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
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
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. Continue reading Help For Heroes
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
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. Continue reading Christmas in Newark
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. Continue reading Bass Trombone & Percussionists needed
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
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. Continue reading Midlands Regional Contest 2009