Saturday 14th of March 2009 saw Carlton Brass compete at the Midlands Regional Contest in the First Section. This was the band’s second year in this section and there were high hopes of repeating last year’s excellent 4th position. The test piece was the rather difficult Pentacle by talented, young composer Graham Cole. Graham had […]
Carlton Brass would like to welcome in a couple of new faces into the organisation.
Steph Graham joins us from our Training Band. Steph is the daughter of BBb bassist Mick and will be providing an extra set of lungs in our horn section.
Also joining us recently is Hannah Prince. Hannah is a student of music at Nottingham University and has previously played with the Hitchen Band. She’s proving to be an excellent addition to the front row cornets.
Over the last month or so Carlton Brass has made large strides in its attempts to bolster the player roster. 2009 will see the band in a strong promotion position – a good result in Bedworth next March could mean that Nottingham would have a Championship Section band once more. The band has been in need of strengthening throughout 2008 and thankfully the players have now been found.
We are delighted to have acquired Barry Tupper on solo euphonium. Barry is a talented soloist with a lot of experience and joins us at a key time in the bands history.
It is with immense sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Alan Ritchie. Alan passed away in a tragic boating accident on Wednesday 30th July leaving us all in a state of shock.
Our thoughts are with his parents, Walter and Marie, and his family and friends at this most difficult of times.
Alan was a dedicated, talented bandsman, having played with many bands in the Midlands over the years. He has only been with Carlton Brass for a short time but has a long association with the organisation, having also played with Nottingham City Transport. He’s also been a much-loved member of both the Foss Dyke Band and Thoresby and is well known throughout the country as a great guy and exceptional musician. He will be sadly missed by us all.
We’ve had a couple of recent departures from our ranks in recent weeks. Craig Anderson, purveyor of some beefy tones on the Bb Bass, has left due to work commitments. Kris Reeder, an excellent addition to our trombone section has come to the end of his law degree and departs for the southern counties. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!