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!
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
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
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 … Continue reading Carlton Brass Training Band – St George’s Day concert
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
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
It would be fair to say that 2014 was not the best year for Carlton Brass. A poor result at the area contest saw us relegated to the Second Section and we have lost a player or two along the way for one reason or another. However, we start the new year in much ruder health. We have successfully filled up our complement of players … Continue reading A strong start to 2015