3rd at NEMBBA

February 28th saw a successful return to 1st section contesting for Carlton Brass, with the band taking 3rd place and the “best horn” trophy at the North East Midlands Brass Band Association contest.

2015 National Finals

Carlton Brass proudly represented the Midlands at the Second Section Nation Finals in Cheltenham this weekend. The band were drawn 14th of 16 bands and played a confident, musical rendition of the test piece; the excellent ‘Snaring Of The Sun’ by Stephen Roberts. Our performance impressed some of the brass band media in the audience: […]

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 […]

Bolsover Festival of Brass 2013

Carlton Brass have been placed an extremely pleasing second place at today’s Bolsover Brass Festival first section entertainments contest 06/11/2013. Drawn number one and a start time that preceded the bar opening (surely illegal) the band played an excellent quality programme that impressed the adjudicator Dr Keith Wilkinson. Congratulations to all members of Carlton Brass […]

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 […]

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 […]

2nd Place at Bolsover Contest

The Bolsover Entertainments Contest on Sunday 11th Sept 2011, saw Carlton Brass take 2nd Place behind the Jackfield Band (who went on to take 3rd place in the Championship section contest with the same programme) Being pitted against such quality opposition, Carlton were very pleased to receive the prize for Most Entertaining Band. Carlton played […]

A Fine Fifth at Bedworth

Carlton Brass competed in the Midlands Regional Championships in Bedworth at the weekend. Playing Berlioz’s masterpiece La Carnaval Romain in a strong field of 18 bands Carlton impressed both the audience and the adjudicators with a fine performance. The band earned a satisfying fifth place, making up for a disappointing 15th position last year. Although […]