Carlton Brass Training Band – St George’s Day concert

Carlton Brass Training Band – St George’s Day concert

Members of our Training Band turned out at Carlton Baptist Church on Saturday (25th April) to perform a stunning set of British-themed pieces for our local community. Training Band's first self-promoted performance in years, many weeks in preparation, took a solid effort on everyone's part to pull together some rousing performances from the band and all our soloists. Many of our members had never played a concert before, so this was their introduction to performing on a more grand scale than our band room! Everyone had a great time with some excellent audience participation, a successful raffle and tea and cake intermission raising funds that will go towards such things as new instruments and maintenance; For free admission that's quite some achievement for everyone! Many thanks to all band members and to everyone who turned out to see and hear us perform, we hope this will be the first of many great performances! We're always on the lookout for new members of any skill...
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Help For Heroes

The band were delighted to perform at Whatton House Gardens last Friday at a charity event. The East Leake Catholic Women's League organised an evening concert, with cheese and wine, in support of Help For Heroes - and charity aimed at supporting servicemen and women injured in the line of duty. We played a selection of music for those attending the event, including the emotional themes of Benedictus by Karl Jenkins, from his piece The Armed Man, a Mass For Peace. Whatton House has some beautiful gardens set in the glorious Leicestershire countryside. It was a pleasure to perform there for such a deserving charity. Many thanks to those that attended - we hope you enjoyed our music....
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A tiring day!

Carlton Brass kicked off the summer season with two concerts in one day last Saturday.  Starting in the afternoon the band performed in the St Georges Day celebration in Nottinghams 'Old Market Square' where we perfrormed to a massed crowd of several hundred people who all enjoyed a varied programme including solos from the bands Principle Cornet (Andrew Alison) and Solo Euphonium (Barry Tupper).  A special mention must go to Andrew and to James Conheeney (Repiano Cornet) who deputised admirably for the volcano affected Rutty with the vocal contributions in Cartoon Classics! The band moved on to perform a St Georges Day Proms concert for Mapperley Rotary Club in West Bridgeford.  At the end of the evening there were a lot of tired and bruised lips but for the first outing of the summer season we gave it our best. Special thanks must go to all our friends who helped out on this very busy day!...
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Christmas in Newark

Carlton Brass will be playing, once again, at Barnby Gate Methodist Church in Newark on Saturday December 12th at 7:30pm. This time the band will be playing a selection of Christmas Music to get everyone in the festive spirit. Admission is £5 only, either at the door or in advance at the venue, and there'll be tea, coffee and other refreshments available too. There will also be a raffle, so bring some extra change! Proceeds of this concert will go to fund both the church and the band. Call 0115 9117556 for more information...
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Gedling Proms 2009

Saturday 28th February saw Carlton Brass enjoying another performance at the Gedling Proms. The band are proud to play at this event, in support of the Major of Gedling's chosen charity, and this weekend's concert was a lot of fun. Sharing the stage this year were the Alan Johnson Singers (an excellent Operatic group who have shared Christmas duties at Lakeside with the band for the last few years) and the talented crooner Ryan Brodsky. Carlton Forum was packed, as usual, for the concert which featured an eclectic mix of music: everything from a beautiful euphonium solo by Barry Tupper through a bit of Motown from Ryan, and some wonderfully performed Opera by the Alan Johnson Singers. The evening was topped off my some rousing proms music from the band, ably supported by the many voices (and plenty of union flags) in the hall. The audience had an extra surprise during the proms - the band appeared in full fancy-dress! ...
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Nottingham Market Square

Various members of the Carlton Brass Organisation, both young and old, will be performing Christmas Carols in Nottingham Market Square from 18:30 on Wednesday 10th December 2008. This is a good time to catch both the Training Band and senior band playing together so please come down to support us. Once you've heard us play Deck The Halls and the like there's a cornucopia of Christmassy activities to enjoy, including ice skating and a Christmas Market....
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Lakeside Carols

Carlton Brass will be performing Christmas Carols and a selection of Christmas-themed music at Lakeside Tower between 19:30 and 21:30 on the 8th December 2008. There will also be some operatic fair from the Alan Johnson Singers. Prepare to be serenaded from the balcony! There will also be further performances at Lakeside on the 14th, 21st and 22nd December at the same time. Please come down to Lakeside Tower and enjoy some of the excellent food available at this stylish venue while some of Nottinghamshire's finest musicians provide the musical entertainment....
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