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

Press Release – Carlton Band Organisation

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 … Continue reading Press Release – Carlton Band Organisation

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

In search of cornets

Are you a cornet player looking for a brass band? Would you like to play for a Champion band, one playing in the Midlands First Section from 2016? Are you available Monday and Thursday evenings for rehearsals in Carlton, Nottingham? Then Carlton Brass are looking for you! We are in need of a front row cornet player to complete our band. We have a sensible concert … Continue reading In search of cornets

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