Christmas at Grange Hall

Christmas at Grange Hall

Christmas got underway later than usual this year, but we were delighted to be able to play at the Christmas lights switch on at Grange Hall in Radcliffe upon Trent. We've played here frequently over the years and we are always greeted by a lovely, appreciative audience. Snow joke being an MD The last year or so has been short on live music, so it was particularly joyful (and triumphant) to play music at this Christmas-themed event. However, we did not expect to be playing in snow! It's been a while since we've played in such cold, white conditions, but we managed to squeeze into the round gazebo in the grounds and ensure the show went on as planned. Our poor conductor Tony couldn't fit in the gazebo, so he had to stay outside and direct us from there, while enjoying the wintery conditions. He, regrettably, did not bring a hat. We would like to thank Grange Hall for inviting us once again, and...
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Concert: St Paul’s

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 on Meadow Road, Netherfield. The train line is nearby and our link to Netherfield is secured for many more years. Our organisation also has an amazing second band called Burton Joyce Community Brass (BJCB) who share rehearsal space with the main band while also rehearsing once a week in Burton Joyce. They have been encouraging local budding musicians to their cause for many years and have a diverse mix of old and young. There is a growing set of learners too. Yesterday afternoon saw our whole wonderful organisation get together for a free concert at St Paul's Church...
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Christmas in Newark

Carlton Brass will be playing, once again, at Barnby Gate Methodist Church in Newark on Saturday December 12th at 7:30pm. This time the band will be playing a selection of Christmas Music to get everyone in the festive spirit. Admission is £5 only, either at the door or in advance at the venue, and there'll be tea, coffee and other refreshments available too. There will also be a raffle, so bring some extra change! Proceeds of this concert will go to fund both the church and the band. Call 0115 9117556 for more information...
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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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Nottingham Market Square

Various members of the Carlton Brass Organisation, both young and old, will be performing Christmas Carols in Nottingham Market Square from 18:30 on Wednesday 10th December 2008. This is a good time to catch both the Training Band and senior band playing together so please come down to support us. Once you've heard us play Deck The Halls and the like there's a cornucopia of Christmassy activities to enjoy, including ice skating and a Christmas Market....
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‘Tis The Season

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. And Carlton Brass have begun the busy Christmas concert season in style. Thursday 4th December saw the band performing at Southwell Minster. This was the annual MacMillan Christmas concert that we've been able to support as an organisation for the past seven years. It's a favourite of ours in the banding calender as it's a great charity and a wonderful venue for a concert. Joining us at the Minster were Carlton Male Voice Choir, who were in excellent voice, and the rather wonderful Lace City Chorus who just seem to get better and better every year. The Minster was packed to the rafters with an audience that enjoyed an evening of Christmas-themed music. The highlight of the concert, at least for the ladies in Lace City Chorus, was the band's rendition of the old classic Hello Dolly. This was specially requested for the evening and the band were pleased to include it. The band's hearty...
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RAF Waddington International Air Show

Sunday July 6th 2008. Carlton Brass are delighted to have been invited to play at the RAF Waddington International Air Show. This is an incredible event featuring some impressive air displays, exhibitions, crafts, classic cars and, of course, Carlton Brass providing some of the musical entertainment. This is an all weekend event but we will be playing between 3 – 3.45 & 4.30 – 5.15 approximately, in number 3 hangar. There promises to be an exciting collection of bands playing during the weekend so please come and hear us play....
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Party in the Park with Carlton Male Voice Choir

Sunday June 22nd 2008. Carlton Male Voice Choir are celebrating their centenary in 2008 and Carlton Brass have been invited to play at their party in the park. The event is being held at Mellish Rugby Club starting at 5.50pm and the band will be playing at around 8 o'clock. There will be other musical entertainment on the day too. There will be a bar and some informal, impromptu singing. Bring your own chairs, food and drinks (the band have been asked to pay £3 per person for corkage which will be refunded with a beer voucher) and enjoy the party atmosphere....
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Bands in the Park

Sunday 8th June 2008. Carlton Brass will be performing at the Arboretum as part of Nottingham City Council's Bands in the Park festival. We will be playing a selection of traditional brass band music along with arrangements of popular works from other genres between 2pm and 5pm. This is a beautiful location and entrance is free. Please come along with your picnic chairs and lunch boxes to support the wonderful event. Some extra information about Nottingham Arboretum can be found at the Nottingham City Council website....
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Gedling Proms – Carlton Forum

Proms Pomp and Glory The year’s council events start with Gedling Proms on 18 February, when the audience will be brought to its feet to the rousing tunes of Pomp and Circumstance, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. The concert, featuring Bestwood Male Voice Choir, Carlton Brass Band and guest soloist Sara Lawson, takes place at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre in Carlton’s Coningswath Road and will be compered by BBC Radio Nottingham’s Sarah Julian. Tickets are available from Gedling Borough Council Leisure Centres at £5.00 and £4.00 for concessions....
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