New Faces

Carlton Brass would like to welcome in a couple of new faces into the organisation.

Steph Graham joins us from our Training Band. Steph is the daughter of BBb bassist Mick and will be providing an extra set of lungs in our horn section.

Also joining us recently is Hannah Prince. Hannah is a student of music at Nottingham University and has previously played with the Hitchen Band. She’s proving to be an excellent addition to the front row cornets.

Welcome Along

Over the last month or so Carlton Brass has made large strides in its attempts to bolster the player roster. 2009 will see the band in a strong promotion position – a good result in Bedworth next March could mean that Nottingham would have a Championship Section band once more. The band has been in need of strengthening throughout 2008 and thankfully the players have now been found.

We are delighted to have acquired Barry Tupper on solo euphonium. Barry is a talented soloist with a lot of experience and joins us at a key time in the bands history.

Alan Ritchie

It is with immense sadness that Carlton Brass announce the death of Alan Ritchie. Alan passed away in a tragic boating accident on Wednesday 30th July leaving us all in a state of shock.

Our thoughts are with his parents, Walter and Marie, and his family and friends at this most difficult of times.

Alan was a dedicated, talented bandsman, having played with many bands in the Midlands over the years. He has only been with Carlton Brass for a short time but has a long association with the organisation, having also played with Nottingham City Transport. He’s also been a much-loved member of both the Foss Dyke Band and Thoresby and is well known throughout the country as a great guy and exceptional musician. He will be sadly missed by us all.