Fred Straw

It is with great sadness that Carlton Brass announce the passing away, after a long illness, of our life President Fred Straw on Sunday 29th April. Fred was always the bands greatest supporter and he will be sadly missed by all those friends he made in his decades of service to the band as player, […]

Come and see Carlton Brass

Our concert schedule for 2012 is filling up very nicely. Please visit out engagements page for details. Most concerts are free to the public events so now is never a better time to come and see Carlton Brass.

NEMBBA Contest

Carlton Brass achieved 2nd place at the recent NorthEast Midland Brass Band Association contest at the PostMill Centre, South Normanton. An enjoyable afternoon saw the band confidently play the area first section test piece ‘Mountain Views’. The adjudicator Kevin Wadsworth was very complimentary in his remarks and gave some useful constructive comments to take forward […]

Butlins 2012 Contest

Carlton Brass acheived a highly creditable 9th place in the First Section contest at the Butlins Brass Band Festival. Playing number 7 out of 25 bands, Carlton put in a fine performance that probably deserved a higher placing – but that’s contesting for you. If we look only at bands in the Midlands area we […]

New Trombone at Carlton Brass

The band is very pleased to announce that we have filled the position of Bass Trombone.   Mike Keating takes over the seat recently vacated by Dave Odhams who emigrated to Australia. Mike brings a wealth of experience from bands such as Foss Dyke and Cawston.  

Hello and Goodbye

The band would like to say a fond farewell to our bass trombone player Dave Odhams. Dave has moved with his family to Australia and finds it a bit too far to travel back for practice twice a week.  Good luck for the future Dave. The band is delighted to announce they have finally obtained […]

New faces at Carlton Brass

The band would like to extend a warm welcome to Freya Lunn, and Sarah Harper. Two young cornet players with bright playing futures ahead of them. We hope your time with us is long and enjoyable.

WMBBA Contest Result

WMBBA Contest Pershore  20th Nov 2011 After a long and tiring day and unluckily being drawn to be the final band of the day to play,  Carlton put in a fine effort to come 4th in the WMBBA contest at Pershore. We were just squeezed out of the prizes by one point due to a […]

New Signings

The band would like to give a warm welcome to two old friends  who have just joined our ranks. Anne Keegan, principle cornet with the training band has joined the senior band on backrow cornet and Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood has signed for us on percussion.   Anne is an accomplished player and will strengthen our […]

Wedding Bells at Carlton Brass

All the members of the band would like to congratulate Louise Jackson on 2nd Cornet and Dave Kirkby on Eb bass on their recent marriage. The happy couple married at Grantham registery office on Saturday 2nd July and several members of the band joined them in an enjoyable celebration at the nearby village of Barrowby. […]