A warm welcome to our new Musical Director Simon Robertshaw who takes up his position from January 2017.

Simon comes to us with a wealth of experience in different musical fields, including a 14 year stint on violin at the BBC Philharmonic, and bass for metal band Vice (that’s bass guitar!).  He’s keen to develop his conducting skills further and is undertaking CPD conducting studies at the RNCM.

Simon has also trained as a BBC cameraman and has filmed around the world for the BBC.

Stretford Band is delighted to welcome Simon to the ranks and are looking forward to continuing to develop our new fresh sound, work that started under Ian Mitchell who left the band after Christmas for a role in Oman.  We wish Ian the best of luck and offer him sincere thanks for revitalising our music.