Carlton Brass require a talented and committed bass trombonist. We have strong trombone and bass sections and a quality player in that position would put us in an excellent position for all the forthcoming contests, including Butlins in January and the First Section Area in March. Continue reading Bass Trombone & Percussionists needed
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. Continue reading Gedling Proms 2009
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
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
Advertising on 4barsrest works wonders! In a matter of a couple of weeks we have filled our trombone and BBb spots. The latest arrival to accept the position on BBb bass is Ben Hadfield. Ben joins us from Melbourne Town Band in Derbyshire; he will be taking over from our “Flying Dutchman” Wouter Barten who is returning to Holland later in the year. From Wally … Continue reading New BBb Bass at Carlton Brass
Welcome to Kris Reeder who joins us on 2nd trombone. Kristopher is a semi-professional Trombonist and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Hughes (London Symphony orchestra). He has played at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham to name but a few prestigious venues. Kris is in demand both as a Soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and of … Continue reading Trombone Line-up Now Complete
With Johnny Yarker, our 2nd Euphonium player, off on his annual curry, booze and sex trip to the sunny shores of Australia , Chris McMullen has stepped in to taker over from John. Chris is a student at Nottingham Uni and was a member of the Swindon Pegasus Band. Meanwhile Kevin Parkin takes the Bass Trombone seat. Kevin Joins us from The Riddings Band. From … Continue reading Player Changes
For the second year running we retained our 3rd place spot at Butlins coming third behind Kippax and Delph. All three bands were on top form and stood out from the rest of the runners. Below is a quote from 4barsrest.com: Carlton Brass were excellent value for their podium place. What a great sounding band they are too with a fine bass and trombone section. … Continue reading Carlton Brass come third at Butlins
Craig Anderson, formerly of Kirkby Welfare band, has joined the tuba section. From Walter and the Band we hope that you enjoy your music with us and that you can keep Ray under control! Continue reading Welcome to Craig
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Walter Ritchie BEM has taken over the Baton (for the time being) from Tony Wilson. Tony’s workload and family commitments has meant that he has had to take a backroom position for the next few months. It also gives him more time to devote to the Lakeside Entertainment Contest in September. Walter comes to us with … Continue reading Wally Takes The Strain