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!

Cornet and percussion positions

Carlton Brass – second section Midlands champions – have vacancies for a cornet player and a percussionist. We need, ideally, a strong cornet player to sit on second man down and a tuned percussionist with strong timpani skills. Both positions would give applicants the chance to play with us at the National Championships of Great Britain in Cheltenham in September. These are great opportunities for … Continue reading Cornet and percussion positions

Farewell Jack

Our erstwhile bumper-upper extraordinaire Jack Reeves is moving on up to the Championship section and has accepted a seat at nearby top-section band Newstead. His musicality and enthusiasm will be greatly missed by everyone in the band, but our front row especially. Jack joined us while a first year student at Nottingham University and has spent four years with us. His playing has always been top-notch and … Continue reading Farewell Jack

Percussionists needed

Carlton Brass have vacancies for talented percussionists to join the band over the summer, and perhaps beyond, to cover for maternity leave while our incumbent tub thumpers bring a new brass bander into the world. We would like both kit and tuned percussionists that would be able to play at the majority of our sensible summer programme, and perhaps be available for the National Finals … Continue reading Percussionists needed

Midlands Second Section Champions 2015

Carlton Brass took part in the Midlands Regional contest in Bedworth yesterday, performing in the Second Section for the first time since the band’s relegation from the First Section in 2014. 12 bands took to the stage to perform the impressive ‘Variations on Maccabeus’ by Kevin Norbury – a piece that was both difficult to play and full of style – and Carlton Brass pulled off … Continue reading Midlands Second Section Champions 2015

Carlton Brass are seeking new players

The band is looking to the future on both the concert front and in the contesting field. The band wishes to build up its pool of talent by recruiting Eb Bass, Bass Trombone, front row and back row cornets, and a first baritone. We welcome enquiries from all players Our organisation has a training band under the direction of Geoff Hawley. Players of all ages … Continue reading Carlton Brass are seeking new players

Musical Director

The band are pleased to announce that, after stepping into the breach and taking over the baton throughout the summer months, our band master Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has been appointed to the permanent role of Carlton Brass Musical Director. Wink has worked the band hard and led us to very good results in the Bolsover Entertainment contest where we came 2nd and the Leicester Open … Continue reading Musical Director

Bolsover Festival of Brass 2013

Carlton Brass have been placed an extremely pleasing second place at today’s Bolsover Brass Festival first section entertainments contest 06/11/2013. Drawn number one and a start time that preceded the bar opening (surely illegal) the band played an excellent quality programme that impressed the adjudicator Dr Keith Wilkinson. Congratulations to all members of Carlton Brass for an excellent result, but special thanks to our new … Continue reading Bolsover Festival of Brass 2013