Carlton Brass are seeking new players

The band is looking to the future on both the concert front and in the contesting field. The band wishes to build up its pool of talent by recruiting Eb Bass, Bass Trombone, front row and back row cornets, and a first baritone. We welcome enquiries from all players Our organisation has a training band […]

Musical Director

The band are pleased to announce that, after stepping into the breach and taking over the baton throughout the summer months, our band master Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has been appointed to the permanent role of Carlton Brass Musical Director. Wink has worked the band hard and led us to very good results in the Bolsover […]

Bolsover Festival of Brass 2013

Carlton Brass have been placed an extremely pleasing second place at today’s Bolsover Brass Festival first section entertainments contest 06/11/2013. Drawn number one and a start time that preceded the bar opening (surely illegal) the band played an excellent quality programme that impressed the adjudicator Dr Keith Wilkinson. Congratulations to all members of Carlton Brass […]

Stephen Leslie Mercs R.I.P.

The band are sad to announce the loss of a star player and banding stalwart from the past. Steve Merc’s joined Carlton Silver band in the mid 1970’s as a teenager. He progressed into a fine flugal player and went on to play with The Ibstock Brick band and The William Davies Construction Band. His […]

Musical Director

We are sad to announce the resignation of Simon Gresswell as musical director of Carlton Brass. Unfortunately Simon has family commitments in his home county of Yorkshire and heavy load at work that makes it problematic to fully commit his time to the band. Being the professional he is, Simon has relinquished the baton. We […]

Key Points from the 2013 AGM

Key Points from the 2013 AGM of the Carlton Band Organisation. Anne Keegan has agreed to be the new Chairman of the organisation. Our Late President Frederick Straw’s Family made a presentation to the band of a Grand Shield and personal trophies to be presented as a special award to a member who has put […]

Changes At The Top

The band would like to announce the appointment of Simon Gresswell as Musical director of Carlton Brass. He takes over the baton from Geoff Hawley who is developing his new music related business. But the good new is Geoff is still staying with us – as a player this time on Solo Horn. We wish […]

Hello and Goodbye

The band would like to wish a fond farewell to our Repiano cornet James Coheeny. James has just graduated in forensic science at Nottingham Trent university and has now returned to his hometown of Sheffield. We all wish him the very best of luck for his future and thank him for the great service and […]

Frederick Oliver Straw 20 March 1928 to 30 April 2012

EULOGY Frederick Oliver Straw – 20 March 1928 to 30 April 2012 age: 84 Fred was born on Tuesday 20th March 1928 in a house that was one of a block of eight, on Kneeton Road, East Bridgford on the banks of the river Trent to the east of Nottingham. His parents, Edgar and Lucy […]