Hello and Goodbye

We bid John Yarker a fond farewell and hope that he enjoys his music in pastures new. Taking over on the euphonium chair we welcome Dave Tooth. Our long standing percussionist Henry Burnet has also decided to stand down and branch out into the key board scene, Henry will be deeply missed but we are […]

New BBb Bass at Carlton Brass

Advertising on 4barsrest works wonders! In a matter of a couple of weeks we have filled our trombone and BBb spots. The latest arrival to accept the position on BBb bass is Ben Hadfield. Ben joins us from Melbourne Town Band in Derbyshire; he will be taking over from our “Flying Dutchman” Wouter Barten who […]

Trombone Line-up Now Complete

Welcome to Kris Reeder who joins us on 2nd trombone. Kristopher is a semi-professional Trombonist and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Hughes (London Symphony orchestra). He has played at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham to name but a few prestigious venues. Kris is in demand […]

Player Changes

With Johnny Yarker, our 2nd Euphonium player, off on his annual curry, booze and sex trip to the sunny shores of Australia , Chris McMullen has stepped in to taker over from John. Chris is a student at Nottingham Uni and was a member of the Swindon Pegasus Band. Meanwhile Kevin Parkin takes the Bass […]

Carlton Brass come third at Butlins

For the second year running we retained our 3rd place spot at Butlins coming third behind Kippax and Delph. All three bands were on top form and stood out from the rest of the runners. Below is a quote from 4barsrest.com: Carlton Brass were excellent value for their podium place. What a great sounding band […]

Carlton Brass come second at Leicester

Walter had a really fine day on his first contest with the band at Leicester yesterday. We were not on top form but the quality was there as was proved when Steve Parker on sop collected the soloist prize for his playing in Eric Ball’s “Tournament for Brass”. The winners on the day were The […]

Lakeside Entertainments Contest 2006

Results Strata Brass Retain Title 1. Strata Brass 189 points 2. Shirebrook Miners Welfare 188 points 3. The Harborough Band 186 points 4. Unity Brass 5. Whitwell Brass 6. Hawk Green ( Marple ) Band 7. Leics Co-op Best Soloist: Andrew Smith Trombone -Blessed Assurance – Strata Brass Best Entertainment – Hawk Green (Marple) Band

Welcome to Craig

Craig Anderson, formerly of Kirkby Welfare band, has joined the tuba section. From Walter and the Band we hope that you enjoy your music with us and that you can keep Ray under control!

Lakeside Entertainments Contest 2006 – Important Information

Because of severe parking problems at Lakeside the Entertainments Contest on Sept 10th has been relocated to The Mapperley Plains Social Club on Plains Road Mapperley Nottingham NG35RH. All timings remain the same and full refreshment facilities and bar is available. Individual band secretaries will be contacted directly. For More details please contact Michelle Donze […]

Lakeside Details

Lakeside Entertainments Contest 10th September 2006 All is now set for a fine day of brass music at Lakeside in Nottingham. It is regretted that the planed Championship/first section and the top prize of £1000 has had to be postponed till next year, this is due to the fact of other contests on the same […]