Legacy

Midlands Area 2020

The band have been exceptionally busy preparing for the 2020 Midlands Regional Contest in Bedworth. We’ve had some ups and downs over the last year or so and some serious ground to make up in the First Section table after last year’s disappointing result. We were hoping for a good result this year and we got one: 7th! This was only possible thanks to the … Continue reading Midlands Area 2020

Gary Glover

Ready for the Regionals

The 2020 Area contest is just around the corner – tomorrow! – and we will be finishing off our preparations of the test piece (Tom Davoren’s excellent Legacy) tonight. We’ve had some excellent rehearsals recently under the direction of Geoff Wood – along with the assistance of Tony Wilson – and we are primed to give as good a performance in Bedworth for many a … Continue reading Ready for the Regionals

New Direction

Carlton Brass are looking for a conductor: we are in need of a musical director able to take us into next year’s Regional First Section contest and beyond. Interested? We are ideally looking for someone relatively local to Nottingham with experience and enthusiasm to guide our band towards a successful and enjoyable 2020. We have only a few gaps in our ranks, our own band … Continue reading New Direction

Concert: St Paul’s

The Carlton Band Organisation has a long history – nearly 120 years now – and we are proud of our heritage. The first band emerged in 1902 from the Netherfield Railway, and while the train link is no longer with us we still play in the same Nottingham district. The main band – Carlton Brass – moved into our new band room late last year … Continue reading Concert: St Paul’s

Carlton Brass in Amboise

Reinforcements: assemble

Attention! Our army of brass enthusiasts is in need of a few new players due to busy lives, work and health reasons. We would love to see some new recruits in our ranks; could this be your time to shine? We particularly need: Solo trombone Cornets (either front or back row) Eb Bass Percussion Our long-serving officer Captain Carlin has recently de-mobbed into Big Band … Continue reading Reinforcements: assemble

New Musical Director: Gary Glover

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

Players needed – trombone and baritone

We are currently looking at filling a couple of spaces at Carlton Brass. We need both a second trombone and solo baritone player to provide the missing pieces to our wonderful band sound. Interested? Please give our Secretary Anne a call (07946 322081) or get hold of us through our contacts page. The summer months also leaves us with a few spare seats during rehearsals … Continue reading Players needed – trombone and baritone

Carlton Brass in Amboise

French Open 2018

Saturday the 2nd June saw Carlton Brass take part in the 24th French Open in Amboise. This is a contest open to international entries; the band being drawn against competitors from France, the Netherlands, Norway, Jersey and a number of UK bands. This was the first time Carlton has entered this competition and our first trip abroad in over ten years. It is also the … Continue reading French Open 2018