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Carlton Main open their doors for a preview tale

March 04, 2020
The Yorkshire top flight challengers will hold their open rehearsal on Philip Sparke's 'A Tale As Yet Untold' on Friday.


Withington takes professional lead at Carlton Main

November 28, 2019
Allan Withington has become the new professional conductor at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.


Carlton Main sign young cornet star

July 12, 2019
The talented young cornet player Lucy Heeley has joined Carlton Main Frickley


Carlton Main rave towards the Wastelands

May 12, 2019
Yorkshire band teams up with award winning duo of Gary Clarke and Steven Roberts for latest stage production...


Death of Andrew Till

April 12, 2019
The death has been announced of Andrew Till, a valued and much respected bandsman who played with Carlton Main Frickley and more latterly Hatfield & Askern Colliery Bands.

Hats off to Carlton Main — Brass in Concert 2018

World Rankings — December update

December 12, 2018
Lots of movement in the rankings following Brass in Concert and plenty of other contests but it's hats off to Carlton Main who jump eight places to secure a top ten spot to end 2018.


Death of Peter Sanderson

December 07, 2018
The death has been announced of the popular Yorkshire bandsman and supporter Peter Sanderson.


Carlton Main gains additional artistic support

November 22, 2018
Carlton Main's link to an award winning theatrical production has brought a closer artistic connection.


Carlton opt for Universal appeal for Open challenge

September 06, 2018
Carlton Main Frickley is holding an open rehearsal with a difference in Birmingham ahead of their Symphony Hall challenge — with some great concert help from some Swiss friends...

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Carlton Main looks to the future with new signings

May 31, 2018
Two talented young cornet players have joined the Yorkshire band as they look towards the future — starting at the French Open this weekend.


Carlton Main duo link up with folk group sensation

May 16, 2018
Two members of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band will perform with the British folk group 'Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings'.

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Carlton Main to help keep eyes on the balls

March 28, 2018
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will kick-start ITV's national charity fundraising campaign for Prostate Cancer live on air this evening...


Porthouse gets a 200 mile rehearsal lift

March 02, 2018
Carlton Main Frickley was determined to get their conductor to band — even if it meant giving him a 200 mile lift in the snow...


Porthouse the Main man for Carlton challenge

February 20, 2018
Ian Porthouse will lead Carlton Main Frickley's challenge at the Yorkshire Area Championships.

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History repeating itself for Carlton Main

October 20, 2017
Carlton Main's recent appearance on the BBC's popular 'Antiques Road Trip' can been seen again on the iplayer

Roy Batty

Batty to notch up Open half century

September 06, 2017
BBb tuba player Roy Batty will be marking 50 years since he first took to the British Open stage at Symphony Hall this weekend.

Kirsty Abbotts

Abbotts to start exciting new solo and duet future

August 09, 2017
The multi-award winning principal cornet player Kirsty Abbotts is looking forward to enjoying embarking on two new chapters in her life this weekend.

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Catching up with Carlton Main

July 09, 2017
4BR catches up with the English representatives of Carlton Main Frickley.

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Funeral link keeps Carlton Main fit and healthy

May 31, 2017
An innovative sponsorship link helps Carlton Main Frickley keep in the best of long term health.

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Carlton Main aim for World Championship honours

March 23, 2017
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery will be hoping to bring the World Championship banner back to Yorkshire.

Carlton Main at Symphony Hall

Main line connections for Carlton ahead of Albert Hall

October 06, 2016
There are a batch of new signings ready to take to the Albert Hall stage this weekend with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery.

Carlton Main Frickley

Carlton Main kitted out for possible Triumph

September 09, 2016
Grand Shield champion Carlton Main Frickley will certainly look the triumphant part as they make their way to the Symphony Hall stage on the weekend.

Erik Janssen

Distant Dutch connections for Carlton Main

May 06, 2016
Carlton Main Frickley team up with Erik Janssen for Distant Memories at Grand Shield.

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Carlton Main go green with innovative partnership link

April 15, 2016
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band has teamed up with Asparagus Green Catering to maintain proud mining heritage link.

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Carlton Main open up on Cambridge

March 03, 2016
You can go along on Friday night and hear how the Yorkshire Regional Champions are doing ahead of their title defence at Bradford.


Scots maintain pause on banding return

July 11 • The Scottish Brass Band Association has advised its bands not to return to playing for the foreseeable future.


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now...

July 10 • The April edition of Brass Band World magazine is now out and once again its packed with articles, features, reviews and things of interest on every page...

Peter Moore

A little classy touch of humour at this time of stress...

July 10 • This will put a smile on your face this morning for all the right brass playing reasons...


Bates to inspire ideas for new Liz Lane work for Big Brass Day

July 10 • The Black Dyke tenor horn star will link up with Brit-award winning winning saxophonist Jess Gillam to inspire ideas for a new work by composer Liz Lane.

Black Dyke Band - Cory - Brass on Sunday Gala Concert

Sunday 13 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, B12EA

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000

Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & Hymn tune

Sunday 27 September • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Cheltenham Silver Band

July 9 • Cheltenham Silver Band is a 3rd section band looking for a new Musical Director.. We would like an enthusiastic conductor who will work closely with the band, committee and the training band MD to foster an enjoyable, supportive and creative atmosphere.

Newbridge Band

July 5 • Newbridge Celynen Brass Band are a 4th section band based in South Wales who have vacancies for the following seats:. . Front Row Cornets, Horns. Baritone, Euphonium. Bb Bass, Eb Bass. Tuned Percussion

Chadderton Band

July 3 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections EUPH and percussion. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.

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