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

Supporting the brass band movement

It’s with great pleasure we can now announce a partnership with local transport operator Nottingham City Transport (NCT). NCT have taken a keen interest in helping to keep the brass band tradition alive and will be supporting our training band in the coming year. Their press release follows: Nottingham City Transport has announced its support for the Carlton Brass Training Band in a new partnership … Continue reading Supporting the brass band movement

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