years Danny then was offered the Soprano Cornet position at Strata Brass and retained that position until July of this year when he offered to fill the vacant Principal Chair.
After a brief settling in period the band had no reservations about offering Danny the seat permanently and he is looking forward to working with the bands new MD Derek Renshaw
The band are delighted that Owen Wedgwood has agreed to take up the vacant Flugel Horn position.
Owen brings a wealth of experience to the band both as a player and Musical Director.
Owen has been helping the band out recently and his first engagement with the band was on their 125th Anniversary Concert in September.
The band will be presenting their annual remembrance concert on Friday 7th November in the Rockingham Centre,Hoyland Common at 7.30pm.
This is a ticket only event and has been SOLD OUT
Tickets are £8 which includes a pie & pea supper.
Telephone; 0114 2213818 to reserve tickets.
Listen to Terry & Robert Hardy on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning promoting the 125th Anniversary concert
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p025wptx (from 1Hr 48Mins)