The band are enjoying our rehearsals with new conductor Gary Glover – a new broom often sweeps new music into the bandroom, and while Gary has worked on some stuff already in our pads we have also seen some new music emerge from the library. Some of this “new” music is what is of the “vintage” variety, in that we haven’t seen it before but … Continue reading Slavonic Rhapsody No 2
Some sad news from the Carlton Bandroom. Our Musical Director Gary Wyatt has resigned from the band, having conducted us since July 2016. We have greatly enjoyed his tenure in front of the band, highlighted by our successful trip to the French Open in June 2018 and trophy-winning performances at NEMBBA and the Denby Pottery Entertainment Contest. The band would like to express their thanks … Continue reading Gary Wyatt resigns
Carlton Brass have had a recent retirement in our baritone bench (more on that very soon) and are now looking for a top quality solo baritone player to join us. We currently enjoy the presence of some wonderful euphonium and baritone players – do you have what it takes to bolster our impressive middle? We are also still in need of a permanent second trombone … Continue reading How’s your Baritone?
We are currently looking at filling a couple of spaces at Carlton Brass. We need both a second trombone and solo baritone player to provide the missing pieces to our wonderful band sound. Interested? Please give our Secretary Anne a call (07946 322081) or get hold of us through our contacts page. The summer months also leaves us with a few spare seats during rehearsals … Continue reading Players needed – trombone and baritone
Saturday the 2nd June saw Carlton Brass take part in the 24th French Open in Amboise. This is a contest open to international entries; the band being drawn against competitors from France, the Netherlands, Norway, Jersey and a number of UK bands. This was the first time Carlton has entered this competition and our first trip abroad in over ten years. It is also the … Continue reading French Open 2018
Saturday night saw Carlton Brass put on a fabulous concert at St Paul’s Church in Carlton. We have been wanting to arrange a concert for a while and the church were kind enough to allow us to use their beautiful building. This was the first concert the band has performed here for a few years – a church only a few hundred yards from where … Continue reading Concert – St Paul’s, Carlton
The North East Midlands Brass Band contest arrives around this time each year, usually two weeks before the Regional Contest. Bands are encouraged to enter as we are required to play the same test piece as the Regional Contest and we will receive some very useful feedback from the adjudicator that will be helpful later on. Carlton Brass enter every year, and this year saw … Continue reading NEMBBA 2018
Remembering This Sunday is Remembrance Day. The combined bands of Carlton Brass will be marching in tribute in the Calverton remembrance parade as well as a small band presence for the service at st Wilfred’s church. Christmas In the world of brass bands, we have to get our Christmas heads on earlier than most. As is customary our first Christmas event for the season will … Continue reading The calm before the Christmas storm.
Hot on the heels of our successes at the Bolsover festival of brass: Training Band’s Christmas event calendar is now up to date with all our Christmas appearances! Amongst them are 2 concerts; One with the Major Oak Chorus at The Beckett School in Wilford, the other at St. Helens church in Burton Joyce. We also have many appearances at Christmas light switch ons and … Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band Christmas Calendar
It’s with great pleasure we can now announce a partnership with local transport operator Nottingham City Transport (NCT). NCT have taken a keen interest in helping to keep the brass band tradition alive and will be supporting our training band in the coming year. Their press release follows: Nottingham City Transport has announced its support for the Carlton Brass Training Band in a new partnership … Continue reading Supporting the brass band movement