The calm before the Christmas storm.

Remembering This Sunday is Remembrance Day. The combined bands of Carlton Brass will be marching in tribute in the Calverton remembrance parade as well as a small band presence for the service at st Wilfred’s church. Christmas In the world of brass bands, we have to get our Christmas heads on earlier than most. As is customary our first Christmas event for the season will … Continue reading The calm before the Christmas storm.

Carlton Brass Training Band Christmas Calendar

Hot on the heels of our successes at the Bolsover festival of brass: Training Band’s Christmas event calendar is now up to date with all our Christmas appearances! Amongst them are 2 concerts; One with the Major Oak Chorus at The Beckett School in Wilford, the other at St. Helens church in Burton Joyce. We also have many appearances at Christmas light switch ons and … Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band Christmas Calendar

Supporting the brass band movement

It’s with great pleasure we can now announce a partnership with local transport operator Nottingham City Transport (NCT). NCT have taken a keen interest in helping to keep the brass band tradition alive and will be supporting our training band in the coming year. Their press release follows: Nottingham City Transport has announced its support for the Carlton Brass Training Band in a new partnership … Continue reading Supporting the brass band movement

St George’s Day Concert – 23rd April 2016

Carlton Training Band will be your hosts on St George’s day for an evening of music and entertainment at Carlton baptist church. Not one to rest on the success of previous years proms theme, we’ve put together an even more exciting and memorable program for this years event. The theme for this year is stage and screen! Although we may just be able slip in … Continue reading St George’s Day Concert – 23rd April 2016

Training band welcomes Santa at Brookfields Garden Centre

Carlton Brass’ training band will be playing at Brookfields garden centre this weekend (Saturday 21st November) to give a warm welcome to Santa as he arrives from the North Pole for his regular stay in Brookfields grotto. We’ll be playing a selection of Christmas carols and festive pieces along with some more traditional brass band material. Continue reading Training band welcomes Santa at Brookfields Garden Centre

Countdown to Bolsover Festival of Brass

Last practice for Carlton Brass Training band before our second contest of the year at Bolsover Festival of Brass in Clowne. We’re hoping we can pull off a repeat of our stomping win at ICCB 2015 earlier in the year and come home with another trophy! Carlton Brass will also be competing in the Second Section competition. Carlton Brass Training Band have been drawn first … Continue reading Countdown to Bolsover Festival of Brass

Newark Castle Brass Explosion

Carlton Brass performed today at the annual Brass Explosion in Newark Castle grounds. Despite the rain, we managed to blast out some explosive pieces as well as showing our more gentle side, for what turned out to be an excellent evening of brass music. A couple of amateur videos of our performance can be found below (excuse the shaky camera!)   Frolic for Trombones America Trilogy Continue reading Newark Castle Brass Explosion

Beginners Band Begins Again!

You may, or may not know, that Carlton Brass Band Organisation actually has another band…our Beginners Band! Our beginners band comes and go with the ebb and flow of the organisation; Recently a lot of our beginners have made the jump to the Training Band, so beginners band has been on temporary hiatus. As enough of our very young, or very inexperienced, members being taught individually … Continue reading Beginners Band Begins Again!

Carlton Brass Training Band wins ICCBB 2015 Unregistered Section!

Members of Carlton Brass Training Band turned out at Parkside Community School in Chesterfield to compete in the 2015 ICCBB, unregistered section. Our program consisted of  Sing Sing Sing, Sugar Blues, Shenendoah, Thingumybob and American Trilogy to finish. With a little help from our friends, we placed FIRST with 89 points (including a -1 time penalty) the highest score of any of the bands in the … Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band wins ICCBB 2015 Unregistered Section!