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Hadfield heads for Carlton Main

After a lengthy search looking for the right person to fill the Resident Conductor's role, Carlton Main are delighted to confirm to 4BR that they've finally got the right man, Denis Hadfield.



After 12 months of searching for the right person to fill the vacant resident conductors position we are pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Hadfield.

It has been a very difficult process that the band has gone through but we feel that it has been worth the wait to eventually secure the services of the person that we feel can take the band forwardNigel Dixon

On behalf of Carlton Main, Nigel Dixon
told 4BR 'It has been a very difficult process that the band has gone through but we feel that it has been worth
the wait to eventually secure the services of the person that we feel can take the band forward'.

Former player

Denis who is a former player with Carlton first came to prominence as a conductor when he took Todmorden from the 3rd section to the championship section in a very short period of time, has already brought a fresh bout of enthusiasm to the Band room and we are eagerly looking forward to the new year with anticipation.

Good luck Kate

Carlton Main would also like to offer or very best wishes to Kate Eggleshaw as she leaves the band to concentrate on her A level studies before entering the RNCM in September.

It has been very satisfying to see Kate progress as a player over the last three years and we hope she will look back over this time with great satisfaction.

Thanks Kate and all the best for the future!

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Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator