Whit Friday Marches 2006

What a fantastic day we had on this years Whit Friday marches, we may not have won any prizes but we did manage to get to 9 playing venues. We did have a slight panic attack a couple of days before the event when Janet Bailey was taken into hospital so we were left with only one horn and no bass drum!

All was not lost as Martin Donzé stepped in at short notice to play bass drum, and what a fantastic job he did (Boom Boom!). John Wilson also decided to forsake his Eb Bass and play horn (wimp!) only kiddin John. Continue reading “Whit Friday Marches 2006”

Lakeside Invitation Contest 2006

Carlton Brass, in association with Lakeside, announce that after the success of last years Lakeside invitation entertainment contest this years contest will take place on Sunday September 10th.

This years contest will see several changes. The first being that there will now be a championship/1st section. The second being that the prize money has been made more substantial! There will be 5 bands in the top section and 5 bands in the lower sections, with prizes given accordingly. There will be no pre draw and ALL bands will be in the main draw and play side by side. The bands this year will not be playing in the centre of the lake, but at the side of the lake.

John Berryman has kindly agreed to adjudicate this year. The invitations have gone out to the bands and details of performing bands will be released soon. Continue reading “Lakeside Invitation Contest 2006”


A very short version of events The year’s AGM took place on Sunday 12th Feb. The meeting was initially chaired by Fred Straw. Fred expressed that with the sad demise of NCT Band he would like to put on record the achievements that the band had made over the years especially having been to the Royal Albert Hall twice in the Championship Section. The Constitution … Continue reading AGM

Gedling Proms – Carlton Forum

Proms Pomp and Glory The year’s council events start with Gedling Proms on 18 February, when the audience will be brought to its feet to the rousing tunes of Pomp and Circumstance, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. The concert, featuring Bestwood Male Voice Choir, Carlton Brass Band and guest soloist Sara Lawson, takes place at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre in Carlton’s Coningswath … Continue reading Gedling Proms – Carlton Forum

A Christmas message from Tony

Carlton Brass has had a very enjoyable and busy schedule this Christmas. I would like to thank all members for their hard work and attendance during the build up to Christmas and the commitment given at this busy time.  We’ve had some really prestigious concerts, playing to capacity audiences who have been very appreciative. The band has put on some excellent performances at these events … Continue reading A Christmas message from Tony

Macmillan Concert

Southwell Minster Wednesday 7th December 2005 By Peter Jordan/Nottingham Evening Post This sparkling charity concert compered by the Rev Howard Ketton delighted a packed Minster audience. Hosted by an on-form Carlton Male Voice Choir and featuring the talents of Carlton Brass, conducted by Tony Wilson, and the Lace City Singers, led by Glenn Chaney, this, the fourth Macmillan concert, brought together more than 160 singers … Continue reading Macmillan Concert


The Band extends a warm welcome to Esther Pritchard who joins the back row. Esther has previously played with Rothwell and Flimby Saxhorn Bands. Also making a return to the back row is Dave Saddler. Chris McMullen from Swindon Pegasus is keeping his “Lip In” with us on Euph while he is at Nottingham University. And finally making a come back is “Cheeky Chappie” Jack … Continue reading Welcome

Hayley – A Celebration of Life

Bramcote crematorium was packed to capacity with over 200 people gathered together with family, friends and the banding community there to celebrate the “Life of Hayley” on Tuesday 11th of October 2005. Carlton Brass augmented to 35 played some of Hayley’s most loved music before the service. The service was lead by Pastor Andy Fish of Carlton who had a magic way with words and … Continue reading Hayley – A Celebration of Life