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.

Lakeside Carols

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!

‘Tis The Season

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.

Alan Ritchie

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.

Whit Fun

Carlton Brass have enjoyed a fun day (and night) in the delightful region of Tameside for the traditional Brass Band …

Friday 16th May 2008 – Whit Friday Marches

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.