Wally Takes The Strain

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 a wealth of experience, his talents as a band trainer and musician are second to none. His greatest achievement was in bringing his former band Foss Dyke from the 4th section to the Championship section. Wally has been taking the band now for the last few rehearsals and both band and conductor are working well together. We welcome you, Wally, into our fold....
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Battle of the Bands Contest

Yet again Tony managed to gain another two prizes, this time at The Ireland Band's Entertainment contest. Playing band number three we managed to gain second prize and the best soloist prize. The programme was: Stingray 2nd movement from Gordon Langford's  Sinfonietta Georgia  - Cornet Soloist Andy Allison Bramwyn At the sign of the swinging cymbal Hungarian Rhapsody No2 It was also a good day for our Training Band Band as they picked up the prize for the best lower section band not in the prizes. Well done to all and very smart you looked in your new uniforms....
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A Belated Welcome

Many greetings to two new female members who now grace our band. Elizabeth Clements joins the Trombone section, Elizabeth was previously with Bon Accord Sliver and has recently moved to our area. Berris Smith joins the back row cornets, Berris was a former member of Nottingham City Transport Band. Tony and all members of the Band welcome you and hope that you enjoy your stay with us....
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A Christmas message from Tony

Carlton Brass has had a very enjoyable and busy schedule this Christmas. I would like to thank all members for their hard work and attendance during the build up to Christmas and the commitment given at this busy time.  We’ve had some really prestigious concerts, playing to capacity audiences who have been very appreciative. The band has put on some excellent performances at these events and we should feel proud in what we have achieved. We are still planning to have some fun on Christmas Eve as we do our pub run in some outrageous outfits – no change there then! Our thoughts are with Michelle, Martin and Kimberley, especially at this time. We all miss our Hayley but she will always be with us in our hearts! I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year. We look forward to 2006 with anticipation and great expectations....
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Hayley – A Celebration of Life

Bramcote crematorium was packed to capacity with over 200 people gathered together with family, friends and the banding community there to celebrate the “Life of Hayley” on Tuesday 11th of October 2005. Carlton Brass augmented to 35 played some of Hayley’s most loved music before the service. The service was lead by Pastor Andy Fish of Carlton who had a magic way with words and he lead the service with just the right approach capturing Hayley’s life with tender care and emotion that went to everyone’s heart. Dave Blackley, Hayley’s Biology teacher, told us all about her school life and some of her most guarded school secrets, this was echoed by heart rendering readings from her former class mates which brought tears of joy and sorrow to us all. The most moving parts of the service were the playing of her favourite pieces of music and the laying of single rose’s on her coffin. After the one hour celebration Carlton Brass played selections of...
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Hayley’s service

Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane (A6002) Tuesday 11th October 2005 at 11.00am A one hour service to celebrate Hayley’s Life No sombre dress – Be bright and colourful Carlton Brass – Best uniform Flowers from family only - A single rose would be nice Donations to either – Via the Band Adult Intensive Care Unit: Nottingham QMC Meningitis Trust Afterwards at the: Wheldon School (Adjacent to Carlton Forum) Coningswath Road Carlton Nottingham NG4 3SH...
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Whit Friday 2005

Wow did we have fantastic day at this years Whit Friday contests in which we managed to get round 7 contests, 6 in Tameside and 1 in Saddleworth. It came as a pleasant surprise to learn that we had taken the best 2nd section slot at the Carrbrook contest. The Band won £150 and the Carrbrook Bowling Club Trophy. We would like to extend our thanks to our banding friends from Shirland Welfare Training and Hopkins Solicitors Blidworth Bands who made the day possible....
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