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

Good result for Carlton Brass in Bedworth

Saturday 14th of March 2009 saw Carlton Brass compete at the Midlands Regional Contest in the First Section. This was the band’s second year in this section and there were high hopes of repeating last year’s excellent 4th position. The test piece was the rather difficult Pentacle by talented, young composer Graham Cole. Graham had created a piece of music that would have tested most … Continue reading Good result for Carlton Brass in Bedworth

Whit Fun

Carlton Brass have enjoyed a fun day (and night) in the delightful region of Tameside for the traditional Brass Band event Whit Friday Marches. The band loaded themselves into a large, red Premier coach at two in the afternoon and headed across the Derbyshire Dales towards the beer-soaked, band-loving villages of Lancashire. The drive over was made more interesting by the Satnav device favoured by … Continue reading Whit Fun

Butlins Mineworkers Contest 2008

The 2008 contesting season got underway in sunny Skegness last weekend with the 2008 Butlins Minworkers Championships. Carlton Brass joined the First Section for the very first time in a huge field of 24 bands, vying for the top prize of £1500 and the much sought-after champions banner.

The choice of test piece was a golden oldie – Edward Gregson’s The Plantagenets – a piece we’d been practising since last year for the Leicester and Leamington contests. It’s a great piece, full of clever musicality and the odd trap-door for the unsuspecting soloists. Continue reading Butlins Mineworkers Contest 2008

Carlton wins in Leicester

Carlton breaks its long run of minor 3rds with a major 1st, as well as retaining the Soloist Prize.

Walter Ritchie and Carlton Brass are over the moon after winning the 2nd Section at the Leicester Open. Playing band number 4 they broke their long running spate of 3rd places, (Butlin’s and the Area three times). Also it was great news for Steve Parker on Soprano Cornet who retained the soloist prize yet again, well done Steve see you in the club on Monday Continue reading Carlton wins in Leicester

Stannington sweep the board

Lakeside Entertainments Contest

Stannington band took home 1st prize and the George Slattery Memorial Cup as well as the prize and trophy for the most entertaining band. The entertainment adjudicators commented: “Looked Good…..All Round Entertainment…..The Best & Most Entertaining Band”.

These prizes were received on stage by the band’s youngest member – Cornet player Becky Ball who has recently progressed from Stannington’s training band and promises to be a ‘star of the future’ for the band.

Karen Bolt, principal horn player (and member of the band since she was 11) also won her 3rd soloist prize by scooping the prize for best soloist on the day with her performance of Peter Graham’s ‘A time for Peace’ on which David Read commented : “Pleasing sound from the soloist…..I enjoyed it very much” Continue reading “Stannington sweep the board”

The 3rd Annual Lakeside Open Invitation Contest

Carlton Brass in association with Lakeside presents:

3rd Annual Open Invitation Contest

Sunday 16th September 2007

Adjudicator: David Read

Compare: Lyndon Cooper of Newstead Welfare Band

Draw 11am Start 12 Noon

Full outdoor BBQ Breakfast and Dinner plus cheap outdoor bar at Lakeside

Enjoy good music in the fantastic settings of Lakeside, located on Mansfield Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG58PH Continue reading “The 3rd Annual Lakeside Open Invitation Contest”