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
The media has been pretty quiet about it this year, but if you hadn’t noticed Christmas is almost upon us. We love this time of year, because we get to play at all sorts of lovely venues to help with their Yuletide celebrations. So far, both bands have been busy Carolling at various locations in Nottingham, including a couple of garden centres (Brookfield’s and Timmerman’s) … Continue reading It’s that season again
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
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
Training Band’s performance at the Bolsover Festival of brass early this year, recorded live as part of the Firstart.org.uk’s coverage of the event. Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band – Bolsover Festival of brass 2015
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
Carlton Brass proudly represented the Midlands at the Second Section Nation Finals in Cheltenham this weekend. The band were drawn 14th of 16 bands and played a confident, musical rendition of the test piece; the excellent ‘Snaring Of The Sun’ by Stephen Roberts. Our performance impressed some of the brass band media in the audience: #nationalfinals2015 Very impressive performance from @CarltonBrass, confident and understated. Slips … Continue reading 2015 National Finals
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
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!
Members of Carlton Brass Training Band turned out at Parkside Community School in Chesterfield to compete in the 2015 ICCBB, unregistered section. Our program consisted of Sing Sing Sing, Sugar Blues, Shenendoah, Thingumybob and American Trilogy to finish. With a little help from our friends, we placed FIRST with 89 points (including a -1 time penalty) the highest score of any of the bands in the … Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band wins ICCBB 2015 Unregistered Section!