How’s your Baritone?

Carlton Brass have had a recent retirement in our baritone bench (more on that very soon) and are now looking for a top quality solo baritone player to join us. We currently enjoy the presence of some  wonderful euphonium and baritone players – do you have what it takes to bolster our impressive middle? We are also still in need of a permanent second trombone … Continue reading How’s your Baritone?

Players needed – trombone and baritone

We are currently looking at filling a couple of spaces at Carlton Brass. We need both a second trombone and solo baritone player to provide the missing pieces to our wonderful band sound. Interested? Please give our Secretary Anne a call (07946 322081) or get hold of us through our contacts page. The summer months also leaves us with a few spare seats during rehearsals … Continue reading Players needed – trombone and baritone

Carlton Brass in Amboise

French Open 2018

Saturday the 2nd June saw Carlton Brass take part in the 24th French Open in Amboise. This is a contest open to international entries; the band being drawn against competitors from France, the Netherlands, Norway, Jersey and a number of UK bands. This was the first time Carlton has entered this competition and our first trip abroad in over ten years. It is also the … Continue reading French Open 2018

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

Gary Wyatt appointed new MD at Carlton Brass

Carlton Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Wyatt as their new musical director. Gary trained as a professional musician during his military career and still plays at the highest level as the principal cornet of the world-famous Desford Colliery Band. His conducting experience spans over 20 years and includes time with bands in the fourth section right through to those in the … Continue reading Gary Wyatt appointed new MD at Carlton Brass

Farewell Wink

It is with much sadness that Carlton Brass announce that MD Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has resigned from the band, due to ill health. Wink has been conducting us for the last two years, achieving some excellent results – not least directing us to be the 2015 second section champions and gaining an excellent 4th at the subsequent National Finals, our first Finals visit for 14 years. … Continue reading Farewell Wink

Move to Burton Joyce

On the 19th March members of both bands worked to move out of our soon to be demolished bandroom in Carlton, to our new home – the old school house in Burton Joyce. The preceding week saw some emotional last rehearsals with several ex-members coming down to say goodbye to the building, which has been the home of the band for over 60 years. Our new home … Continue reading Move to Burton Joyce