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 the band won’t be heading for Cheltenham for the National … Continue reading A Fine Fifth at Bedworth

Carlton Brass hit Butlins for six

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

New MD announced

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

Carlton Brass seek new MD

Carlton Brass are currently seeking a full time Musical Director. Rehearsing twice a week, the band have a busy Autumn programme of Concerts and Contests and are looking for someone with the Talent and Ambition to take the band forward. Applications in the strictest confidence can be made by email to the Band Chairman Mr John Bailey (john.bailey277@ntlworld) or contact him by phone for more … Continue reading Carlton Brass seek new MD

Frank Nowel

It is with great sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Frank Nowel. He was one of the longest-standing members of the band organisation (66 years man and boy) and he will be greatly missed by everyone. His good friend Fred Straw has written an eulogy: Frank lived in Netherfield, Carlton and, finally, Gedling practically his whole life. He left school at 14 years … Continue reading Frank Nowel

Good result for Carlton Brass in Bedworth

Saturday 14th of March 2009 saw Carlton Brass compete at the Midlands Regional Contest in the First Section. This was the band’s second year in this section and there were high hopes of repeating last year’s excellent 4th position. The test piece was the rather difficult Pentacle by talented, young composer Graham Cole. Graham had created a piece of music that would have tested most … Continue reading Good result for Carlton Brass in Bedworth