Seats are filling up nicely at Carlton Brass but we are still looking for:
Eb or Bb Bass
Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday nights in our own bandroom,close to Nottingham city centre.
Good bus and train links( train station right next door to the bandroom)
Contact our secretary on 07946...
Due to holiday commitments I cannot make an afternoon concert at Roundhill School in Beeston, Nottingham tomorrow 22nd June.
Are there any flugel/cornet players available that could help out please? Happy to return the favour.
The band should start playing around 1ish
What an ace weekend :D
Well done to those that turned up. It's still my favourite banding event of the year.
Came last! Didn't think we played that badly, but I enjoyed our performance and it's a shame we didn't do better. Lots of constructive criticism from one of the adjudicators (Foales)...
I'll be setting off from Nottingham after work tomorrow - crossing my fingers that the snow isn't too bad.
Anyone heading from the west of the country should definitely set off early if they can - looks like it's going to be blizzard conditions over there
Having played through it quite a bit - and performed it at a contest - I really like it. It won't win any prizes for originality, but there's some nice moments in there, especially in the slow movement.
It would probably make more sense to promote more up from the 3rd to second and 4th to third than try and relegate more bands down from the 1st. 18 seems like a fairly "normal" size for a large area like the Midlands and it might have some natural attrition in the next few years
Huge congrats to the Long Eaton crew Shaz - another great result for you :)
Special congrats to my friends down at Ibstock, who've not had the best of luck over the last few years but have a trip to Cheltenham to look forward to.
Well done to all the prize winners over the weekend. We didn't...
Have you looked at the Brass Band Results website? Tim's been doing some updating from as far back as the 1906:
I think it's going to be pot-luck if your information is in there but you never know
Doesn't look like you'll have much luck there...
I think the venue is more than adequate for a smallish contest but will struggle if more bands turn up. The social area isn't too bad a size but perhaps they needed an extra barperson or two (I couldn't get served after playing). It was also a little warm.
However, it's certainly...