8th/14th/21st/22nd December 2008. Carlton Brass will be performing Christmas Carols and a selection of Christmas-themed music at Lakeside Tower between 19:00 and 21:30. There will also be some operatic fair from the Alan Johnson Singers. Prepare to be serenaded from the balcony!
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. And Carlton Brass have begun the busy Christmas concert season in style.
Thursday 4th December saw the band performing at Southwell Minster. This was the annual MacMillan Christmas concert that we’ve been able to support as an organisation for the past seven years. It’s a favourite of ours in the banding calender as it’s a great charity and a wonderful venue for a concert.
Joining us at the Minster were Carlton Male Voice Choir, who were in excellent voice, and the rather wonderful Lace City Chorus who just seem to get better and better every year. The Minster was packed to the rafters with an audience that enjoyed an evening of Christmas-themed music.
It is with immense sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Alan Ritchie. Alan passed away in a tragic boating accident on Wednesday 30th July leaving us all in a state of shock.
Our thoughts are with his parents, Walter and Marie, and his family and friends at this most difficult of times.
Alan was a dedicated, talented bandsman, having played with many bands in the Midlands over the years. He has only been with Carlton Brass for a short time but has a long association with the organisation, having also played with Nottingham City Transport. He’s also been a much-loved member of both the Foss Dyke Band and Thoresby and is well known throughout the country as a great guy and exceptional musician. He will be sadly missed by us all.
Carlton Brass have enjoyed a fun day (and night) in the delightful region of Tameside for the traditional Brass Band …
We’ve had a couple of recent departures from our ranks in recent weeks. Craig Anderson, purveyor of some beefy tones …
Sunday July 6th 2008. Carlton Brass are delighted to have been invited to play at the RAF Waddington International Air Show.
Sunday 8th June 2008. Carlton Brass will be performing at the Arboretum as part of Nottingham City Council’s Bands in the Park festival
Friday 16th May 2008. Carlton Brass will be attending the famous Whit Friday Marches. The band will be heading to t’other side of t’ Pennines to compete against some of the country’s finest Brass Bands around the beautiful villages around the Oldham and Saddleworth area.
2008 has seen Carlton Brass in the First Section for the very first time in its history, and so the band was expecting a tough task at this year’s area contest in Bedworth. The chosen test piece, James Cook Circumnavigator by Gilbert Vinter, was a difficult piece and we had spent many extra rehearsals polishing our performance.