New MD Appointed

Strata brass are delighted to announce Derek Renshaw as their new musical director.

Derek will officially take up the post at the end of September.

Derek brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the band having been very successful at this level of banding in the past with Unite the Union and Stannington Bands.

We  would like to thank all the applicants who applied for the job and wish them all the best for the future.

Yorkshire Regionals 2014

Strata Brass placed 5th out of a possible 12 in the 1st section at this years Yorkshire Regionals; an excellent result for a band only just promoted. Well done to everyone involved in preparing & performing last Saturday!

Strata Brass would like to send their congratulations also to local bands Dinnington, Worsborough, South Yorkshire police & Rockingham on their results this weekend!

Butlins and Nembba success

On the 18th of January Strata competed in the Butlins contest 1st section; the first time the band has competed at this level. Competing against 21 other bands on ‘Vitae Aeturnum’ (Paul Lovett Cooper) the band placed a very creditable 7th.

On the 23rd of February the band made the short journey to the Post Mill Centre at South Normanton to complete in the NEMBBA contest. Playing the area test piece ‘Cry of the Mountain’ (Howard Lorrimer) the band beat 5 others to claim 1st prize by a clear 2 point margin. The band also won prizes for best Principal Cornet (Mandy Holling), best Soprano Cornet (Danny Bell), best Trombone (Dave Smith) & best Percussion (Robert Hardy, David Fretwell & Faith Bowles).  Congratulations to everyone!

Whiston Festival of Brass

Strata Brass  continued their run of contest success with a win at the growing Whiston Contest.

The band were placed 1st out of 17 competing bands beating several first section bands.

Soloist was Maria Beazer playing Doyles Lament,with the front row of Mandy Holling,Stuart Neeve and Richard Ellis showing off their talents with Trumpets Wild.