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 […]

Countdown to Bolsover Festival of Brass

Last practice for Carlton Brass Training band before our second contest of the year at Bolsover Festival of Brass in Clowne. We’re hoping we can pull off a repeat of our stomping win at ICCB 2015 earlier in the year and come home with another trophy! Carlton Brass will also be competing in the Second […]

Beginners Band Begins Again!

You may, or may not know, that Carlton Brass Band Organisation actually has another band…our Beginners Band! Our beginners band comes and go with the ebb and flow of the organisation; Recently a lot of our beginners have made the jump to the Training Band, so beginners band has been on temporary hiatus. As enough of […]

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 […]

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 […]