A strong start to 2015

It would be fair to say that 2014 was not the best year for Carlton Brass. A poor result at the area contest saw us relegated to the Second Section and we have lost a player or two along the way for one reason or another. However, we start the new year in much ruder […]

Hawley takes up the stick

Carlton Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Hawley to the post of Musical Director. Geoff is a long-time friend of the band and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Geoff previously conducted the band at Butlins in January where we attained a highly credible sixth place in strong field. Geoff […]

A Fine Fifth at Bedworth

Carlton Brass competed in the Midlands Regional Championships in Bedworth at the weekend. Playing Berlioz’s masterpiece La Carnaval Romain in a strong field of 18 bands Carlton impressed both the audience and the adjudicators with a fine performance. The band earned a satisfying fifth place, making up for a disappointing 15th position last year. Although […]

Carlton Brass hit Butlins for six

This weekend saw Carlton Brass take part in the Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival in Skegness. It’s the band’s favourite weekend of the year – we’re previous winners of the contest back in 2005 – and the band were hoping to build on a recent improvement in form since the appointment of Stan […]

New MD announced

Carlton Brass are excited and honoured to announce the appointment of Stan Lippeatt as musical director of the band.

Stan was the flugal player with Grimethorpe Colliery band for many years and began his conducting career with their junior band. He then conducted Thoresby Colliery Band for 17 years before moving on to EYMS.

He has always put entertainment to the fore and Carlton Brass are looking forward to putting his comedic touch to good use in the upcoming concert season.

Carlton Brass seek new MD

Carlton Brass are currently seeking a full time Musical Director. Rehearsing twice a week, the band have a busy Autumn programme of Concerts and Contests and are looking for someone with the Talent and Ambition to take the band forward. Applications in the strictest confidence can be made by email to the Band Chairman Mr […]

Help For Heroes

The band were delighted to perform at Whatton House Gardens last Friday at a charity event. The East Leake Catholic Women’s League organised an evening concert, with cheese and wine, in support of Help For Heroes – and charity aimed at supporting servicemen and women injured in the line of duty.

Frank Nowel

It is with great sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Frank Nowel. He was one of the longest-standing members of the band organisation (66 years man and boy) and he will be greatly missed by everyone. His good friend Fred Straw has written an eulogy: Frank lived in Netherfield, Carlton and, finally, Gedling […]

Christmas in Newark

Carlton Brass will be playing, once again, at Barnby Gate Methodist Church in Newark on Saturday December 12th at 7:30pm. This time the band will be playing a selection of Christmas Music to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Bass Trombone & Percussionists needed

Carlton Brass require a talented and committed bass trombonist. We have strong trombone and bass sections and a quality player in that position would put us in an excellent position for all the forthcoming contests, including Butlins in January and the First Section Area in March.