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.
The 2008 contesting season got underway in sunny Skegness last weekend with the 2008 Butlins Minworkers Championships. Carlton Brass joined the First Section for the very first time in a huge field of 24 bands, vying for the top prize of £1500 and the much sought-after champions banner.
The choice of test piece was a golden oldie – Edward Gregson’s The Plantagenets – a piece we’d been practising since last year for the Leicester and Leamington contests. It’s a great piece, full of clever musicality and the odd trap-door for the unsuspecting soloists.
Carlton breaks its long run of minor 3rds with a major 1st, as well as retaining the Soloist Prize.
Walter Ritchie and Carlton Brass are over the moon after winning the 2nd Section at the Leicester Open. Playing band number 4 they broke their long running spate of 3rd places, (Butlin’s and the Area three times). Also it was great news for Steve Parker on Soprano Cornet who retained the soloist prize yet again, well done Steve see you in the club on Monday
Stannington band took home 1st prize and the George Slattery Memorial Cup as well as the prize and trophy for the most entertaining band. The entertainment adjudicators commented: “Looked Good…..All Round Entertainment…..The Best & Most Entertaining Band”.