Farewell to Stephen and welcome to Ken

The concert at the Cresta Court hotel was an eventful one for us. We were playing for the Rotarians’ dinner, and it was Stephen’s last event with us and Ken’s first. The band played a selection of music including some Glen Miller, some well-known...

Band update April 2018

We are very happy to announce that Stretford Band has a new MD. Ken Hamnett will be taking over from Stephen Bucknell from 23rd April 2018. Stephen’s last job with the band is on 21st April, for the annual St George’s day charity dinner held by the Rotary...

Band update February 2018

Well, it was a fairly busy Christmas season for us which we enjoyed very much.  Special highlights were the Carol service at Sevenways Methodist Church of course, and we had a lovely evening at Stretford Allotments on Lesley Road in spite of the awful weather –...

Joint concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

The concert with Bolton Hoover Band on 7th October was extremely successful. Both bands looked smart – Stretford in our familiar blue jackets and striped tie and Bolton sporting their bright red concert jackets. The ranks of music stands showed both Bolton and...

Video of Moss Park Allotment Society

We received this video from Moss Park Allotment Society where we had a great evening playing a proms concert.  It was a wonderful place to play, and there are some great photos here for everyone to enjoy.  It’s about 20 minutes long and gives a great flavour of...