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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New Direction

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 room and a desire to continue enjoying our musical adventures with a new conductor. We were sad to lose Gary Glover to work pressures recently after a short but enjoyable stay with us. We wish him all the best with his own musical business and hope to see him in front of a stand again when time permits. We have been lucky in recent weeks to have been looked after by some good friends of the band. Geoff Hawley has been so helpful with both rehearsals and a recent concert, while Kieren Dean, Ewan Robson and Sharon Stansfield...
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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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