Sun could be seen glinting off brass and sparkling on the waters of Helston's boating lake on Saturday during the town band's annual summer fete.

After Tiffany Truscott officially opened the fete at 2pm, when she was presented with a buttonhole by Rupert, a member of the Helston Town Student Brass, which then kicked off the musical entertainment.

The student group played a number of well known pieces in its second public appearance under musical director Marika Charleston'; the first being Flora Day.

The students were followed by the Helston Town Concert Brass, followed in turn by the Helston Town Band, who entertained the crowds with a songs including Coming to America, Liberty Fanfare and a montage of Beatles music that included a solo by flugelhorn player Phil Bennetts, while Marika Charleston reappeared as principle cornet, playing the solo One Day.

The band finished the day with two renditions of the Flora Dance: starting with the rendition made famous by the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, followed by their own version of the famous Helston tune.

The band secretary Graham Carter said: "It was a great day, and what weather for it. It was a bumper day for fundraising, we sold out of raffle tickets at one point.

"We were really pleased with the day."

The band will be performing at he Harbour Inn at Porthleven on July 31 7:30pm, St Agnes carnival on August 1, and will hold the Lismore Proms on August 29.