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: #nationalfinals2015 Very impressive performance from @CarltonBrass, confident and understated. Slips … Continue reading 2015 National Finals
Carlton Brass – second section Midlands champions – have vacancies for a cornet player and a percussionist. We need, ideally, a strong cornet player to sit on second man down and a tuned percussionist with strong timpani skills. Both positions would give applicants the chance to play with us at the National Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham in September. These are great opportunities for … Continue reading Cornet and percussion positions
Our erstwhile bumper-upper extraordinaire Jack Reeves is moving on up to the Championship section and has accepted a seat at nearby top-section band Newstead. His musicality and enthusiasm will be greatly missed by everyone in the band, but our front row especially. Jack joined us while a first year student at Nottingham University and has spent four years with us. His playing has always been top-notch and … Continue reading Farewell Jack
Carlton Brass have vacancies for talented percussionists to join the band over the summer, and perhaps beyond, to cover for maternity leave while our incumbent tub thumpers bring a new brass bander into the world. We would like both kit and tuned percussionists that would be able to play at the majority of our sensible summer programme, and perhaps be available for the National Finals … Continue reading Percussionists needed
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 and full of style – and Carlton Brass pulled off … Continue reading Midlands Second Section Champions 2015
It would be fair to say that 2014 was not the best year for Carlton Brass. A poor result at the area contest saw us relegated to the Second Section and we have lost a player or two along the way for one reason or another. However, we start the new year in much ruder health. We have successfully filled up our complement of players … Continue reading A strong start to 2015
Carlton Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Hawley to the post of Musical Director. Geoff is a long-time friend of the band and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Geoff previously conducted the band at Butlins in January where we attained a highly credible sixth place in strong field. Geoff takes over from Stan Lippeatt. The band would like to … Continue reading Hawley takes up the stick
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 the band won’t be heading for Cheltenham for the National … Continue reading A Fine Fifth at Bedworth
This weekend saw Carlton Brass take part in the Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival in Skegness. It’s the band’s favourite weekend of the year – we’re previous winners of the contest back in 2005 – and the band were hoping to build on a recent improvement in form since the appointment of Stan Lippeatt as Musical Director. Stan handed the conductor’s baton over … Continue reading Carlton Brass hit Butlins for six
Carlton Brass are excited and honoured to announce the appointment of Stan Lippeatt as musical director of the band.
Stan was the flugal player with Grimethorpe Colliery band for many years and began his conducting career with their junior band. He then conducted Thoresby Colliery Band for 17 years before moving on to EYMS.
He has always put entertainment to the fore and Carlton Brass are looking forward to putting his comedic touch to good use in the upcoming concert season. Continue reading New MD announced