Stephen Leslie Mercs R.I.P.

The band are sad to announce the loss of a star player and banding stalwart from the past. Steve Merc’s joined Carlton Silver band in the mid 1970’s as a teenager. He progressed into a fine flugal player and went on to play with The Ibstock Brick band and The William Davies Construction Band. His […]

Musical Director

We are sad to announce the resignation of Simon Gresswell as musical director of Carlton Brass. Unfortunately Simon has family commitments in his home county of Yorkshire and heavy load at work that makes it problematic to fully commit his time to the band. Being the professional he is, Simon has relinquished the baton. We […]

Changes At The Top

The band would like to announce the appointment of Simon Gresswell as Musical director of Carlton Brass. He takes over the baton from Geoff Hawley who is developing his new music related business. But the good new is Geoff is still staying with us – as a player this time on Solo Horn. We wish […]

Hello and Goodbye

The band would like to wish a fond farewell to our Repiano cornet James Coheeny. James has just graduated in forensic science at Nottingham Trent university and has now returned to his hometown of Sheffield. We all wish him the very best of luck for his future and thank him for the great service and […]

Frederick Oliver Straw 20 March 1928 to 30 April 2012

EULOGY Frederick Oliver Straw – 20 March 1928 to 30 April 2012 age: 84 Fred was born on Tuesday 20th March 1928 in a house that was one of a block of eight, on Kneeton Road, East Bridgford on the banks of the river Trent to the east of Nottingham. His parents, Edgar and Lucy […]

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.