Help For Heroes

The band were delighted to perform at Whatton House Gardens last Friday at a charity event. The East Leake Catholic Women’s League organised an evening concert, with cheese and wine, in support of Help For Heroes – and charity aimed at supporting servicemen and women injured in the line of duty.

Christmas in Newark

Carlton Brass will be playing, once again, at Barnby Gate Methodist Church in Newark on Saturday December 12th at 7:30pm. This time the band will be playing a selection of Christmas Music to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Bass Trombone & Percussionists needed

Carlton Brass require a talented and committed bass trombonist. We have strong trombone and bass sections and a quality player in that position would put us in an excellent position for all the forthcoming contests, including Butlins in January and the First Section Area in March.

Midlands Regional Contest 2009

14th March 2009. The Midlands Area approaches and Carlton Brass are busy working up this year’s challenging test piece Pentacle. Written by Graham Cole, and based on the myths and legends surrounding the ancient symbol of the same name, the piece is proving to be a bit of a handful.

New Faces

Carlton Brass would like to welcome in a couple of new faces into the organisation.

Steph Graham joins us from our Training Band. Steph is the daughter of BBb bassist Mick and will be providing an extra set of lungs in our horn section.

Also joining us recently is Hannah Prince. Hannah is a student of music at Nottingham University and has previously played with the Hitchen Band. She’s proving to be an excellent addition to the front row cornets.

Gedling Proms 2009

Saturday 28th February saw Carlton Brass enjoying another performance at the Gedling Proms. The band are proud to play at this event, in support of the Major of Gedling’s chosen charity, and this weekend’s concert was a lot of fun.

Sharing the stage this year were the Alan Johnson Singers (an excellent Operatic group who have shared Christmas duties at Lakeside with the band for the last few years) and the talented crooner Ryan Brodsky.

Welcome Along

Over the last month or so Carlton Brass has made large strides in its attempts to bolster the player roster. 2009 will see the band in a strong promotion position – a good result in Bedworth next March could mean that Nottingham would have a Championship Section band once more. The band has been in need of strengthening throughout 2008 and thankfully the players have now been found.

We are delighted to have acquired Barry Tupper on solo euphonium. Barry is a talented soloist with a lot of experience and joins us at a key time in the bands history.

Nottingham Market Square

10th December 2008. Various members of the Carlton Brass Organisation, both young and old, will be performing Christmas Carols in Nottingham Market Square from 18:30.

This is a good time to catch both the Training Band and senior band playing together so please come down to support us.