Carlton Brass are seeking new players

The band is looking to the future on both the concert front and in the contesting field. The band wishes to build up its pool of talent by recruiting Eb Bass, Bass Trombone, front row and back row cornets, and a first baritone. We welcome enquiries from all players Our organisation has a training band under the direction of Geoff Hawley. Players of all ages … Continue reading Carlton Brass are seeking new players

Musical Director

The band are pleased to announce that, after stepping into the breach and taking over the baton throughout the summer months, our band master Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has been appointed to the permanent role of Carlton Brass Musical Director. Wink has worked the band hard and led us to very good results in the Bolsover Entertainment contest where we came 2nd and the Leicester Open … Continue reading Musical Director

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 for an excellent result, but special thanks to our new … Continue reading Bolsover Festival of Brass 2013

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 tremendous sound was unsurpassed and he won many air varie … Continue reading Stephen Leslie Mercs R.I.P.

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 would like to thank Simon for his hard work, professionalism … Continue reading Musical Director

Key Points from the 2013 AGM

Key Points from the 2013 AGM of the Carlton Band Organisation. Anne Keegan has agreed to be the new Chairman of the organisation. Our Late President Frederick Straw’s Family made a presentation to the band of a Grand Shield and personal trophies to be presented as a special award to a member who has put in the greatest annual commitment/made the most progress within the … Continue reading Key Points from the 2013 AGM

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 Ann, had been married in the village church nine years … Continue reading Frederick Oliver Straw 20 March 1928 to 30 April 2012