Baker’s Treat

Strata Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Baker to the post of Musical Director.

With a lengthy pedigree as a performer, conductor, and composer/arranger in the very highest echelons of banding, Leigh will bring a huge amount of experience and imagination to the post.

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“Strata have a great band and a great set up and I’m excited to form a new relationship with them. With an exciting programme of concerts and contests coming up through 2023 I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Leigh Baker

Leigh is no stranger to the band having worked with the South Yorkshire outfit as a guest conductor over the past few years. Band Manager Robert Hardy adds, “Leigh is very well known across the Yorkshire banding community and beyond, and will bring a wealth of experience to the band. His experience and knowledge of how to plan and pull off great concert and contest performances is something that we are really looking forward to.”

Robert concludes, “We would also like to officially thank Richard Marshall for leading the band at last night’s FROM STAGE AND SCREEN concert and in rehearsals in the lead up to the concert. It means a lot to the band that we have such knowledgeable and experienced friends who we can call upon.”

Our first official concert with Leigh is at Wetherby Bandstand on the 11th of June, which promises to be a great afternoon in a beautiful setting. Keep your eyes peeled for future announcements including our latest new signings!