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

NEMBBA 2018

The North East Midlands Brass Band contest arrives around this time each year, usually two weeks before the Regional Contest. Bands are encouraged to enter as we are required to play the same test piece as the Regional Contest and we will receive some very useful feedback from the adjudicator that will be helpful later on. Carlton Brass enter every year, and this year saw … Continue reading NEMBBA 2018

Gary Wyatt appointed new MD at Carlton Brass

Carlton Brass are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Wyatt as their new musical director. Gary trained as a professional musician during his military career and still plays at the highest level as the principal cornet of the world-famous Desford Colliery Band. His conducting experience spans over 20 years and includes time with bands in the fourth section right through to those in the … Continue reading Gary Wyatt appointed new MD at Carlton Brass

Farewell Wink

It is with much sadness that Carlton Brass announce that MD Paul ‘Wink’ Watson has resigned from the band, due to ill health. Wink has been conducting us for the last two years, achieving some excellent results – not least directing us to be the 2015 second section champions and gaining an excellent 4th at the subsequent National Finals, our first Finals visit for 14 years. … Continue reading Farewell Wink

Move to Burton Joyce

On the 19th March members of both bands worked to move out of our soon to be demolished bandroom in Carlton, to our new home – the old school house in Burton Joyce. The preceding week saw some emotional last rehearsals with several ex-members coming down to say goodbye to the building, which has been the home of the band for over 60 years. Our new home … Continue reading Move to Burton Joyce