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Getting closer...

March 05, 2021
Players are starting to see the light when it comes to future contest performance opportunities...


The countdown to the Christmas carol season begins...

October 22, 2020
Strata Brass to bring new take on a Charles Dickens family favourite to our screens this Christmas.

Strata Brass

Happy Yorkshire Day

August 01, 2020
There will be a celebration of all things Yorkshire today — including the wonderful sound of brass bands...


New levels of Strata ready for 2020

November 21, 2019
Strata Brass has welcomed a trio of new signings as they look ahead to top flight action in 2020.


Smiles all round in the countdown to Blackpool

May 17, 2019
Bands are getting ready for their final preparations ahead of the 99th British Open Spring Festival in Blackpool this weekend.


Signing boosts for Strata

February 14, 2019
Strata Brass has been boosted by a raft of new signings as they prepare for the challenges of Huddersfield and Blackpool...

Strata Brass

Bands get ready for the off at Cheltenham

September 14, 2018
Runners and riders from all corners of the UK will be heading to the starting stalls at Cheltenham this weekend...


New Strata signings ahead of Cheltenham challenge

July 25, 2018
Yorkshire First Section champion Strata Brass has added to its ranks as they look ahead to Cheltenham challenge.


New signing at Strata Brass

July 17, 2018
Yorkshire National finalists add to their foundation base with new signing.


Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18, 2018
A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23, 2018
Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.

Jonathan Bates

Bates takes baton at Strata Brass

May 08, 2017
Tenor horn star Jonathan Bates has become the new Musical Director at Yorkshire band Strata Brass.

Strarta Brass

Hobbins and Strata part company

March 23, 2017
The musical partnership between Strata Brass and Alan Hobbins has come to an end.


Strata Brass add to Pageantry team

January 26, 2017
Strata Brass has made several new signings as they look forward to their Yorkshire Pageantry test.

Strata Brass

Strata aim for Pageantry

January 03, 2017
Strata Brass has added strength to their ranks ahead of their Pageantry challenge in Huddersfield in March.

Alan Hobbins

Hobbins takes on lead role at Strata Brass

November 23, 2016
The well known player and conductor Alan Hobbins has been appointed the new MD at Strata Brass in Yorkshire.

Strata Brass

Parkinson passes principal interview for Strata Brass

July 10, 2016
Strata Brass has announced the signing of new players — including the experienced principal cornet player John Parkinson.

Strata Brass

Strata adds strength ahead of Yorkshire top flight debut

January 21, 2016
New signings and some returning players boosts confidence for Strata Brass ahead of Championship Section debut at St George's Hall.

Strata Brass

Renshaw ends Strata connection

September 25, 2015
Derek Renshaw and Strata Brass part ways after National Finals.

Strata Brass

Death of Strata stalwart

April 16, 2015
The death has been announced of Frank Riggett, a stalwart member and supporter

Strata Brass

Strata announce new signings ahead of Bradford assault

January 09, 2015
Strata Brass has announced a number of new signings ahead of their St George's Hall appearance in March.

Strata Brass

Strata adds extra levels of experience for 2015

October 23, 2014
A new principal cornet and flugel horn sets up Strata Brass for the 2015 contest season.

Derek Renshaw

Renshaw takes baton at Strata

August 16, 2014
The experienced Derek Renshaw has taken over as Musical Director of Strata Brass.

Strata Brass

Strata and Holling call time on musical partnership

August 02, 2014
Strata Brass and David Holling have parted company after three and a half years.

Strata Brass

New high grade levels at Strata Brass

December 03, 2013
Strata Brass has announced a number of new signings ahead of the 2014 contesting season in the First Section.


4BR Friday Interview with Dr Jennifer Oliverio

May 14 • 4BR talks to Fountain City's principal cornet Dr Jennifer Oliverio about her up-coming CD project 'Enigma', her inspirations and how she is looking forward to a return to performing with her band.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Doubles all round...

May 14 • Come up with the right brass band double answer from the clues to win a great prize worth over £200.


Brass Bands England launch playground inspiration

May 14 • A new initiative can get bands connecting with the next generation of potential players...

Dan Jenkins

Radio 3 spotlight for Jenkins

May 14 • Composer Dan Jenkins will be featured on Radio 3 today in a broadcast by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR

Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.

Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford

St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.

Prof. Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator


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