NEMBBA 2018

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

Farewell Wink

It is with much sadness that Carlton Brass announce that MD Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has resigned from the band, due to ill health. Wink has been conducting us for the last two years, achieving some excellent results – not least directing us to be the 2015 second section champions and gaining an excellent 4th at the subsequent National Finals, our first Finals visit for 14 years. … Continue reading Farewell Wink

Press Release – Carlton Band Organisation

PRESS RELEASE FROM CARLTON BAND ORGANISATION – 12 February 2016 WHAT HELP DO WE NEED? We need to find premises with enough space for us to rehearse and store our instruments and music. WHY DO WE NEED IT? The Carlton Band organisation (Registered Charity No 504547) has been resident in our bandroom at Station Road, Carlton for over 60 years. We now need to vacate … Continue reading Press Release – Carlton Band Organisation

It’s that season again

The media has been pretty quiet about it this year, but if you hadn’t noticed Christmas is almost upon us. We love this time of year, because we get to play at all sorts of lovely venues to help with their Yuletide celebrations. So far, both bands have been busy Carolling at various locations in Nottingham, including a couple of garden centres (Brookfield’s and Timmerman’s) … Continue reading It’s that season again

In search of cornets

Are you a cornet player looking for a brass band? Would you like to play for a Champion band, one playing in the Midlands First Section from 2016? Are you available Monday and Thursday evenings for rehearsals in Carlton, Nottingham? Then Carlton Brass are looking for you! We are in need of a front row cornet player to complete our band. We have a sensible concert … Continue reading In search of cornets

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: #nationalfinals2015 Very impressive performance from @CarltonBrass, confident and understated. Slips … Continue reading 2015 National Finals

Cornet and percussion positions

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

Farewell Jack

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