PRESS RELEASE FROM CARLTON BAND ORGANISATION – 12 February 2016
WHAT HELP DO WE NEED?
We need to find premises with enough space for us to rehearse and store our instruments and music.
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
The Carlton Band organisation (Registered Charity No 504547) has been resident in our bandroom at Station Road, Carlton for over 60 years. We now need to vacate the premises, ideally by the end of March 2016 in order to support Netherfield’s urban regeneration and social housing development. The band therefore urgently needs premises for rehearsals and children’s tuition groups.
WHO ARE WE?
The Carlton Band organisation comprises two bands:
Carlton Brass is proud to be Nottingham’s premier brass band, consisting of ~25 musicians performing regularly across the region. We have had a successful year taking first prize in the North East Midlands Brass Band Association competition in February 2015 and repeating this a month later at the Midlands Area Championships. In September we were delighted to be placed fourth at the National Championships. Promotion followed and we are looking forward to competing once again in the First Section.
Carlton Brass Training Band has a tradition of developing children and adults of all ages in learning a musical instrument. The training band has also had competition success, and boasts a thriving beginners group with local school children turning up every Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours of basic tuition at a nominal cost.
WHAT DO WE DO FOR THE COMMUNITY?
- Work with schools to promote musical abilities in children.
- Provide instruments and tuition for local people of all ages – current membership boasts primary school children and pensioners.
- Perform at community based events, including Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade, Calverton Life Boat Appeal, St Georges Day Parade, British Heart Foundation Charity concert and many Christmas concerts
- Perform and entertain at numerous local fetes, garden parties, Summer in the Park concerts
CAN YOU HELP? If you think you can provide us with facilities, or you know of someone else who might be able to help, please get in touch with Clive Brocklehurst on 07970 7033246.
If you can help please click on this link to see what we need: Band Requirements