Carlton Brass are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Musical Director Gary Glover. Gary is an old friend of Carlton having played Euphonium and conducted the band on occasions in the past. He is the former Director of Music of the Nottinghamshire Police Band and now works in and around the Nottinghamshire area as a musician and teacher. Gary already has a very … Continue reading New Musical Director: Gary Glover
Carlton Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Hawley to the post of Musical Director. Geoff is a long-time friend of the band and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Geoff previously conducted the band at Butlins in January where we attained a highly credible sixth place in strong field. Geoff takes over from Stan Lippeatt. The band would like to … Continue reading Hawley takes up the stick
Saturday 14th of March 2009 saw Carlton Brass compete at the Midlands Regional Contest in the First Section. This was the band’s second year in this section and there were high hopes of repeating last year’s excellent 4th position. The test piece was the rather difficult Pentacle by talented, young composer Graham Cole. Graham had created a piece of music that would have tested most … Continue reading Good result for Carlton Brass in Bedworth
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. Continue reading New Faces
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. Continue reading Welcome Along
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. Continue reading Alan Ritchie
We’ve had a couple of recent departures from our ranks in recent weeks. Craig Anderson, purveyor of some beefy tones on the Bb Bass, has left due to work commitments. Kris Reeder, an excellent addition to our trombone section has come to the end of his law degree and departs for the southern counties. The band thanks both of you for the commitment and musicality … Continue reading Farewell and thanks
We bid John Yarker a fond farewell and hope that he enjoys his music in pastures new. Taking over on the euphonium chair we welcome Dave Tooth. Our long standing percussionist Henry Burnet has also decided to stand down and branch out into the key board scene, Henry will be deeply missed but we are sure that we can call upon him in the future. … Continue reading Hello and Goodbye