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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Renshaw ends Strata connection

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

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Death of Strata stalwart

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Strata Brass in action

New levels of Strata in place

February 01, 2013
Strata Brass announce new players ahead of their Yorkshire Regional Championship challenge.


New levels of Strata

January 31, 2012
Strata Brass has announced a number of new signings ahead of their Area contest.


Sunday Quiz: Morse code...

August 9 • Work out a little brain tickler and you can get your hands on a trio of great brass band CDs...

Cornet shop

Open all hours for Hutchinson

August 8 • Cory's principal cornet opens his own cornet corner shop open to players 24 hours a day...


BBE explores diversity issues with partners

August 8 • Organisations and individuals with experience and interest in the issues surrounding diversity, equality and inclusion meet on-line with Brass Bands England to explore views and opinions.


Scottish Borders contest cancelled

August 8 • Another brass band event is cancelled as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the contesting calendar.

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .

The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.

Mark Wilkinson

Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


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