Wally Takes The Strain

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Walter Ritchie BEM has taken over the Baton (for the time being) from Tony Wilson. Tony’s workload and family commitments has meant that he has had to take a backroom position for the next few months. It also gives him more time to devote to the […]

Battle of the Bands Contest

Yet again Tony managed to gain another two prizes, this time at The Ireland Band’s Entertainment contest. Playing band number three we managed to gain second prize and the best soloist prize. The programme was: Stingray 2nd movement from Gordon Langford’s  Sinfonietta Georgia  – Cornet Soloist Andy Allison Bramwyn At the sign of the swinging […]

Whit Friday Marches 2006

What a fantastic day we had on this years Whit Friday marches, we may not have won any prizes but we did manage to get to 9 playing venues. We did have a slight panic attack a couple of days before the event when Janet Bailey was taken into hospital so we were left with […]

New (and some old) faces

Many greetings to the new players on the cornet section as the girls make a take over bid! Joining us on Cornet are Susan, Julie and Jenny so watch out guys you could be in the minority soon! Also making a come back on Euphonium is the very talented Gary Glover. From Tony and the […]

Lakeside Invitation Contest 2006

Carlton Brass, in association with Lakeside, announce that after the success of last years Lakeside invitation entertainment contest this years contest will take place on Sunday September 10th. This years contest will see several changes. The first being that there will now be a championship/1st section. The second being that the prize money has been […]

A Belated Welcome

Many greetings to two new female members who now grace our band. Elizabeth Clements joins the Trombone section, Elizabeth was previously with Bon Accord Sliver and has recently moved to our area. Berris Smith joins the back row cornets, Berris was a former member of Nottingham City Transport Band. Tony and all members of the […]


A very short version of events The year’s AGM took place on Sunday 12th Feb. The meeting was initially chaired by Fred Straw. Fred expressed that with the sad demise of NCT Band he would like to put on record the achievements that the band had made over the years especially having been to the […]

Gedling Proms – Carlton Forum

Proms Pomp and Glory The year’s council events start with Gedling Proms on 18 February, when the audience will be brought to its feet to the rousing tunes of Pomp and Circumstance, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. The concert, featuring Bestwood Male Voice Choir, Carlton Brass Band and guest soloist Sara Lawson, […]

A Christmas message from Tony

Carlton Brass has had a very enjoyable and busy schedule this Christmas. I would like to thank all members for their hard work and attendance during the build up to Christmas and the commitment given at this busy time.  We’ve had some really prestigious concerts, playing to capacity audiences who have been very appreciative. The […]

Macmillan Concert

Southwell Minster Wednesday 7th December 2005 By Peter Jordan/Nottingham Evening Post This sparkling charity concert compered by the Rev Howard Ketton delighted a packed Minster audience. Hosted by an on-form Carlton Male Voice Choir and featuring the talents of Carlton Brass, conducted by Tony Wilson, and the Lace City Singers, led by Glenn Chaney, this, […]