A Cornish brass band could be forgiven for blowing its own trumpet a bit after members won their second promotion in as many years.

Redruth Town Band secured a win in the third section of the Western England Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, promoting them to second section.

The toughly-fought contest was held at Cheltenham, Gloucester last weekend, and under the leadership of contest musical director David Nicholson, Redruth brought the trophy home to Cornwall.

The next stop for this hard-working ensemble is the National Finals, which will be held in September.

The band were promoted from the fourth section to third section in the last championships. Now, after winning against 13 other bands, they will be promoted to the second section, following the National Finals in September.

Judge Gary Davies called it “a very well-structured performance that brought detail and style”, going on to add: "Victory was hugely deserved in what proved to be a close battle for the title honours with Ocean Brass, who provided an equally cracking marker of brio [a musical term for spirit or vigour] and energy from the number one draw under MD Andy Wareham."

Meanwhile his fellow judge Steve Pritchard-Jones said: “A performance with many fine musical touches. The third movement was lovely."

Redruth Town Band has seen success in recent years in the lower sections, but this latest win looks set to secure a bright future, especially as they have been working with a new musical conductor David Nicholson.

David praised the band members for their dedication and resilience, saying: “This was a fantastic performance from an amazing team. It was a truly wonderful experience! I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of the preparations and then achieving this result. It’s been a total pleasure."

Sections one to four of the National Finals are expected to be held over the weekend of September 17 and 18.