Tony Wilson Returns

Tony Wilson Returns

Carlton Brass are very happy to announce that Tony Wilson has agreed to be the band's Musical Director. Tony has been immensely helpful during recent months, picking up the baton and enabling rehearsals during the current difficult times. He has enjoyed conducting us and we are delighted that he has agreed to take us through to the 2022 Regional Content next March, with a view to staying on beyond that. Tony has previously conducted the band during one of our most successful periods, bringing the band from the fourth section back in 1999 all the way through to the first section. No other conductor has earned more first places for Carlton Brass, and we will be aiming for further podium finishes once the contest season restarts. He brings a wealth of musical experience and an abundance of enthusiasm that will help motivate the band, whilst having lots of fun along the way. Tony acknowledges that a lot of hard work lies ahead,...
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Bass Trombone & Percussionists needed

Carlton Brass require a talented and committed bass trombonist. We have strong trombone and bass sections and a quality player  would put us in an excellent position for all the forthcoming contests, including Butlins in January and the First Section Area in March. We also need percussionists, preferrably tuned percussion players. Our concert and contest musical programmes requires increasing amounts of drums, timps and glocks etc, and so any interested percussionists are encouraged to come for a play on our kit. Additionally, the band needs a cornet player to sit on the front row plus a baritone/euphonium player. Applicants are welcome to visit the bandroom during our Monday and Friday rehearsals. See our Contacts page for committee members or contact our Chairman John Bailey on (0115) 9117556 or (0773) 8604528...
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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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Welcome Along

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. Joining us on the Bass section are Dave Roberts (BBb) and Dave Kirkby (Eb). Dave and Dave (a band really can't have enough Daves) are bolstering our solid bass line and giving MD Walter Richie some great support towards a rich, creamy band sound. Dave, Dave and Barry have all previously played under Walter at Foss Dyke. Carlton Brass are delighted to sign...
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Farewell and thanks

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 you brought to the band and wish you both well for the future. ...
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Trombone Line-up Now Complete

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 course within the brass band world. He has moved up to Nottingham University studying Law and...
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Player Changes

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 Walter and the Band...
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Carlton Brass come third at Butlins

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. It was a solid and well thought out performance and on another day may have just got...
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