Farewell Wink

It is with much sadness that Carlton Brass announce that MD Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has resigned from the band, due to ill health. Wink has been conducting us for the last two years, achieving some excellent results – not least directing us to be the 2015 second section champions and gaining an excellent 4th at the […]

St George’s Day

This Saturday is St George’s Day, and Carlton Brass will be helping the great city of Nottingham celebrate this event with a selection of music. We’ll be playing two sets in Market Square between 2PM and 4:30PM – full details can be seen at the Nottingham Post. Do come along to listen. The second set […]

Press Release – Carlton Band Organisation

PRESS RELEASE FROM CARLTON BAND ORGANISATION – 12 February 2016 WHAT HELP DO WE NEED? We need to find premises with enough space for us to rehearse and store our instruments and music. WHY DO WE NEED IT? The Carlton Band organisation (Registered Charity No 504547) has been resident in our bandroom at Station Road, […]

It’s that season again

The media has been pretty quiet about it this year, but if you hadn’t noticed Christmas is almost upon us. We love this time of year, because we get to play at all sorts of lovely venues to help with their Yuletide celebrations. So far, both bands have been busy Carolling at various locations in […]

In search of cornets

Are you a cornet player looking for a brass band? Would you like to play for a Champion band, one playing in the Midlands First Section from 2016? Are you available Monday and Thursday evenings for rehearsals in Carlton, Nottingham? Then Carlton Brass are looking for you! We are in need of a front row cornet […]

2015 National Finals

Carlton Brass proudly represented the Midlands at the Second Section Nation Finals in Cheltenham this weekend. The band were drawn 14th of 16 bands and played a confident, musical rendition of the test piece; the excellent ‘Snaring Of The Sun’ by Stephen Roberts. Our performance impressed some of the brass band media in the audience: […]

Cornet and percussion positions

Carlton Brass – second section Midlands champions – have vacancies for a cornet player and a percussionist. We need, ideally, a strong cornet player to sit on second man down and a tuned percussionist with strong timpani skills. Both positions would give applicants the chance to play with us at the National Championships of Great […]

Farewell Jack

Our erstwhile bumper-upper extraordinaire Jack Reeves is moving on up to the Championship section and has accepted a seat at nearby top-section band Newstead. His musicality and enthusiasm will be greatly missed by everyone in the band, but our front row especially. Jack joined us while a first year student at Nottingham University and has spent four […]

Percussionists needed

Carlton Brass have vacancies for talented percussionists to join the band over the summer, and perhaps beyond, to cover for maternity leave while our incumbent tub thumpers bring a new brass bander into the world. We would like both kit and tuned percussionists that would be able to play at the majority of our sensible […]

Midlands Second Section Champions 2015

Carlton Brass took part in the Midlands Regional contest in Bedworth yesterday, performing in the Second Section for the first time since the band’s relegation from the First Section in 2014. 12 bands took to the stage to perform the impressive ‘Variations on Maccabeus’ by Kevin Norbury – a piece that was both difficult to play […]